Brody Dalle has unveiled the first track to be heard from her debut solo release, Diploid Love. The track, 'Meet The Foetus/ Oh The Joy' caused a flurry of excitement online and much speculation of what's to come. Now, following that taster, Brody reveals her debut solo album, Diploid Love will be released on April 29.
Brody has been tearing up the stage in LA this week, playing sold out warm up gigs that included songs from the new album, as well as Spinnerette and The Distillers classics to the fan's rowdy appreciation. Now Brody announces a full UK tour in April; another chance for those who missed out on tickets to her sold out London date next week to see the punk icon back onstage, performing as a solo artist for the first time ever.
A deeply personal album, Diploid Love is a recording about life: creating it, living it and surviving it. Brody spent a year writing, playing, recording and co-producing her first solo album, a riotous blast of punk rock with a pop sheen that storms through ideas about the modern age, triumphing against the odds and even spirituality.
The ex-Distillers front woman co-produced the album with Alain Johannes (Arctic Monkeys, Them Crooked Vultures, Mark Lanegan) at his studio, and at her and husband Josh Homme's studio Pink Duck, both in California. "I've always had a hand in crafting how it's going to sound and hearing it and trying to make that happen. But it's the first time I've put my name on something for production," she says of the release.
Brody wrote all the songs and played almost all the instruments you can hear on the album herself, with a few incredible guests that included Shirley Manson (Garbage), Nick Valensi (The Strokes), Michael Shuman (Queens of the Stone Age), violinist Jessy Greene (recently toured with Foo Fighters), Emily Kokal (Warpaint), Tyler Parkford (Mini Mansions) with Darren Weiss (Papa) and Hayden Scott (AWOLNATION) lending a hand on drums.
'Meet The Foetus/ Oh The Joy' is the ambitious, centrepiece of the forthcoming album and was responsible for kicking the whole process off. If you listen carefully you can hear, good friend Shirley Manson (Garbage) and Emily Kokal (Warpaint) lending a hand on backing vocals.
Brody has had a long, wild career in music. "It's the only job I've ever had and I love it." In her native Australia, her first band, Sourpuss, got her signed at 15; she later moved to LA and formed The Distillers, spending her 20s touring the world. After that, she released a killer album rife with hooks under Spinnerette and now she returns in fighting form under her own name with her own solo project.
Brody will also be touring in Australia in March supporting Queens Of The Stone Age and Nine Inch Nails and in North America later this year.
Brody Dalle - Photo By Chapman Baehler