The Dirty Nil

Story

Sure, playing 350 shows over the past three years all over the world was pretty impressive. Opening for The Who in front of 50,000 people? Not bad for a couple of loudmouths from the quaint, quiet valley town of Dundas, Ontario. And, sure, winning the Juno Award for Breakthrough Group of the Year made the parents proud. But of all the accomplishments that Hamilton-based power trio The Dirty Nil have ticked off their bucket list since coughing up their debut single, “Fuckin’ Up Young,” in 2011, nothing tops the honour that was bestowed upon them back on March 23, 2015.

“If you go on Reddit,” drummer Kyle Fisher begins, “a video that we had on our Instagram made the top listing of the WTF page! We were staying at a hotel in East Dallas—which we later found out was not a good place to stay. The only room available was a smoking room with that shitty plastic covering on the mattress. And it was a weird night there, with police and drug dealers out in the halls. But when we woke up in the morning, and opened the door, there was a huge, long trail of ants going from one end of the hallway to the other end!”

Like any group of true artists, The Dirty Nil channel trauma into their music… and on the band’s second album, Master Volume, the harrowing experience of seeing the inside of America’s most disgusting hotels, night in and night out, manifests itself in the song “Super 8.” “I’m halfway to hell/ It’s called Super 8 Motel,” Luke Bentham sings, stretching out the words with the palpable pain of someone who’s struggling to catch some precious between-gigs shut-eye on a mattress riddled with bed bugs and stains of dubious origin. But for The Dirty Nil, the effects of non-stop touring go way beyond translating one-star Trip Advisor reviews into song.

The Dirty Nil didn’t just spend the past few years on the road in support of their debut album, Higher Power and companion collection of early singles, Minimum R&B. They spent of much of it opening for—and, more importantly, studying—the greats: Against Me, Billy Talent, Alexisonfire. They’re bands who, like the Nil, cut their teeth for years on the punk circuit playing the dingiest of dives, but now find themselves playing arenas and headlining festivals. With Master Volume, The Dirty Nil are ready to make the same leap—not by polishing their sound for radio, but by bulking it up to fill the stadiums and open fields of their most vivid rock ‘n’ roll fantasies.

Says Luke, “I think the experience of playing with bands like Against Me—bands that can put on a proper fucking rock show—and seeing what works in a big space definitely crept into the way we think about songs, and how to sound powerful. A lot of the times, when you play blitzkrieg-fast, it has a way of sounding awesome in a club. But when you’re playing in a giant space with some sound guy who’s never seen you before mixing you, it can be a roll of the dice.”

Adds Kyle, “Everyone says, ‘a good song’s a good song no matter how it’s recorded.’ But a good song can’t be a good song if nobody can hear it properly!”

Produced by veteran alt-rock architect John Goodmanson, Master Volume is an album that crunches and grooves where the band once smashed and trashed, unleashing the Nil’s undiminished raw power in more controlled waves to better target the back rows. “It’s less of a sprint and more of a strut,” Luke says, and he credits a great deal of the tempo shift to the arrival of Ross Miller, who replaced original bassist Dave Nardi in early 2017. While Ross was already Luke and Kyle’s roommate, his pedigree includes playing with everyone from Wanda Jackson to Single Mothers.

“I’m a big fan of the drums,” Ross says, “so my intention on the bass is to make the drums sound the best they can—Kyle always comes up with cool grooves and I don’t want to fuck that up. I want there to be lots of space so everything shines through.”

Adds Luke: “It takes a lot of confidence to play slower and have a discernible pulse, and Ross totally bounces! And Kyle plays hip-hop style drums when he’s in his natural element, so it was fun making songs around that. I would come up with some chords and lyrics and melodies, and they would be totally molded around what the fuckin’ Funk Brothers were laying down over here.”

Now, we should be clear that The Dirty Nil have not transformed themselves into a shirtless, bass-slappin’, Chili Peppered punk-funk unit… not that there’s anything wrong with that. After all, the band were stoked to work with Goodmanson not because he’s produced Sleater-Kinney or Bikini Kill or Blonde Redhead or any number of highly respected indie-rock acts; they were more impressed by his mosh-friendly credentials. Says Luke, “We just fucking punished him the entire time for nu-metal stories. ‘Death Cab for Cutie? We don’t give a shit! Tell us about Saliva!’ I think one of the most important and liberating things about the climate in which we made this album is that we celebrate white noise and Sugar Ray and everything in between. We don’t give a shit. We like all rock music, even terrible rock music. We’ll listen to Kill Em All and My War and then we’ll just listen to Aerosmith and St. Anger.”

And they’ll also shamelessly steal song titles from The Beatles (“Please, Please Me”) and Cheap Trick (“Auf Wiedersehen”) just for shits ‘n’ giggles. (“We’re improving them,” Luke says with an unsubtle grin.) But the joy and bravado with which the Nil deliver Master Volume’s pummeling power-pop missives bely the often grim narratives embedded within. The first two songs alone—“That’s What Heaven Feels Like” and “Bathed in Light”—find Luke dying in two different car crashes, flying through smashed windshields and talking to his deceased grandma in heaven; “Always High” sees him eulogizing an ill-fated driver lying on the roadside with their head split open. (“What can I say, most of the rock ‘n’ roll I’ve consumed in my lifetime has something to do with fast cars, as Van Halen as that sounds,” Luke reasons. “And we’ve definitely seen our share of roadside carnage travelling in the Southern states.) “I Don’t Want That Phone Call” is an even more brutally frank treatise on impending death, with Luke pleading to an addict friend to get help and spare him the inevitable call from the morgue. And sure, the album has two songs that could practically qualify as ballads, but the first one (“Auf Wiedersehn”) unleashes its ache in a throat-shredding chorus of “FUCK YOU,” and the second (“Evil Side”) builds to an atomic, noise-blasted climax that, when the band perform it in concert, is liable to trigger an earthquake that swallows up the circle pit.

