IDER emerged in April this year with their subtle, R&B-tinged debut track ‘Sorry’. Quickly enticing fans from Aurora to Tourist to Shura and drawing comparisons to Wet, London Grammar, Oh Wonder and FKA Twigs; ‘Sorry’ received immediate support from BBC Radio 1’s Phil Taggart, who contacted the band within minutes of the track going live on SoundCloud. Days later, Taggart plugged IDER as one of his Future Firsts on his weekly show. Megan and Lily’s follow-up track, the vulnerable, beautifully balanced ‘Pulse’, has gone on to receive almost 700,000 streams on Spotify alone since its release in June.
With a handful of live shows under their belt – supporting Conner Youngblood at The Waiting Room, Tegan and Sara at KOKO and Samaris at Bussey Building – IDER laid low over the summer, writing and recording in preparation for a busy end to a thrilling first year as a band. Their Eastern influenced third release ‘King Ruby’ introduced IDER to a new fanbase with Huw Stephens selecting it as his “Track of the Week” on Radio 1 and publications such as Wonderland, DIY and The Line of Best Fit all rushing to praise a band “already well into their stride and racing ahead of the competition” (The Line of Best Fit).