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2020's Albums Of The Year (And Almost Everything Else) ; 25% Off At The Matador Store



so there's another (possibly less important) campaign happening and we'll be damned if Matador's not gonna figure squarely in the album of the year results. So here's your chance to stuff the (virtual) ballot box and save 25% on any of our vaunted 2020 releases. We're so intent on buying your affections, you can save 25% on anything from the label catalog except preorders.


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VIDEO : King Krule - "Comet Face"



Today, King Krule is debuting a new video from his latest album 'Man Alive!' Directed by CC Wade and written by CC Wade and Jack Marshall, "Comet Face" taps into the aesthetic of classic horror movies, telling the story of a wild beast terrorizing Peckham, England. The visual features cameos from King Krule's band members, who also played supporting roles in the previous videos for "(Don't Let The Dragon) Draag On" and "Alone, Omen 3" and follows his animated visual for "Cellular," and is his third collaboration with Wade, who also directed "Biscuit Town" from 2017's The Ooz and the 2012 single "Octopus."

Additionally, King Krule is also announcing new "Comet Face" themed merchandise in the form of a t-shirt and print. Purchase at kingkrule.net.








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King Krule - Live on Echoes with Jehnny Beth

 
Earlier this year King Krule performed his first live show of new material, right before the release of his third album Man Alive!. Recorded for Echoes, a live music performance show for French TV channel Arte, the performance covered six new tracks from Man Alive! as well as two deep cuts from The OOZ

A list of of King Krule's recently rescheduled tour dates is below. All tickets for the initial postponed dates will be honored.
King Krule On Tour
Tuesday, September 15 Showbox Sodo, Seattle WA
Wednesday, September 16 Roseland Theatre, Portland OR
Friday, September 18 Fox Theatre, Oakland CA
Tuesday, September 22 Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles CA
Friday, September 25 House of Blues, Dallas TX
Saturday, September 26 Stubbs Waller Creek, Austin TX
Sunday, September 27 White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX
Tuesday, October 13 Barrowland, Glasgow UK
Wednesday, October 14 Olympia, Dublin IE
Thursday, October 15 Albert Hall, Manchester UK
Sunday, October 18 Brixton Academy, London UK
Monday, October 19 Brixton Academy, London UK
Tuesday, December 1 First Avenue, Minneapolis MN
Wednesday, December 2 Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL
Friday, December 4 Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Toronto ON
Saturday, December 5 Mtelus, Montreal QC
Monday, December 7 House of Blues, Boston MA
Tuesday, December 8 Webster Hall, New York NY
Wednesday, December 9 Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY
Friday, December 11 Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA
Sunday, December 13 9.30 Club, Washington DC
 
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King Krule - Rescheduled North American / European Tour Dates



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King Krule's postponed North American and EU dates in support of the newly released Man Alive! have been rescheduled for September, October and December 2020. Tickets purchased for the shows' original dates will be honored. More info can be found at respective venues, linked below.
King Krule On Tour
Tuesday, September 15 Showbox Sodo, Seattle WA
Wednesday, September 16 Roseland Theatre, Portland OR
Friday, September 18 Fox Theatre, Oakland CA
Tuesday, September 22 Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles CA
Friday, September 25 House of Blues, Dallas TX
Saturday, September 26 Stubbs Waller Creek, Austin TX
Sunday, September 27 White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX
Tuesday, October 13 Barrowland, Glasgow UK
Wednesday, October 14 Olympia, Dublin IE
Thursday, October 15 Albert Hall, Manchester UK
Sunday, October 18 Brixton Academy, London UK
Monday, October 19 Brixton Academy, London UK
Tuesday, December 1 First Avenue, Minneapolis MN
Wednesday, December 2 Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL
Friday, December 4 Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Toronto ON
Saturday, December 5 Mtelus, Montreal QC
Monday, December 7 House of Blues, Boston MA
Tuesday, December 8 Webster Hall, New York NY
Wednesday, December 9 Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY
Friday, December 11 Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA
Sunday, December 13 9.30 Club, Washington DC
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Out Today : King Krule - 'Man Alive!'


