Lodger -‘Life Is Sweet.’ (Bad Sneakers Records)
The second album sees the three piece turn in a gorgeous, just-right -for summer set. I’d be willing to bet these guys treasure their copies of the NME c81 and NMEC86 as much as I do, but that shouldn’t make it sound as if they are purely indie-retro. There’s a freshness here just right for sunny days (and hell we’ve even got them here in Scotland right now!). This evokes reasons of what proper indie is, and the Leeds three piece have delivered an excellent sophomore set.
Whilst it’s a reasonable comment that this album does not re-write the rule book -and do we really realise those records are here when we do, or only in, uh,retrospect, it works well as an album, rather than just as a collection of songs strewen together. The only track which lets the album down in ‘Honey’ which feels a little dull, rather than being as lovely as it its name might suggest. Granted a title like first single ‘The Good Old Days’ might sound like Daily Mail-esque whinging, but put your ears to this album, and give it a listen.
The Lodger -‘The Good Old Days.’ mp3