Sunday, April 29, 2012

Cold Specks- "Sadly haunting and hauntingly beautiful"



















Al Spx aka Cold Specks is a Canadian singer songwriter with a voice that seems aged well beyond her years. Based out of London and on the verge of releasing her debut album entitled "Predict a Graceful Expulsion" (release date is May 21st) she creates captivating music that has been described as "doom soul." It is permeated with a gospel cadence and a dark tone that can tug at your heart  like early African American spirituals, sadly haunting and hauntingly beautiful.
- Adler Bloom

  



US TOUR DATES
 
Tour Dates:
May 1st – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
May 2nd – High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
May 3rd – Cedar Cultural Centre – Minneapolis, MN
May 4th – West End Cultural Centre – Winnipeg, MB
May 6th - McDougall United Church – Edmonton, AB
May 7th - Central United Church – Calgary, AB
May 8th - Southminster United Church – Lethbridge, AB
May 9th – The Royal – Nelson, BC
May 11th - The Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
May 12th – Alix Goolden Hall – Victoria, BC
May 13th - Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA
May 14th - Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
May 16th - The Independent - San Francisco, CA
May 18th – Troubadour - Los Angeles, CA
May 19th - The Compound Grilll – Phoenix, AZ
May 20th - Club Congress – Tucson, AZ
May 22nd - The Prophet Bar – Dallas, TX
May 23rd - Stubb's BBQ (Indoor) – Austin, TX
May 24th - One Eyed Jacks - New Orleans, LA
May 25th - Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA
May 26th - Grey Eagle – Asheville, NC
May 27th - Rock and Roll Hotel – Washington, DC
May 28th - Johnny Brenda's – Philadelphia, PA
May 30th – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
May 31st – Middle East Downstairs – Cambridge, MA
June 2nd – The Music Hall, Toronto, ON
 
 

 
“Haunting doom-laden soul”
-Vogue
 
“Positively spellbinding and downright possessed”
-NME
 
 
 
Cold Specks will release their debut album I Predict A Graceful Expulsion through Mute on May 22nd.
 
The band have signed to Mute and release a video for Cold Specks’ track “Holland”.
 
Cold Specks is songwriter and vocalist Al Spx from Etobicoke, Canada, who now lives in London. The band’s name is taken from a line in James Joyce’s Ulysses:

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