The band just release the deluxe version of their recent album Master Volume.
Hamilton rockers The Dirty Nil have released Idiot Victory, a new cut from the Master Volume sessions, and paired it with an official music video. The Idiot Victory video began as a choreographed dance concept and bloomed into a showcase of Nil fans who possess alternative talents including (but not limited to) yoga enthusiasts, marshmallow manipulators, hula-hoopers, glam-rock sax players and French bulldogs aspiring to be the next Tony Hawk.
Idiot Victory was a favourite from the Master Volume sessions, and something The Dirty Nil held onto because it deserves its own moment to fucking shine.
“To be honest, the song is about smashing your partner’s cell phone in a desperate bid for attention.
I certainly participate in the modern landscape of social media but like many, I’m concerned about its obstruction of true, real-life connection. The title, to me is something separate. I like the ambiguity of it. It can be contextualized depending on its association.
When we were thinking of ideas for a video, it conjured for me a sense of jubilation. We wanted to incorporate some of the people who have connected significantly with our band and showcase some alternative talents they possess. To me, “Idiot Victory” is the triumph of the underdog and a celebration of all things strange. Please play loud. Let your freak flag fly brothers and sisters” says vocalist Luke Bentham.
Loaded with steady-grooving songs about living fast and life-affirming anthems about dying young, Master Volume ultimately amplifies The Dirty Nil’s most essential quality: their refusal to be defined. They’re too melodic and muscular to be purely punk, but too raucous and unhinged to pass as straight pop; too cheeky to be overtly political, but still acutely in tune with the unsettled, anxious energy of the times in which we live. Whether you find catharsis in a crowd-surf or a street protest, Master Volume captures the ecstatic rush of getting swept up in a communal moment… and the frantic fear that it can all come crashing down at any second.
See The Dirty Nil live in the UK:
Oct 22 – Bristol, UK @ The Fleece (w/ The Bouncing Souls & Death By Stereo)
Oct 24 – Glasgow, UK @ St Luke’s (w/ The Bouncing Souls & Death By Stereo)
Oct 25 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla (w/ The Bouncing Souls & Death By Stereo)
Oct 26 – London, UK @ Electric Ballroom (w/ The Bouncing Souls & Death By Stereo)