“I don’t ever sit down and say, ‘I’m going to write about a song about this today,’” Luke explains. “I just open my mouth and start playing… and some pretty heinous shit comes out! I definitely enjoy morbid subject matter of all spades, but I like to try to flash a smirk in there with it, because I think it’s important to paint with different brushes. And listening to certain writers I love, like Townes Van Zandt—he has that sort of bleakness, but also with a little bit of humour with it.”

Loaded with steady-grooving songs about living fast and life-affirming anthems about dying young, Master Volume ultimately amplifies The Dirty Nil’s most essential quality: their refusal to be defined. They’re too melodic and muscular to be purely punk, but too raucous and unhinged to pass as straight pop; too cheeky to be overtly political, but still acutely in tune with the unsettled, anxious energy of the times in which we live. Whether you find catharsis in a crowd-surf or a street protest, Master Volume captures the ecstatic rush of getting swept up in a communal moment… and the frantic fear that it can all come crashing down at any second.

Luke concludes with a laugh: “We don’t really label ourselves other than just… the best band. That’s our genre!”

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Media

Press

12-05-2018

The Dirty Nil’s Luke Bentham chats with The Georgia Straight about the trio’s killer new record and more!

11-30-2018

Read Exclaim!’s review of The Dirty Nil’s set in Edmonton, AB, last night!

11-30-2018

The Dirty Nil tell VICE the least punk thing they ever did. Spoiler: it involves Hello Kitty!

11-29-2018

Read BeatRoute (AB)’s feature on The Dirty Nil and their new ‘Master Volume’ LP!

11-28-2018

UPROXX include The Dirty Nil’s “Bathed In Light” in their Monthly Mixtape: Songs You Need To Hear From September 2018!

11-14-2018

Earbuddy review ‘Master Volume,’ The Dirty Nil’s brand new album!

11-14-2018

VIDEO PREMIERE: Watch The Dirty Nil’s live “That’s What Heaven Feels Like” studio session over at EARMILK!

11-14-2018

Read NOW Magazine’s four-N review of ‘Master Volume,’ available now through Dine Alone Records!

11-14-2018

Read Canadian Beats’ great review of The Dirty Nil’s ‘Master Volume,’ out now on Dine Alone Records!

11-14-2018

The Dirty Nil prefer to make music that elicits physical reactions, even if it’s pain or even annoyance – read UPROXX’s great interview with the band!

11-14-2018

Shout loud – Konzerte und mehr review ‘Master Volume,’ the new album from The Dirty Nil – officially out this Friday September 14 via Dine Alone Records!

11-14-2018

ThePunkSite.com review ‘Master Volume,’ The Dirty Nil’s forthcoming new album!

11-03-2018

The Dirty Nil’s Kyle Fisher chats with Punk Rock Theory about his top 10 film directors!

10-01-2018

SONG PREMIERE: Kerrang! has your first listen of “I Don’t Want That Phone Call,” The Dirty Nil’s brand new single

08-03-2018

Indie Mixtape add “Pain Of Infinity” by The Dirty Nil to their Up The Punx Spotify playlist!

08-03-2018

What Happened To Your Band? share “Pain of Infinity,” the latest track to be shared from The Dirty Nil’s forthcoming ‘Master Volume’ LP!

07-27-2018

York Calling welcome The Dirty Nil’s more melodic side on “Pain Of Infinity” – listen now!

07-26-2018

The Dirty Nil ‘are masters of fusing an accessible pop sensibility with a raw, hard approach’ – stream “Pain Of Infinity” c/o Rock The Pigeon Music Blog!

07-26-2018

Peep The Dirty Nil’s upcoming tour dates/stream “Pain Of Infinity” over at DyingScene.com!

07-26-2018

In case you weren’t lucky enough to catch The Dirty Nil’s killer set at London’s New Cross Inn, NME’s incredible, in-depth review has got you covered!

07-26-2018

GIG GOER share “Pain Of Infinity,” The Dirty Nil’s latest single! The trio’s sophomore ‘Master Volume’ LP drops September 14th via Dine Alone Records

07-26-2018

Adam White features The Dirty Nil’s new track, “Pain Of Infinity,” in the latest Some Party newsletter!

07-25-2018

Hear The Dirty Nil’s “Pain Of Infinity” in Already Heard’s 15/07/2018 #ICYMI roundup!

07-25-2018

If you haven’t heard The Dirty Nil’s new single yet, stream “Pain Of Infinity” via Music Injection Aus!

07-25-2018

“Pain Of Infinity” by The Dirty Nil ‘flirts with some of life’s cruelest realities while still being arena rock ready’ – listen via PureGrainAudio.com!

07-25-2018

Check out The Dirty Nil’s upcoming tour dates in support of ‘Master Volume’ via BrooklynVegan!

07-25-2018

Stream “Pain Of Infinity” by The Dirty Nil c/o ThePunkSite.com, and peep all of their upcoming tour dates!

