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Spinnerette playing the B.C Virgin Fest at Deer Lake Park.jpg
Spinnerette playing the B.C Virgin Festival July 25th 2009
Background information
OriginLos Angeles, California, U.S.
GenresAlternative rock, indie rock
Years active2007–2010 (status unknown)
Associated actsThe Distillers, Queens of the Stone Age, Eleven, Eagles of Death Metal
MembersBrody Dalle
Tony Bevilacqua
Alain Johannes
Jack Irons

Spinnerette is an alternative rock band formed in 2007.[1] The band consists of Brody Dalle (the Distillers), Tony Bevilacqua (the Distillers), Jack Irons (What Is This?, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Walk the Moon, Eleven, Pearl Jam) and Alain Johannes (What Is This?, Walk the Moon, Eleven, Queens of the Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures). The band has been inactive since 2010 and its future is uncertain.


Spinnerette was signed to Sire Records before Dalle negotiated out of the record contract.[2] Initially she released one demo song on her website called "Case of the Swirls". She is now signed to Anthem Records.[3] A full album was released on June 17, 2009.

On August 8, 2008 a blog was posted on Spinnerette's MySpace announcing that fans could now hear the first song from the upcoming album via the official website. The song is called "Valium Knights". Brody performed a live version of "Driving Song" with Queens Of The Stone Age as a backing band for the Natasha Shneider benefit concert.

Through the newsletter sent out to mailing list subscribers in October 2008, and later on the website[4] it was announced that Spinnerette was to perform several dates throughout October.

Dalle stated in an interview that there would be a different line-up when she tours the album. "Spinnerette isn't a band, it's me and whichever musicians I want to work with at the time." She later clarified that she was referring to the touring band and not the studio musicians.[5]

Spinnerette released a digital EP Ghetto Love, via their official website on December 11, 2008. The band's eponymously titled full-length debut, Spinnerette, was released on June 23, 2009.

On May 27, 2009, the following was posted on the band's website: "We are stoked to announce that we’ll be joining the Leeds & Reading Festival line-up this year. Spinnerette are playing 28 August at Leeds and 29 August at Reading, on the same day as our friends the Arctic Monkeys and Eagles of Death Metal." They toured through 2009, with support coming from bands such as Little Fish, Band of Skulls and Fun Loving Criminals among others.[6]

In 2010, the band won Best Pop/Rock Album at the Independent Music Awards for their album Spinnerette.

The band has been inactive since 2010; in 2012 Dalle posted on her Twitter account that she was in the studio recording and was working with Shirley Manson of Garbage on at least one track.[7][8] Dalle has released her first solo album Diploid Love in 2014.


Current members

Touring members

  • Vincent Hidalgo – bass (2009)
  • Bryan Tulao – guitar (2009–2010)
  • David Hidalgo Jr. – drums (2009–2010)
  • Zach Dawes – bass (2010)[9]


Studio albums

Extended plays


  • "Ghetto Love"
  • "Sex Bomb"
  • "Baptized by Fire"
  • "All Babes Are Wolves"

Music videos

Year Song Director(s)
2008 "Ghetto Love" Liam Lynch
2009 "Baptized by Fire" Chris Hopewell


  1. ^ "NME article discussing the emergence of Spinnerette". Nme.com. 2007-03-27. Retrieved 2012-02-29.
  2. ^ Martin, Dan (14 November 2008). "Brody Dalle dumps major-label deal". The Guardian. Retrieved 2009-08-31.
  3. ^ Carman, Keith (June 26, 2009). "The debut of Spinnerette". Metro Canada. Archived from the original on July 3, 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-31.
  4. ^ "spinnerettemusic.com". spinnerettemusic.com. Retrieved 2011-08-13.
  5. ^ "Teletext Planet Sound Interviews/Features". archive.org. 20 January 2009. Archived from the original on 20 January 2009. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Events from 2009". LastFM. Retrieved 13 July 2009.
  7. ^ Dalle-Homme, Brody (17 August 2012). "@tkoconnell I am recording right now". twitter.com. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  8. ^ Dalle-Homme, Brody (3 September 2012). "SHIRLEY MANSON dat's who". twitter.com. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  9. ^ "Spinnerette on". Fasterlouder.com.au. 2010-03-03. Retrieved 2011-08-13.

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