The new King Krule album, 'Man Alive' is available today from True Panther / Matador.  Stream or purchase here.

Track list :

01. Cellular
02. Supermarché
03. Stoned Again
04. Comet Face
05. The Dream
06. Perfecto Miserable
07. Alone, Omen 3
08. Slinky
09. Airport Antenatal Airplane
10. (Don’t Let The Dragon) Draag On
11. Theme For The Cross
12. Underclass
13. Energy Fleets
14. Please Complete Thee











stream / purchase  Man Alive!

King Krule On Tour :

Tuesday, March 3rd A.B, Brussels BE
Wednesday, March 4th L’Olympia, Paris FR
Friday, March 6th Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL
Saturday, March 7th K.B Hall, Copenhagen, DK
Sunday, March 8th Columbiahalle, Berlin DE
Thursday, March 19th Olympia, Dublin IE
Saturday, March 21st Barrowland, Glasgow UK
Sunday, March 22nd Albert Hall, Manchester UK
Tuesday, March 24th Brixton Academy, London UK
Wednesday, March 25th Brixton Academy, London UK
Thursday, April 2nd House of Blues, Dallas TX
Friday, April 3rd White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX
Saturday, April 4th Stubbs Waller Creek, Austin TX
Tuesday, April 7th Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles CA
Wednesday, April 8th Fox Theatre, Oakland CA
Friday, April 10th Showbox Sodo, Seattle WA
Saturday, April 11th Roseland Theatre, Portland OR
Tuesday, April 14th First Avenue, Minneapolis MN
Wednesday, April 15th Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL
Friday, April 17th Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Toronto ON
Saturday, April 18th Mtelus, Montreal QC
Sunday, April 19th House of Blues, Boston MA
Tuesday, April 21st Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA
Wednesday, April 22nd 9.30 Club, Washington DC
Friday, April 24th Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY
Saturday, April 25th Webster Hall, New York NY

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King Krule - "Cellular"





This morning, King Krule premiered the 3rd single from the forthcoming 'Man Alive!', "Cellular", with a video directed and animated by Jamie Wolfe (above)



(photo : Charlotte Patmore)

'Man Alive!' is out February 21st via True Panther / Matador Records. Catch him on tour across North America in April (dates below)

Pre-order / Pre-save Man Alive! HERE

King Krule On Tour
Tuesday, March 3rd A.B, Brussels BE
Wednesday, March 4th L’Olympia, Paris FR
Friday, March 6th Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL
Saturday, March 7th K.B Hall, Copenhagen, DK
Sunday, March 8th Columbiahalle, Berlin DE
Thursday, March 19th Olympia, Dublin IE
Saturday, March 21st Barrowland, Glasgow UK
Sunday, March 22nd Albert Hall, Manchester UK
Tuesday, March 24th Brixton Academy, London UK
Wednesday, March 25th Brixton Academy, London UK
Thursday, April 2nd House of Blues, Dallas TX
Friday, April 3rd White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX
Saturday, April 4th Stubbs Waller Creek, Austin TX
Tuesday, April 7th Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles CA
Wednesday, April 8th Fox Theatre, Oakland CA
Friday, April 10th Showbox Sodo, Seattle WA
Saturday, April 11th Roseland Theatre, Portland OR
Tuesday, April 14th First Avenue, Minneapolis MN
Wednesday, April 15th Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL
Friday, April 17th Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Toronto ON
Saturday, April 18th Mtelus, Montreal QC
Sunday, April 19th House of Blues, Boston MA
Tuesday, April 21st Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA
Wednesday, April 22nd 9.30 Club, Washington DC
Friday, April 24th Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY
Saturday, April 25th Webster Hall, New York NY

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King Krule - "Man Alive!" Listening Sessions



King Krule has announced listening parties across North America (and Cape Town, South Africa) taking place ahead of the release of the new album, Man Alive! out next Friday, February 21st.

