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Cold Specks

Releases new single ‘Bodies At Bay’ on 15/16 Sept. Listen the B-side ‘We No Who U R’ – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds cover.

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“Remarkable…. a bewitching tapestry” 8/10 Uncut

“…eerily beautiful” The Guardian

“…summons the cosmopolitan gothic blues of the latter day Bad Seeds” MOJO

“…gospel invocations set against frosty guitar and skeletal drums” 7/10 NME

Listen to Cold Specks’ version of the recent Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ track ‘We No Who U R’, the B-side to new single ‘Bodies At Bay’, out 15/16 September on Mute :


The new single is taken from Cold Specks’ latest album Neuroplasticity, out now, watch the stunning video for ‘Bodies At Bay’ here:

Cold Specks return to the UK for a tour starting 25 September in Portsmouth. The tour includes a date at London’s Village Underground on 30September.

 

25 Sep                       Portsmouth               Wedgewood Room

28 Sep                       Bristol                        Colston Hall 2 The Lantern

29 Sep                       Brighton                     Green Door Store

30 Sep                       London                      Village Underground

1Oct                           Manchester               Band on the Wall

 

Cold Specks, aka Al Spx, has returned, two years and a world map of tours after 2012’s I Predict a Graceful Expulsion. Hailed as a masterful and wholly original debut, the follow-up is radically expanded. The 26 year-old Canadian singer, under the sobriquet Al Spx, began work on Neuroplasticity while holed-up in a cottage in Wick, Somerset during the winter of 2012. “The record was mapped out in the cottage. I was there for about three months,” she says, “’A Formal Invitation’, ‘Old Knives’ and ‘Absisto’ were essentially written there. They are the more unusual songs on the record. I may have been reflecting on my surroundings. Have you ever been to Glastonbury? It’s a pretty fucked up place.”

When Cold Specks wasn’t writing or touring, she was pinballing between asks from an enviable roll call of collaborators and award panels. Shortlisted for the Juno Award and Polaris Prize, Spx also worked on Moby’s album and was invited to play with Joni Mitchell at the singer’s 70th birthday last year, alongside the likes of Herbie Hancock. She contributed to Ambrose Akinmusire’s new record for Blue Note and the latest Swans album ‘To Be Kind’. These last two partnerships have left a significant impression on ‘Neuroplasticity’. The indomitable Swans founder Michael Gira appears midway through on ‘Exit Plan,’ and Akinmusire joins him on the holocaust of a closer ‘A Season of Doubt’ as well as permeating most of the record with trumpet lines of an anguished, cracking frailty.

COLD SPECKS ONLINE

Website: http://coldspecks.com/
Facebook: http://facebook.com/ColdSpecks
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Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/ColdSpecks
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Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/coldspecks

 




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Reveals a short film 'NEUROPLASTICITY' - in collaboration with award-winning director Alex Takacs. Worldwide tour continues.

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Release new single Living Signs, backed with exclusive B-sides - out 13/14 April; World tour includes US dates with Sufjan Stevens.

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Listen to 'We Are Many (Revisited)'. Catch the band on tour in Europe in Jan/Feb 15.

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Neuroplasticity Out Today, US Tour Dates Announced

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Unveils new video for 'Bodies At Bay' + Announces a series of international track premieres before 'Neuroplasticity' release (25 Aug).

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Unveil new video for 'Absisto' - taken from forthcoming album 'Neuroplasticity', out 25/26 August.

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Announce new album 'Neuroplasticity' - out 25/26 August + Listen to new song 'Absisto'.

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- Adds New York Show & Newport Folk Festival

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- Touring with Jim James-New Single

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- New Single! "When The City Lights Dim"

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STARBUCKS' PICK OF THE WEEK

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HECTOR LIVE & POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE

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Signs To Mute - Album Out May 22

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