07-25-2018

Fire up The Dirty Nil’s new single, “Pain Of Infinity,” and scan through all the trio’s upcoming fall tour dates over at Vanyaland!

07-25-2018

Hear The Dirty Nil’s new single, “Pain Of Infinity,” and get all the details on their sophomore ‘Master Volume’ LP (out 9/14 via Dine Alone Records) c/o Exclaim!

07-25-2018

Children of the world: crank it up and cheers to The Dirty Nil’s new single, “Pain Of Infinity,” now streaming at Indie88Toronto!

07-25-2018

SONG PREMIERE: Alternative Press has your first listen of “Pain Of Infinity” from The Dirty Nil!

07-08-2018

What Happened To Your Band? rock out to “Bathed In Light” by The Dirty Nil!

07-08-2018

“Bathed In Light” by The Dirty Nil is one of Alan Cross Official’s top songs of 2018 so far!

07-08-2018

The Dirty Nil came to Los Angeles for a two-night stand at Moroccan Lounge on June 28/29, and L.A. RECORD was there to capture it!

07-04-2018

“Bathed In Light” by The Dirty Nil is one of eight songs Mad Mackerel thinks you should have heard this week!

07-02-2018

The new edition of Some Party (c/o Adam White) features the latest from both The Dirty Nil and Goosebump!

07-01-2018

Hear The Dirty Nil’s new single, “Bathed In Light,” and peep a list of their upcoming US dates over at Rock The Pigeon Music Blog!

06-24-2018

Watch The Dirty Nil’s explosive new “Bathed In Light” video over at Indie88Toronto! 🔥

06-21-2018

Watch The Dirty Nil’s brand new visuals for “Bathed In Light” over at Exclaim!

06-21-2018

VIDEO PREMIERE: BrooklynVegan has your exclusive first look at The Dirty Nil’s new “Bathed In Light” video!

06-21-2018

Check out DOMINIONATED’s excellent review of “Bathed In Light,” the new single from The Dirty Nil!

06-16-2018

The Revue include The Dirty Nil’s “Bathed In Light” in The Matinee ’18 for June 12th!

06-16-2018

RED MUSIC include The Dirty Nil’s “Bathed In Light” in their ROCK THAT! Spotify playlist!

06-16-2018

Digster Playlists add “Bathed In Light” by The Dirty Nil to their Alternative Attack Spotify playlist!

06-14-2018

The Dirty Nil’s “Bathed In Light” is added to York Calling’s Rock playlist!

06-14-2018

Adam White includes new music from The Dirty Nil, The Flatliners, Isla Craig, Feel Alright, NEEDS, and Cuff the Duke in the latest Some Party newsletter!

06-11-2018

The Dirty Nil’s “Bathed in Light” takes the #18 slot on Canal Off e Surf Music – Top50’s Spotify playlist!

06-11-2018

“Bathed in Light” by The Dirty Nil is one of Indie88Toronto’s Five Tracks You Need To Discover this week!

06-11-2018

Indie88Toronto spread the news of The Dirty Nil’s forthcoming ‘Master Volume’ LP, out September 14 via Dine Alone Records!

06-11-2018

The new singles from Wes Allen, Goosebump, and The Dirty Nil are featured in NOW Magazine’s latest #NOWplaying Spotify playlist!

06-11-2018

Hear The Dirty Nil’s new single “Bathed in Light” over at Exclaim!

06-10-2018

SONG PREMIERE: Billboard shares new single, “Bathed In Light,” from The Dirty Nil – listen now!

06-05-2018

Indie88Toronto share The Dirty Nil’s cover of Cheap Trick’s “Surrender” – listen now!

06-03-2018

The Dirty Nil’s new record ‘cant come soon enough’ according to Exclaim! Check out their review of the trio’s Canadian Music Week set!

06-02-2018

Check out The Dirty Nil’s interview with GIGsoup, featuring a special shoutout to Hamilton’s own Smalls Coffee!

03-27-2018

Head over to NoiseTrade for an exclusive listen to The Dirty Nil’s cover of “Unchained” by Van Halen!

01-13-2018

The Dirty Nil play ‘Wrestle Yo to Husker Du’ on Public Radio Sessions!

01-02-2018

Check out the interview The Dirty Nil did with Live in Limbo talking the The JUNO Awards ‘Breakthrough Group of the Year’ and more.

01-02-2018

Cool feature with The Dirty Nil at New Noise Magazine – Go give it a read!

01-02-2018

Indie 88 has The Dirty Nil as one of the year’s most impressive covers!

10-21-2017

The Dirty Nil killing it on the road in Boston with Against Me! and Bleached. Check out what New Noise Magazine thought!

“The Dirty Nil opened the night, an incredibly dynamic band that is a headliner in their own right”

10-21-2017

The Dirty Nil chat with BTR Today. Check out the interview!

10-21-2017

Bucketlist Music Reviews covers The Dirty Nil’s show in Montreal w/ Bleached and Against Me!

10-21-2017

New review from The Spill Magazine of The Dirty Nil’s show with Against Me! and Bleached!

10-21-2017

New Interview with everyone’s favourites The Dirty Nil up on Highlight Magazine!

10-06-2017

The Dirty Nil talk to The Alternative about what they listen to in their tour van!

08-11-2017

The Dirty Nil catch up with Canadian Beats and answer a few questions at WayHome Music & Arts!

08-11-2017

Luke of The Dirty Nil plays acoustic in the forest at WayHome Music & Arts for Indie88Toronto!

