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Sydney, Australia (1991 – present)

There are two artists who have recorded under the name of Smudge.

1) An indie/country-rock/power-pop band from Australia.

2) An alternative Pop/Rock band from Northwest UK.

Smudge (Australia)
An indie/country-rock/power-pop band which formed in Sydney, Australia in 1991. The group is fronted by vocalist and guitarist, Tom Morgan who co-authored The Lemonheads breakthrough 1992 album It’s A Shame About Ray as well as a number of other hits for that group.

Smudge was formed in 1991, initially only to contribute a song to the Half A Cow 7-inch compilation, “Slice”. The band went on to record the Don’t Want To Be Grant McLennan 7” single which was soon made John Peel’s record of the week. On the back of this success, several more releases followed, then in 1994 bassist Paul Duncan left the band to complete his business studies degree and was replaced by former Headache bassist, Adam yee. The line-up has remained the same ever since, with the exception of 1997 and 1998 when Pete Kelly (ex-Disneyfist, Sea Life Park, Decoder Ring) joined the band on second guitar, and helped record the album, Real McCoy, Wrong Sinatra.

From late October 1999 till 2002 the band went on an extended hiatus while drummer Alison Galloway went trekking across the world. Effectively on-hold for good, the band re-united for a few select Sydney and Melbourne shows at the end of 2004, 2006 and again in July 2008.

Smudge UK


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  • K-o-k-a

    Tea, Toast & Turmoil отличный альбом!

    21 Aug 2010 Reply
  • zoobird

    the one and only smudge as far as i'm concerned. or better said, the real mccoy!

    11 Jul 2009 Reply
  • JazzFuneral

    Man, Smudge (the australians) have some perfect POP songs.Love them.

    8 Nov 2008 Reply
  • needyourskulls

    just wanna say...... you guys have some real blistering riffage. <3

    23 Oct 2008 Reply
  • smudgetv


    2 Aug 2008 Reply
  • ninjaspew

    smudge are great. manilow is one of my favourite records.

    20 Jun 2008 Reply
  • slappermacca

    guitar pop to perfection, one of the best aussies bands ever, ingrown is a masterpiece. Please come back to melbourne

    13 Jun 2008 Reply
  • smudgetv

    hey...yeah this isnt the Smudge from the UK...ive been in touch with the site and they said its because the site gets its info from wiki that it cant tell the 2 bands apart...should be sorted soon tho...can listen to us @ - Jack Valentine x

    13 Jun 2008 Reply
  • nepal

    this is the better of the smudges

    18 May 2008 Reply
  • xShanny91

    LOL this so isn't the smudge i know o_O

    3 May 2008 Reply
  • rosieposierocks

    it was a different smudge at toc ive never even heard of thesee

    6 Feb 2008 Reply
  • Jettyguy

    Guess they're gona appear at TOC

    25 Nov 2007 Reply
  • smudge1979

    Manilow is the greatest power pop album ever

    12 Feb 2007 Reply