Fresh off a Juno win and straight into your hearts, The Dirty Nil are back with some music for ya. “Caroline” is the first single off the newly released Minimum R&B – a collection of singles, b-sides, and rarely heard tracks. Some of these songs are familiar fan favourites (Fuckin’ Up Young, Nicotine) and some of them are rare tracks. “Caroline”, for example, has only appeared on a limited run 2009 EP that was put out on CDs. The song has been performed live a few times and now it has finally been recorded and widely released.

“Caroline” stands out because it is at least twice as long as most Dirty Nil songs and the tone is softer and more reflective. It’s a really great track. It’s still punk, and it’s still fantastic, it’s just a little more laid back. It’s like when, instead of drinking your vodka straight, you add a splash of grapefruit juice for a low stakes cocktail. It’s still vodka, but suddenly your friends and family are less worried about your ‘social drinking problem’.

Minimum R&B is a great celebration of The Dirty Nil for fans and a great primer and intro to the band for those who are just discovering them. Add this to your BBQ / Cottage party playlists and let the good times roll.

Download Minimum R&B here.

The Dirty Nil are headed on tour again! Check ’em out:

4/18 – Southampton, UK @ Talking Heads ^
4/19 – London, UK @ KOKO ^
4/20 – Manchester, UK @ Academy 2 ^
4/21 – Bristol, UK @ Bierkeller ^
4/22 – Glasgow, UK @ Oran Mor ^
4/23 – Derby, UK @ The Venue ^
4/24 – Norwich, UK @ Epic Studios ^
4/26 – Cologne, DE @ Underground ^
4/27 – Berlin, DE @ Musik & Frieden ^
4/28 – Münster, DE @ Uncle M Fest 2017 at Skaters Palace ^
4/30 – Hamburg, DE @ Molotow
5/2 – Dresden, DE @ Beatpole
5/3 – Frankfurt, DE @ Nachtleben5/4 – Munich, DE @ Orange House
5/5 – Stuttgart, DE @ Kellerklub5/6 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Obenuse Fest
5/7 – Solothurn, Switzerland @ Kofmehl – Raumbar
5/8 – Vienna, AT @ Arena 3 RAUM Bar
5/25 – Hamilton, ON @ Absinthe*
5/26 – London, ON @ Rum Runners*
5/27 – Howell, MI @ Bled Fest*
5/28 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club*
6/3 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue Nightclub*
6/4 – Whistler, BC @ Garfinkel’s*
6/10 – Thunder Bay, ON @ Crocks*
6/12 – Timmins, ON @ The Working Class*
6/15 – Waterloo, ON @ Maxwell’s*
6/17 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace*

^ = w/ The Menzingers and The Flatliners
* = w/ The Flatliners and Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs