THE DIRTY NIL - MASTER VOLUME VINYL
Release Date: 16th November 2018
The Dirty Nils are a loud as hell, extremely catchy punk-rock band that have out-done themselves once more on this their 3rd album. Master Volume is a relentless record that is as heavy as it is hooky and will make you want to turn it up as loud as possible and rock the fuck out... be warned!
For Fans Of: Single Mothers, Drug Church, The Sidekicks, Antarctigo Vespucci
"Flirting cooly with some of life’s cruelest realities and made to reach the back of the arenas, ‘Master Volume’ rips open with “That’s What Heaven Feels Like,” a late-night ode to living fast and dying young (specifically, blasting through the windshield of your lover’s car) that plays like a greased-up, sucker-punched “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out,” and ends with “Evil Side,” a six-minute epic perfect for a midnight graveyard stroll. In between, the band alternates between playful lyrics and power riffs (“Please, Please Me,” a ferocious punk track that’s sonically the opposite of its melodic 60s namesake, but shares the same raunchy subject matter) and topical issues like millennial numbness and substance. When creating the classic horror, pop-art ‘Master Volume’ cover, designer/illustrator Christopher Blackwell of Providence, RI apparel/accessory brand Hungry Ghost Press said he “wanted to do something that felt a little bit gnarly for ‘Master Volume’ – kind of an ode to trash and metal bands that we all grew up on. The whole Dine Alone team have an awesome love and appreciation for vinyl, and the amount of time and energy they put into their releases is refreshing to see. Artwork is only part of the job- what really ties the album together is the packaging and how the listener can experience the record while listening to the music.” Since they busted out of their quiet hometown of Dundas, Ontario, in 2011, The Dirty Nil have been making bold impressions with their hard-to-define (only accurate label: rock & roll) sound. Championed by the likes of Vice Noisey and Stereogum and praised by Pitchfork for smashing “the boundaries separating ‘indie,’ ‘pop punk,’ and ‘alt-rock,” the band have cut their teeth on co-bills with everyone from The Who, The Menzingers, and Alexisonfire to Against Me! and Bleached."