London based King Krule (aka Archy Marshall) was in BK/NYC during CMJ, playing shows at Glasslands and such. Even though he was just here, King Krule’s visit felt far from sufficient. CMJ shows are weird like that – a really quick and often sloppy introduction to far too many bands. King Krule just came out with this new video for “The Noose of Jah City,” and watching it, it continues to blow my mind that he is only 17 years old. His deep and rhythmic drawl are more fit for a blues veteran, barely the image of a red haired and skinny 17 year-old named Archy.
I saw an interview with him during CMJ and the dude was just chilling in sweatpants, seeming kind of non-plused about the whole thing. His calmness (and deep manboy voice) is intimidating, and I kind of felt bad for the interviewer. This is all good, real good.