Photo: Steve Gullick
Photo: James Mejia
The music of COLD SPECKS (aka AL SPX) is at once beguiling and stormy, calm and wild. Since bursting onto the international music scene with her debut album in 2012, the young singer-songwriter with the intoxicating voice has drawn legions of fans to the music she calls “doom soul.” Shortlisted for both a JUNO Award and a Polaris Music Prize, Cold Specks has appeared and co-written with Moby, and was invited to join artists like Herbie Hancock and Kathleen Edwards at Luminato Festival’s tribute to Joni Mitchell on her 70th birthday.
ETIQUETTE is a new band, but its faces are familiar. JULIE FADER and GRAHAM WALSH (of Holy Fuck) weave together warm synths, muted drums, grating textures, and crafty bass lines to create delicate yet intricate compositions.
In two short years, CAYLIE RUNCIMAN has quickly established herself as one of Ottawa’s most original and adventurous songwriters. Her band BOYHOOD plays visceral rock that pulls no punches.
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[Cold Specks’] cryptic lyrics are filled with thoughts of death and divinity. As the words mourn and pray, the music promises redemption.The New York Times