Dalle was intrigued by Cyndi Lauper and The Beatles as a child. At age 12, she discovered Nirvana and Hole, crucial early influences.Dalle’s musical career began at 13 years old, starting with guitar. She participated in Rock’n’Roll High School (RnRHS), a Melbourne feminist collective started by Stephanie Bourke. She became interested in Black Flag, Discharge, and Flipper. In 1995 at 16, her first band Sourpuss, played a set at Australia’s Summersault Festival where she met Tim Armstrong, frontman of punk rock band Rancid. The two pursued a relationship. Armstrong was over 13 years older and Dalle initially lied about her age but the couple got engaged shortly after Dalle turned 18. She moved with Armstrong from Melbourne to Los Angeles, California and there founded The Distillers.
The Distillers released their eponymous debut album in 2000, receiving acclaim and comparisons to Hole, with Dalle often compared to Courtney Love and later to PJ Harvey. By the recording of their second album Sing Sing Death House the band had a new lineup and by the time of their third album Coral Fang Dalle was then the only remaining original member. The band experienced success with several singles from the album and performed at Lollapalooza. In 2001 Dalle also made a cameo in New Found Glory’s music video My Friends Over You with then-husband Tim Armstrong, as well as Travis Barker and Rob Aston.
In November 2012, Dalle announced on Twitter that she was working on a solo album, featuring Alain Johannes and Michael Shuman of Queens of the Stone Age and Shirley Manson of Garbage.
November 2013 Dalle announced that she had signed to Caroline Records a division of Universal Music Group with the intention of releasing her debut solo album in early 2014. Song titles that have been mentioned are “Meet The Foetus” “I Don’t Need Your Love” “Dressed In Dreams” and “Carry On”. The Album was produced by Alain Johannes, and features guest appearances from Shirley Manson of Garbage, Nick Valensi of The Strokes, and Warpaint’s Emily Kokal. Dalle is scheduled to promote the album and support Nine Inch Nails and Queens of the Stone Age on their Australia/New Zealand tour in March 2014.
February 11th 2014 Dalle released the first single from her debut solo album, Diploid Love, called “Meet The Foetus / Oh The Joy” featuring backing vocals by Shirley Manson of Garbage.
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