Pre-order / Pre-save Man Alive! HERE

Four stores (Grimey's Nashville, Rough Trade NYC, Park Avenue CDs Orlando and Songbyrd D.C.) will raffle signed test pressings of the new album. The remaining eighteen stores will have one copy each of the standard LP signed by Archy Marshall, raffled off during the listening event. Visit each stores site (listed below) for specific information.



Monday, February 17th
Grimey's, Nashville TN
Park Avenue CDs, Orlando FL
Rough Trade NYC, Brooklyn NY

Tuesday, February 18th
Songbyrd, Washington DC

Thursday, February 20th
Seasick, Birmingham AL
Omega Music, Dayton OH
End of All Music, Oxford MS
Love Garden, Lawrence KS
10,000 HZ, Opelika AL
Lunch Box Records, Charlotte NC
Mills Recording Co, Kansas City MO
Nice Price Jr, Oakwood NC
Waiting Room, Normal IL
Revolver, Buffalo NY
Stinkweeds, Phoenix AZ
Shuga Records, Chicago IL
Retrofit Records, Tallahassee FL
Luna Music, Indianapolis IN
Criminal Records, Atlanta GA
Waterloo, Austin TX
Sonic Boom, Seattle WA
Easy Street, Seattle WA
Roastin' Records, Cape Town ZA

King Krule On Tour
Tuesday, March 3rd A.B, Brussels BE
Wednesday, March 4th L’Olympia, Paris FR
Friday, March 6th Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL
Saturday, March 7th K.B Hall, Copenhagen, DK
Sunday, March 8th Columbiahalle, Berlin DE
Thursday, March 19th Olympia, Dublin IE
Saturday, March 21st Barrowland, Glasgow UK
Sunday, March 22nd Albert Hall, Manchester UK
Tuesday, March 24th Brixton Academy, London UK
Wednesday, March 25th Brixton Academy, London UK
Thursday, April 2nd House of Blues, Dallas TX
Friday, April 3rd White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX
Saturday, April 4th Stubbs Waller Creek, Austin TX
Tuesday, April 7th Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles CA
Wednesday, April 8th Fox Theatre, Oakland CA
Friday, April 10th Showbox Sodo, Seattle WA
Saturday, April 11th Roseland Theatre, Portland OR
Tuesday, April 14th First Avenue, Minneapolis MN
Wednesday, April 15th Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL
Friday, April 17th Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Toronto ON
Saturday, April 18th Mtelus, Montreal QC
Sunday, April 19th House of Blues, Boston MA
Tuesday, April 21st Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA
Wednesday, April 22nd 9.30 Club, Washington DC
Friday, April 24th Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY
Saturday, April 25th Webster Hall, New York NY

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King Krule - "Alone, Omen 3"



This afternoon (Wednesday, 5 February) King Krule releases "Alone, Omen 3," the second single from his forthcoming album 'Man Alive!'. The track comes with a video directed by Archy Marshall's close friend Jocelyn Anquetil and was co-written by the artist and director. 



Featuring Archy surrounded by his friends, band mates, and collaborators, the video backs up the message that "you're not alone." Archy explains: "I felt like I had gotten out of a dark place, and I was on a high. I appreciated the depression... but I also liked how I felt better in the here and now." 





On Monday, February 10, NYC's Metrograph Cinema is hosting "An Evening With King Krule", a special marathon screening event with video selections from King Krule and his collaborators, as well as two films that have inspired him: Maya Deren’s experimental "Meshes of the Afternoon" and the landmark French animation "Fantastic Planet". Tickets are available here.




