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|Birth name||Ladan Hussein|
|Also known as||Al Spx|
|Labels||Mute/EMI Records (world except Canada)|
Arts & Crafts/EMI Records (Canada)
|Associated acts||PJ Harvey|
Cold Specks is the stage name of Somali Canadian singer-songwriter Ladan Hussein, who was previously known as Al Spx. Her music has been described as doom-soul. The name Cold Specks is taken from a line in James Joyce's Ulysses ("Born all in the dark wormy earth, cold specks of fire, evil, lights shining in the darkness.").
She released her debut album, I Predict a Graceful Expulsion, on May 21, 2012, on Mute Records and Arts & Crafts in Canada.
- 2011: "Holland"
- 2012: "Winter Solstice"
- 2012: "Blank Maps"
- 2012 "Hector"
- 2014: "Absisto"
- 2015: "Bodies at Bay"
- 2017: "Fool's Paradise"
Awards and nominations
|Year||Association||Category||Nominated work||Result|
|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|
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- "2013 SIRIUSXM INDIE AWARDS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED!". SiriusXM INDIES. Retrieved 21 September 2014.