She’s been absent for a while, having a couple of kids, marrying Queens Of The Stone Age front man Josh Homme, stuff like that. But now she’s back. Punk rock icon Brody Dalle has just unleashed her latest single, ’Meet The Foetus/Oh The Joy’ as a taster for her eagerly anticipated new album.
Having previously fronted up both The Distillers and Spinerette, the latest material has Brody flying solo for the first time. The album has been a year in the making and includes tracks covering a number of diverse issues from spirituality to modern life. All of which are dressed up in a punk pop package almost exclusively created by Dalle herself.
“It’s the only job I’ve ever had and I love it.”
Working out of Alain Johannes (Arctic Monkeys, Them Crooked Vultures) studio, as well as the Pink Duck studio, belonging to her husband, Brody has taken on a fair share of the production alongside writing all the songs herself, and (barring a few rather special guest appearances) been responsible for the vast majority of the instruments you can hear. “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”.
We are still going to have to wait a few months for the, as yet unnamed, album but as an appetiser Brody is giving us all a hint at what’s on offer with ’Meet The Foetus/Oh The Joy ‘featuring backing vocals from Shirley Manson (Garbage) and Emily Kokal (Warpaint).
More Spinnerette than Distillers it’s a slightly less raucous approach than most of her previous stuff. You couldn’t describe it as hard-core, but the hard edged vocals are still there as is the f##k you attitude – which of course are two of the many reasons to love what Ms.Brody does.
Brody is set to play live in London before the end of this month. As testament to the excitement that surrounds the imminent release of the album, the show sold out in less than an hour. From there she plays a few gigs in Europe before taking the family down under to tour alongside Queens Of The Stone Age and Nine Inch Nails.
SEE BRODY LIVE IN EUROPE:
24 February London, UK Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
27 February Berlin, Germany Magnet
12 August Budapest, Hungary Sziget
17 August Biddinghuizen, Holland Lowlands Festival
She will also be touring in Australia in March supporting Queens of the Stone Age and Nine Inch Nails.