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The Dirty Nil – ‘Minimum R&B’

Since the birth of punk, numerous fledgling bands have learnt their craft through the release of limited edition 7” and EPs. In this, the internet age, platforms such as bandcamp have made it fundamentally easier and more economically viable for bands and smaller labels to release these offerings and gradually build a following before launching into the critical and commercial minefield that is releasing your debut album. This is exactly the path followed by Canadian rockers, The Dirty Nil. Their phenomenal debut album Higher Power was the culmination of everything they had learnt from five years of recording and, for many, it was their first introduction to a band who are quickly forging a reputation as one of the most exciting rock bands around. Thankfully, Dine Alone and Fat Wreck Chords have joined together to offer a fascinating insight into the creative growth of the band by releasing this compilation of all of their 7”s and EPs to date. Now those who have had their appetite whetted by Higher Power  can take a trip through their history to find a band who, from the very beginning, have been making nose-bleed inducing, scuffed up, perfect slacker anthems.

Debut single “Fucking Up Young” saw the band come out swinging with a thrillingly raw and infectious single that has to rank as one of the best debut singles of the modern era. The bare bones production and the rough and ready scuzzy guitars are refreshingly gritty and authentic, coming across like an old, dusty artifact of the band’s origins. It perfectly captures that moment in time where the band threw themselves into what (for all they knew) could have been their only shot at cutting a single. The band hadn’t had to time to overthink things, just plug in and play. It helps that their sound had already been honed through years of touring as the take sounds live with stop-start, wigged out guitars and short sharp bursts of percussion. The B-side from the single “Verona Lung” is a similarly spiky, unpolished gem of an alt-rock song which combines the deceptive simplicity of Pixies and the vulnerable howl of Rivers Cuomo.

Next up comes “Little Metal Baby Fist” and “Hate is a Stone” from their “Little Baby Fist” EP – “Little Baby Fist” blends together equal parts Husker Du, The Replacements and Fugazi to leave an uncompromising, explosive punk song with a hook you could hang a T-Rex from. Their 2014 7”, “Cinnamon” b/w “Guided By Vices”, their first for Fat Wreck Chords, has a grungier feel but is anything but derivative, coming across like a lost Nirvana cover of the Vaselines from their Incesticide album. “Guided by Vices” in particular has a riff that could instantly oxygenate your blood as the band coil a classic rock n roll riff into an incendiary ball of noise.

“Nicotine”, “Beat”, “New Flesh” and “Pale Blue” all come from 2014’s “Smite” EP. “Nicotine” distorts a standard blues shuffle  while“Beat” kicks in the door, taking the classic punk sound of The Damned and views it through the prism of 80’s DC Hardcore. “New Flesh” shows a more hardcore side to the band with the band kneeling at the altar of hardcore legends Minor Threat. Original bass player Dave Nardi takes over vocal duties to scream himself inside out as the band pummel through a full throttle slab of abrasive, caustic hardcore. Closer “Caroline” is a mid-tempo waltz which sees the band combine their sound with classic 60s melodies. It builds to a swirling whirl of biting guitars with singer Luke Bentham howling and lamenting through the din.
This compilation acts as the perfect introduction for those taken in by their hook-laden, riff-heavy, fiery debut and are thirsty for more. It’s an exhilarating flick through their discography to date and after repeated listening it doesn’t feel so much a compilation as an early greatest hits record.

4.5/5 Stars



The Dirty Nil stream new singles compilation “Minimum R&B”

Ontario rockers The Dirty Nil are now streaming their new singles compilation “Minimum R&B” at Brooklyn Vegan. You can listen to it here. The compilation is being released by Dine Alone Records/Fat Wreck Chords on April 28th.

“Minimum R&B” is the follow up to their debut full length “Higher Power.” You can read a review about that record here.



The Dirty Nil stream “Caroline” from upcoming compilation album “Minimum R&B”

Canadian rockers The Dirty Nil have premiered a re-recorded version of their song “Caroline.” This will appear on the band’s singles and b-sides compilation Minimum R&B, which is set to release on April 28th through Fat Wreck Chords and Dine Alone Records.

Check out the new take on “Caroline” below.

The Dirty Nil last released their debut album Higher Power in early 2016.



The Menzingers debut new video for ‘After The Party’

Absolute lookers The Menzingers premiered a new video for their song ‘After The Party’. It’s of course the title track from the bands’ latest album (which we absolutely loved). Head down below to watch the video.

