The Dirty Nil have recently shared a new music video for “Damage Control” off their recent album Fuck Art which was released early this year.
Director and animator Greg Doble creates an exciting yet dangerous animated world for the band. The video follows them as they talk to a strange wizard who displays what their brutal futures look like in sequenced disasters. Consisting of a healthy mix of violent tragedy, gold records and a plethora of easter eggs, the video is fun and unique.
In a press release, Greg Doble shared his thoughts on the song and his video’s creative process:
“‘Damage Control’ is a song that touches upon both the hard moments in life, as well as our individual perception of those moments. We all want to run ‘damage control’ when things aren’t going our way, but the reality of the situation is different in the minds of each person involved. I was quite drawn to the line ‘beware the things you wanna feel, ’cause that don’t mean they’re real’. To me, this line speaks to our ability as people to gravitate towards feelings, or our own personal bias, but in the process losing touch with a shared, concrete reality.
For the music video, I wanted to break those two pieces of the song along very literal lines: There is a peril that each band member experiences, but on the other hand, we keep being pulled back out of a dream state and left wondering if any of this is real. The personal bias is made literal by the fact that the wizard in the story is toying with The NIL’s perception of reality and the possible future”
Watch the music video for Damage Control by The Dirty Nil below.
Their new album Fuck Art is a statement of confidence and defiance from a group that has three full albums under their belt. The fresh sound blends their favourite ingredients – classic-rock heroism, pop-punk horsepower, ’80s indie scrappiness, ’90s alterna-crunch, speed-metal adrenaline – into a vibrant chromatic solution.
Listen to the rest of Fuck Art below.