Cold Specks - 'I Predict a Graceful Expulsion' [Full Album Stream]
Cold Specks, a pioneer of her own subgenre 'Doom Soul' has previewed her debut album I Predict a Graceful Expulsion as a stream for The Guardian. The songs are stripped back and don't have a drum machine, a wob or anything else forged in Reason – a refreshing change of play for new music.
The album will be released on May 21st.
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I'm probably not in Al Spx's good books. Crackling down the phone from her flat in Clacton, the Canadian singer-songwriter otherwise known as Cold Specks is noticeably agitated about the fact she has an inspection from her landlord later that afternoon. It's only later when I check my emails that I discover she politely requested we put the interview back a couple of hours. [read more]
Toronto-based label Arts & Crafts will be putting on the Field Trip Music & Arts Festival to celebrate its tenth anniversary. [read more]
With 'Honey Bunny' cleaning up last week's competition, it's onto pastures green and new with the beautiful 'doom soul' of Cold Specks, and the indefinable beauty of Kyla La Grange. Shake things up with the novelty eighties swagger of Mustang and mathy synths of Holy Ghost! And we may just have an event. Rounding things up with Django Django, and I think that you can sit back and enjoy one of the finest line-ups we've been able to make a weekly feature about in a long while. [read more]