King Krule's third album 'Man Alive!' is out February 21st via True Panther / Matador Records. Catch him on tour across North America in April (dates below)

Pre-order / Pre-save Man Alive! HERE

King Krule On Tour

Tuesday, March 3rd A.B, Brussels BE
Wednesday, March 4th L’Olympia, Paris FR
Friday, March 6th Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL
Saturday, March 7th K.B Hall, Copenhagen, DK
Sunday, March 8th Columbiahalle, Berlin DE
Thursday, March 19th Olympia, Dublin IE
Saturday, March 21st Barrowland, Glasgow UK
Sunday, March 22nd Albert Hall, Manchester UK
Tuesday, March 24th Brixton Academy, London UK
Wednesday, March 25th Brixton Academy, London UK
Thursday, April 2nd House of Blues, Dallas TX
Friday, April 3rd White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX
Saturday, April 4th Stubbs Waller Creek, Austin TX
Tuesday, April 7th Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles CA
Wednesday, April 8th Fox Theatre, Oakland CA
Friday, April 10th Showbox Sodo, Seattle WA
Saturday, April 11th Roseland Theatre, Portland OR
Tuesday, April 14th First Avenue, Minneapolis MN
Wednesday, April 15th Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL
Friday, April 17th Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Toronto ON
Saturday, April 18th Mtelus, Montreal QC
Sunday, April 19th House of Blues, Boston MA
Tuesday, April 21st Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA
Wednesday, April 22nd 9.30 Club, Washington DC
Friday, April 24th Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY
Saturday, April 25th Webster Hall, New York NY

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Coming February 21: King Krule - "Man Alive!"



(King Krule photographed by Charlotte Patmore)

Following last year's Hey World! video in which Archy Marshall performed acoustic versions of four new songs, King Krule has announced his third studio album titled Man Alive! will be released on February 21, 2020 via Matador/True Panther. Alongside the announcement King Krule has shared his first ever self-directed music video along with the new track "(Don't Let The Dragon) Draag On."

Pre-order / Pre-save Man Alive! HERE

Stream/Watch (Don't Let The Dragon) Draag On HERE



Man Alive! Tracklist
01. Cellular
02. Supermarché
03. Stoned Again
04. Comet Face
05. The Dream
06. Perfecto Miserable
07. Alone, Omen 3
08. Slinky
09. Airport Antenatal Airplane
10. (Don't Let The Dragon) Draag On
11. Theme For The Cross
12. Underclass
13. Energy Fleets
14. Please Complete Thee

Man Alive! will be available on standard vinyl, CD, and as a North American webstore exclusive on limited white vinyl with a bonus flexi disc featuring the Hey World! version of "Perfecto Miserable," while supplies last. An exclusive red vinyl edition will be available at independent record stores as well.



Archy Marshall's longstanding love of cinema seeps out in his first foray into directing, with a video for "(Don't Let The Dragon) Draag On" that pulls influences from Carl Theodor Dreyer's classic The Passion Of Joan Of Arc while still creating a typically wry King Krule visual.



King Krule will tour in support of the new album throughout Europe and North America this Spring. Tickets for all dates below are on sale now.

