Cold Specks ‘Hector’ Video, Take Away Show

Cold Specks
Photo Credit: Autumn de Wilde

One week ahead of heading out on a U.S. tour and just in time for Halloween, Cold Specks have shared a creepy new official clip from Al Spx’s excellent doom-soul debut, I Predict A Graceful Explosion. Anyone who’s heard the album will be familiar with malevolent themes lurking in the set’s poetic lyrics, but despite more uplifting previous visual treatment, this “Hector” video goes into full-on horror film territory, bringing the dark undercurrent to the surface while keeping things just cryptic enough to lure us in.

Today’s timing is also perfect given that we were about to mention her recent Take Away Show, in which “Blank Maps” gets an intimate solo performance — a worthy accompaniment to this summer’s full-band Hoxton Hall Session here and here: