Los Angeles punk quartet, and recent Australian visitors Bad Cop / Bad Cop have shared a new video clip for their single ‘Victoria‘.

The track appears on their explosive second album, ‘Warriors‘ on Fat Wreck.

Take a look below.


It’s been a hectic period for the band since they dropped their debut full-length, ‘Not Sorry‘.

The band spent a huge chunk of the intervening time on the road, like most bands do — and they wound up discovering some ugly things about themselves, like most bands do. Only for Bad Cop/Bad Cop, it got very serious, very quickly.

We were on the Fat Wreck Chords 25th anniversary tour in 2015, and Stacey was partying really hard. She ended up bottoming out on the tour, and we had to leave. It was not a good separation. We had to go home and drop off the tour and figure out if we were still a band, what are we going to do about Stacey. Thankfully, Fat helped send her to detox, and she came out of that as a completely new person with a totally different trajectory. Before that, she was demonically possessed. She was destroying everything around her.

Many of the album’s most cathartic, aggressive moments come from the mind of co-vocalist Stacey Dee, who after going through the darkest time of her life has come out stronger than ever. Instead of focusing solely on her own issues, she was able to expand her horizons, writing songs as poignant as ‘Victoria‘ and ‘Womanarchist‘ (in which Dee namedrops revolutionary war heroine Nancy Morgan Hart and Joan of Arc while proclaiming she wants “to make the whole world feminist”).

Dee explains much of her expanded worldview came in the wake of the 2016 presidential election, making ‘Warriors‘ one of the first punk albums written in the Trump era.

The election made a real big impact on us. We were really hurt and really sad. It felt like we needed to take a stand and say something. I had never really dug into anything super-serious about fairness, equality or justice in my songwriting before. When my bandmates and I got a chance to rebuild together following my fall, it was all about honesty, celebrating our differences and letting our power come together naturally.

The foursome began recording immediately following a successful tour with the Interrupters, spending roughly six weeks between Hurley Studios and Maple Sound Studios with their longtime collaborator and producer Davey Warsop between December 2016 and February 2017, with Jason Livermore (Descendents, Lagwagon) responsible for mixing and mastering — and just like on ‘Not Sorry‘, Fat Wreck Chords founder Fat Mike chimed in with plenty of ideas as well.

When it comes to songwriting, I’m open to anyone offering ideas—I think that makes it cooler. I’m all about what sounds best. Mike had really great ideas — most of the time, I agreed with him.


That songwriting invitation extended within the band, too, as bassist Linh Le contributed two of ‘Warriors‘ finest moments, ‘I’m Done‘ and the title track. The former tackles the topic of gender-related microaggressions; the latter was written to pay homage to all who have devoted their lives to fight for equality and was inspired by the Trung sisters, who led Vietnam’s rebellion against China nearly 2,000 years ago.

Needless to say, there is more to Bad Cop/Bad Cop than your average punk band — and that’s how the women like it.

It is important to raise awareness. There are so many people we care about who feel stuck or afraid. We tend to stick up for the underdog. It hurts us when anyone is marginalized. I was so negative for most of my life. After changing my life, I have been trying to focus on strength, connectedness and positivity. I think this record is a good start.

Pre-order the album on in the Australiam Fat Wreck online store [Here], or grab it digitally on iTunes [Here] or Bandcamp [Here].

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1. Retrograde
2. I’m Done
3. Womanarchist
4. Why Change A Thing
5. Victoria
6. Amputations
7. Broken
8. Wild Me
9. Warriors
10. Kids
11. Brain Is For Lovers