“Celebration” By The Dirty Nil

The Dirty Nil release their new album Free Rein to Passions on May 26th via Dine Alone Records. Today they have shared album’s opener “Celebration.” The track features a metal riff as a subtle ode to one of The band’s influences, Power Trip’s late frontman Riley Gale, frontman Luke Bentham says, “This is our purest love song, unconditional and without mercy.

“Celebration,” follows lead-single “Nicer Guy.” Free Rein To Passions is a return to form for the band, marking a more reckless approach for the JUNO Award-winning trio. Across the album’s 10 tracks the band keeps things simple lyrically and thematically with songs about working soul-sucking jobs, shredding on guitar, and striving to be a kinder person. “The only real central theme of the album is an acknowledgment of the crazy circumstances that we all occupy at this point in time, and being nice,” Bentham stresses. “It’s about being nice to everyone around you, and enjoying your silly little life and not getting too smashed down by prevailing negativity in the air.”

The Nil again recruited longtime collaborative producer John Goodmanson to capture their sound at Jukasa Media on Ontario’s Six Nations Reserve. They also brought in new blood with bassist Sam Tomlinson, a friend and fellow product of the Dundas scene. “In some ways it feels like going back to our roots in Dundas, and Sam knows what that’s like,” adds drummer Kyle Fisher. “He’s cut from the same cloth as Luke and I.”

The Dirty Nil
Free Rein to Passions
Dine Alone Records

Nicer Guy
Atomize Me
Land Of Clover
Blowing Up Things In The Woods
Stupid Jobs
Free Rein to Passions
The Light The Void and Everything

The Dirty Nil 2023 Tour Dates

6/1/23 – Ferndale, MI @ Loving Touch

6/2/23 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme

6/4/23 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club

6/6/23 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Park Theatre

6/7/23 – Saskatoon, SK @ Louis Pub

6/8/23 – Red Deer, AB @ Starlite Room

6/10/23 – Calgary, AB @ Commonwealth

6/11/23 – Medicine Hat, AB @ Casa Amigos

6/13/23 – Nelson, BC @ Spirit Bar

6/14/23 – Kelowa, BC @ Runaways

6/15/23 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw

6/16/23 – Victoria, BC @ Capital Ballroom

6/17/23 – Seattle, WA @ Madam Lou’s

6/18/23 – Portland, OR @ Polaris Hall

6/20/23 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

6/21/23 – Fresno, CA – Strummers

6/22/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour

6/23/23 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar

6/24/23 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar

6/25/23 – El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace

6/27/23 – Austin, TX @ Parish

6/28/23 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links

6/29/23 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Halls (Upstairs)

6/30/23 – New Orleans, LA @ Santos

7/1/23 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl

7/2/23 – Nashville, TN @ Basement East

7/5/23 – Richmond, VA @ Richmond Music Hall

7/6/23 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar

7/7/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts

7/8/23 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

7/11/23 – Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom

7/12/23 – Boston, MA @ Sonia

7/13/23 – Syracuse, NY @ The Lost Horizon

7/14/23 – Buffalo, NY @ Red Room

Pre-order Free Rein To Passions by HERE


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