The Distillers

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s

Biography

Guitarist/vocalist Brody Dalle (Melbourne, Australia) paid her dues on the local punk rock circuit with an obscure band, Sourpuss, before relocating to America in 1998. Shortly after arriving, she found a kindred spirit in Detroit, Michigan-based guitarist Rose Casper. Soon thereafter, the other pieces to the Distillers puzzle neatly fell into place, as Kim ‘Chi’ Fuelleman (bass) and Matt Young (drums) signed on. A recording contract with the Epitaph Records imprint Hellcat followed shortly thereafter (a label run by Rancid’s Tim Armstrong, who later married Dalle), resulting in the release of the band’s debut album in 2000. Despite the disc becoming a favourite among punk revivalists, the entire Distillers line-up then split-up, with two previous members (Fuelleman and Young) signing on with former X singer Exene Cervenka’s new band, the Original Sinners.

New members Ryan Sinn (b. 23 April 1979, USA; bass) and Andy...

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