Artist: Smudge Single: Stay Feel Regret EP Label: The Animal Farm Release Date: 22/09/08 Link: www.myspace.com/smudge There's nothing particularly unique about what Smudge are doing. Musically it sounds a lot like what everyone seems to be doing lately, or at least for the last few years anyway. Lyrically it's just as paint by numbers as you would expect for an Indie/Emo inspired band but for some reason unlike many similar band I haven't found myself fumbling for the next button on my Ipod. Which is just wierd! I think it has to do with their ability to create such catchy songs, which is essential if your music isn't pushing boundaries. To be fair I could take or leave track's two and three but the opener 'Flat Line' is a pretty good song to fair and definitely one i suggest you check out. Rating: 3/5