The Dirty Nil are back and doing what they do best, as they pay tribute to some of the best years of their lives.
Man, how we have missed The Dirty Nil.
The band are back with their first new music since their full-length ‘Fuck Art’ dropped last year, and they have picked up where they left off.
In suitably poignant and powerful style.
Their new song is called ‘Bye Bye Big Bear’, and talks about the store that was located across the street from an apartment they had in downtown Hamilton.
A spot they shared with members of other bands such as The Glorious Sons, Attack in Black, Career Suicide, Seaway, and Single Mothers, it was a place which held a lot of memories for them. This song, a stunning piece of arena-baiting rock, pays tribute to those memories.
The band had this to say about it:
“For 5 years we lived together at a house in downtown Hamilton. For 5 years we were sustained by the Big Bear convenience store, located directly across the street. There we were nurtured with sparkling water, protein bars and cigarettes. There we witnessed an untold number of human dramas play out in the parking lot, ranging from the hilarious to the hopelessly sad. For 5 years it was our clubhouse, our pirate ship, our prison. So we say farewell, thank you for everything: Bye Bye Big Bear.“
And vocalist Luke Bentham elaborated with this:
“We were there through our 20s and having the best time. When we turned 30, though, it felt like time to spring from the nest, so we all put our separate plans into motion, and then I immediately started to miss everybody.”
We spoke to Luke around the release of ‘Fuck Art’, which you catch up with below:
And here’s ‘Doom Boy’, because it is still unstoppable: