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Leeds’s finest The Lodger’s latest single ‘The Good Old Days’ is their first on Bad Sneakers and the first single to be taken from their 2nd album ‘Life Is Sweet’. This release follows on from 3 sold out singles and last year’s debut album ‘Grown Ups’ (Angular Records).
The Lodger were created inside the mind of singer, songwriter and guitarist Ben Siddall in his Leeds bedsit in 2005. Having written and demoed early Lodger tracks on his home computer, Ben recruited two friends Joe Margetts on bass and Bruce Renshaw on drums, and The Lodger was born. Hailing from Leeds, The Lodger have also found themselves on the same bills as many of their Yorkshire peers, including The Kaiser Chiefs, Forward Russia and iLiKETRAiNS, and are favourites at London’s premier Indiepop night ‘How Does It Feel To Be Loved’.
After winning the Rebel Playlist Vote on BBC 6 Music, The Lodger become regular additions on the station’s playlists and also receive support from Steve Lamacq on Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music. The Lodger have also had a featured video on YouTube for their single Kicking Sand which received over 40,000 views, and debut album ‘Grown-Ups’ reached an amazing #65 in Amazon.com’s top 100 albums of 2007, #4 in This Is Fake DIY’s best albums of 2007 and #1 in Click Music’s best albums of 2007. The wait for their new material is now over……
Single B-side to The Good Old Days comes in the form of a re-mix by The Slips, a duo (Rob Haggett and David Treahearn) who in their 6 year, 100 working hour weeks, have worked with the likes of Madonna, Gwen Stefani, CSS, Massive Attack, Fischerspooner and Bjork.