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Megan Markwick and Lily Somerville are IDER, a small hours synth-pop duo revving up to take 2017 for their own with a string of festival dates and a cracking new EP...

Anita Awbi
  • By Anita Awbi
  • 12 Jun 2017
  • min read
Who? Megan Markwick and Lily Somerville.

What? Small hours synth-pop.

From where? North London.

What’s the story? Having clicked at university in Falmouth, Megan and Lily descended on the capital in 2015 to begin sketching out their sound.

Both pianists and songwriters first, their humid harmonies and crystalline keys are now augmented by sweeping electronics, guitar and bass.

Within months of experimenting, the pair posted their instinctive debut Sorry to Soundcloud, which had BBC Radio 1 knocking within minutes.

Since then, IDER have released a string of alt-R&B flavoured gentle belters, including King Ruby, Million and latest cracker, Gut Me Like An Animal EP.

Now with over two million streams on the slate, plus upcoming festival appearances including Bluedot, Visions and End of the Road, they’re gearing up to take 2017 for their own.

Sounds like? IDER’s polished alt-pop nestles somewhere in between Shura, SOHN and Glass Animals.

Predicted to? The pair’s two-night residency at London’s Archspace in October is sure to be the autumn’s hottest ticket.

Must hear?  Their Gut Me Like An Animal EP –