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The Dirty Nil

With indie rock fuzz-bombs and shout-along choruses, The Dirty Nil has an explosive sound harnessed through countless hours spent kicking up a racket in the suburban basements of Dundas, Ontario. The band’s raucous anthems pack a wallop on the debut album Higher Power — Pitchfork praised the LP’s “massive hooks,” and Brooklyn Vegan wrote that “The Dirty Nil sound destined to cut through all the noise.” The Hamilton-based band formed in 2006, as a duo featuring teenage high school pals Luke Bentham (guitar/vocals) and Kyle Fisher (drums). Quickly, the guys developed a sound that mixed the catchy muscle of ‘70s rock with the furious energy of punk. After a few years of basement jam sessions, they added friend and fan David Nardi on bass. The band has since introduced long-time friend Ross Miller (bass/vocals) to the fold, taking over from Nardi. The Dirty Nil released a string of singles and EPs, and their fanbase spread from their hometown across the continent. In early 2016, The Dirty Nil released the much-anticipated debut album Higher Power through Dine Alone Records. With 11 songs full of shrieking feedback, in-the-red distortion and titanic choruses, it’s a coming-of-age party for three friends who have remained true to their rock roots without allowing themselves to be confined by genre. Since its release, the band’s momentum has only increased with global tours alongside Alexisonfire, Billy Talent and Monster Truck and recognition from the likes of Kerrang! in the UK, who nominated the band for ‘Best International Newcomer’, Visions Magazine in Germany who named Higher Power their #2 album of 2106, and at home in Canada where the band won a JUNO Award for ‘Breakthrough Group of the Year.’ The Dirty Nil’s album Master Volume, the follow-up to their 2016 debut Higher Power, was released on September 14 via Dine Alone Records.

“For those who still pray at the altar of rock music, the Dirty Nil might feel like a second coming. While the disciples of Dewey Finn can seem like a thinning herd these days, this trio from Dundas, ON has thrived on their unabashed devotion to rock'n'roll in its purest, loudest and most electrifying form.” - Exclaim!

”The Dundas, Ontario, trio has boiled rock down to its purest form—effortless riffs, knobs-to-11 volume, and feedback for days...For their appropriately titled sophomore album, Master Volume, the band set out to make a perfect rock record and they succeeded.”  - Noisey

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