Video of the moment
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Hard-hitting Hamilton rock 'n roll trio The Dirty Nil sure impressed NCM scribe John Crossingham with their new single "No Weaknesses". Last month he wrote that "this killer tune suggests as much love for Rick Springfield and Buddy Holly as Husker Du and The Replacements" (read the full review here).
The band has now come up with a killer video to match the track. Oft taking a split screen approach, it portrays the members working out and beating each other up to a bloody pulp in a home gym, a fitting complement to the ferocious muscularity of the song.
A press release adds a further description: "In the Dave Dunham directed clip for The Dirty Nil's instantly-anthemic single, the band participates in synchronized aerobic warm ups, weightlifting drums and guitar amps, and consuming protein shake and hamburger diets, all to gain strength for the ultimate match.
The band terms the filming process as "14 hours of hell that only Dave Dunham could drag us through with a smile on our faces." The satirical clip turns comically gruesome as the video concludes with the band participating in a blood-splattered, black eye inducing boxing match amongst themselves, complete with the song's thrashing guitars and pulsating drums in the background."
The first The Dirty Nil video in two years, it precedes their upcoming debut LP, Higher Power, out February 26, 2016 via Dine Alone Records. The album was produced by the band, with Shehzaad Jiwani and Adam Bentley, mixed by John Goodmanson (Sleater Kinney, Death Cab for Cutie, Unwound), and mastered by Troy Glessner (Anberlin, Neck Deep). "No Weaknesses" will be the album's first track.
Upcoming shows are at The Casbah in Hamilton on Dec. 27 and The Black Heart in London, England, on Jan. 21. We predict 2016 will be a big one for the band.