The Dirty Nil Announce New Album ‘Master Volume’ & Embark on First US Headlining Tour

Following co-bills with The Who, Against Me!, Juno “Breakthroughs” Headline in Chicago, LA, NYC, and more this Fall

Listen to “Pain of Infinity” at Alternative Press:

After pummelling through 350+ shows over the last three years, 2017 Juno Award “Breakthrough Group of the Year” winners The Dirty Nil embark on their first ever US headlining tour. The band will play tracks from their upcoming LP ‘Master Volume’ (out September 14th on Dine Alone Records) with a raw, kinetic, straight-up rock & roll energy that’s equal parts punk intensity and 80s-rock-god decadence. Equipped with an inimitable live “swagger” (Brooklyn Vegan), guitarist/vocalist Luke Bentham, bassist Ross Miller, and drummer Kyle Fisher will juxtapose their muscular, venomous riffs and clap-along choruses with stories from the road of good-natured run-ins with the cops and impromptu stripteases in German Christmas Markets.

Watch their no-holds-barred live show video for “Bathed in Light” HERE

Flirting cooly with some of life’s cruelest realities and made to reach the back of the arenas, ‘Master Volume’ rips open with “That’s What Heaven Feels Like,” a late-night ode to living fast and dying young (specifically, blasting through the windshield of your lover’s car) that plays like a greased-up, sucker-punched “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out,” and ends with “Evil Side,” a six-minute epic perfect for a midnight graveyard stroll. In between, the band alternates between playful lyrics and power riffs (“Please, Please Me,” a ferocious punk track that’s sonically the opposite of its melodic 60s namesake, but shares the same raunchy subject matter) and topical issues like millennial numbness and substance.

Listen to “Pain of Infinity,” a wreckage anthem from the “trifecta of wonderfulness- read: young, loud, snotty” new album (Alternative Press), HERE

When creating the classic horror, pop-art ‘Master Volume’ cover, designer/illustrator Christopher Blackwell of Providence, RI apparel/accessory brand Hungry Ghost Press said he “wanted to do something that felt a little bit gnarly for ‘Master Volume’ – kind of an ode to trash and metal bands that we all grew up on. The whole Dine Alone team have an awesome love and appreciation for vinyl, and the amount of time and energy they put into their releases is refreshing to see. Artwork is only part of the job- what really ties the album together is the packaging and how the listener can experience the record while listening to the music.”

Since they busted out of their quiet hometown of Dundas, Ontario, in 2011, The Dirty Nil have been making bold impressions with their hard-to-define (only accurate label: rock & roll) sound. Championed by the likes of Vice Noisey and Stereogum and praised by Pitchfork for smashing “the boundaries separating ‘indie,’ ‘pop punk,’ and ‘alt-rock,” the band have cut their teeth on co-bills with everyone from The Who, The Menzingers, and Alexisonfire to Against Me! and Bleached.

The upcoming tour kicks off October 25 at Underground @ DIME in Detroit, MI, and hits many of the nation’s premiere music clubs, including The Echo in LA and Mercury Lounge in NYC, before closing out with a four-night homecoming streak in Ontario. As the Alternative Press says, “If you’re not there, you’re nowhere.”


Master Volume’ Track Listing:

  1. That’s What Heaven Feels Like
  2. Bathed In Light
  3. Pain Of Infinity
  4. Please, Please Me
  5. Auf Wiedersehen
  6. Always High
  7. Smoking Is Magic
  8. Super 8
  9. I Don’t Want That Phone Call
  10. Evil Side


The Dirty Nil Tour Dates:

Thu, October 25, 2018 – Detroit, MI – Underground @ DIME

Fri, October 26, 2018 – Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge

Sat, October 27, 2018 – TBA

Sun, October 28, 201 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry

Tue, October 30, 2018 – Winnipeg, MB – The Good Will

Wed, October 31, 2018 – Saskatoon, SK – Amigos

Thu, November 1, 2018 – Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room – Temple

Fri, November 2, 2018 – Calgary, AB – Commonwealth Bar & Stage

Sat, November 3, 2018 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret

Sun, November 4, 2018 – Victoria, BC – Lucky

Tue, November 6, 2018 – Seattle, WA – Funhouse

Wed, November 7, 2018 – Portland, OR – Sirens (Upstairs)

Fri, November 9, 2018 – San Francisco, CA – Hotel Utah

Sat, November 10, 2018 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo

Sun, November 11, 2018 – Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge

Tue, November 13, 2018 – Austin, TX – Barracuda

Wed, November 14, 2018 – Dallas, TX – Three Links

Thu, November 15, 2018 – New Orleans, LA – Santos

Fri, November 16, 2018 – Atlanta, GA – Purgatory at The Masquerade

Sat, November 17, 2018 – Nashville, TN – The End

Sun, November 18, 2018 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506

Tue, November 20, 2018 – Washington, DC – DC9

Wed, November 21, 2018 – Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge

Fri, November 23, 2018 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge

Sat, November 24, 2018 – Boston, MA – Middle East – Upstairs

Mon, November 26, 2018 – Quebec City, QC – L’ANTI

Tue, November 27, 2018 – Montreal, QC – Bar Spectacle L’Escogriffe

Wed, November 28, 2018 – Ottawa, ON – Babylon

Thu, November 29, 2018 – Kitchener, ON – Wax

Fri, November 30, 2018 – London, ON – Rum Runners

Sat, December 1, 2018 – Toronto, ON – The Opera House

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