The Manchester duo Bernard + Edith, who are actually named Nick and Greta, have been making waves in their native UK for a while now, but they're poised bring that buzz across the pond with a fantastic 7" single called "Poppy" via SWAYS Records. Fans of everyone from Kate Bush to FKA Twigs, stream "Poppy" and its b-side "Spell on You" and take notes - we love how Greta's singular, operatically soaring vocals are layered, edited, and woven into a dense soundscape; the end product sounds like a dream on the border of a nightmare, like wandering through a gorgeous garden you can't get out of. "Spell on You," a kind of inspired interpolation of the classic Screamin' Jay Hawkins jam, is just as good, a perfectly creepy slow-burner for the end of the night after just one too many of your preferred vice. Check out both songs and their attendant videos below.
Check out two dark pop gems from the Manchester duo's debut 7" single, "Poppy."