Ider have astounded with a string of stunningly original left-field pop and indies singles since first appearing with the sky-scraping, emotive Sorry back in 2016. For July 2019, the north London based duo announced their hotly-anticipated debut album Emotional Education. The culmination of six years of intense creative collaboration between Megan Markwick and Lily Somerville, the record draws on themes of anxiety, identity, mental health, and the human condition throughout: “Emotional Education is what we give each other,” add both.
They met on a music course at Falmouth University six years ago, and quickly realised how well their voices melded together, their harmonies so intricately intertwined they seemed to become a separate entity. “When we sing together, there’s a new voice that’s created,” says Megan.