News: The Dirty Nil announce UK headline tour

Photo Credit: Steph Montani

Ontario’s rock ‘n’ roll torchbearers, The Dirty Nil, who are set to unveil their fourth album, Free Rein to Passions, on May 26th, 2023 via Dine Alone Records, have announced details of a UK headline tour for July and August. The tour, in association with the Music Venue Trust and The National Lottery, sees fans able to buy a ticket to any of the shows and bring a friend for FREE (with any Lotto Product). T+C’s apply.



26: BRIGHTON Hope & Ruin

27: GUILDFORD Boileroom

28: EXETER Cavern

29: BRISTOL Exchange

31: NEWCASTLE Cluny 2


01: GLASGOW King Tuts


03: LEEDS Key Club

04: LONDON Underworld

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Click here to pre-order Free Rein to Passions now. Following up on the record’s first single, Nicer Guy,” the trio are now sharing the album’s opener entitled “Celebration.” 

Featuring a chugging metal riff as a subtle ode to one of The Nil’s influences, Power Trip’s late frontman Riley Gale. “This is our purest love song, unconditional and without mercy,” says frontman Luke Bentham. ”Tell me what you want in the whole wide world. I’ll do it.”

Free Rein to Passions keeps things simple lyrically and doesn’t get bogged down with overly complicated messaging. Nothing overwrought, nothing didactic. Just songs about working soul-sucking jobs, shredding on guitar, and striving to be a kinder person. “The only real central theme of the album is an acknowledgment of the crazy circumstances that we all occupy at this point in time, and being nice,” Bentham stresses. “It’s about being nice to everyone around you, and enjoying your silly little life and not getting too smashed down by prevailing negativity in the air.”



1. 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

Pre-orders for physical variants are available here. In addition to the standard Milky Pink, there are four further variants available alongside curated Free Rein to Passions merchandise. See below for details on all physical variants available for pre-order.

Deluxe (Green Ghostly, ltd to 1,000 – Gatefold jacket printed on mirror board w/ bonus 2nd LP featuring demos, cover song and a b-side from the album session)

Standard (Milky Pink, first pressing ltd edition)

Artist Exclusive (Clear w/ Neon Splatter, ltd to 500)

Dine Alone Exclusive (White w/ Neon Splatter, ltd to 150)

Indie Exclusive (Blue Ghostly, ltd to 1,500)

Picture disc (ltd to 500)

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