IDER – ” Pulse “

Posted: January 7, 2018 in MUSIC
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IDER’s Megan Markwick and Lily Somerville are one of the most exciting new UK duos, The London-based duo managed all this with their first track “Sorry” back only in April 2016. Megan Markwick and Lily Somerville appeared out of nowhere with a song built from rolling piano chords, burbling electronics and soon-to-be-trademark second nature harmonies. Both empowering and battling against an overwhelming sadness, its closing mantra “all my skin / I’m wrapped in / all I need” firmly embedding in your head.

It’s the harmonies I keep returning to, but there’s also a collective IDER voice, when Markwick and Somerville sing in unison, and it makes the duo stand out from other electronic pop also-rans. You can hear it on “Pulse”, whose honesty is refreshing as it is startling. There’s a moment where IDER sing togther “gave myself to madness / to the madness” which makes the chest heave, leaves you gasping for breath, but then pulls you back with the most glorious “let’s stick together no matter what” chorus imaginable. In singing “I’ll fall if you do…show me how to hold you” IDER capture the perils and peaks of love and loss. Further singles “King Ruby” and “Million” contained moments which me believe just how incredible this band is.


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