THE DIRTY NIL RELEASE NEW SINGLE “DONE WITH DRUGS”
Luke Bentham on making the video:
I don’t think I’ve ever laughed harder on the set of a video. From Kyle’s karate moves, to the drone camera crashing through the warehouse and nearly killing us, this video captures the mayhem and spirit of our band in a special way.
It used to be that The Dirty Nil’s advantage over all other rock ‘n’ roll bands was that they had punchier riffs, sharper hooks, and snazzier collared shirts. But now that the world is in isolation mode, the Hamilton, ON trio can exploit yet another unique asset – the fact that singer/guitarist Luke Bentham, bassist Ross Miller, and drummer Kyle Fisher all live together in the same house. As a result, the Nil have been able to regularly convene and put the finishing touches on their next album – the follow-up to their 2018 Juno Award-nominated crusher Master Volume – without having to worry about social distancing, face masks, or their 40-minute Zoom time limit running out.
The lyrics about quitting drugs shouldn’t be taken at face value.
“At this time in my life, I see a lot of people who are trying to stop doing cocaine or stop drinking rivers of liquor, or stop eating lots of shitty fast food. On Facebook, I see these posts from people declaring, “I’m done with this!” — they’ll have a six-paragraph post about how they’re changing their lives. I’m definitely not against self-betterment, and I’m not trying to make light of anyone’s struggle; I’m just kind of amused and fascinated by that whole aspect of social media. Like someone will post, “I’m done drinking coffee!” Okay, well then just stop drinking coffee — you don’t have to try to stop the internet for the day to tell everybody that you’re done with Maxwell House! I find that funny, and somewhat narcissistic. But that’s just my opinion, and I’m kind of an asshole!” ~Luke Bentham
The Dirty Nil
(Dine Alone Records)
Release Date: July 7, 2020