The Menzingers are currently on tour in the States in support of After the Party, with Jeff Rosenstock and Rozwell Kid. They’ll be heading out to Europe and UK with The Flatliners and The Dirty Nil later this spring.



Fat Wreck Chords and Dine Alone team up to release The Dirty Nil’s “Minimum R+B”

Didn’t see this one coming, that’s for sure!

Canadian punk rock trio The Dirty Nil have announced plans for a new release, “Minimum R&B.” It’s comprised of eleven tracks from the band’s back catalog, including one song that’s heretofore never been released. In a cool twist, the album is being released by the mighty Fat Wreck Chords in the States, with The Dirty Nil’s label, Dine Alone Records, taking care of the worldwide release. It’s due out April 28th; pre-orders will be available soon, so stay tuned.

Head below to check out the tracklisting for “Minimum R&B,” plus the full rundown of The Dirty Nil’s upcoming Canadian and European tour dates, alongside bands like The Menzingers, The Flatliners, and Billy Talent.

The Dirty Nil released their debut full length, “Higher Power,” through Dine Alone last year, and released a 7-inch (“Cinnamon”/”Guided By Vices”) on Fat back in 2014!



Episode 55 – Such Gold, The Dirty Nil, Djordje Stijepovic/Tiger Army | Dying Scene Radio

This week on Dying Scene RadioElena Venetia joins Bobby Pickles and cohort, Piazza, Live In-Studio at the FAT ENZO factory in West Palm Beach, Florida. BAND SPOTLIGHTS Include two interviews by Elena Venetia from Riot Fest Chicago, one with Canadian rock n’ rollers, The Dirty Nil, and the other with world renowned slap bassist Djordje Stijepovic (Tiger Army), and AnarchoPunk interviews New York melodic hardcore band, Such Cold, in Lancaster (again), California.

THIS WEEK’S PLAYLIST
PUP – Sleep in the Heat
Rancid – Silence Is the Only Rule
Pulley – Different
SWMRS – Palm Trees
Interview w/ Such Gold
Such Gold – Frying in the Mix
Descendents – On Paper
Jonesy – (I Just Wanna) Cum On Your Face
Green Day – Still Breathing
Death By Stereo – I Think About Killing You Everyday
Anti-Flag – Without End
Pseudo – Slump (Rink-a-Dink)
F.O.D. – American
The Menzingers – Bad Catholics
Fights and Fires – Take A Swing At The World
Shore Leave – Redneck Rodeo
Interview w/ The Dirty Nil
The Dirty Nil – Bury Me at the Rodeo
The Attack – Betting Man
Nothington – Cobblestones
Direct Hit! – Villain Alcoholic
Good Friend – Young Blood
Our Darkest Days (feat. Denis Buckley/88 Fingers Louie) – Time Has Come
Altitude – Clincher
Chesty Malone and the Slice ‘Em Ups – I Look Like Hell
The Decline – Can’t Have Both
Not Tonight And The Headaches – She’s With You
Greg Graffin – Lincoln’s Funeral Train
Interview w/ Djordje Stijepovic
Tiger Army – In The Morning Light
NGHTCRWLRS – Coffee and Weed
Brutal Youth – Hostile Work Environment
Raincheck – Overflow

Listen to all the latest music and headlines below.



The Dirty Nil release “Friends in the Sky” music video

The Dirty Nil have released a music video for their song “Friends in the Sky,” and you can check it out below.

The track is taken from the band’s debut full-length Higher Power, which released on February 26th, 2016 through Dine Alone Records.



New Video: The Dirty Nil – “Zombie Eyed”

The Dirty Nil have unveiled a pretty awesome new video for the track “Zombie Eyed.” The clip starts off with a rather startling bang, and takes a few more startling (and kinda awesomely gross) turns. Check it out below.

“Zombie Eyed” appears on the band’s full length Higher Power, which was released February 26th, 2016 via Dine Alone Records.



Album Review: The Dirty Nil – “Higher Power”

The Dirty Nil may or may not play punk– it’s the slugline of a pedantic argument that obfuscates the fact that punk fans of any ilk will probably like them either way. Calling your band punk, in a world where pure rock ‘n roll and garage rock are inimitably more marketable is a faux pas of colossal variety. The Dirty Nil might not have the same set of influences, and they may not care to be a part of the community, but from whatever roads they took to get there, they ended up in the same place. Their music is punctuated with loud and heavy guitars, vocals shouted at the edge of hoarseness, with enough melody to stick in your head after the two-and-a-half-minutes are up. Whatever they want to call themselves, their music is punk rock by the books.

