The first video from Brody Dalle’s first ever solo release is, Meet The Foetus/ Oh The Joy and it’s the ambitious, triumphant centerpiece of the forthcoming album, Diploid Love. It’s a song about creating life and was responsible for kicking the whole album process off again for Brody. And if you listen carefully you can hear, good friend Shirley Manson (Garbage) and Emily Kowal (Warpaint) on backing vocals.
Brody Dalle spent a year writing, playing, recording and co-producing her first solo album,Diploid Love, 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. She co-produced everything with Alain Johannes (Arctic Monkeys, Them Crooked Vultures, Mark Lanegan) at his 11AD 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. Amazingly, she wrote all the songs and played over most of the instruments you can hear on the album, save for a few special guests.
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, becoming pack leader of a band of hardcore reprobates, and 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.
Stay tuned for touring news on Brody Dalle.