The Dirty Nil are back. The amp-blowing, Juno Award-winning trio who for years have embraced, torn down, and then reinvented the quintessential “rock n roll star” archetype have announced the title of their hotly anticipated new album, Fuck Art (out via Dine Alone Records), out later this year. The Dirty Nil’s new record is an unabashed concoction of classic-rock heroism, pop-punk horsepower, ‘80s indie scrappiness, ‘90s alterna-crunch, and speed-metal adrenalin.
Today, the band also presents the video for latest single, ‘Doom Boy.’, featuring the trio jamming in a literal van – and then proceeding to destroy it. Like the best Nil tracks, Doom Boy meshes thrashy, metal-like riffs with pop-punk melodies, and a radio-friendly chorus; it’s a hardcore basement punk love song about listening to Slayer in the back of a minivan that’s not afraid to sound pretty in a stadium. Frontman Luke Bentham so enthusiastically recorded the song that he ripped a hole in his pants in the studio.
“Doom Boy is one of my favourite songs we’ve ever made. It’s an ode to chivalry and thrash itself, and yes, it’s my Mom’s Dodge Caravan. Crank the dial and enjoy, friends,”said Bentham.