I can recognize the soulful sounds of the band, Cold Specks, led by Al Spx, the pseudonym of a Canadian singer-songwriter based in London, England. Along with Al Spyx’s strong goth streak, her musical style takes its cues from the deep southern gospel sounds. Her music is hauntingly beautiful, and every time I listen to her voice I get a light chill run up my spine.
The band appeared on Series 39, Episode 7, of Later with Jools Holland, and her debut single “Holland,” she worked on with producer Jim Anderson, was released on October 17, 2011. Cold Specks released the debut album, I Predict a Graceful Expulsion, on May 21, 2012, on Mute Records and Arts & Crafts in Canada, and later appeared on two tracks of Moby‘s 2013 album Innocents, including the lead single, “A Case for Shame,” which was released on 1 July 2013.
Watch “Blank Maps” by Cold Specks
Watch “Winter Solstice” (Hoxton Hall Session) by Cold Specks