Cold Specks

Al performs an acoustic ‘Blank Maps’ and a cappella for ‘Old Stepstone’ in the small yard outside.

We meet Al Spx at the Lamb the week before the Polaris Prize takes place. Her debut long-player ‘I Predict A Graceful Expulsion’, released back in May, was a long-listed nominee for this year’s prize. And it’s a dry afternoon in north London, so we head outside to the small yard where she performs an acoustic ‘Blank Maps’, followed by an a cappella rendition of the American folk song, ‘Old Stepstone’.