07-21-2017

The Dirty Nil owned Festival d’été de Québec. Check out some shots of their performance & an interview they did with Chart Attack.

06-08-2017

Great interview with Kyle from The Dirty Nil up on The Feedback Society!

05-26-2017

Fantastic review of the new The Dirty Nil album ‘Minimum R&B’ at Bucketlist Music Reviews!

05-26-2017

The Dirty Nil and The Flatliners interview each other at Cut From Steel before their tour kickoff tonight in Hamilton!

05-26-2017

The Dirty Nil and The Flatliners premiere some unreleased tracks at Noisey today!

05-19-2017

The Dirty Nil are one of Wolf in a suit’s Discoveries.

05-19-2017

Fantastic long form interview with Luke from The Dirty Nil at The Spill Magazine!

05-10-2017

Luke breaks down ‘Minimum R&B’ at New Noise Magazine! The Dirty Nil compilation is out now on Fat Wreck Chords & Dine Alone Records.

05-03-2017

The Dirty Nil get an excellent review at Exclaim!. Album out Friday on Dine Alone Records!

05-03-2017

Earbuddy has a glowing review of ‘Minimum ‘R & B’. The Dirty Nil comp is out this friday!

05-03-2017

New The Dirty Nil album out this Friday. Hear new single ‘Caroline’ at Indie88Toronto!

05-03-2017

Nice writeup from Cut From Steel on the latest single from The Dirty Nil.

05-03-2017

PREMIERE! BrooklynVegan premiered the new compilation album from The Dirty Nil today. Out this Friday on Fat Wreck Chords in the US and Dine Alone Records everywhere else! Crank it!

05-03-2017

New music from The Flatliners and The Dirty Nil on The Strombo Show!

04-22-2017

The Dirty Nil featured on today’s edition of The Matinee at The Revue!

04-22-2017

Listen to the latest single from The Dirty Nil at FYI Music News!

04-22-2017

Adam Carter writes about new tracks from The Dirty Nil & Arkells at CBC Hamilton for In The Key Of C.

04-22-2017

The Dirty Nil put out a new song this week. It’s The Spill Magazine’s track of the day!

04-22-2017

Start your weekend right with new music from The Dirty Nil. ‘Caroline’ is streaming over at Exclaim!

04-07-2017

Noisey premieres ‘Caroline’ from The Dirty Nil’s upcoming compilation ‘Minimum R&B’. Luke also sat down with Dan Ozzi to talk about their Juno win.

04-07-2017

Still buzzing from The Dirty Nil winning Breakthrough Group of the Year at The JUNO Awards this weekend. Exclaim! breaks down how they got there.

03-31-2017

Luke sat down with Ottawa Life Magazine ahead of the Junos!

02-27-2017

Music from Empty Lungs and The Dirty Nil at Write.Click.Cook.Listen Blog

02-27-2017

The Dirty Nil sat down with L’enfant Von.

02-27-2017

To celebrate the (almost) one year anniversary of ‘Higher Power’, Le Canal Auditif has an excellent review of The Dirty Nil debut.

02-19-2017

The new compilation from The Dirty Nil is out April 28th. Find out more details at New Noise Magazine!

02-19-2017

Big congrats to The Dirty Nil, Arkells, and Blitz//Berlin on their nominations for the 2017 The JUNO Awards!

01-09-2017

We’re playing catch up from the holidays! Indie88Toronto named The Dirty Nil’s ‘Higher Power” one of the most overlooked albums of 2016.

In some pretty amazing company!

01-09-2017

The Dirty Nil make the cut in IMVERYAPE’s excellent best songs of 2016!

01-09-2017

The Dirty Nil #1 on I Heart Hamilton Tour’s best of 2016! Includes new releases from WTCHS, Basement Revolver, Arkells, The Medicine Hat, Emay, Jennifer Budd, and more Hamilton goodness!

01-09-2017

The Dirty Nil. Terra Lightfoot. Emay. Billy Moon. WTCHS. Arkells. All of which make up part of Cut From Steel’s great year end list!

01-09-2017

The Dirty Nil’s ‘Higher Power’ is on Punktastic’s top albums of 2016!

“The band distills the best qualities of punk, grunge, and powerful rock to create some of the most exciting music you’ll ever hear.” – Paul Silver

01-09-2017

The Dirty Nil made Noisey’s best albums of 2016! #HigherPower

01-05-2017

“old school rock charm, British punk attitude and the modern gift for experimentation.” The Dirty Nil featured on Wolf in a suit!

11-04-2016

BitCandy Music Filter names “Friends In The Sky” by The Dirty Nil one of the songs of the week!

10-18-2016

The new The Dirty Nil video for ‘Friends In The Sky’ is up on Impose for Week In Pop.

via Goldmine Sacks!

10-18-2016

Watch the new IMVERYAPE Presents session with The Dirty Nil.

The greatest! Minds and bubblegum will explode!

10-18-2016

Check out the new video from The Dirty Nil at PureGrainAudio.com!

10-18-2016

More tour dates for The Dirty Nil + their new video for ‘Friends In The Sky at Spill Magazine!

More tour dates for The Dirty Nil + their new video for ‘Friends In The Sky. All details can be found at The Spill Magazine!

10-18-2016

Watch the new video from The Dirty Nil at Aesthetic Magazine and check out some new tour dates!

10-04-2016

The Dirty Nil have a new “explosive” video for ‘Friends In The Sky’.

Check it out Exclaim!!

