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Bernard + Edith sign to Bella Union, announce new single "WURDS"

25 November 2014, 19:10 | Written by Laurence Day

Manchester art-soul twosome Bernard + Edith (Greta 'Edith' Carroll and Nick 'Bernard' Delap) have revealed their new deal with Bella Union and details of a debut single on the label, "WURDS".

Jamie Lee - MONEY's frontman - has inked a lengthy silver-penned bio for the duo, from which you can read an excerpt:

“Perhaps Bernard and Edith would think that what I'm about to say is going too far. But I remember drinking with vocalist Edith in a bar in Manchester and talking about how her and Bernard come to creating their songs. Edith observed: "Rather than say 'let's go out' or 'let's watch TV' I say, 'should we make a cheeky song?' And he says 'Alright then'." And that laughter I've come to know so well erupts from her maniacally, childishly, freely...

...It is my belief that whatever art is, it is the direct opposite of whatever money is. It is made by the maker to save oneself briefly from the inevitable and in doing so (where the craft comes in) may end up saving other people briefly too. Bernard + Edith make their music from home and (I cannot help but feel) predominantly for each other - a kind of covenant to their particular and special bond.”

Bernard + Edith will be playing a single launch show at the Eagle in Manchester on 3 December.

Watch the video for/listen to "WURDS" below.

WURDS will be released 1 December on Bella Union.

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