They’ve released an EP on Fat, and now are making their full-length debut with Higher Power, a title that combined with the band’s overt rock worship, can be taken as a sort reverential testament to the place of powerful, raucous music in one’s life. It’s laid out in the first track “No Weaknesses” both musically and lyrically. Thick chords give way to hints of twang, all fronted by plaintive yell-singing that calls back, in the absolute best way, to the 70’s hey-day of punk rock, where bands from all over the world thrashed chords and attacked the mic with whatever they had in their voice box.

Grunge rears its head on the second track, “Zombie Eyed.” It’s mid-tempo and heavy, like Nirvana and Dinosaur Jr., paired with a whimsical riff that makes the whole thing feel self aware. That’s a line thatHigher Power skips across, over, and under through its duration– the question of authenticity and earnestness painted in a blue cloud as vivid as its album art. At times, the music seems to be a treatise on commenting and incorporating as much of rock music history into a single conclusive sound as possible. “Lowlives” and “Fugue State” cover hardcore in this respect, and does so with respectful vigor. For a band that doesn’t want to sully their name with punk, they play it with remarkable reverence.

There’s nothing wrong with the way the Dirty Nil choose to market themselves. They play powerful rock music and for most anyone who cares for such a thing over scene politics, that’ll be more than enough. Higher Power is an album held together by the notion that music can be a universal unifier– the end result being a curated mixtape of sonic aggression.

4/5



Music Video: The Dirty Nil – “Wrestle Yü To Hüsker Dü”

The Dirty Nil have released a video for their song “Wrestle Yü To Hüsker Dü.” Guitarist / vocalist Luke Bentham says of the video:

“12 broken video cameras + illegal smoke bombs in confined spaces = The Dirty Nil live experience, captured for you in glorious VHS format,”

You can watch the video below.

The song appeared on the band’s debut full length Higher Power, which was released on February 26th, 2016 via Dine Alone Records.



The Dirty Nil perform “Zombie Eyed” for Little Elephant

The Dirty Nil have released a video of them playing their new single “Zombie Eyed” which was recorded live at the Little Elephant in Toledo, Ohio. You can watch the video below.

“Zombie Eyed” will appear on the band’s upcoming full length Higher Power, which is set to be released February 26th, 2016 via Dine Alone Records.

The Dirty Nil released “Cinnamon b/w Guided by Vices” on Fat Wreck Chords in August 2014.



The Dirty Nil release live video for cover of Fugazi’s “Provisional”

Canadian punk rock trio The Dirty Nil have released a video of their cover version of Fugazi‘s “Provisional”, which was recorded live at the Little Elephant in Toledo, Ohio. You can watch the video below.

The original version of “Provisional” is taken from Fugazi’s classic 1989 EP Margin Walker, while The Dirty Nil’s version is taken from their 7″ No Weaknesses, which released last October.

The band will release their new album Higher Power next month on Dine Alone Records.



Restorations announce tour with Creepoid and The Dirty Nil

Philadelphia rockers Restorations have announced an upcoming US tour with support from Creepoid and The Dirty Nil.

Check out all the dates and locations below.

Restorations last released LP3 in 2014 on SideOneDummy Records.  Creepoid last released Cemetery Highrise Slum on June 23, 2015 via Collect Records.  The Dirty Nil last released a 2-song 7″ in August of 2014 through Fat Wreck Chords.



The Dirty Nil stream new track “Zombie Eyed”

Canadian punk rock trio The Dirty Nil are streaming the song “Zombie eyed” off of their upcoming full length “Higher Power”, you can stream the track below.

The song drips with their punk energy mixed with their 90’s alternative sensibilities. “Higher Power” is set to be released February 26th, 2015 via Dine Alone Records.

The Dirty Nil released “Cinnamon b/w Guided by Vices” on Fat Wreck Chords in August 2014



Music Video: The Dirty Nil – “No Weaknesses”

Canadian rock and rollers The Dirty Nil have released a new video for their song “No Weaknesses,” and you can check it out here.

“No Weaknesses” comes from the band’s upcoming debut full length Higher Power, which is set to be released on February 26h via Dine Alone Records. The band last released a 2-song 7″ in August of 2014 through Fat Wreck Chords.