Posts Tagged ‘King Krule’

September 14, 2017

English singer songwriter, rapper, musician, and producer King Krule (what doesn’t he do?) is widely considered a musical genius, so it was to great fanfare that he returned to when he made his long awaited return to the scene recently. Archy’s new single Dum Surfer is our latest taste from his next album The OOZ, arriving October 13th via True Panther Sounds/XL. King Krule ventures into no-wave like territory with this new dark prowling, taut snaking tune. Dum Surfer’s avant-garde rock and jazzy punk experimentalism carries a ghoulish quality that makes it perfect for Halloween, which really isn’t that far away. Even its music video has its copious helping of creepy characters and zombie like mannerism. I made it a point to purchase my tickets for King Krule’s forthcoming show at the Fillmore in San Francisco the other day despite being on my way to camping. Thank goodness I still had reception at the time, because as expected, the show sold out in an instant. Dum Surfer is available, here. Pre-order The OOZ, here.

July 13, 2017

It’s been a very long time since we’ve heard from English singer songwriter, rapper, and producer King Krule, so it’s a really pleasant treat to encounter that unique voice of his on Mount Kimbie’s new song, Blue Train Lines. The UK electronic duo makes an entrancing return with their gossamer brand of ambient garage and post-dubstep, which pairs so well with King Krule’s gruff, blustery delivery. Blue Train Lines chugs along like a train itself after its vaporous start. It’s atmospheric yet grimey. It arrives with news of Mount Kimbie’s next album Love What Survives, arriving on September 8th. 

September 5, 2014
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If you don’t know how utterly brilliant and amazing British musician King Krule is, you’d better go back to my previous features and take a listen (hint: use search field, over there, on the right column). When I saw this cover floating around earlier today, I paid it no heed for quite some time, until I kept noticing it again and again. No disrespect to Willow Smith, of course, but King Krule and his song Easy Easy are just far too insanely genius. I don’t listen to Willow Smith, and I don’t know that much about her talent. I know she’s Will Smith’s daughter, and she’s ONLY 13 years old. Well, I finally caved and checked out Willow’s cover of Easy Easy, and I was pleasantly surprised. Willow’s cover is surprisingly good and both bluesy and soulful. I suppose just the fact that she would select Easy Easy to cover means she understands how great this song is, and how skilled King Krule is.

OFFICIAL VID: King Krule – A Lizard State

January 9, 2014

Talented British artist King Krule, once known as Zoo Kid, dropped a brilliant album last year titled 6 Feet Beneath the Moon. It graced many top 50 album lists of the year, including my own. Watch his latest video for album track A Lizard State. The video pays direct homage to mystery thriller director Alfred Hitchcock, whose work was a staple growing up for me. The song is another stunner of a fusion hip hop, jazz, and blues piece of art by Archy Marshall.

OFFICIAL VID: King Krule – A Lizard State

January 9, 2014

Talented British artist King Krule, once known as Zoo Kid, dropped a brilliant album last year titled 6 Feet Beneath the Moon. It graced many top 50 album lists of the year, including my own. Watch his latest video for album track A Lizard State. The video pays direct homage to mystery thriller director Alfred Hitchcock, whose work was a staple growing up for me. The song is another stunner of a fusion hip hop, jazz, and blues piece of art by Archy Marshall.

OFFICIAL VID: King Krule – Easy Easy

August 7, 2013

Talented, rising young British musician King Krule (formerly Zoo Kid, real name Archy Marshall) blew me away with this song Easy Easy earlier this summer. With the release of this brand new video, I have returned to the song after a few weeks absence, and yes, he’s done it again. What a track. It’s a raw, brusque, punk tinted, but simple little tune. It has bellowy, WU LYF like (at times hard to discern), soul laden vocals that shoot straight for the heart. Easy Easy will be on King Krule’s debut album 6 Feet Beneath the Moon which will be out on August 24 via True Panther/XL, which also happens to be the young fella’s 19th birthday. Happy early birthday, King Krule. You’re about to release a heckuva debut album!

