Cold Specks #2 - Winter Solstice

The spring solstice might have been just a few days ago but that doesn't stop one of my 'Tips for 2012' Al Spx better known as Cold Specks from stopping me in my tracks with her latest unseasonally named track "Winter Solstice".

Earlier taster "Holland" started restrained and peaceful allowing Al's incredible soulful voice to floor you before blossoming to a strong, defiant number and "Winter Solstice" is similar in that effect, its flow is beautiful and elegant, managing to be both lyrically dark and rousing at the same time, flourishes of thumping drum beats and twinkling piano give the back drop for Al's deep, smoky vocals to stir up long lost emotions. Simply put "Winter Solstice" is another flawless song that will render you speechless and send shivers down your spine, Cold Specks is definitely here to stay.

The debut album 'I Predict A Graceful Expulsion' is due May 21st via Mute with an as yet unaired single "Blank Maps" released the previous week. You should not miss Cold Specks live, your next chances are 19th/20th June at Hoxton Hall - tickets