One of our punk favourites, The Dirty Nil have recently (Aug 19th) released a 7” on Fat Wreck Chords to great reviews. The guys toured and impressed audiences in the US and now they are back to play Supercrawl before hunkering down to work on some new material.

Q –  We are really excited to have you play Supercrawl this year. What is the first thing that pops into your mind when you hear the word “HAMILTON”?
B.A. Johnston.

Q – Who are you looking forward to seeing at Supercrawl?
We’ll be away on the Saturday night, so we’ll be missing Spoon, but I’m very excited to see Charles Bradley on Sunday. And our pals Greys and The Beverleys will be playing as part of the Buzz Records Showcase, with lots of other great artists, at Baltimore House on Friday night.

Q –  Where are you most likely to be spotted at a music festival? (gallery, food trucks, beer tent, on some plush grass, in a café, music venue, by a stage, side walk, back alley, etc etc)
Looking for pizza.

Q – Do you ever listen to a song and think, ‘Damn, that’s perfection. I wish I could have worked on that’? What is that song?
Northern Primitive – “Highway”

Q –  What is the most inspiring, or most memorable, show you’ve attended in the last little while?
We played Arboretum festival in Ottawa a couple of weeks ago. The Constantines’ set overlapped with ours by about a half hour or so, so we were able to watch half their set before we had to race to our venue. We pretty much walked in the door and walked onto the stage and started playing. The energy and power of The Cons’ set, combined with the adrenaline of rushing to our show, helped us play the best set of the tour.

Q –  What’s your idea of the perfect day off?
Planet of the Apes marathon.

Q –  Where do you draw your musical inspiration from?
I think we get a lot of inspiration from our peers. Maybe not directly inspired, in a musical sense, but they definitely drive us to keep moving and creating and playing shows. Watching our friends like Greys, and Single Mothers, and Pup, and Solids, going out on tour and killing it and making great records is really something special. Feeling like you’re part of a larger community of friends, who are all extremely creative and extremely determined is a really great feeling.

Q –  What is the last thing that crosses your mind before you get on stage?
I wonder where the pizza was.

Q –  What are you listening to lately? Can you recommend a track for us to check out?
Protomartyr – “I’ll Take That Applause”
Pile -“Baby Boy”
The Men – “Night Landing”

Q –  What’s the best thing you did all summer?
Went on tour together, spent a week in California, fired guns in Texas, put out a 7”.

Q –  What do you have planned for the fall / winter, musically speaking?
We’ll be playing a handful of shows in Canada and America, but spending a lot of time focusing on writing and recording some new material. Should hopefully have a new record or two out in the new year, with lots more touring to follow.

Thanks a lot !