King Krule On Tour
Tuesday, March 3rd A.B, Brussels BE
Wednesday, March 4th L’Olympia, Paris FR
Friday, March 6th Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL
Saturday, March 7th K.B Hall, Copenhagen, DK
Sunday, March 8th Columbiahalle, Berlin DE
Thursday, March 19th Olympia, Dublin IE
Saturday, March 21st Barrowland, Glasgow UK
Sunday, March 22nd Albert Hall, Manchester UK
Tuesday, March 24th Brixton Academy, London UK
Wednesday, March 25th Brixton Academy, London UK
Thursday, April 2nd House of Blues, Dallas TX
Friday, April 3rd White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX
Saturday, April 4th Stubbs Waller Creek, Austin TX
Tuesday, April 7th Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles CA
Wednesday, April 8th Fox Theatre, Oakland CA
Friday, April 10th Showbox Sodo, Seattle WA
Saturday, April 11th Roseland Theatre, Portland OR
Tuesday, April 14th First Avenue, Minneapolis MN
Wednesday, April 15th Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL
Friday, April 17th Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Toronto ON
Saturday, April 18th Mtelus, Montreal QC
Sunday, April 19th House of Blues, Boston MA
Tuesday, April 21st Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA
Wednesday, April 22nd 9.30 Club, Washington DC
Friday, April 24th Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY
Saturday, April 25th Webster Hall, New York NY
Archy Ivan Marshall has the world at his feet. After two feverishly received albums as King Krule, plus another low-key outing under his own name, this extraordinarily gifted 25-year-old from Peckham in South London adds further depth and substance to his oeuvre with another wondrous long-player called ‘Man Alive!’. It arrives packed full of his trademark sonic ambition and compositional skill, as well as the now-familiar corrosive lyricism and lurid social observation. Marshall has emerged as a pack leader amongst his peers, leading the charge in a fearless blurring of genre divisions, one minute seeming to drag the listener through the trashiest punk experience, the next ushering in a soundworld that’s apparently hi-tech and forward-looking.

Like any great artist on the rise, Archy’s life is moving fast. There’s a lot to catch up on, after 2017’s sprawling masterpiece, ‘The Ooz’, broke through amid Mercury Prize nominations and minds-blown media plaudits. Unlike that record, ‘Man Alive!’ doesn’t aim to present any kind of narrative thread, or Brexit-era state-of-the-nation address, just a collection of snapshots and stories, artfully sequenced into a dazzlingly coherent whole.

This third King Krule album was written as a direct reaction to the non-stop energy of touring ‘The Ooz’, and then partly recorded at Shrunken Heads in Marshall’s native stamping ground of Nunhead, with ‘Ooz’ co-producer Dilip Harris. Increasingly self-sufficient in the studio, he manned most of the instruments himself, except for the saxophone, which was played by his trusty Argentinian amigo, Ignacio Salvadores.

Midway through those sessions, however, Archy found out he was going to become a dad for the first time, and he decided to move up to the North West to be near the mother’s family, ready for the baby’s arrival.

“I should’ve had it all wrapped up before my daughter was born,” says Marshall today with a sheepish grin, during a return visit to his favourite public house in Nunhead, right across the street from Shrunken Heads. Impending parenthood came at a felicitous moment for him, as he was beginning to feel trapped in South London’s suburban lifestyle of all-eclipsing drunkenness and depression, which existing fans will know was a recurring theme in his earlier music.

“It was just the easiness of it,” he reflects today. “There really is nothing else to do here, especially when it turns to winter. Everyone I know has jobs, whereas I’d sit on my arse all day sometimes not doing anything, then I’d go to the pub with them when they finished work. It became a bit habitual. Then, right in the middle of the record, this big change came in my life that I didn't really comprehend initially. It was like, ‘Oh, I’d better get my shit together!’ To be honest, I was really glad to get away from all that so I could focus on more pressing matters – like keeping a child alive and stuff.”

Tracks on ‘Man Alive!’ like ‘Stoned Again’, ‘Comet Face’ and ‘(Don’t Let The Dragon) Draag On’ soberingly document the final throes of Archy’s dissolute times, but once he had relocated, he cracked on with recording at Eve Studios in Stockport.

So, after his daughter, Marina, arrived on 14 March 2019, Marshall took a few weeks off, then returned to finish off his album. “I was still adding tracks until she was about six months old (i.e mid-September),” he says. Still, the songs are very much a document of pre-fatherhood, and the need for change, rather than the new life that ensued.

