Gimme Your Answers: An Interview w/ Bad Cop

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Releasing their new EP Wish You Well … and Goodbye on October 28th, Nashville garage rock and rollers Bad Cop recently took the time to speak with A Music Blog, Yea?. Read our new interview below with lead vocalist Adam Moult as we discuss unknown influences, working on the EP, how they are lovers, and saying goodbye. Enjoy!

AMBY: Hey Bad Cop, welcome to our site. What’s the band been up to lately?

Bad Cop: Hello. We have been writing and writing. We are preparing to leave for a small tour, and just released this EP, so it is an exciting time for us right now.

AMBY: You just released your new Wish You Well … and Goodbye EP, congrats! What was the most exciting and challenging aspect of making it come to life?

Bad Cop: The most challenging aspect was really getting the songs how we wanted them and being patient. We wanted to take this song by song, rather than set out to create a body of work, so hopefully that comes across when listening to this EP.

AMBY: Which influences can be found on the EP that might not be apparent to a listener?

Bad Cop: The influences I feel like might not stand out are Elliott Smith, Townes Van Zandt, and Plastic Ono Band. I was listening to this all very heavily during the time or writing this and working on it, although the songs are harder, I am influenced by a lot of different stuff. A lot of softer material than I think people would expect me to enjoy.

AMBY: What’s the significance behind calling the release Wish You Well … and Goodbye?

Bad Cop: I’ve been playing in the band for about 5 years, since 2009, so it was almost a goodbye to everything being so “youthful.” When we started, people loved that we were 19/20. But I am freshly 25, and that’s done. Don’t get me wrong, I am still probably more of a “big kid” than I would like to think, but as I grow older I have changed a good bit. So it’s almost a farewell to the angst and searching, now our art is more about just being. And commenting on the life around us.

AMBY: Describe your dream concert and who would be in the line-up.

Bad Cop: My dream lineup would be to see Townes Van Zandt, The Beatles (Rubber Soul era) , and Joy Division. I know it would be a weird lineup, but personally, I would have a wonderful time.

AMBY: If you could create a law that everyone would have to follow, what would it be?

Bad Cop: To let everyone do what they will. Unless they are harming your community or someone else, then let them be. I feel like our culture is a little obsessed with being into other peoples’ business and… I would like that to go away.

AMBY: Lastly, what’s something about Bad Cop that nobody knows yet?

Bad Cop: We are lovers. Haha. I think people perceive us as these tough, gritty, wild kids from the south. But we really mean well, and love those around us. We really just want to see others happy.

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Thank you Bad Cop, for giving us your answers!

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Interview by Alicia Atout | @AliciaAtout

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