The Ghetto Love EP is short and sweet -- four songs of a dark, electro-infused, guitar-layered punk rock mashup that varies from song to song in its atmosphere and mood. The opening title track exudes a dirty party vibe, and it could be easily imagined as the soundtrack to an evening of excess spent in a crooked backalley basement party somewhere in the deep, dark underbelly of a grim, urban industrial landscape.
SPINNERETTE - GHETTO LOVE EP Review 8.5/10
The once and future princess of punk has returned. And hot damn, it sounds good! Brody Dalle greets us with the same attitude and emotion, but a new redefined sound in reclaiming her position as punk rock royalty. After a near five-year sabbatical, the former front woman for LA punk band The Distillers now reemerges with new perspectives on life and her new band Spinnerette to channel them through. The first offering from Dalle and company is the Ghetto Love EP, a short sample of what’s to come on their full-length album scheduled for release in early 2009. The content? Four well above average songs that showcases Dalle’s new direction, yet reinforce why she is one of the best front women in the game....
Brody Dalle: Libertine. Mom. "Art-focused." Bears a tattoo that says, "Fuck off." These are probably familiar traits to diehard fans of Dalle's former punk-rock ensemble, the Distillers, who broke up in 2006. But they seem to take greater precedent these days for Dalle, whose newest endeavor, SPINNERETTE, are finally getting off the ground. The band recently released their debut EP, Ghetto Love, via digital means, and have plans to unleash the self-titled full-length early next year. Though the touring lineup will be drastically different from the recording one--which includes ex-members of Queens Of The Stone Age, Eleven, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pearl Jam, as well as former Distillers guitarist Tony Bevilacqua--Dalle seems confident with her newest assemblage. Brian Shultz recently talked with her about this, what changed about her from the Distillers to Spinnerette and the brief falling out with Warner Bros. imprint Sire Records.
You've been pretty quiet in the last few years, but you've been contributing to bands outside of Spinnerette--like Eagles Of Death Metal and Queens Of The Stone Age. What else have you been up to?
Well, singing background vocals on [QOTSA's] Lullabies To Paralyze wasn't really taking up too much of my time. I've been raising my daughter, and for the last two years writing and recording for [the Spinnerette] record... And making guest appearances I guess [Laughs.].