OFFICIAL VID: King Krule – Easy Easy

August 7, 2013

Talented, rising young British musician King Krule (formerly Zoo Kid, real name Archy Marshall) blew me away with this song Easy Easy earlier this summer. With the release of this brand new video, I have returned to the song after a few weeks absence, and yes, he’s done it again. What a track. It’s a raw, brusque, punk tinted, but simple little tune. It has bellowy, WU LYF like (at times hard to discern), soul laden vocals that shoot straight for the heart. Easy Easy will be on King Krule’s debut album 6 Feet Beneath the Moon which will be out on August 24 via True Panther/XL, which also happens to be the young fella’s 19th birthday. Happy early birthday, King Krule. You’re about to release a heckuva debut album!

OFFICIAL VID: King Krule – Easy Easy

July 12, 2013

Talented young British musician King Krule (once known as Zoo Kid) released a music video for a stunning new tune. I last featured his collaboration with Mount Kimbie, Cold Spring Fault Less Youth, which overflowed with electric and hip hop vibes. Easy Easy is the first new track premiered off his debut album 6 Feet Beneath the Moon which comes out on August 24. The song is a retro, punk rock leaning track, which goes to show how versatile the guy can be. King Krule’s deep, raw, bellowing vocals are as recognizable and transfixing as ever. I can’t help comparing his vocal style to WU LYF and Future Islands at times, particularly on Easy Easy. It’s easy to forget that the voice belongs to a 19 year old instead of a man who’s seen far more years. The accompanying video is a simplistic one featuring the young artist singing and painting away on a canvas. I’m queuing his debut up on my long list of albums to pre-order!

OFFICIAL VID: King Krule – Easy Easy

July 12, 2013

Talented young British musician King Krule (once known as Zoo Kid) released a music video for a stunning new tune. I last featured his collaboration with Mount Kimbie, Cold Spring Fault Less Youth, which overflowed with electric and hip hop vibes. Easy Easy is the first new track premiered off his debut album 6 Feet Beneath the Moon which comes out on August 24. The song is a retro, punk rock leaning track, which goes to show how versatile the guy can be. King Krule’s deep, raw, bellowing vocals are as recognizable and transfixing as ever. I can’t help comparing his vocal style to WU LYF and Future Islands at times, particularly on Easy Easy. It’s easy to forget that the voice belongs to a 19 year old instead of a man who’s seen far more years. The accompanying video is a simplistic one featuring the young artist singing and painting away on a canvas. I’m queuing his debut up on my long list of albums to pre-order!

June 13, 2013
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Rising trio London Grammar did an hour mix for BBC radio. Stream their Annie Nightingale Guest Mix, which includes an intro and interview in the beginning. As I figured would happen when I first stumbled upon them late last year, they’ve garnered a lot of critical acclaim and a growing fanbase. There are some real goodies on their mix.

Mix Tracklist:

London Grammar – Metal & Dust (Switch Remix)
Bobby Tank – The Way
Del the Funky Homosapien Mistadobalina
Modeselektor – Grillwalker
James Blake – Retrograde
Paul Kalkbrenner – Aaron
London Grammar – Hey Now (Dot Major Remix)
Little Dragon – Twice
London Grammar – Darling Are You Gonna Leave Me
Burial – Archangel
Trentemøller – The Forest
Rektchordz – Lost In Madness
Joy Orbison – Hyph Mngo
Rachel Row – Follow The Step (Justin Martin Remix)
Bondax – Gold (Star Slinger Remix)
Bonobo – Know You
London Grammar – Wasting My Young Years
Angel Haze – New York (King Krule Rework)
Flume – Holdin’ On
Flying Lotus & Niki Randa – Getting There
Koreless – Sun
Foals – My Number (TEED Remix)
Disclosure – Help Me Loose My Mind (feat. London Grammar)
Naughty Boy – La La La (Pale Remix)