10-04-2016

PREMIERE: Watch the new video from The Dirty Nil at Clash Magazine!

  The clip is a homage to The Who’s (in)famous debut appearance on American television, where they verbally (and literally) tore apart The Smothers Brothers. Wait for it…

09-19-2016

Check out these shots of The Dirty Nil at Supercrawl from Beyond The Watch!

09-01-2016

Go behind the scenes of the new The Dirty Nil video at AUX!

08-10-2016

The Dirty Nil rock n roll live train cannot be stopped. Exclaim! has an excellent review of their SappyFest set.

08-09-2016

Watch the new The Dirty Nil video for “Zombie Eyed’ at PunKanormal Activity!

08-09-2016

The new video from The Dirty Nil is the video of the week at Dansende Beren!

08-09-2016

Stereogum named the The Dirty Nil’s new video for ‘Zombie Eyed’ one of the best of the week.

08-09-2016

Watch the new gory video from The Dirty Nil at The Spill Magazine!

08-09-2016

Fantastic interview with The Dirty Nil up at AUX. Canadian east coast dates included!

08-09-2016

BLOOD! Watch the new video from The Dirty Nil at Exclaim!

08-09-2016

PREMIERE! Watch the new The Dirty Nil video for ‘Zombie Eyed’ at Noisey.

Never ending tour continues!

08-09-2016

Sean at Label Obscura named “Higher Power” one of the top releases of 2016 (so far).

07-13-2016

DyingScene.com names ‘Higher Power’ one of the top albums of 2016.

The Dirty Nil are on tour forever and ever, so watch out!

07-05-2016

Some great live shots of The Dirty Nil at the Sound of Music Festival by Steph at Extreme Nonchalance

06-22-2016

The Dirty Nil live review at Ottawa Showbox. Catch them live.

They are always playing live.

06-22-2016

The Dirty Nil debut record album is one of Noisey’s most overlooked of 2016!

“Were this any other era of rock, the band would be the most famous band on the planet. They’ve got a style that could easily translate to any time period, any audience, and any venue. After years of skating by on singles and EPs, the hard-touring and outrageously likeable Canucks finally dropped their long-awaited debut, […]

05-30-2016

Big congrats to The Dirty Nil for winning album of the year at Hamilton Music Awards! + alternative/indie rock album of the year! AND, congratulations to Jennifer Budd for winning ‘New Artist/Group’ of the year and The Retroaction for winning “Local Group’ of the year!

05-12-2016

Check out this interview with The Dirty Nil at The Paper Street Journal!

05-02-2016

Read about The Dirty Nil at Rhapsody and how they keep “punk” alive.

  “The Dirty Nil may not sport mohawks or ostentatiously dyed hair, but along with Mean Jeans and The Lippies, they’re dedicated to cranking out high energy, no frills music that is passionate, direct and utterly down to earth. What could be more punk than that?”

04-20-2016

Dave from The Dirty Nil spoke with New Noise Magazine about their new record “Higher Power”.

04-20-2016

The Dirty Nil recount their wild SXSW at The Revue!

Margaritas forever!

04-05-2016

The Dirty Nil are going on tour with The So So Glos. Details at BrooklynVegan!

03-31-2016

Alan Cross Official names “No Weaknesses” by The Dirty Nil one of the songs you must hear this week at 102.1 the Edge!

03-31-2016

The Dirty Nil stopped by the Do512 lounge when they were at SXSW.

Watch them perform “WRESTLE YÜ TO HÜSKER DÜ” at the link.

03-22-2016

Fantastic article with The Dirty Nil in this month’s Exclaim!.

Read the piece online now!

03-22-2016

Great things have been said about the new The Dirty Nil video over on Independent Music News! Read it, listen.

“Lyrically, musically, stylistically, this is everything I’m looking for in a rock song and the video compliments it like a goddamn dream.”  

03-17-2016

Watch the new The Dirty Nil video at SheWolf Radio!

03-17-2016

Great review of ‘Higher Power’ at DyingScene.com.

Look out for The Dirty Nil at SXSW this week!

03-17-2016

The Dirty Nil lead off Alan Cross Official’s New Music From The Inbox this week!

03-15-2016

New video recap from Chart Attack features the new one from The Dirty Nil!

03-15-2016

Watch the new video from The Dirty Nil at PureGrainAudio.com!

03-15-2016

Sean Palmerston reviews the debut record from The Dirty Nil at Label Obscura.

“There is always melody to their madness”  

03-15-2016

The Dirty Nil get 4.5 “Spills” out of 5 at The Spill Magazine!

“Higher Power is Bob Seger, Ray-Bans and Tom Cruise sliding around his parents’ house in his underwear for millennials, celebratory rock that doesn’t want to have to deal with Monday right now.”  

03-15-2016

Feel the insanity that is a The Dirty Nil show with their new video for “Wrestle Yu To Husker Du”.

Watch the VHS intensified footage at Exclaim!

03-15-2016

Indie88Toronto has the new video from The Dirty Nil for your viewing pleasure.

“The Dundas, Ontario band have made huge waves preceding their recent album Higher Power, establishing themselves as a refreshing take on organic, visceral rock and roll genre.”  

03-15-2016

Watch the new The Dirty Nil video for “Wrestle Yü to Hüsker Dü” at Aesthetic Magazine!

03-15-2016

Watch the new video from The Dirty Nil at For the Love of Punk.

Watch for them on tour…until the end of days!

03-10-2016

The Dirty Nil have a new video for “Wrestle Yu To Husker Du” up onBrooklynVegan.