The new album’s title, he explains, “is an exclamation, about the times we live in. Like, ‘Fucking hell, man!’” He stole the title from a CD that his uncle gave him back in 2013 with some of his uncle’s own music on it, and originally planned to use it for his last album. “But ‘The Ooz’ really summed up that record,” he reasons, “just this splurge of everything I love – messy and with no direction. I thought, anyway, ‘Nah, I can’t steal it off him’, but now I'm like, ‘Fuck it, I'm gonna use it!’ I haven't really spoken to him about it actually. I just liked the idea of it as an exclamation. It's kind of like, ‘Oh shit!’, but I didn't wanna call it that, I wanted it to be ‘Man Alive!’ – super-Americanized, like a saying from Adam West as Batman.”

This time, however, he says he felt a strong aversion towards politicizing any of his observations, so there’s little explanation, just the relaying of potent images, such as the fancy cars on ‘Stoned Again’ which signify the gentrification – or what he calls the ‘woo-woo’ – of Peckham, or the vile Brexit-era prejudice he overhears on ‘Supermarché.

“More and more,” he explains, “I've been put off by the intention of speaking about what's going on in society as a black-and-white thing, or trying to get to the bottom of why we’re in this position. So the album is mostly made up of snapshots and observations. There are a lot of real-time-and-place moments, songs talking about walking through the park just over there and getting a head injury [don’t ask! – Ed.], then there are other tracks which are just simplicity, looking at one particular situation and reflecting on it as somehow being super-profound.”

Just as the lyrics are diverse in theme and purpose, so is the music: ‘Comet Face’ lopes along with irresistible unease like a wonky New Wave hit, and ‘Stoned Again’ packs all the inspired beatmongery of ’90s hip hop, while much of the record’s sparser second half recalls the lo-fi intimacy of Robert Wyatt’s ’80s solo work, or indeed the recordings of mass-murderer Charles Manson.

“I’ve been listening to a lot of weird stuff, I guess. There was some Argentinian music, some Brazilian Bossa Nova – I love the way they sing, how soft they are. I also listened to the radio, which I never did until recently. I don't like it but I suppose it might influence me a bit.”

Archy laughs at mention of the word ‘lo-fi’, and gives a characteristically self-effacing insight into his unique methods of production: “Ever since I began, people have said, ‘You’re like a lo-fi artist, you do this bedroom thing,’ when really I was trying to make really hi-fi, top-of-the-range recordings – I just didn't have the equipment! All the equipment I have could possibly make a hi-fi product, but I suppose what I do is start with something that’s basic, like a demo, then I coat things in effects and run things through amps and back out through tiny speakers. I end up making it sound like it's coming out of a fucking telephone in the end! One time I remember feeling convinced I was making music like Flying Lotus, this super hi-fi hip-hop production, but actually when I listened back in the morning, it was more like Daniel Johnston, like it was recorded on a Dictaphone, and played on some old broken keyboard.”

But he was determined to fashion a more concise album this time: “There was a lot that didn't make it onto this record, because it didn't seem to fit with the shell of it. In the end it's only 40 minutes, and I was quite happy about that because I didn't go over the top, like I did with ‘The Ooz’ [running time: 67 minutes]. This one makes more sense if you listen in total, because you start quite fast-paced and aggressive, then it takes more of a back seat for the rest, and gets heart-warming towards the end. Happy endings!”

As the concluding ‘Please Complete Thee’ sails out on upliftingly twangsome slide guitar, you’d be forgiven for imagining that some of the more agonizing preceding numbers have served as a kind of therapy for their creator. “Oh yeah,” he freely admits, “once you’re able to discuss things and talk honestly, there is no better way than just shouting it out at a bunch of people. I was always empowered by lyricism and getting my aggression out in some way, or any kind of emotion. That has always been a process for me. This time I felt like I had gotten out of a dark place, and I was on a high. I appreciated the depression, and the low times I’d been through, but I also liked how I felt better in the here and now. So it was about reaching that new plateau.”

