King Krule writes deep, thoughtful lyrics. He sounds like an old soul who has been through a lot. The music is very mature and well crafted, sometimes underproduced, adding to its rawness. Good stuff.
It's been a busy year for Archy Marshall, the young Londoner formerly known as Zoo Kid who has now blown up globally as art-damaged pseudo-soul crooner, King Krule. This busy-ness is due, of course, to the crushing weight of his ultra-heavy debut, 6 Feet Beneath The Moon, a combination of deep sea aquatic trip hop, dungeon jangle croonery, and a spacious soulful jazz that has more in common with the pioneering delicacy of Talk Talk's late-period post-rock than it does with music played on bandstands. Exceptional, beautiful, strange, haunting, a massive debut.