Watch in all of its VHS glory.

03-10-2016

Read Earbuddy’s review of ‘Higher Power’ by The Dirty Nil.

“Higher Power will leave you smiling, even after it knocks your teeth out.”

03-10-2016

A Music Blog, Yea? was at The Dirty Nil release show.

 Take a look at the evidence below.

03-07-2016

102.1 the Edge think you should discover “No Weaknesses” by The Dirty Nil!

03-04-2016

Some amazing shots of The Dirty Nil taken by Steve St. Jean for BLARE!

03-02-2016

Check out these awesome shots of The Dirty Nil at Live in Limbo!

03-02-2016

The Dirty Nil sat down with Exclaim! this weekend to talk about their new album “Higher Power”.

Record is out now on Dine Alone Records!

03-01-2016

The Dirty Nil destroyed The Horseshoe this past weekend. AUX has the proof.

03-01-2016

Quick Before It Melts names the debut LP from The Dirty Nil the‪#‎DiscOfTheWeek‬!

“Run for your lives everyone, The Dirty Nil have arrived.”  

03-01-2016

Get the perfect food pairing for the new The Dirty Nil album at Write.Click.Cook.Listen Blog.

03-01-2016

The debut album from The Dirty Nil is out today!

Read Canadian Beats review below.

03-01-2016

Read Dusty Organ’s fantastic review of the debut album from The Dirty Nil!

“The Dirty Nil have released their own catapult.”  

02-26-2016

The debut record from The Dirty Nil is out today!!!!!!!!

YAAAAAAAA!

02-26-2016

You’re going to want to read this piece on Chart Attack.

Trust!

02-26-2016

The Dirty Nil (usually known as The Motherfucking Dirty Nil) are on the cover of View Magazine today.

02-26-2016

Great review (by Lisa Sookraj) of The Dirty Nil’s debut record atLouderthanwar!

“The fact these guys come from a classic rock background shines bright and proud here, more prominent than ever. This was no accident. The band knew what they were going for and they went for it hard.”  

02-26-2016

Fantastic review of “Higher Power” from Adam White at Punknews.org!

02-26-2016

An incredible review of The Dirty Nil’s debut record “Higher Power” on IMVERYAPE!

“It may be shit-kicking, party-until-you-vomit-then-party-again kind of rock, but The Dirty Nil prove that they are the highest calibre in that category.”

02-26-2016

The Dirty Nil sat down with Graham Rockingham of The Hamilton Spectator to discuss their new album “Higher Power”.

Out this Friday!!!!

02-26-2016

All of The Dirty Nil’s secrets exposed at Riffyou.com!

Shocking stuff!

02-26-2016

The Dirty Nil reviewed on Pitchfork today!

“Only a true punk band would try to pull a fast one on God.”

02-26-2016

Dave from The Dirty Nil stopped by The New Noise!

.. to talk with Mike and Ashley about their debut LP Higher Power.

02-22-2016

The debut record from The Dirty Nil is out this week! Listen to the guys talk to Southern Souls about the new LP!

and history of the band!!!

02-18-2016

Phenomenal review of the debut record from The Dirty Nil at PunKanormal Activity.

“…pushing the hazards of commercialism aside, knocking on the hearts of the rock and roll faithful.”  

02-18-2016

read the 9 out 10 “camera flashes” review on Photogmusic!

Want to win the new album from The Dirty Nil on vinyl?!? Head to Photogmusic and answer “What song is “Higher Power” mentioned in?”

02-18-2016

The Soundboard reviews the debut LP from The Dirty Nil.

“The Dirty Nil have not so much left an impression with ‘Higher Power’ than left a crater smack bang in the middle of the musical landscape.”

02-18-2016

The Dirty Nil debut LP reviewed at Aesthetic Magazine. Out Feb 26th!

“Fans of The Dirty Nil will undoubtedly be stoked on the full-length project, as it is the long overdue, fully cohesive release they have waited for. Furthermore, newcomers will appreciate Higher Power as a proclamation of the bands tangible entrance into the music industry and as a testament to the group’s uncompromising sound.”  

02-04-2016

The Dirty Nil have their debut LP coming out this month and CBC Music says it’s one of the albums you NEED to hear!

02-04-2016

The Dirty Nil are one of the acts A Music Blog, Yea? can’t wait to see in February and they’ve included them in a pretty awesome playlist.

For Ears!

02-04-2016

The Dirty Nil stopped by Daytrotter and the results are online now!

01-28-2016

Kyle from The Dirty Nil talks about his “Favourite Album Ever” at Riffyou.com

01-28-2016

AUX has compiled some pretty awful stories from the road, Dirty Nil speaks out!

“Burn in hell, Burritoville.” The Dirty Nil never forget.

01-20-2016

Ursa Major, The Dirty Nil & Merival making waves over at Novella Magazine!

01-20-2016

Northern Transmissions video of the day comes from the new Little Elephant sessions with The Dirty Nil!

01-13-2016

Head over to PunkWorldViews.com for all the info on the upcoming debut LP from The Dirty Nil.

01-13-2016

The Dirty Nil are one of Punktastic’s Acts To Watch in 2016.

You heard? Maybe. Essential? 100%.

01-13-2016

Quick Before It Melts has a new favourite song and it’s The Dirty Nil!

We are getting closer and closer to the release of The Dirty Nil‘s debut album ‘Higher Power’.