As he prepares for his latest campaign with ‘Man Alive!’, Archy says, “I feel better in life. I don’t drink or smoke when I’m in the North West, so I’m pretty clean. It's made me kind of bored of what a lot of the album’s talking about! It’s hard to know where it’s going now I’ve done it, and what I’ll do next, because of my new-found role and responsibility in the world. It'll be good to play live, I'm looking forward to that. The tour is coming up in March, so, yeah, I need to get onto that!” He laughs at his own lack of forward planning, then concludes with hard-won assurance. “I might get a pint in a bit, but I’ll still take it easy.”

Praise for his latest, deftly sculpted King Krule meisterwerk, though, is likely to be a good deal wilder.

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King Krule - "Live On The Moon" Picture Disc LP



It's been a year since King Krule released his Mercury Prize-nominated LP The OOZ. While touring in support of the album at the beginning of 2018, King Krule recorded "Live On The Moon," a live video session in collaboration with Molten Jets. Today he's announced a picture disc LP, limited to an edition of 350, culled from that performance. Preorders are available now for this vinyl-only release via the King Krule webstore and will ship on November 2.

Purchase/Stream The OOZ here.


King Krule - Live On The Moon
Side A 
1. Dum Surfer 
2. The Locomotive 
3. Midnight 01 (Deep Sea Diver) 
4. Logos 
5. Sublunary
 
Side B 
6. Lonely Blue 
7. A Slide In (New Drugs) 
8. The Cadet Leaps
9. What Stars? /  Untitled”
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VIDEO : King Krule - "Biscuit Town"





(photo by Charlotte Pattmore)

Today King Krule releases a music video for "Biscuit Town," the opening track from his Mercury Prize nominated album 'The OOZ'. The video comes as the first of a three-part collaboration with WeTransfer, which sees King Krule explore the creative process with each video’s director, hosted on their WePresent platform. Directed by friends and long-term collaborators cc. Wade (aka Michael and Paraic Morrissey), the video sees King Krule (aka Archy Marshall) inhabiting his own noir "Biscuit Town” — waking up and retracing his footsteps through the city, piecing together the remnants of a hazy, half-remembered night before. A reflection of his futuristic, jazz-inflected, film-inspired sound, the video serves to compliment the warm, dreamlike quality of "Biscuit Town."

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VIDEO: King Krule - Live On The Moon



Following King Krule's recent U.S. tour announcement surrounding both weekends of Coachella, Molten Jets has released "King Krule: Live On The Moon," an exclusive session featuring King Krule's full group performing eight tracks from The OOZ. Watch the video at the newly launched website where you can also find a mysterious link to some 12" Moon Rocks, see upcoming dates, and purchase an exclusive webstore-only baseball cap designed by Archy's brother Jack Marshall.



King Krule Spring 2018 Tour
Saturday, April 7 Ceremonia, Toluca Mexico
Monday, April 9 White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX
Tuesday, April 10 Emo’s Austin TX
Wednesday, April 11 Granada Theater, Dallas TX
Friday, April 13 Marquee Theater, Phoenix AZ
Sunday, April 15 Coachella Week 1, Indio CA
Monday, April 16 Fox Theater, Oakland CA
Friday, April 20 The Observatory Park North, San Diego CA
Sunday, April 22 Coachella Week 2, Indio CA
Wednesday, April 25 Ogden Theater, Denver CO
Friday, April 27 Riviera Theater, Chicago IL
Saturday, April 28 St. Andrew’s Hall, Detroit MI
Sunday, April 29 Rebel, Toronto ON
Wednesday, May 2 The Fillmore, Philadelphia PA
Friday, May 4 Hammerstein Ballroom, New York NY

Stream/Order ‘The OOZ’

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King Krule - Spring 2018 North American Dates



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In addition to previously announced Coachella appearances, King Krule returns to North America in April. Dates are below with tickets on sale Friday at noon local times.

