ARE VILLAINEST SECRETLY THE CYBERTRONIC SPREE UNMASKED/UNCOSTUMED/UNTRANSFORMED?
No! No member of Villainest is, or has ever been, a member of the Cybertronic Spree. It’s not us in the costumes. Never has been.
ARE YOU JUST SAYING THAT BECAUSE THE SPREE LORE IS THAT THEY’RE ROBOTS AND NOT HUMANS IN COSTUMES? ARE YOU BEING… SNEAKY WITH LANGUAGE
Nope! There’s no doublespeak going on here! We’re not that smart. The human element of Cybertronic Spree does not involve us at all.
We know!!!!!!!!!! It’s wild! We don’t have any control over that – it’s a total algorithm/confirmation bias feedback loop. This is one of the reasons we’re making this page.
SOME VISUAL PROOF WOULD BE NICE
Here’s what we have right now! We’ll try and get a group shot or something next time we play a show together.
SO HOW DID THIS RUMOUR/MISCONCEPTION/WHATEVER START OUT?
We’re not sure! There’s a few base similarities between our setup: male & female lead vocals, guitars & synths. Attractive drummer. We’re also part of the same (pretty small but super fun) nerd music scene in Toronto, so we’re friends and we hang out and talk online like pals do.
We think a small rumour started from that, and because the internet is the internet, it took on a life of its own. We can also testify that The Spree are also real good at their job when it comes to protecting their identities – to their credit!
WHY DO A WHOLE POST ABOUT IT?
Because it may seem silly to a lot of people, but we get asked this question a lot! Seriously. Google’s search results have really ramped it up, especially as the Spree now have an international profile.
We don’t want people to follow us on socials or buy our merch based on a misconception, and the fact that we see several Transformers avis on our socials suggests this is definitely happening on at least a small scale. We’re sorry to those people and we hope you stick around, but we get it if not!
We also want to make sure that the credit for the Cybertronic Spree goes to them, because they’re great and they make us proud to be from Toronto.
SO… IF IT’S NOT YOU… DO YOU… KNOW… WHO?
CAN YOU TELL US?