Bad Cop doesn’t shy away from the possibility of insanity; it’s a notion that’s been flowing through Adam Anyone’s veins since he was a kid. Adam delved into the Nashville music scene at twelve-years-old, performing with bands at Guido’s Pizza as early as 2002. He drew influence from The Doors, Joy Division, The MC5, and Nirvana. At age fifteen, he was sent to Hidden Lake Institution, an “alternative-to-prison” boarding school in the Georgia mountains that was recently sued and shut down for abuse allegations. Some dark shit.
Adam turned to songwriting at Hidden Lake, where he penned his first song, “I’m in Lust with You”. Returning to Nashville at seventeen, he began collaborating with guitarist Alex Hartness. By 2009, “Im in Lust with You” and other internet demos under the name Bad Cop attracted interest from several record labels. Iconic punk label Reach Out International Records (“ROIR”) signed the band that fall.
“Harvest the Beast” debuted on ROIR in the fall of 2010, receiving critical acclaim stateside and internationally. Over the following year, Adam and company toured the U.S. and Canada, launched Jeffrey Drag Records, and maintained their own steady output of digital and vinyl material. Their relentless drive and 2011 release “I Can’t Slow Down” caught the attention of Brad Schultz — guitarist for American rock mainstay Cage The Elephant — and landed them a direct support slot on Cage’s 2012 U.S. tour.
A split 7″ with Turbo Fruits lands this July. The band is now back at Nashville’s Battletapes studio with Schultz producing, working up their next release due late this year.