Hailing from The Hammer, The Dirty Nil have a suitably tough and gritty edge to their take on punk. After earlier 7-inch singles, the trio go multi-format on new EP Smite, out on 10-inch white vinyl and in cassette and digital form. "Wrestle Yu To Husker Du" is a nod to those hardcore heroes, while other tracks (like "Nicotine") are short, snappy and hard punk. They have March gigs set for Sudbury, Ottawa and Toronto. Punk lovers may well get smitten.