To understand the symbiosis that exists between IDER, you need only learn how the London duo’s debut album, Emotional Education, got its name. “It came from a song that I had written,” says Megan Markwick, referring to the raw electro-pop anthem ‘Saddest Generation’, a beautiful examination of millennial malaise. “But then Lily had put in that lyric – ‘Where’s the emotional education we’re all looking for?’ And it was a penny drop moment. It’s such a perfect example of the way we work, this partnership that is all entangled.” “Emotional Education is what we give each other,” adds Lily Somerville, “and what we’re going to give you with this album.”
Those who attend IDER’s live shows get to witness their symbiotic relationship first hand. “We’ve been told that our on-stage chemistry is really visible” “We love creating a relationship with the audience too. We chat, sometimes overshare… We don’t take ourselves very seriously, which is sometimes quite contradictory to the music. We write quite deep stuff but that’s not who we are at all. Everything is funny most of the time.” Ultimately, they hope people come away from their shows, and from listening to their music, feeling inspired. “We want to empower people, and make people feel great. That’s always got to be at the heart of everything."