King Krule (aka Archy Marshall) has announced Spring tour dates for 2013, starting at The Garage in London on March 28th.
Gaining favourable comparisons to Edwyn Collins and Morrissey for his lyric-driven post-punk tunes, Marshall’s first single for Rinse records, ‘Rock Bottom’ was released on September 2012 and his debut album is due later this year.
Having received acclaim for his immersive sonic landscapes and a healthy following for his self-titled 2011 EP, the BBC Sound of 2013 nominee has also become known for his incandescent live shows at Pitchfork Live and CMJ last year.
Marshall will bring his biggest tour yet to the UK, France, Belgium and Holland throughout March, April and May.
Check out the tour dates below.
28 - The Garage, London
9 - The Harley, Sheffield
10 - Jericho, Oxford
11 - Joiners, Southampton
16 - Nouveau Casino, Paris
17 - Paradiso Small, Amsterdam
18 - Trix, Antwerp
3 - Liverpool Sound City, Liverpool
4 - Live At Leeds, Leeds
King Krule now rapping as Edgar The Beatmaker, releases three track EP
King Krule‘s a big hip-hop head, despite being best known as a young London songwriter with an old soul. But a transition to rap was kind of inevitable, and it’s started in earnest with a switch in alias to Edgar The Beatmaker, and the release of Baby London, a three track EP. His accent might remind you of Jamie T, but the cider-drunk London drawl is the only the similarity between the two MCs. Beneath that superficiality lies a scrum of tangled ideas and cast-off thoughts, interspersed with phone calls from cell phone providers. Listen below, via Pigeons and Planes:
Edgar The Beatmaker - Baby London
LOVER DON'T WEAR ME04:50
THE HERON THE CRANE THE STALK04:58
TWO LONELY PEOPLE04:41
King Krule has taken on another moniker, Edgar The Beatmaker, and is making UK hip hop tunes with his mates, as is evident on this Bandcamp page. This one, however, is more akin to his usual fare, delicate piano and a shuffling beat, with his trademark vocal on top: Listen to Edgar the Beatmaker's Feotus
Archy Marshall is planning his debut album as King Krule. Following 2011's very promising self-titled EP, 6 Feet Beneath the Moon will be out on August 24 via True Panther and XL.
Marshall produced the record along with Savages/the xx collaborator Rodaidh McDonald.
The album also features "Out Getting Ribs", the breakout track that Marshall released in 2011 under the name Zoo Kid.
6 Feet Beneath the Moon:
1 Easy Easy
2 Border Line
3 Has This Hit?
4 Foreign 2
6 Baby Blue
8 A Lizard State
9 Will I Come
10 Ocean Bed
11 Neptune Estate
12 The Krockadile
13 Out Getting Ribs
14 Bathed in Grey