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Idler / Press

“The sound of Idler is a twisting enigma. The practiced ear hears influences of Tool, then maybe Incubus, then a touch of Whitesnake...Paramore? Kiss? The thread quickly falls apart. Elements of glam, metal, hardcore and sub-pop intertwine and coalesce into something all their own.”

“They busted into the first song of their 30-minute long set, “Vendetta”, which immediately utilized the bands most unique feature; their two vocalists. Both Micah and Katie sang the majority of the song, often harmonizing with each other, adding a beautiful texture to what was an explosive rock song.”

“They weren’t quite done, though, and had one surprise/trick up their sleeves. It’s no big surprise when bands do cover songs, however, there are some songs you never expect to hear a band cover. Idler was doing one of those songs, and it was the iconic Kenny Logins track, “Danger Zone”. Nick, Mykey, Jeff and Eric added a lot of grit to it, making it much heavier than the original version from the 80’s, catapulting it to more of a hard rock style. The dueling voices switched it up even further, and it was sung in the same format as their second song this night. It was quite a shocker at first hearing them do that, but there’s no doubt that they have made that song into their very own, placing a very distinctive mark on it, and it was a hell of a way to end the show.”

“Getting to know Idler was a blast. Each member has their own distinct background, and personality, yet they seem to slam them all together to bring you an entertaining, bad ass band.”

“Idler did everything I knew they would and more. They sold 50 tickets in advance, loaded in fast and professionally, and put on a GREAT show with lots of energy and passion. Idler is one band that I will always be glad to call on to play a show. They know how to hold a crowd and keep fans at the show after they get off stage. This band is on the rise. Keep your eyes and ears open.”

“Their guitars scream madly and purely, without pretense. Their vocals (female and male) croon, wail, and soar. Their drums and bass are lively and active, more like the precise shelling of cannons than backbone instrumentation. Idler has moments of great beauty among tireless stretches of rocking brutality, and just for the fun of it, they supercharge their songs with the occasional old-school breakdown.”

“Idler is on the move! DFW Undercover caught up with this new, edgy, alternative rock band that is taking over the Dallas/Fort Worth music scene.”