01-13-2016

The Dirty Nil come in at #44 on The Strombo Show’s Hundo with “Zombie Eyed”. Listen on CBC Music.

01-13-2016

The Dirty Nil holding tight at #2 on the No Filter charts!

01-13-2016

Billboard knows what’s coming! The Dirty Nil gets named one of the most anticipated albums of 2016

AND by the looks of the below picture they have never looked better!

01-13-2016

Pet Sun, For Esmé, Programm, The Dirty Nil, Spells Of Vertigo, Twin Within, and The Holy Gasp make Do416’s best songs list.

So much goodness.

01-13-2016

The Dirty Nil named one of the 10 artists to watch at CBC Music!

01-13-2016

Hear the new single from The Dirty Nil at The Permanent Rain Press.

Debut LP “Higher Power” is out February 26th.

01-13-2016

Hear the new single from The Dirty Nil at PureGrainAudio.com!

01-13-2016

Find out about The Dirty Nil’s first LP at Riffyou.com and hear new single “Zombie Eyed”

01-13-2016

Stereogum might like The Dirty Nil.

“Lead singer Luke Bentham spits out the lyrics with a throat-scratching urgency over a rampant explosion of lawless guitars, and it’s this sort of feral intensity that’ll make the Dirty Nil’s debut an anarchic rollercoaster ride.”  

01-13-2016

Exclaim! has all the details on the debut record from The Dirty Nil.

“Higher Power” is out February 26th on Dine Alone Records!

01-13-2016

New song from The Dirty Nil premiered at BrooklynVegan today!

12-08-2015

“No Weaknesses” getting more love from Punktastic.

The Dirty Nil will release their debut LP in 2016.

12-08-2015

The new one from The Dirty Nil is the “Video of the Day” at Dlmds!

12-08-2015

The Dirty Nil named one of Canada’s 15 best punk bands of 2015 by CBC Music!

“creating distortion-drenched, gravelly punk rock ‘n’ roll with hugely sing-along-able choruses perfect for a drunken dance floor. BOOM!”

12-02-2015

Riffyou.com interviews Kyle from The Dirty Nil.

Kyle from The Dirty Nil let Riffyou.com know what his favourite album was. The choice may surprise you.

12-02-2015

The Dirty Nil have a new video. PureGrainAudio.com has it for your viewing pleasure!

11-25-2015

We don’t have to tell you again about The Dirty Nil. We’ll just let Kerrang!

do it.

11-25-2015

Watch the new The Dirty Nil video for “No Weaknesses” at CONFRONT Magazine!

11-25-2015

The Dirty Nil featured in Week in Pop at Impose.

“Peep the David Dunham directed video shot by Stephanie Bell & Karl DiPelino for The Dirty Nil’s fun new video “No Weaknesses” that takes on the endurance challenges of showing that they are tough enough (sans any appearance of any potential weaknesses). Hilarities and satirical presentations of testosterone displays of aggression ensue to an amusing […]

11-25-2015

The Dirty Nil on Louder Than War Magazine!

“The track keeps with the brash, playful sense of twang-punctuated rawk the band has consistently churned out over several awesome EPs and 7”s. But this time that classic rock influence comes through loud and clear, the vocals are more rough and tumble and the energy even more erratic, defying containment from full throttle to back […]

11-25-2015

VIDEO of the DAY: Northern Transmissions bestows the honour on The Dirty Nil

11-25-2015

New video from The Dirty Nil up on ThePunkSite.com.

Do you even lift?

11-18-2015

Watch the new video from The Dirty Nil at Exclaim!.

Things get bloody!

11-18-2015

Watch the new video (first in two years!) from The Dirty Nil at Indie88Toronto!

11-18-2015

YES! New video from The Dirty Nil over at Noisey. They talk about their new album “Higher Power”.

Out February 26th on Dine Alone Records!

11-11-2015

The Dirty Nil have been busy, and Now This Sound Is Brave wants you to hear the latest.

“not so much as tour as it is an endurance test”.  

10-26-2015

The Dirty Nil spills their guts on Pure Grain Audio!

This time PureGrainAudio.com finds out about all their worst experiences.

10-26-2015

Some truly incredible shots of The Dirty Nil and Protomartyr from Rick Clifford via BLARE!

Check them out on tour now!

10-26-2015

The Dirty Nil are touring the states again. See the dates and listen to a new track at Vanyaland

10-14-2015

Rock And Roll Creations features the new A-Side from The Dirty Nil.

Listen to “No Weaknesses” below.

10-14-2015

The Dirty Nil cover Fugazi, and Indie88Toronto has the details.

“Dundas, Ontario punk trio The Dirty Nil are not-so-slowly emerging from the underworld of the Ontario rock scene, and are on their way to becoming a national treasure.”  

10-14-2015

The Dirty Nil’s cover of the Fugazi classic “Provisional” appeared yesterday on BBC Radio 1’s Radio 1 Rock Show.

Check out the track in Daniel P. Carter’s playlist!

10-14-2015

The Dirty Nil’s cover of “Provisional” is Northern Transmissions!

“Song of the Day”!

10-14-2015

Stream the new track from The Dirty Nil at PureGrainAudio.com

Stream the new track from The Dirty Nil at PureGrainAudio.com

10-14-2015

A Music Blog, Yea? names The Dirty Nil one of the “Top 25 Acts to See At The Fest”.

10-14-2015

The Dirty Nil have a new 7″ coming. You can stream the b-side today at Stereogum.

