King Krule played 2 nights @ Warsaw (night 1 pics, review, setlist)
Having just released terrific second album The Ooz, King Krule are currently on tour and played two sold-out shows at Brooklyn's Warsaw on Tuesday (10/24) and Wednesday (10/25), both of which were with Show Me the Body. Archy Marshall and his five-piece band pull from a variety of influences and you could imagine them playing a smoky jazz cafe in the '50s, a Jamaican dancehall in the '60s, a London punk club in 1977, sharing a bill with Everything But the Girl and The Style Council in the '80s... or even a sardine-packed dim sum restaurant in Lower Manhattan in 2017.
Warsaw also serves dumplings, but this was thankfully a room where you could, you know, move your arms, even though the second Marshall and band walked out on stage Tuesday night the crowd rushed forward, making for cramped quarters if you wanted to be up close. King Krule have a devoted fanbase, who sang along most of the night and even moshed a bit on more intense songs like "A Lizard State," "Easy Easy," and new track "Dum Surfer" which was revved up compared to The Ooz's version. His band have impressive chops, and can really handle the changes and stylistic swerves King Krule's music takes, while still sounding loose to fit with Marshall's ragged, impassioned pipes. Archy was in a good, chatty mood on Tuesday, though Warsaw's boomy acoustics -- which are fine for King Krule's music -- made his thick South London accent impenetrable to these ears. The music spoke clear enough.
Pictures from Tuesday are in the gallery above and the setlist and a few fan-shot videos are below.
SETLIST: King Krule @ Warsaw 10/24/2016
Has This Hit?
A Lizard State
Midnight 01 (Deep Sea Diver)
Half Man Half Shark
(A Slide In) New Drugs
Out Getting Ribs