By: Alex Young
For: Consequence of Sound
Date: December 2nd, 2008
Some two years after disbanding The Distillers in favor of family life, Brody Dalle is ready to make her musical return with Spinerette. A musical super group of sorts, the frontlady teamed up with former Distillers’ guitarist Tony Bevilacqua, Eleven drummer Jack Iron and bassist Alain Johannes to form the Los Angeles based outfit in early 2007. 16 months later, Dalle and Co. are finally ready to make the group official with the release of its debut EP, Ghetto Love, on December 11th.
Described as a direct reflection of Dalle’s recent life events, including the birth of her daughter and death of her father, the four-track EP doesn’t appear to be lacking any emotion, “the profound joys and deep sadness in that period couldn’t help but come out in my art, as with all experiences worth exploring further. Having such extremes occur in a compacted period ensured that they all appear in this collection of Spinnerette songs,” the LA native explains. But before punk fans get all uppity, Brody does go on to offer a few nonconformist words about total creativity: “I can’t conform my art to fit someone else’s expectations. So, in this crazy world of the ‘music business’ - I’m focused on finding a way to ensure I get to keep doing it for a living.”