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Cold Specks

NEW VIDEO: ‘When The City Lights Dim’ & Live Dates



QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL – 7MARCH
 
LIVE DATES INC US TOUR WITH JIM JAMES
 
‘WHEN THE CITY LIGHTS DIM’ – OUT 4MARCH 2013
 
WATCH THE LIVE VIDEO – http://youtu.be/E9fcMr1XgMg
 
“Her evocative heart-stopping soul voice will halt you in your tracks” Time Out
“A thing of wonder – rich, deep and stomach-tighteningly emotional” Q
“A singer of considerably greater age and experience” 8/10 Uncut

Cold Specks have premiered the live video for When The City Lights Dim, directed by artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard whose recent work has included collaborations with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Can. The video, shot at an exclusive live performance at Hoxton Hall, London, can be seen here – http://youtu.be/E9fcMr1XgMg

The band, who recently played a special Winter Solstice show to thank fans for their support, play the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London on 7March 2013 with support announced from Phildel and Prince Innocence. A Canadian tour follows, with a US tour with Jim James (My Morning Jacket / Monsters Of Folk) confirmed for April (full details below).

The Queen Elizabeth Hall date is part of the Women of the World Festival taking place at the Southbank. WOW is an annual event celebrating women’s achievements and brings attention to the obstacles they face across the world. Running from 6-10 March, the festival will feature a diverse programme of keynote talks, performances, concerts, gigs and debates.

Cold Specks is songwriter and vocalist Al Spx from Etobicoke, Canada, who now lives in London. The debut album, I Predict A Graceful Expulsion was short-listed for the Polaris Music Prize, and Cold Specks will release a new single ‘When The City Lights Dim’ through Mute on 4 March.

Describing her sound as ‘Doom Soul’, Cold Specks’ music is steeped in the musical traditions of the Deep South. No wonder then that Al cites the Lomax Field Recordings and James Carr as influences along with Bill Callahan and Tom Waits. With a voice that evokes the ‘spirit feel’ of Mahalia Jackson and the visceral tones of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Cold Specks’ sparse arrangements and chain-gang rhythms stop you dead in your tracks.

LIVE DATES
7 Mar 2013 – Women of The World, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
http://ticketing.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/cold-specks-71132
15 Mar 2013 – Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada supporting Stars
16 Mar 2013 – Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada supporting Stars
18 Mar 2013 – Sydenham Street United Church, Kingston, Ontario, Canada supporting Stars
19 Mar 2013 – London Music Hall, London, Ontario, Canada supporting Stars

17 April 2013 – Brown, Louisville KY, US w. Jim James
19 April 2013 – Pabst, Milwaukee WI, US w. Jim James
20 April 2013 – Vic Theatre, Chicago IL, US w. Jim James
21 April 2013 – First Avenue, Minneapolis MN, US w. Jim James
23 April 2013 – Newport Music Hall, Columbus OH, US w. Jim James
26 April 2013 – Royale, Boston MA, US w. Jim James
27 April 2013 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA, US w. Jim James
29 April 2013 – Webster, New York NY, US w. Jim James
30 April 2013 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC, US w. Jim James

2 May 2013 – Cannery, Nashville TN, US w. Jim James
3 May 2013 – The Orange Peel, Asheville NC, US w. Jim James
6 May 2013 – Stubb’s, Austin TX, US w. Jim James
7 May 2013 – Hob Dallas, Dallas TX, US w. Jim James
9 May 2013 – Ogden Theatre, Denver CO, US w. Jim James
11 May 2013 – Fonda, Los Angeles CA, US w. Jim James
12 May 2013 – Fillmore, San Francisco CA, US w. Jim James
14 May 2013 – Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR, US w. Jim James
15 May 2013 – Neptune, Seattle WA, US w. Jim James

“Rarely has desolation sounded this beautiful” 4/5 The Times
“There is something strange and beautiful going on here” Daily Telegraph
“The stark, fatalistic tone of chain-gang moans” 4/5 The Independent

Watch Cold Specks in session for Bands In Transit here: http://youtu.be/Di1GEUVLzNA

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