Babylon Nightclub played host to The Dirty Nil for a night of rock and roll! Having recently played at this year’s Bluesfest so it was going to be cool seeing a small intimate show. We are in for a treat with some of Ontario’s amazing rock music coming to town.
Hailing from Hamilton, these guys have been on the scene for a while now. The Dirty Nil consists of lead singer and guitarist Luke Bentham, bassist Ross Miller and drummer Kyle Fisher. They broke out on the mainstream circuit in a big way winning a Juno in 2017 for Break though Group of the Year.
Starting out the night is Dear God. Coming from Brampton, Dear God brings a unique sound with some hip-hop and hardcore elements. They had one job, to get the party started. I wasn’t familiar with this one personally, but they played their hearts out and put on a good show. Nice way to start out the night for sure.
Up next is Single Mothers opening for The Dirty Nil. Another one I can’t say I am familiar with so I was interested to give them a listen. Andrew Thomson formed Single Mothers back in 2008 and they are based out of London Ontario. They have released 3 studio albums and 3 Eps, so they come with some experience. They took to the stage and drew the crowd in with some great guitar played and catchy lyrics. The band played a really good set and I will probably be looking them up a little more.
The Dirty Nil
And now for your main event of the night, The Dirty Nil. Fans chanted to get them on stage, they wanted to rock and didn’t want to wait. Luke Bentham has always been known to be energetic, so this was going to be fun. Starting out the night with Idiot Victory and Bathed in Light they brought the heavy hitting guitar riffs and had the crowd rocking. No Weaknesses and That’s What Heaven Feels like quickly followed things up and the rock show was in full swing. These guys always know how to bring down the house with an epic rock show and this one certainly was not a disappointment.
This is another one for the books as Ottawa gets another rock show with some amazing Canadian rock acts. Certainly, looking forward to the next round with The Dirty Nil.
Photo’s by Jessy Dwyer