Ladan (formerly known as Cold Specks)

Formally known as Cold Specks, Ladan has been releasing music for a decade. Her first release as Cold Specks was in 2011 with the single ‘Holland’ and b-side ‘Old Stepstone’. This led to critical acclaim and an appearance on renowned British show Jools Holland. Shortly after, she released her debut album ‘I Predict a Graceful Expulsion’ which led to a Juno nomination and shortlist nomination for the Polaris Prize. 

After touring North America and Europe extensively, she recorded ‘Neuroplasticity’ and released it in 2014. The album featured contributions from Michael Gira of Swans and Ambrose Akinmusire. In 2017, she released ‘Fool’s Paradise’. The extensive touring schedule involved contributed to mental health issues that forced a break. After time spent healing, she began the process of writing for her fourth album and first under her own name Ladan. The songs were written with Ed Harcourt, Chantal Kreviazuk, Ben Christopher’s and Malcolm Middleton of Arab Strap. It will be released by beloved UK label Mute Records sometime in 2021.

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