Song of the Day: The Dirty Nil – ‘Am I The Menace?’

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Photo Credit: Steph Montani

If you’ve been following Already Heard for some time, then you’ll know we’re big admirers of The Dirty Nil. The Canadian trio have repeatedly our hunger for big riffs and equally big choruses. So with last year’s “bloody great” ‘Free Rein To Passions’ getting a deluxe edition reboot, we thought it’d be a good time to highlight The ‘Nil’s greatness once again. ‘Am I The Menace?’ is one of several new tracks included.

Described by frontman Luke Bentham as “a semi-sincere self-examination, compiled from observing others,” ‘Am I The Menace?’ captures The Dirty Nil at their thrilling best in a tight-knit three minutes. Surging with Bentham’s ignited riffs, Sam Tomlinson’s bassline groove, and Kyle Fisher’s punctuated drum work, it’s a sturdy reminder of what makes The Dirty Nil so likeable.

In addition to ‘Am I Menance?’, the deluxe ‘Free Rein To Passions’ will include several demos, as well as The Dirty Nil‘s take on the Bonnie Tyler classic – ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’.

'Free Rein To Passions' Deluxe Editon The Dirty Nil1. Celebration
2. Nicer Guy
3. Undefeated
4. Atomize Me
5. Land of Clover
6. Blowing Up Things in the Woods
7. Stupid Jobs
8. 1990
9. Free Rein to Passions
10. The Light, The Void and Everything
11. Am I The Menace?
12. Total Eclipse of the Heart (Bonnie Tyler cover)
13. Celebration (Demo)
14. Nicer Guy (Demo)
15. Land of Clover (Demo)
16. Atomize Me (Demo)
17. Blowing Up Things in the Woods (Demo)
18. Stupid Jobs (Demo)
19. Undefeated (Demo)
20. 1990 (Demo)
21. Bye Bye Big Bear (Demo)Pre-Order/Pre-Save here.

The release of ‘Free Rein To Passions’ (Deluxe Edition) will also coincide with their co-headline UK and European tour with Microwave. They’re gearing up for the release of ‘Let’s Start Degeneracy’ on April 26th. So it’s an unmissable tour with two of North America’s hidden rock gems in The Dirty Nil and Microwave.

15th Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
16th Gorilla, Manchester
17th Oran Mor, Glasgow
19th Leadmill (Steel Stage), Sheffield
20th Boileroom, Guilford
22nd Fleece, Bristol
23rd Patterns, Brighton
24th Scala, London

‘Free Rein To Passions’ (Deluxe Edition) by The Dirty Nil is released on April 4th, 2024 on Dine Alone Records.

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