M.U.S.E. had the great opportunity to talk with Bad Cop/Bad Cop prior to their performance at the bands record release party which was held this past Saturday at the Redwood Bar and Grill in Downtown Los Angeles.
Bad Cop/Bad Cop consist of Jennie Cotterill (Vocals/guitar), Linh Le (Bass/backup vocals), Stacey Dee (Lead vocals/guitar) and Myra Gallarza (Drums).Â With catchy hooks, three part harmonies, and a drummer who fires her â€˜gunsâ€™ harder than most of her male compatriots, Bad Cop/Bad Cop bring to mind the â€˜90s heyday of chicks who actually rocked, from the snarl of The Distillers and synchronized vocals of Dance Hall Crashers to the guitar prowess of The Muffs and wry lyrics of Lunachicks.
All hailing from different parts of the U.S., the foursome met in Los Angeles while playing in bands like Compton SF, The Radio Sweetheart, The Dâ€™Maggs, The City, Angry Amputees, and Cunt Sparrer. Eventually realizing that their combined talents and influences would be greater than the sum of their parts, they launched the band in 2011 and quickly became the big sisters of the DIY punk scene, about which Jennie says â€œWe have been so lucky to participate in such a supportive, inclusive, and active scene [with] great people working together and encouraging each other.â€
After playing at the â€œLilith Bearâ€ party during San Francisco Bear Pride 2013, they were supported and encouraged by an unlikely audience member: NOFXâ€™s Fat Mike.
The bands latest EP, Boss Lady is available now. View the interview and a photo gallery by M.U.S.E. photographer Rob Meyers of the record release show below.
M.U.S.E. Exclusive: Interview with Bad Cop/Bad Cop:
Photo Gallery – Bad Cop/Bad Cop Boss Lady Record ReleaseÂ Party:
Bad Cop/Bad Cop Tour Schedule:
|04/19/14||Santa Barbara, CA||Mel’s|
|04/25/14||Princeton (Half Moon Bay), CA||OPL|
|04/26/14||San Francisco, CA||El Rio|
|05/26/14||Las Vegas, NV||Downtown Las Vegas||BUY|
|05/30/14||Long Beach, CA||Alex’s Bar|