11 July, 2018Print
The Dirty Nil Embark on First US Headlining TourFollowing co-bills with The Who, Against Me!, Juno "Breakthroughs" Headline in Chicago, LA, NYC, and more this Fall
After pummeling 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”
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 abuse.
Listen to “Pain of Infinity,” a wreckage anthem from the “trifecta of wonderfulness- read: young, loud, snotty” new album (Alternative Press).
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:
That’s What Heaven Feels Like
Bathed In Light
Pain Of Infinity
Please, Please Me
Smoking Is Magic
I Don’t Want That Phone Call
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