The DIRTY NIL – ” Done With Drugs “

Posted: June 23, 2020 in MUSIC
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The Dirty Nil is sharing a stripped-down version of the band’s new single “Done With Drugs,” an infectious track about people who want the world to know they’re kicking a bad habit.

“I see a lot of people who are trying to stop doing cocaine or stop drinking rivers of liquor, or stop eating lots of s**tty fast food,” explained frontman Luke Bentham, in a release. “On Facebook, I see these posts from people declaring, ‘I’m done with this!’ — they’ll have a six-paragraph post about how they’re changing their lives.” He sings: “They been good / they been sweet / but now it’s time to get clean / I’m done with drugs / I hope they’re done with me … Maybe I’ll try origami or jujutsu / and walk around IKEA with you / ‘cause I’m done with drugs.”

Bentham insisted he is all for self-improvement – and he is not making light of anyone’s personal struggle.

“I’m just kind of amused and fascinated by that whole aspect of social media. Like someone will post, ‘I’m done drinking coffee!’ Okay, well then just stop drinking coffee — you don’t have to try to stop the internet for the day to tell everybody that you’re done with Maxwell House! . “I find that funny, and somewhat narcissistic. But that’s just my opinion, and I’m kind of an a**”hole!”

Bentham and bandmates Ross Miller and Kyle Fishe worked on new music while quarantined together during the COVID-19 pandemic. They have released “Done With Drugs” along with a video that intersperses shots of them performing on the stage of Toronto’s Phoenix Concert Theatre with scenes of a stadium full of fans at 1985’s Live Aid.

The track is also available on 7-inch vinyl with The Dirty Nil’s cover of Tom Petty’s “Even The Losers” as the B-side. Check out Bentham’s acoustic performance of “Done With Drugs” 


The Dirty Nil play rock and roll.

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