Cold Specks exclusive - Blank Maps
- By Greg Rose -
- May 31, 2012
We've got a video exclusive for you today - the startling Cold Specks performing her track 'Blank Maps' live at Hoxton Hall.
Al Spx guest blogs on how the song came about to give you some extra insight into the development of Cold Specks' breakthrough song.
"On numerous occasions, I have been asked to explain the meaning behind the song 'Blank Maps'. Truthfully, I haven't got a clue.
"It was a song that was born out of necessity. We had been booked to play our very first show at the Institute of Contemporary Arts with Timber Timbre. However, we didn't have enough songs for a set. 'Blank Maps' was constructed from four incomplete songs. Vaguely, I'd say faith (or rather a crisis of faith) and love seem to be the most relevant themes.
"I feel as though we fully realised the songs in a live setting and to have that captured on film is very satisfying. I am proud to be backed by some of the greatest musicians I know. The musicians included in the Hoxton Hall sessions are as follows:
Chris Cundy: bass clarinet, tenor sax, baritone sax
Brian Johnson: drums, percussion
Peter Roberts: electric guitar
Terry Edwards: trumpet, baritone sax
Thomas Greene: piano
Tom Havelock: cello, bass"
Meanwhile, Cold Specks have been confirmed as very special guests for Anna Calvi's Somerset House, London show on July 12th. 'Blank Maps' is this weeks iTunes UK 'Single Of The Week' and available for free download now.