Stacey Dee, Linh Le, Jennie Cotterill, and Myra Gallarza are the four women who make up Bad Cop/Bad Cop. This four-piece female punk group from Los Angeles, California deserve all the praise and accolades that have been receiving as of late. Challenging stereotypes and bringing awareness to important social issues and injustices seem to be at the forefront of things they are tackling through music.
They are pushing females in punk forward, relying on their brilliance and talent rather than selling themselves with gimmicks or sexualization of their look. Stacey, Linh, Jennie, and Myra aren’t your typical Stepford-wife type females. They are unique individuals who don’t back down and refuse to conform to society’s antiquated standards of how a woman should dress, think, or act.
Their debut album Sorry Not Sorry was released in June 2015. Two years later to the day BC/BC released their follow-up record Warriors. Stacey Dee took a few moments to answer some questions for the Punk Lounge about the ladies’ Road to Rebellion.
Feature Photo by Lindsey Byrnes
Here’s what Stacey had to say…
Why do you think festivals like Rebellion are important to the punk scene?
Stacey: I think all festivals are important. They bring people together in new and exciting ways. They’re always such a fun day. Seeing a bunch of bands you may have never seen before can really be exciting!
Have you played the Rebellion festival before this year? If so, when?
Stacey: We have never played Rebellion before.
Bad Cop/Bad Cop has been attracting much-deserved attention over the last couple of years all over the world. Do you have any tips for success for some of the newer, or lesser-known, bands that want to apply for a festival like Rebellion?
Stacey: Never give up on yourself. Follow your dreams and go get the life you want.
Rebellion is a four-day extravaganza. What time slot do you have and what stage are you playing on?
Stacey: We play on Thursday at 5:25 at the Empress Ballroom.
Will you be attending all four days of the festival or will you just be there for the day of your set?
Stacey: We will only be there for the one day we play.
What bands are you currently listening to right now in your downtime?
Stacey: Right now I’ve been listening to the new Interrupters, Mad Caddies, Sharp Shock and Spoilers Records.
What band(s) playing at Rebellion this year are you most looking forward to seeing?
Stacey: I’m not sure if we will have time to see bands on other stages that day or night besides our stage. However, I am looking forward to seeing our friends in The lillingtons, The Lawrence Arms, The Menzingers, Mad Caddies and Buzzcocks.
If you could pick one performer as your dream performance to see at Rebellion, who would it be?
Stacey: Bob Marley and the Wailers
What is one must-have item that you wouldn’t survive Rebellion without?
Stacey: Money so you can buy Merch from ALL your favourite bands!
There is always a lot of drinking to be had at these events… what is your miracle hangover cure?
Stacey: Weed. Smoke weed!
What are you currently working on or currently promoting?
Stacey: We are out promoting our latest record on Fat Wreck Chords called Warriors and a new video for one of its songs called “Victoria”!
Any last thoughts you’d like to leave us with?
Stacey: Can’t wait to taste the city’s mushy peas.