The Dirty Nil are in the midst of a relentless touring schedule, just finishing up a string of European tour dates before they hit North America for nearly two months this summer with So So Glos. The band will bring their cathartic performance to Denver on May 24th at The Hi-Dive (Tickets available here) and we had the chance to chat with drummer Kyle Fisher about their busy schedule and what to expect from upcoming shows.
Interview by Dom Vigil
Can you tell us a little bit about The Dirty Nil for those who may not be familiar?
We are three dudes who formed a band in high school now we have a full length record out and are touring the world as much as we can.
You guys just released your new album Higher Power back in February - what about the album are you most proud of?
For the most we are happy to have finally made a full length record (if it even counts because it's 27 minutes long). We kept joking that we were never going to do one but here it is ready for your ears. It sounds the way we wanted, we are proud of the songs what else could you want right?
Did you have any major goals or plans when writing and recording Higher Power?
To try and make the best and loudest record we could.
How do you feel you’ve grown or evolved with the release of the album?
I think with the album we more or less distilled everything we've done leading up to it with singles and EPs in a more potent and concise assault on the ears.
You’re playing a string of shows in Europe before heading to North America for even more tour dates. What are you most excited for on these upcoming shows?
Really stoked to be playing with FLAG and the So So Glos. These shows are going to be insane. We also get to return to the west coast which we wanted to do sooner but couldn't get out there unfortunately. As a kid growing up in a Southern Ontario suburb hitting California is a dream come true. We also love Denver for obvious reasons but the city is one of our favourites as well.
What has been the highlight of your shows overseas so far?
Playing at Groezrock in Belgium to a packed tent. Hands down. Europe fucking rules.
What would you like listeners to take away from your music or live performances?
If you come see us listen to our music just have as much fun with it as we do making it and playing it.
On top of these upcoming tour dates, do you have any other big plans for 2016?
We are slowly working on the next record during all this tour but that's still far, far away from now. We have much more touring on the horizon and that's about all the plans we have.