King Krule releasing debut album in August, playing North American shows in September (dates & new track stream)
by Bill Pearis
King Krule @ Glasslands, CMJ 2011 (more by Erik Erikson)
What sort of sounds have you been working with for this album?
King Krule: I've mainly been sampling jazz because the tone of the chords are expressive in itself, so it's quite nice to write over. It's got interpretations of a lot of different genres, too, a lot of dubby-ness and experimental stuff. Just fucking around with a lot of weird equipment: an organ, a synth by EMF which is some crazy thing that you can run vocals through and make it sound like you're in a tiny box, Moogs, Moog Phasers, Wasp distorters. Tape delays and super-echoes to get that get that more dubby, live feel. I've just been recording a lot of stuff and seeing what works. - [P4K]
After a very promising EP and single, King Krule (aka young South London singer Archy Marshall) will release his debut album, 6 Feet Beneath the Moon, via True Panther on August 24, which is also the same day he turns 19. While there is much talk of sampling, the first track to be released from the album, "Easy Easy," is about as stripped-down as it gets, with not much more than two guitar chords and Marshall's plaintive vocals, delivered in that distinct thick London accent that sounds well beyond his years. You can stream it below.
Marshall (who guested on the Mount Kimbie album) is bringing King Krule (a trio on their last visit) to North America in September for a few select shows. That includes NYC on September 9 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (7/19) at noon.
All dates are listed, along with the new song stream, below...
King Krule - 2013 Tour Dates
Mon 09/09/13 Bowery Ballroom New York NY
Wed 09/11/13 The Drake Toronto ON
Tue 09/17/13 Echo Los Angeles CA