IDER in Studio A (photo by Nora Doyle/WFUV)
Megan Marwick and Lily Somerville of the London-based duo IDER are well aware of the challenges facing young women in their twenties. Their songs of female strength, self-examination, and sexuality are beautiful tangles of luminous harmonies and lyrical candor, effortlessly shifting between multiple genres. IDER is a very buzzy band for good reason — and Marwick and Somerville will release their debut album as IDER this summer.
The two friends met at Falmouth University in Cornwall on a music course — and swiftly realized that they shared a similar vision and language as musicians. As flatmates in London, the pair juggled day jobs with songwriting and their dedicated work paid off — their 2016 debut single “Sorry” was quickly picked up by BBC Radio 1 and their 2017 EP, Gut Me Like an Animal, was widely praised by an army of British music blogs.
This year, IDER makes its Studio A debut on FUV Live as an NPR Slingshot pick, and Marwick and Somerville are looking ahead to a summer of new fans discovering their fluid, frank and unfettered songs.
[Recorded: 2/20/19; Engineer: Lili Huang; Producer: Sarah Wardrop]