King Krule Rules In North America

You don’t see reviews every day that say a new LP is “the best ‘Steely Dan Gone Dubstep’ Album of 2013.” Intrigued? London-based singer/producer/songwriter Archy Marshall, aka King Krule, has booked North American dates in support of that very batch of tunes.

Before we go over the dates, let’s take a look at that review for 6 Feet Beneath the Moon, King Krule’s first full-length album that he released in August on XL Recordings/True Panther Sounds.


Spin writes, “Precocious and deeply felt, 6 Feet’s 14 tracks range from brooding to brash, traversing such genres as hip-hop, pub rock, acid jazz, and beyond. … What does any of this have to do with dubstep? It starts with a frightening degree of musical acumen: Marshall employs enough weird, clean jazz chords that you could mistake his verses for those of Steely Dan, but on the flip side, he weaves all manner of gauzy sonic textures throughout (see ‘William Here I Come”’). Absent his cockney baritone, ‘Neptune Estate’ could pass as a James Blake song; then again, with its driving pulse and manic chorus, ‘Easy Easy’ might have you mistaking this for the Clash, depending on how lager-soaked you are yourself.”

Here is the official video for the first track from 6 Feet Beneath the Moon, “Easy Easy.”

You can check out King Krule’s baritone for yourself when he hits the road in December.  

Dec. 3 – Hamden, Conn., The Space     
Dec. 4 – New York, N.Y., Webster Hall     
Dec. 5 – Boston, Mass., Brighton Music Hall     
Dec. 6 – Washington, D.C., Rock And Roll Hotel     
Dec. 7 – Philadelphia, Pa., Johnny Brenda’s     
Dec. 9 – Toronto, Ontario, Lee’s Palace     
Dec. 11 – Chicago, Ill., Lincoln Hall     
Dec. 13 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Fortune Sound Club     
Dec. 14 – Seattle, Wash., Barboza     
Dec. 15 – Portland, Ore., Doug Fir Lounge     
Dec. 17 – San Francisco, Calif., The Independent     
Dec. 18 – Los Angeles, Calif., The Fonda

Tickets go on sale to the general public tomorrow, Sept. 27. You can get your tix now if you’re already on the King Krule mailing list.

For more information click here for King Krule’s Facebook page.