The Distillers Biography
This Punk-Rock act was formed in late 1997 in Los Angeles, California USA, by Aussie-native singer + guitarist Brody Dalle, with Rose Casper on guitar, Kim Chi on bass and Matt Young on drums.
The Distillers, helped by Rancid's Tim Armstrong who later married Dalle, recorded in L.A. their self-titled debut album which was issued in April of 2000 on Epitaph Records. But within a year after its release Kim Chi left the group and Ryan Sinn replaced her on bass; Casper and Young also quit the band with Andy 'Outbreak' Granelli taking over on drums.
Now operating as a trio, The Distillers released its second album, "Sing
Sing Death House", in late January 2002, this time cracking the top
30 of the Billboard Magazine's Independent chart.
Brody Dalle duetted with her husband on the track "Weigh On My Mind" included on The Transplants' self-titled album and subsequently managed to reassemble her band by recruiting guitarist Tony Bradley.
The following year Dalle ditched Tim Armstrong in favour of Queens Of The Stone Age's Josh Homme and in October The Distillers churned out a third full-length album, "Coral Fang", which entered The Billboard 200 chart at #97, highlighted by the Modern Rock top 30 hit single, "Drain The Blood". The album was also a top 50 in U.K. and had three charting singles, with "The Hunger", "Beat Your Heart Out" and the aforementioned "Drain The Blood".
Two years later Ryan Sinn decided to join Tom DeLonge of Blink-182 in his new project Angels & Airwaves and in late 2006 Brody Dalle announced that The Distillers was officially disbanded and launched her new band, Spinnerette.