King Krule

King Krule is the alter ego of Archy Marshall, the teenage singer songwriter gifted with a deep baritone which sounds far older and world weary than his years. After 12 months of recording and sporadic gigging, this gifted young chap is on the brink of releasing his much anticipated debut album, 6 Feet Beneath the Moon. It sees release on his 19th birthday and is the perfect showcase for his ambitious, dub inflicted, quintessentially British sound…

Jim Ottewill
  • By Jim Ottewill
  • 19 Aug 2013
  • min read
The slight-looking, youthful King Krule has a voice which doesn’t sound like it could possibly come from his skinny frame. His deep, world-weary baritone veers from yearning disappointment to raw bellow and sounds far, far older than his teenage years.

It’s Archy’s voice and jazzy, reverb-filled music which has done much to stir up huge amounts of interest in his forthcoming debut album, 6 Feet Beneath the Moon. The record is to be released on True Panther Sounds/XL Recordings on 24 August to coincide with his 19th birthday.

Produced by Archy along with Rodaidh McDonald (The xx, Savages), over the 14 tracks, it's as much a confession as a call to arms and is a startingly bold work for such a young artist.

Previously known as Zoo Kid, King Krule’s name has been bandied around as one to watch by music industry hype merchants for the past 18 months (we earmarked him for big things back in 2011).

Along with Adele, Archy attended London’s BRIT School before turning his hand to songwriting. Past releases have included a self-titled EP and single Rock Bottom/Octopus put out by Rinse, the home of dubstep-pop star Katy B, but it’s this full length record which fully reveals the true extent of his talent.

The full tracklisting for the record is below:

Easy Easy
Border Line
Has This Hit?
Foreign 2
Ceiling
Baby Blue
Cementality
A Lizard State
Will I Come
Ocean Bed
Neptune Estate
The Krockadile
Out Getting Ribs
Bathed in Grey

Check out the video for Easy Easy, the first song from the record to be revealed...