We firmly believe that you can learn everything you need to know about a person by taking them to a record store. Idiosyncrasies, hidden interests, creative values, it all comes to the light once you walk through those doors.

During an afternoon with brilliant London pair IDER, we learned it all. And we still think they're the greatest.

All photos by Carl Osbourn. A special thanks to Sister Ray Records for allowing us to hang out in their shop.

Shopping List

- Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - Live In Concert 1975 - 85
- Shura - Nothing's Real
- Christine and the Queens - Chaleur Humaine
- Dire Straits - Money For Nothing
- Sia - This Is Acting
- Alt-J - This Is All Yours
- Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
- Nina Simone - My Baby Just Cares for Me
- Bibio - A Mineral Love
- Nick Drake - Pink Moon


Bruce Springsteen: I grew up listening to Springsteen and his music inspired me to write my own songs. I chose this record as I think it's his best collection and the songs sound even better live.

Shura: I haven't stopped listening to Shura's album since it came out. I love to get obsessed with an album from start to finish... it kind of becomes part of your life for a while.

Christine and the Queens: This album is a recent favourite of ours. She's such an important pop artist right now. There's so much depth and substance to her songs: tackling gender issues; identity; depression... It's refreshing and she's totally fascinating.


Dire Straits: When we bought our crappy van together, it only had a tape player, and Money for Nothing was the only cassette we had, so it got completely rinsed. We had to include this album - it's our van's soundtrack.

Sia: We've only recently got into Sia after hearing this record. It's huge in every way.


Alt-J: We had this album on repeat during the Spring of 2015 when we started writing our first song. You can pick out Joe Newman's voice anywhere and the production from Charlie Andrew is so on point.


Fleetwood Mac: When we first started living together, our flatmate had a record player with built-in speakers. It was our only means of playing music at the time and this record was always our first choice - an absolute classic.

Nina Simone: She is the woman with all the soul. Such heart and pain and passion in her voice. She's timeless. 'My Baby Just Cares For Me' is so powerful.

Bibio: I love this album. The creative production and musicianship is mind-blowing.


Nick Drake: This is, without question, one of favourite records of all time. Nick Drake's voice gets right under my skin; he writes lyrics that I get lost in, especially in 'From The Morning'. I also think the artwork is beautiful.

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