Artist: The LodgerThe Lodger was formulated by Pontefract-born songwriter, singer and guitarist Ben Siddall inside a Leeds bedsit in 2004 as a solo project, quickly becoming a 3, then a 4-piece. After a few well-received 7-inch singles on a variety of independent labels such as Angular Records and Dance to the Radio, a debut album titled 'Grown-Ups' was released in June 2007 around the world.
This was swiftly followed up by a second record in May 2008, 'Life is Sweet' which was again licensed to various labels all over the universe including the legendary Slumberland Records in the USA (The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Crystal Stilts) and coincided with tours of UK, Europe, Japan and USA and festivals.
A new 4 song 7' E.P. led by the track 'I Think I Need You' will be released this June by Elefant Records of Madrid (Camera Obscura, Au Revoir Simone et al), just in time for the sunshine... in the meantime Ben is locked in the study with guitars and keyboards and notebooks until Album 3 pops out. For the new material which the band are currently rehearsing, the personnel of the group continues to grow - adding trumpet, saxophone and viola.