Hamilton, Ontario-based trio The Dirty Nil have spent the last eight years honing their craft as one of the tightest acts this country’s produced. While the band has long been categorized a punk band, their sophomore full-length record Master Volume serves as statement that their sound is far too substantial to wear just one label.
Frontman Luke Bentham, drummer Kyle Fisher, and bassist Ross Miller have turned everything up to eleven on Master Volume, which arrived on Friday, September 14 via Dine Alone. The result is a record that’s bigger and more distinguishable than anything the band’s done before, while maintaining an emphasis on carefully curated tone and Bentham’s ability to straddle a fine line between melody and fierce, David Yow-esque screaming.
The Dirty Nil joined Indie88 for a recent Stiegl Hidden Studio Session to perform three songs from Master Volume. Watch them sweat it out below.