10-14-2015

New track from The Dirty Nil up on Exclaim!

Listen to their cover of Fugazi’s “Provisional” at the link!

10-14-2015

Listen to The Dirty Nil cover Fugazi at Alternative Press! Pre-order the 7″ now!

10-07-2015

The Dirty Nil were interviewed by Alicia at A Music Blog, Yea? and it can be now viewed in glorious Hi Def!

Prepare to have all of your questions answered!

10-07-2015

The Dirty Nil at Riot Fest up on PureGrainAudio.com.

“Can’t wait for them to blow up and be one of the best things to come out of Canada!”  

10-07-2015

The new single from The Dirty Nil is up on Bucketlist Music Reviews.

Listen to “No Weaknesses” at the link!

10-07-2015

Head to A Music Blog, Yea? to see some great images of The Dirty Nil’s Riot Fest set.

09-29-2015

Get some insight into the forthcoming debut LP from The Dirty Nil at Riffyou.com.

09-29-2015

The Dirty Nil are one of CBC Hamilton’s “Songs You Need To Hear This Week”.

Heeeeeear!

09-29-2015

Check out some pics of The Dirty Nil at Riot Fest via Bucketlist Music Reviews!

09-29-2015

The Dirty Nil have a shit ton (at least!) of dates coming up! SheWolfRadio has the details.

09-29-2015

The Dirty Nil were one of the top acts to see at Riot Fest says Scene Point Blank.

Let’s all pray you didn’t miss it.

09-23-2015

The Dirty Nil interview with Louderthanwar.

“I’d get us sponsored by Southern Comfort. It killed Janis Joplin so it’s got to be good.”

09-23-2015

Some killer photos of Riot Fest at Beyond The Watch. Take a look at The Dirty Nil in all their glory.

09-23-2015

Cut From Steel reviews the new single from The Dirty Nil

“No Weaknesses’ is a rocking tribute to feeling invincible which seems really appropriate for these guys as they’ve gone from height-to-height with their musical career over the past few years.”  

09-23-2015

Quick Before It Melts has the new one from The Dirty Nil

“Over the last four years, since first hearing their “Fuckin’ Up Young” 7″, I have had a front row seat for the making of the next Greatest Band in Canada®. Guitarist Luke Bentham, bassist Dave Nardi, and drummer Kyle Fisher are gluttons for punishment, crisscrossing North America relentlessly touring, pressing their own singles, releasing mixtapes, […]

09-16-2015

Northern Transmissions names the new The Dirty Nil track the Song of the Day!

Rejoice!

09-16-2015

New Noise Magazine has the new The Dirty Nil single “No Weaknesses”!

 

09-16-2015

The Dirty Nil have a new single out. You can hear it atPureGrainAudio.com

 

09-16-2015

The first track off of the new 7″ from The Dirty Nil is out! Listen at Exclaim!

09-16-2015

Stereogum has the premiere of the new single from The Dirty Nil.

Stereogum has the premiere of the new single from The Dirty Nil. “The Canadian trio builds up an impenetrable rock wall in two-and-a-half-minutes time, bolstering the song’s claim that they’re pretty much invincible.”

09-02-2015

New music from The Dirty Nil coming soon, but in the meantime you can listen to “Guided By Vices” at Alan Cross Official

08-11-2015

The Dirty Nill have a new label, new 7″, new tour, and new album on the way.

BrooklynVegan has ALL the good news.

08-11-2015

The Dirty Nil sign to Dine Alone Records!

New 7″ in the fall. A boatload of tour dates. And getting ready for LP #1.

07-15-2015

The Dirty Nil are the true spirit of Warped Tour. Read Creative Socialite’s review.

06-08-2015

Photos from The Dirty Nil’s show at The Silver Dollar via Live in Limbo.

Check out these great shots of The Dirty Nil’s show at The Silver Dollar via Live in Limbo.

06-08-2015

Luke from The Dirty Nil sat down with 98KUPD Official as the band gets ready Vans Warped Tour.

Luke from The Dirty Nil sat down with 98KUPD Official as the band gets ready Vans Warped Tour.

06-04-2015

Exclaim has the details of The Dirty Nil’s show at The Silver Dollar Room!

“He yells like Roger Daltrey and shreds like Pete Townshend, complete with impressive windmill strums driving home the band’s extra meaty hooks.” The Dirty Nil took over The Silver Dollar in Toronto on Friday. Exclaim! was there to give you the rundown.

05-07-2015

Luke from The Dirty Nil spills his guts to Now This Sound Is Brave.

Or he talks about a Good Read, a Good Listen and a Good drink.

04-23-2015

Luke from The Dirty Nil talked with Southern Souls this week for their new “Small Talk” segment.

A must see/hear/digest!

04-10-2015

BrooklynVegan was at The Dirty Nil’s last stop on their tour with Single Mothers.

There is photo evidence!!

03-21-2015

The Dirty Nil in LA with Single Mothers

See the photo’s at CELLULOID ANNOYED.

02-27-2015

The Dirty Nil are on a massive tour with Single Mothers right now.

Read Exclaim!’s review to see how it’s going.

02-23-2015

A new review for The Dirty Nil at A Higher Revelation.

“There’s melody, there’s energy with some fuzz, punk and rock to boot and it’s pretty hard to resist turning this up loud for everyone to hear.”

01-30-2015

The Dirty Nil Named One Of Canada’s Best Punk Bands

CBC gives The Dirty Nil the #9 spot. #‎herecomethemohawks‬