Over the past four years The Dirty Nil have released a handful of 7” singles, mixtapes, EPs, and limited edition lathe cut records, while persistently touring all over North America. This November, a new 7-inch will join the collection, via Dine Alone Records. No Weaknesses b/w Provisional features the double edge sword of breakneck violent fuzz and pure anthemic catharsis; a combination of unhinged punk rock noise and stick-in-your-head pop melodies. The listener has no choice but to feverishly scream along. The b-side Provisional takes a classic Fugazi cut and amplifies the blistering rage.
"I was completely terrified to release this cover. Fugazi hold such a colossal place in my mind. They're the paragon of punk virtue, and they had the kind of autonomy and creative freedom that every band should aspire to. They're like a ghost that haunts my every music-related thought." – Dave Nardi of The Dirty Nil
Hailing from Dundas Ontario, The Dirty Nil consists of Luke Bentham (Guitar/vocals), Kyle Fisher (Drums), and Dave Nardi (Bass/vocals). The band works as a cross section of the most essential parts of rock and roll. Windmill heroics and smoke guitar theatrics sit side by side with uncompromising noise, feral energy, and deranged enthusiasm. They are shit eating grins and wild intensity.
The Dirty Nil play rock and roll – cause they couldn’t do a damn thing else if they tried.
The new album is currently being mixed by John Goodmanson (Sleater-Kinney, Death Cab For Cutie, Unwound) for an early 2016 release on Dine Alone. Look for the No Weaknesses b/w Provisional 7” this fall, while the band continues their relentless touring cycle. Dates below.
August 9 - Vancouver, BC - The Cobalt
August 10 - Calgary, AB - The Nite Owl
August 11 - Edmonton, AB - The Buckingham
August 12 - Saskatoon, SK - Vangelis Tavern
August 13 - Winnipeg, MB - Pyramid Cafe
September 19/20 - Toronto, ON - Riot Fest
October 13 - Detroit, MI - Majestic Café *
October 14 - Buffalo, NY - The Waiting Room *
October 18 - Boston, MA - Great Scott *
October 20 - Philadelphia, PA - Everybody Hits *
October 21 - New Haven, CT – BAR *
October 22 - Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery *
October 23 - Pittsburgh, PA – Cattivo *
October 24 - Columbus, OH - Double Happiness *
October 25 - Cincinnati, OH – MOTR *
October 27 - Nashville, TN - Stone Fox *
October 28 - Atlanta, GA – 529 *
October 31 - Gainesville, FL - The Fest
November 3 - Jacksonville, FL - The Birdhouse
November 4 - Charleston, SC - The Royal American
November 5 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
November 6 - Washington, DC - DC9
November 7 - Brooklyn, NY - Shea Stadium
November 8 - Long Branch, NJ - Brighton Bar
November 10 - Lakewood, OH - Mahall’s 20 Lanes
November 11 - Bloomington, IN - The Bishop
November 12 - Chicago, IL - Cobra Lounge
* = with Meat Wave