Formed in 2011 by singer/songwriter Stacey Dee, Bad Cop/Bad Cop are a Los Angeles-based, all-female punk band with a heavy, hook-laden sound.
Along with co-songwriter and singer/guitarist Jennie Cotterill, bassist/singer Linh Le and drummer Myra Gallarza, the band places an emphasis on big melodies and three-part harmonies as evidenced on their 2014 debut EP Boss Lady. Having recorded the EP independently in 2013, Dee convinced friend Fat Mike of legendary punk label spotify:search:label%3A%22Fat+Wreck%22 to come see the band perform at the Lilith Bear Womyn's Festival in San Francisco. He signed them within a week of the show and released Boss Lady the following spring. Their sound drew comparisons to early-'90s punk and alternative bands like The Muffs, Face To Face, and No Use For A Name, though pop elements of The Go-Go's (a noted early influence of Dee's) could also be heard. Their full-length debut, Not Sorry, arrived in June 2015. ~ Timothy Monger