Top 50 of 2016: Part 3 (30-21)

30. Run The Jewels – Run the Jewels 3 Release date: December 25, 2016  Hip-hop power-duo El-P and Killer Mike spent most of 2016 riding the success of last year’s RJT2, while also teasing fans and hinting at third album sometime in the future. And along with Santa Claus’ arrival bringing gifts, the veteran pair left their third instalment under the trees of fans with a free download on Christmas morning. Sneaking their way onto the Top 50, Run the Jewels have held on to their hard-hitting combination. With El-P once again…

The Dirty Nil – Zombie Eyed (Official Music Video)

2016 has been a good year for Hamilton punk n’ roll trio The Dirty Nil: their Dine Alone Records debut release Higher Power was extremely well-received in the music world, the young band have been keeping busy touring and rocking people’s faces off with their devilishly catchy rock and roll hooks. The Dirty Nil are continuing their tour run this summer (including a few dates in support of Billy Talent), and before returning to the road, they have shared the explosive new music video for their hit singe Zombie Eyed”. Vocalist/guitarist Luke…

Cedar Spring Motel – Waiting (For the Rain)

(If you like: The Dirty Nil, PUP, Modern Baseball)  The outskirts of Toronto and the GTA are becoming the place to be for some of the best garage-punk bands in recent years. Bands like The Dirty Nil, and PUP have been giving the genre a positive name, and Cedar Spring Motel can be added to the list. The Hamilton-based trio use melodic, face-melting punk and rock n’ roll as an outlet to complain about the common problems of being a young adult found in the routine sandwich of school and work. They…

The Dirty Nil – Wrestle Yü to Hüsker Dü (Official Music Video)

(If you like: PUP, FIDLAR, Hollerado)  “Welcome to Asshole Guitar Repair 101” greets The Dirty Nil’s lead singer/guitarist Luke Bentham in their new video for “Wrestle Yü to Hüsker Dü”. But he could have also said “Welcome to VHS Recording 101” or “How to Become One of the Best Canadian Punk Rock Bands to Date 101″. Based out of Hamilton, Ontario, The Dirty Nil released their debut record just last month via Dine Alone Records (read the review) to critical acclaim, and as they embark on their European/North American tour, they have shared the…

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 – Zombie Eyed (Live)

Hamilton punk n’ roll trio The Dirty Nil recently visited their friends at Little Elephant in Toledo, Ohio to play a live set of their latest hits. Releasing the highly-anticiapted debut full-length Higher Power on February 26th (according to Billboard.com), The Dirty Nil have shared the two lead singles “No Weaknesses” and “Zombie Eyed”. Now, fans can enjoy the blistering tracks live from their own living room – filmed in the quaint Little Elephant studio. Stay tuned for the release, and pre-order a copy of the album. Tour dates:  01/21 – London, UK @ The…

The Dirty Nil – Zombie Eyed

The release date for Higher Power – the upcoming debut full-length from punk rock trio The Dirty Nil – is inching closer. Slated for February 26th, the Hamilton natives are teasing the new album with their next single “Zombie Eyed”. Explosive from the get-go, the new single is a frenzy of demolishing punk hooks, abrasive vocals, and destructive energy. Loveable hints of 2000-esque alternative rock angst and melodic pop punk licks fuel “Zombie Eyed”‘s irresistible flare, upping the ante in anticipation. Enjoy the single below and hear their first single “No Weaknesses” here. After…

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…

The Dirty Nil – No Weaknesses

Dundas, Ontario punk trio The Dirty Nil slammed their way into the music scene by touring together since 2008 and releasing a number 7″ records for their fans, most notably “Fuckin’ Up Young“. Recently grabbing the attention of Dine Alone Records, one of Canada’s top indie labels, The Dirty Nil are expected to release their debut full length sometime in 2016. With that anticipation in hand, Luke Bentham (vocals/guitar), Kyle Fisher (drums), and Dave Nardi (vocals/bass) have released the first single from the upcoming record. “No Weaknesses” showcases what the boys do best:…