12 Songs, 37 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Under the pseudonym King Krule, Archy Marshall offered spiky jazz guitar and deep, slurred vocals. On his first album under his own name, he draws on trip-hop and ’90s hip-hop, grafting crackling beats onto smeared backing tracks. “I fly solo,” he declares in raspy tones over the spooked synths of “Buffed Sky.” On the wistful “Ammi Ammi,” he sings about a girl playing him Barry White all night, but it’s more about escaping into a noir-ish world through headphones than heading to the bedroom.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Under the pseudonym King Krule, Archy Marshall offered spiky jazz guitar and deep, slurred vocals. On his first album under his own name, he draws on trip-hop and ’90s hip-hop, grafting crackling beats onto smeared backing tracks. “I fly solo,” he declares in raspy tones over the spooked synths of “Buffed Sky.” On the wistful “Ammi Ammi,” he sings about a girl playing him Barry White all night, but it’s more about escaping into a noir-ish world through headphones than heading to the bedroom.

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2:22
3:36
3:29
1:33
3:25
7:01

About Archy Marshall

Named after King K. Rool, a character in the Donkey Kong series of video games, King Krule is a solo project of London-based artist Archy Marshall. The singer, songwriter, guitarist, and keyboardist raised eyebrows with the 2010 single "Out Getting Ribs" -- released under the alias Zoo Kid -- which showcased his distinctively raw voice. Anticipation for Marshall's first album grew, as the song earned him a spot on various high-profile "artists to watch" lists, as well as a nomination in BBC's Sound of 2013 poll. In 2013, while still a teenager, Marshall released the first King Krule album, 6 Feet Beneath the Moon, on XL in the U.K. and True Panther in the U.S. Marshall then collaborated with his brother Jack for the relatively fluid, more electronic A New Place 2 Drown. Released in 2015 and credited to Archy Marshall, its physical edition was packaged with a 208-page book of poetry, photography, and art. ~ Jason Lymangrover & Andy Kellman

  • BORN
    August 24, 1994

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