Bad Cop/Bad Cop are a family of four strong individuals. And they’re advocates for us all. They come from different places and different backgrounds, but they’re united in purpose: there is no option but to rock! More than that, Bad Cop/Bad Cop are about empowering people to be themselves, stick together, and stand up for what’s right. Bad Cop/Bad Cop are all about empowerment of marginalized people. Don’t let the name fool you. It wasn’t calculated and it isn’t a political statement. According to them, being yourself shouldn’t have to be a political statement.
The band came together in 2011 and were signed to Fat Wreck Chords by the end of 2013. It’s been a whirlwind of activity since that includes the release of an EP, a full length LP, and multiple tours across the U.S. and Europe. After returning from one tour across parts of the U.S. and Canada, and in the aftermath of one of—if not the most contentious presidential campaigns in history—Bad Cop/Bad Cop paid Razorcake a visit to talk about what drives them, both as a band and as a family.
Introduction by Paul Silver
Interview by Paul Silver and Todd Taylor
Photo by Paul Silver