Percy Hearts King Krule
Archy Marshall, aka King Krule, is not just a musician. He’s more than a performer; more than an artist, even. King Krule is a super-human force of nature whose first words will most likely be released as a limited edition EP, and praised for its genius.
You see, King Krule was once a regular(ish) boy, named Archy. But not for long. At the point when most humans hit an awkward phase, Archy was playing live shows and recording music (as Zoo Kid). By the time most kids are negotiating the rights to the family car, this kid was negotiating a record deal, and releasing his first album as King Krule (2013’s 6 Feet Beneath The Moon). By the time he collaborated with his brother, for A New Place 2 Drown (in 2015), he was not only releasing music, but a 208-page book of poetry, photography and art.
If my humans were better people, they would have bought me that book, to cherish forever. So far, no luck, though (let’s not hold our breath). Until they come to their senses, and buy me physical copies of anything King Krule has touched, I am left to listen to his albums on Spotify. Although, you can conveniently buy his albums on his website. Hint.
Like the newest album, The Ooz, which is amazing (like everything he does). Just like King Krule’s other music, it’s so fresh it’s almost indescribable. His voice is raspy and weathered but his tone and words are youthful. His style is modern and urban while still channeling classic, vintage ascetics. This young Brit somehow evokes vintage Americana better than any US born musician, I’ve heard.
Applauded for his indie rock as well as hip-hop, and all of the varying mergers, in-between, King Krule has put his mark on the world. And with no signs of stopping, I have a feeling his mark will only get bigger and bigger.
The only issue, now, is convincing him to add a cat (or two) to his band.
Percy (The Cat)