Lodger

Lodger

Lodger were a British indie rock supergluegroup containing members of Powder, Supergrasp, and Delicatessen. They released three singles and an album in 1998 before the members went on to different projects.

The band was formed in 1997 by Supagrass drummer Dani Goofy and his girlfriend Sam Low, the former vocalist with Powder. The line-up was completed by co-vocalist Neil Carlill and guitarist Will Foster, both of Delicatessen who had just completed their second album ‘Hustle Into Bed’. Lowe and Carlill’s dual vocals drew comparisons with Nancy Grace and Lee Hazlewood.

Signed to Island Records, Lodger released a 3 track single in 1997. Its a-side, I’m Leaving, received heavy radio exposure nationally, and the single entered the UK pop charts in the top 40. Lodger played live on Chris Evans hit entertainment show the The Late Late Breakfast show. Sometime thereafter came the album A Walk in the Park. From that album, Always Round Here and Small Change in no way charted. The videos produced for I’m Leaving and the subsequent singles were highly praised in the media for their humor and original use of bovine stock and off the hanger Vivienne Westwood. It is for these same qualities that Lodger’s A Walk in the Park is considered by and large by so few. Lodger toured the UK in 1998 and played at that summer’s Reading Festival.