As proven at their show this Friday at Boston Music Room to celebrate the release of their latest effort Master Volume.
To everyone who’s seen The Dirty Nil live it will be a mystery as to why this Ontario trio isn’t playing bigger venues – their delivery of the ultimate rock’n’roll show that would leave even Elvis blushing is filled with fun, killer tunes and swagger for days. Having just released their second album Master Volume, The Dirty Nil took a trip across the pond to celebrate the occasion with support from Weatherstate and The Winter Passing.
Bristol-based punk outfit Weatherstate were the first to take the stage that night. Their pop-punk is mixed with a good dose old fashioned punk at times and offer quite the treat for our ears with tracks off their 2016 release Dumbstruck as well as latest single Sympathy. For the last track, guitarist Callan Milward even decided to join the crowd for a few riffs.
Up next, The Winter Passing brought their infectious indie pop to the stage at Boston Music Room. The Dublin-based quartet have so much fun playing live that you can’t help but love it. They presented the crowd with a brand new song in the shape of Original Sin, which is about feeling awkward in socials situations and we can all relate. “Who’s looking forward to seeing The Dirty Nil rip the shit out of London tonight?” bassist Neil shouts to a cheering crowd just before the band finish off their high-energy set.
On to the main event of the evening as The Dirty Nil enter the room, instantly oozing rock’n’roll swagger. With the release of their newest record Master Volume they have very much showed the world that rock is far from dead or even dying, but that it is soaring to new heights.
Frontman Luke Bentham in his star-studded jacket delivers a star-worthy show alongside his bandmates. The Dirty Nil pump out anthem after anthem, shaking Boston Music Room to its very core. Kicking off their set with the epic That’s What Heaven Feels Like they leave no question about what they’re there to do. The track overflows with sick moody riffs and gripping vocals.
Tracks off their new record go down a treat and proves what the album had promised in the first place – first class rock’n’roll goodness that is hard to find these days. But the likes of Zombie Eyed and No Weaknesses off of their 2016 record Higher Power also go down an absolute treat.
With a sickeningly good cover of Metallica’s Hit The Lights the crowd into a state of delirium which also isn’t the first time that night. It’s bands like The Dirty Nil that really give you the perfect answer to whatever happened to rock music. The heavy riffs, anthemic choruses, big performances and addictive vocals all emalgamate into the gooey wonderful mass that is The Dirty Nil.
As a final touch, the band dedicate their final song of the evening, Bury Me At The Rodeo, to a fan that recently passed away because with all that rock’n’roll swagger comes a whole lot of heart as well.