The Cops


The Cops

The Cops
– ‘Call Me Anytime’

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Ahh, the trials and tribulations of being in a band. The Cops hit the scene in late 2003, capitalising on the burgeoning success of the Sydney indie scene, as well as the resurgence of the old-school rock sound, and contemporaries such as Jet and Wolfmother were also being to grow. Whilst The Cops had a lot of success on the live circuit, playing most major festivals in Australia, the band never reeached the heights of some of the other bands in the scene. They got some fairly positive reviews of their debut LP Stomp on Tripwires, which got plenty of airplay on Triple J, but soon the band was gone, and disappeared from people’s minds.

It was only a few months ago that the band resurfaced sans 3 original members. Only vocalist/guitarist Simon Carter and bassist Rebecca Darwon remain from The Cops’ original incarnation, and they’ve returned with the rather infectious tune, ‘Call Me Anytime’. The lyrics are fairly poor but it’s still catchy as hell. I was never a fan of The Cops’ previous material, and there’s a good chance I won’t be a fan of their new stuff either, but I gotta hand it to them for writing this ditty. It’s available on a brand new EP entitled 80 In The Shade which will be out this week in Australia. You’ll be singing this one for hours!


8 Responses

  1. Maria

    January 2, 2007 12:32 am

    Dear anyone whose reading this,
    I think that this song is fantastic! It’s like a song that you can never get out of your head…it’s a weird song, but still quite catchy. I enjoy listening to these kind of songs because I wonder if they really are nerds or if they really are well, normall people like us. THEY’RE SO NEAT TOGETHER! I think that the girl in the group should match up with that lead singer! THEY’RE GOING TO BE GREAT

  2. jen

    May 20, 2007 3:39 pm

    Fantastic. Have you see The Cops live? I have and they’re brilliant. The album is toooo addictive – I have to play it every day cause I can’t get it out of my head. One of the best bands I’ve heard in a long time. Simon Carter – where have you been!



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