Brody Dalle – ‘Diploid Love’ | Album Review

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Five years on from Spinerette, ex-Distillers frontwoman Brody Dalle is set to release her debut solo album, ‘Diploid Love’, on April 28th. Having received a 9/10 from NME plus strong praise from The Guardian and more, this record could be set to be one of the best punk albums of 2014.

Co-produced by both Brody herself and Alain Johannes (Arctic Monkeys, The Crooked Vultures), Diploid Love is a deeply personal album about creating, living and surviving life. While Dalle wrote every song on the album and played most of the instruments herself, the record also features a number of incredible guest appearances, including Shirley Manson (Garbage), Hayden Scott (AWOLNATION) and Nick Valensi (The Strokes).

Highlights include ‘Rat Race’, an upbeat blast of punk rock that kicks off the album brilliantly; ‘Don’t Mess With Me’, a heavy grunge track with a great beat, marking the second release from Diploid Love; and ‘Dressed In Dreams’ which¬†sounds like an impressive combination of synthy-pop and echoes of Courtney Love. Brody’s voice is somehow uplifting, yet intensely dark at the same time, making ‘Diploid Love’ a truly remarkable record. ‘Parties For Prostitutes’, the intense and powerful finale, is available to hear via Soundcloud.

What’s more, April 21st sees Brody kick off her European tour at Glasgow’s Garage, followed by a number of dates across the UK, Germany, Hungary and Holland, including a sold out show at London’s Electric Ballroom.

Watch the animated video for ‘Meet The Foetus / Oh The Joy’ ft. Shirley Manson here: