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IDER – Manchester Academy: Live Review

Playing as main support to Sigrid, IDER had the task of warming up the crowd on a bitterly cold night in Manchester.

Skipping onstage, alongside their live drummer, Megan Markwick and Lily Somerville (the duo behind IDER) set about rattling through a clutch of songs from their debut LP, Emotional Education.

Within the duration of the bands first number, they’d given the hometown shout out, been greeted with a huge ovation and played a great track that saw the band showcase their great harmonies, wonderful melodies and smashing percussion amongst the three people onstage.

Within the sound of IDER there are a several elements at work; there are the aforementioned harmonies that almost veer towards country/folk, there is charisma in bundles, an ability to switch instruments and oodles of talent. This is all distilled in a DIY sound that sounds huge.

Body Love offers up a piano ballad and Saddest Generation is lyrically sharp with a few cusses that would have had the parents with kids in the audience explaining what words mean or simply covering ears!

As the band moved through their set, the two girls took to the mic together for some sharp wordplay. This more rap style blended with harmonies makes for a great mix.

Wu Baby provides a huge chorus with a real hard rocking end to the song – this is a brilliant pop song. Mirror closes out the short but very sweet set with harmonies aplenty again, as the song soared before a huge ovation from the Manchester crowd.

When punters definitely need warming, IDER stepped up and commanded the stage and raised the temperature.

They return to Manchester at Band On The Wall on 8th February 2020. Be sure to check them out! Tickets are available here.

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