“Bye Bye Big Bear” by The Dirty Nil

The Dirty Nil have shared “Bye Bye Big Bear,” the band’s new single is now available via Dine Alone Records. The song was inspired by Ontario’s infamous Big Bear convenience store and the band share, “For 5 years we lived together at a house in downtown Hamilton. For 5 years we were sustained by the Big Bear convenience store, located directly across the street. There we were nurtured with sparkling water, protein bars and cigarettes. There we witnessed an untold number of human dramas play out in the parking lot, ranging from the hilarious to the hopelessly sad. For 5 years it was our clubhouse, our pirate ship, our prison. So we say farewell, thank you for everything: Bye Bye Big Bear.”

“Bye Bye Big Bear” marks The Dirty Nil’s first new music since their 2021 album Fuck Art. The new single is the natural next step from Fuck Art and their 2018 breakout album Master Volume. It’s also the first recorded outing with new bassist and backup vocalist Sam Tomlinson.

Having formed when the band members were still in high school in 2006, The Dirty Nil toured for years before releasing their first LP, Higher Power (Dine Alone). The trio have released 2 additional albums and numerous EPs and singles. The Dirty Nil are Luke Bentham (vox, guitar), Kyle Fisher (drums), and Sam Tomlinson (bass).

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