NEW MUSIC: A CHAT WITH IDERJanuary 18, 2018
Ones to watch for 2018, IDER are a songwriting duo whose music has been described by The Fader as exploring ‘the darkest edges of love and human impulses’. We chat to the London duo about their stunning new single and upcoming tour. Pictures by Lottie Turner.
How did you meet and why did you start making music together?
We met at University on a music course where we became friends and started writing together. When we finished uni, we moved in together in London and that’s when we started IDER.
Where did the name IDER come from?
She’s the mystery third member of the band.
How would you describe your sound?
A blend of a few different genres… R&B meets electronic with a side hustle of dark pop.
Tell us all about the video for your new single, Body Love
We co-directed the video with our friend and director, LSK. We filmed most of it in our room and included our own footage from touring and life during 2017. We wanted it to be personal and to capture a bit of our world.
Watch the video
What inspires you most, musically and otherwise?
Good melodies, feeling, rhythm, photography, colour, texture, clothes, nostalgia, women, people, lyrics, swimming, chatting…
How has your sound grown and changed since you first started writing together?
We’re constantly evolving as a band and we feel that’s reflected in our sound. Our music taste is eclectic and very broad and we don’t like the idea of confining ourselves to one particular genre.
What’s your creative process like?
Messy, open and collaborative.
What’s your live show like? What are you most excited about on your upcoming tour?
It’s the 2 of us and we swap around different instruments. We focus a lot on our connection and chemistry on stage, and the blend of our voices is at the forefront. We’re most excited for our next London show on March 27.
What’s on your rider?
Beers and a few carrots.
What have you got lined up for 2018?
New music we’ve been working on which we can’t wait to share, and a bigger and better live show!
IDER will be performing their biggest headline show to date at Rich Mix Cinema in London on Tuesday 27th March. Keep up with their latest news and gigs @we.are.ider .