Posted in music | tour dates on December 2, 2011

King Krule
King Krule

King Krule (formerly Zoo Kid) made quite an impression on NYC during CMJ and has since released a great self-titled EP on True Panther. You can stream the track "Portrait In Black And Blue" off that EP and watch the video for "The Noose of Jah City" below. He'll return to NYC to open for labelmates Girls when they headline Terminal 5 (1/14) with Real Estate. Tickets for that show are still on sale.

While he's here, he'll also play a Philly show with Girls and two of his own headlining NYC shows. Those headlining shows happen at Mercury Lounge on January 11 and Glasslands on January 13. Tickets for Mercury Lounge go on sale Friday (12/9) at noon with AmEx presale starting Wednesday (12/7) at noon and tickets for Glasslands are on sale now.

King Krule recently performed a solo version of his track "Baby Blue" for La Blogotheque's Take Away Show during Pitchfork Paris. The video of that performance is below.

All dates, videos, and song stream below...

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King Krule - "Baby Blue" Take Away Show

King Krule - "The Noose of Jah City" Official Video

King Krule - "Portrait in Black and Blue"
King Krule- Portrait In Black and Blue by truepanther

King Krule -- 2012 Tour Dates
Wed Jan. 11 @ Mercury Lounge NYC, NY
Thu Jan 12 @ Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA w/Girls
Fri Jan 13 @ Glasslands Brooklyn, NY
Sat Jan 14 @ Terminal 5 w/Girls, Real Estate

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Tags: Girls, King Krule

Comments (55)

Loved him in Happy Days

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2011 2:00 PM

He should change his name to King Cruel as it's just plain Cruel to subject people to crap this terrible...please go away now opie!!!

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2011 2:00 PM

young, sad and British much?

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2011 2:03 PM

Dear J.K. Rowling,

Your story is completely unrealistic. I mean, a ginger kid with two friends!

Sincerely,

Jherek Bischoff

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2011 2:06 PM

Did BV just get rickrolled?

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2011 2:07 PM

I would rather be subjected to the #1 hits of Britney Spears than be forced to listen to this absolutely awful shit. Hell, I'd rather listen to Jherek Bischoff for fuck's sake!

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2011 2:12 PM

Remember when the UK gave the world so much great music? What is this crap?!?

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2011 2:15 PM

who likes this ?

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2011 2:15 PM

Who is this red headed faggot?

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2011 2:15 PM

DONKEYKONGCORE

Posted by bobs | December 2, 2011 2:21 PM

funny comments since he's better than most crap covered on here.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2011 2:29 PM

He looks like he belongs in a Harmony Korine film.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2011 2:31 PM

2:29 = this child's US publicist

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2011 2:31 PM

Haven't heard the music, but predict typical prejudiced responses from BV posters based solely on his appearance.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2011 2:31 PM

so bad

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2011 2:33 PM

Pretty good songs actually.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2011 2:33 PM

Tilda Swinton has a deep voice

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2011 2:42 PM

This guy is not gay you idiots. I was at a private CMJ after party and I walked in on this guy fucking that chick Big Freedia.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2011 2:47 PM

nope.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2011 2:51 PM

My aunt use to never let my cousins play with red heads. She said they were generally nasty people. I've found that to be true. Screw this guy.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2011 2:54 PM

2:47 wins

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2011 3:06 PM

no, this guy wins: "He looks like he belongs in a Harmony Korine film."

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2011 3:19 PM

(the boy who would be) King Krule

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2011 3:21 PM

no, i win.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2011 3:24 PM

no really, this is just sub par british nonsense, move on move on.

Posted by bobs | December 2, 2011 3:24 PM

Im judging him because he calls himself King anything. It's chestbeating. LeBron "The King" James. Someone else must first acknowledge you as king.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2011 3:26 PM

haha ... what garbage. Where is a Beavis and Butthead episode when you need it.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2011 3:31 PM

Would we even listen to this if it weren't for autotune??n Crap.

Posted by Laura R | December 2, 2011 3:41 PM

Hey Weasley - Write spells, not songs!

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2011 3:50 PM


The xx, James Blake and Zoo Kid. Windish UK money machine grinds on.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2011 3:52 PM

Funny that Girls asked this kid to open for them since he sounds pretty much exactly like a young thick-accented ginger covering Girls.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2011 4:00 PM

hez jus' a wee lad
go eezay fer chris'sakes

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2011 4:05 PM

This guy is what these "sausage" commenters like. Yep, I didn't believe it at first either but yep there's that for ya.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2011 4:07 PM

LOL!

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2011 4:22 PM

"Would we even listen to this if it weren't for autotune??n Crap."

There is no autotune. And I can't believe I am saying this but: I wish these songs did have autotune. Kid can't sing.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2011 4:27 PM

What a fucking Chav.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2011 4:58 PM

I'd do him. But if he started playing that song he'd be out the door in no time.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2011 6:28 PM

La Roux?

Posted by tre | December 2, 2011 6:39 PM

Kind of sounds like a young Billy Bragg, to my ears. I dug it.

Posted by Jeremy | December 2, 2011 7:01 PM

he is wee
so fer that, let 'im be

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2011 7:29 PM

He looks like a young James Chance, only gayer.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2011 9:23 PM

Great songs/arrangements. "Out Getting Ribs" kinda rules...

We need more Roddy Frame/Aztec Camera influenced music. Really!

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2011 1:08 AM

This is pretty good. I don't get all the negative comments.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2011 3:14 AM

kid looked scared during that fader bullshit at cmgay

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2011 3:26 AM

Jacuzzi Boyz are going wild after this one

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2011 7:18 AM

He sounds like that guy from The Streets, if he had no sense of rhythm, no hook ideas and no confidence. So there's that.

Let 'em dangle.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2011 1:53 PM

King Kruller
LOL
King Koffee > King Kruller

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2011 1:59 PM

Doesn't this kid have to be in bed by, like, 9pm?

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2011 5:01 PM

Can't ell from the pic but is King Krule a boy or a girl?

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2011 6:22 PM

I think shit like this gets hyped just so we have something to talk about. If every act were actually good the world would be a pretty boring place.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2011 10:57 AM

Sounds pretty solid to me. What is he, 17 years old, and already done more in life than all the BV armchair critics. Good on you lad!

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2011 10:22 PM

double bill with die antwoord would be perfect

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2011 10:59 PM

Come on guys. Judging some one for the colour of their hair - would you make the same comments based on skin colour? What year is this?

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2012 4:25 PM

This is is a genius, and you get down to shallow remarks about him being British and ginger and young? What a bunch of retards.

Posted by BHRD | November 12, 2012 6:35 AM

cutest kid ever

Posted by jordon | August 11, 2013 10:54 AM

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