The Dirty Nil

Biography

With indie rock fuzz-bombs and shout-along choruses, The Dirty Nil has an explosive sound harnessed through countless hours spent kicking up a racket in the suburban basements of Dundas, ON. The band’s raucous anthems pack a wallop on the debut album Higher […]

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With indie rock fuzz-bombs and shout-along choruses, The Dirty Nil has an explosive sound harnessed through countless hours spent kicking up a racket in the suburban basements of Dundas, ON. The band’s raucous anthems pack a wallop on the debut album Higher Power — Pitchfork praised the LP’s “massive hooks,” and Brooklyn Vegan wrote that “The Dirty Nil sound destined to cut through all the noise.”

The Hamilton-based band formed in 2006, as a duo featuring teenage high school pals Luke Bentham (guitar/vocals) and Kyle Fisher (drums). Quickly, the guys developed a sound that mixed the catchy muscle of ‘70s rock with the furious energy of punk. Kyle explains, “We all grew up liking classic rock music and playing classic rock songs and punk songs all the time.” After a few years of basement jam sessions, they added friend and fan David Nardi on bass. The band has since introduced long-time friend Ross Miller (bass/vocals) to the fold, taking over from Nardi.

The Dirty Nil released a string of singles and EPs, and their fanbase spread from their hometown across the continent. They earned an admirer in NOFX’s Fat Mike, who asked the band to cut a single for his celebrated punk label Fat Wreck Chords (2014’s “Cinnamon” b/w “Guided by Vices”). They’ve hung out with underground hero Ian McKaye at the iconic Dischord House in Virginia, opened for FLAG, and took part in Warped Tour.

In early 2016, The Dirty Nil released the much-anticipated debut album Higher Power through Dine Alone Records. With 11 songs full of shrieking feedback, in- the-red distortion and titanic choruses, it’s a coming-of-age party for three friends who have remained true to their rock roots without allowing themselves to be confined by genre. Since its release, the band’s momentum has only increased with global tours alongside Alexisonfire, Billy Talent and Monster Truck and recognition from the likes of Kerrang! in the UK, who nominated the band for ‘Best International Newcomer’, Visions Magazine in Germany who named Higher Power their #2 album of 2106, and at home in Canada where the band recently won a JUNO Award for ‘Breakthrough Group of the Year.’

Not content sitting still, The Dirty Nil have announced the forthcoming release of Minimum R&B. Comprised of eleven tracks from the band’s back catalogue, the album will include one unreleased track, a combination of 7”s, and the EP ‘Smite’ all in one place. Dine Alone and Fat Wreck Chords have joined forces to bring us this compilation which will be available digitally and in physical formats on April 28, 2017. The band already have tours confirmed in UK, Europe and Canada before the summer of 2017, and there’s more touring in the works. For The Dirty Nil, there truly is no end in sight.

Members

  • Luke Bentham - Guitar, Vocals
  • Ross Miller - Bass, Vocals
  • Kyle Fisher - Drums

Contacts

General
Dine Alone Records
  thedirtynil@dinealonerecords.com

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General
Dine Alone Records
  thedirtynil@dinealonerecords.com

Videos

“Friends In The Sky”

“Zombie Eyed”

“Provisional (Fugazi Cover)”

“No Weaknesses”

Shows

Date Location Venue Details  
September 2, 2017 Winnipeg, MB Garrick Centre w/ Against Me!
September 3, 2017 Saskatoon, SK Louis Pub w/ Against Me!
September 5, 2017 Edmonton, AB Union Hall w/ Against Me!
September 6, 2017 Calgary, AB Marquee Room w/ Against Me!
September 8, 2017 Vancouver, BC Vogue Theater w/ Against Me!
September 9, 2017 Seattle, WA Showbox at the Market w/ Against Me!
September 10, 2017 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom w/ Against Me!
September 12, 2017 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades w/ Against Me!
September 13, 2017 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom w/ Against Me!
September 14, 2017 Los Angeles, CA FONDA THEATRE w/ Against Me!
September 19, 2017 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre W/ Against Me!
September 21, 2017 El Paso, TX Tricky Falls w/ Against Me!
September 22, 2017 San Antonio, TX Paper Tiger w/ Against Me!
September 23, 2017 Dallas, TX Granada Theater w/ Against Me!
September 24, 2017 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall w/ Against Me!
September 26, 2017 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom w/ Against Me!
September 27, 2017 St. Louis, MO The Ready Room w/ Against Me!
September 30, 2017 Chicago, IL Concord Music Hall w/ Against Me!
October 1, 2017 Detroit, MI Majestic Theatre w/ Against Me!
October 3, 2017 Cincinnati, OH Bogart's w/ Against Me!
October 4, 2017 Cleveland, OH House of Blues w/ Against Me!
October 5, 2017 Buffalo, NY The Waiting Room w/ Against Me!
October 6, 2017 Toronto, ON The Phoenix w/ Against Me!
October 7, 2017 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre w/ Against Me!
October 8, 2017 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls w/ Against Me!
October 10, 2017 Boston, MA Paradise Lounge w/ Against Me!
October 12, 2017 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer w/ Against Me!
October 13, 2017 Washington, DC The 9:30 Club w/ Against Me!
October 14, 2017 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel w/ Against Me!
October 15, 2017 Ashbury Park, NJ Stone Pony w/ Against Me!
October 17, 2017 Norfolk, VA NorVa w/ Against Me!
October 18, 2017 Charlotte, NC Neighbourhood Theatre w/ Against Me!
October 20, 2017 Nashville, TN The Cannery Ballroom w/ Against Me!
October 21, 2017 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel w/ Against Me!
October 22, 2017 Atlanta, GA CenterStage w/ Against Me!
October 24, 2017 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room w/ Against Me