The Distillers were an energetic punk band formed in 1998 in Los Angeles. They released their first two albums on Hellcat Records/Epitaph Records before moving to Sire, part of the Warner Music Group. Distillers were originally formed by Australian-born Brody Armstrong (later Dalle), a woman with a distinctively harsh singing voice. Ex-wife of Rancid's Tim Armstrong, Brody changed her name to "Dalle" after their divorce in 2003. Although there were significant line-up changes it was Brody who played guitar, sang, and wrote or co-wrote nearly every song on the band's three albums. Tony Bradley also played guitar and Ryan Sinn played bass.
Beginning as purveyors of aggressive punk sung at high-speed, The Distillers suffered as their second album Sing Sing Death House was branded a poor imitation of Courtney Love's Hole, although still raging furiously and still a showcase for Armstrong/Dalle.
Members Brody and Tony have formed a new band called Spinnerette.