The Dirty Nil – Higher Power

(If you like: FIDLAR, PUP, Fugazi)  Hamilton trio The Dirty Nil re-paint the line between rock n’ roll and punk. Infectious hooks and melodies are doused in gritty vocals and distorted guitar effects overtop a layer of rigorous percussion. As bored, talented youth growing up in their parents’ basement, The Dirty Nil have come along way in the past few years. After signing with legendary Canadian indie label Dine Alone Records in 2015, their abrasive rock style has been collected into an 11-track record for the debut full-length Higher Power.…

The Dirty Nil – No Weaknesses (Official Music Video)

After ending their North American tour last week, high-power punk trio The Dirty Nil have announced their debut full-length Higher Power will be released February 26, 2016. The group shared their lead single “Now Weaknesses” back in September, and now the anthemic, energy-blaring track has its visual accompaniment as the Dundas/Hamilton boys get into shape. Directed by Dave Dunham, the band are put through rigours workout routines, eventually leading to their self-destruction. Similar to the events on screen, the band explains, “Making the video was 14 hours of hell that only Dave Dunham could drag…

The Dirty Nil – Provisional (Fugazi Cover)

The Dirty Nil started to build their ever-growing fan base through extensive touring and releasing a number of 7″ records to enthusiastic support since 2008. Less than a decade later, the Hamilton/Toronto-based loud-rock trio are continuing to tour and have released their latest 7″ No Weaknesses / Provisional this past weekend. From that, the B-side track “Provisional” has been released as a single, as the band covers the 1988 track from punk band Fugazi. Putting a subtle spin on the track and adding the Dirty Nil’s signature grittiness, the B-side helps to build…