|Labels||Mute/EMI Records (world except Canada)
Arts & Crafts/EMI Records (Canada)
|Associated acts||PJ Harvey
Cold Specks is a band led by Al Spx, the pseudonym of a Canadian singer-songwriter based in Montreal, Canada. Her musical style has been described as doom soul and shows the influence of American deep south gospel with a strong goth streak. She signed with Mute Records at the beginning of 2012.
Cold Specks appeared on Series 39, Episode 7, of Later with Jools Holland. Her debut single "Holland" was released on October 17, 2011, and she worked on tracks with producer Jim Anderson. She released her debut album, I Predict a Graceful Expulsion, on May 21, 2012, on Mute Records and Arts & Crafts in Canada.
Cold Specks appears on two tracks of Moby's 2013 album Innocents, including the lead single, “A Case for Shame,” which was released on 1 July 2013. She also appears on the track “Bring the Sun” of Swans’ 2014 album To Be Kind.
- 2011: "Holland"
- 2012: "Winter Solstice"
- 2012: "Blank Maps"
- 2014: "Absisto"
Awards and nominations
|2012||2012 Polaris Music Prize||Polaris Music Prize||I Predict a Graceful Expulsion||Nominated|
|2013||SiriusXM Indies Awards||Artist of the Year||Cold Specks||Nominated|
|Female Artist of the Year||Won|
|Songwriter of the Year||Nominated|
|Soul/R&B Artist or Group of the Year||Nominated|
- Wilkinson, Matt. "Radar Tip Of The Day 35: Cold Specks". NME. Retrieved 12 November 2011.
- Richardson Andrews, Charlotte (3 November 2011). "First sight: Cold Specks". London: Guardian. Retrieved 12 November 2011.
- "Later with Jools Holland". Retrieved 12 November 2011.
- "Cold Specks - Holland". paradYse records. Retrieved 12 November 2011.
- 2013 SIRIUSXM INDIE AWARDS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED!