Former Distillers front-woman BRODY DALLE has announced that her debut solo album Diploid Love will be released on 28th April. The Australian-born singer will embark on a full UK tour in the run-up to the album’s release, as well as playing a one-off show at the Hoxton Bar & Grill on February 24th.
Dalle has already made centre-piece track ‘Meet the Foetus/ Oh the Joy’ available online. The song, which features Garbage’s Shirley Manson and Warpaint’s Emily Kokal on backing vocals, is a punk-at-heart but irrepressibly catchy blend of pop-influenced melodies and industrial beats, before transforming into an all-out strum fest, with gang vocals jumping to the fore.
Almost all of the instruments on the album were written and played by Dalle herself, but other high-profile collaborators on the album include Nick Valensi (The Strokes), Michael Shuman (QOTSA) and Hayden Scott (AWOLNATION). Co-producing the album with Alain Johannes (Arctic Monkeys, Them Crooked Vultures), she says:
““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”
Brody Dalle has announced the following UK dates:
24 – Hoxton Bar & Grill, London
21 – The Garage, Glasgow
22 – Academy 2, Manchester
24 – Electric Ballroom, London
25 – Leadmill, Sheffield
26 – 02 Academy 2, Birmingham