Saturday, April 7 Ceremonia, Toluca Mexico
Monday, April 9 White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX
Tuesday, April 10 Emo’s Austin TX
Wednesday, April 11 Granada Theater, Dallas TX
Friday, April 13 Marquee Theater, Phoenix AZ
Sunday, April 15 Coachella Week 1, Indio CA
Monday, April 16 Fox Theater, Oakland CA
Friday, April 20 The Observatory Park North, San Diego CA
Sunday, April 22 Coachella Week 2, Indio CA
Wednesday, April 25 Ogden Theater, Denver CO
Friday, April 27 Riviera Theater, Chicago IL
Saturday, April 28 St. Andrew’s Hall, Detroit MI
Sunday, April 29 Rebel, Toronto ON
Wednesday, May 2 The Fillmore, Philadelphia PA
Friday, May 4 Hammerstein Ballroom, New York NY

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King Krule - Tiny Desk Concert



A couple weeks after delivering The OOZ to the world, King Krule dropped by the All Songs Considered offices in Washington D.C. to perform a stripped version of some of the new material. Several weeks and about 30 sold-out shows across the U.S. and Europe later, the video premieres today. Watch as Archy and the band manage to transform the sunny NPR office into a dingy South London pub with the tracks, "Midnight 01 (Deep Sea Diver), Lonely Blue, and a combination of "Logos" and "Sublunary."



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KING KRULE ON TOUR
Wednesday, December 6 Vega, Copenhagen DK *SOLD OUT*
Friday, December 8 Vasateatern, Stockholm SE *SOLD OUT*
Sunday, December 10 Welkweg, Amsterdam NE *SOLD OUT*
Monday, December 11 De Roma, Antwerp BE *SOLD OUT*
Wednesday, December 13 Academy, Dublin IE *SOLD OUT*
Thursday, December 14 Academy 2, Manchester UK *SOLD OUT*
Friday, December 15 SWG3, Glasgow UK *SOLD OUT*

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King Krule - Live on Later... with Jools Holland

King Krule is currently en route to Washington D.C. to begin his sold-out North American tour, after releasing his second LP The OOZ to critical acclaim. Before leaving London he performed a vicious version of OOZ standout "Dum Surfer" on Later... with Jools Holland.



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TOUR DATES:
10/21 – Washington, DC – Black Cat – SOLD OUT
10/22 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer – SOLD OUT
10/24 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw – SOLD OUT
10/25 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw – SOLD OUT
10/26 – Boston, MA – Paradise – SOLD OUT
10/28 – Montreal, CAN – Metropolis
10/29 – Toronto, CAN – Danforth Music Hall – SOLD OUT
10/30 – Chicago, IL – Metro – SOLD OUT
10/31 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe SOLD OUT
11/3 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox – SOLD OUT
11/4 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom – SOLD OUT
11/5 – Vancouver, CAN – Vogue Theatre – SOLD OUT
11/7 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore – SOLD OUT
11/8 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom – SOLD OUT
11/9 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre – SOLD OUT
11/20 – Bristol, UK – Marble Factory – SOLD OUT
11/21 – London, UK – Koko – SOLD OUT
11/22 – London, UK – Koko – SOLD OUT
11/23 – Leeds, UK – Reflectory – SOLD OUT
11/26 – Paris, France – Casino De Paris – SOLD OUT
11/28 – Milan, Italy – Magazzini Generali
11/29 – Lyon, France – L’Epicerie Moderne – SOLD OUT
11/30 – Zurich, Switzerland – Rote Fabrik
12/1 – Cologne, Germany – Burgerhaus Stollwerck
12/3 – Hamburg, Germany – Uebel & Gefahrlich
12/4 – Berlin, Germany – Astra – SOLD OUT
12/6 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega – SOLD OUT
12/8 – Stockholm, Sweden – Vasateatern
12/10 – Amsterdam, Holland – Melkweg – SOLD OUT
12/11 – Antwerp, Belgium – De Roma
12/13 – Dublin, Ireland – Academy – SOLD OUT
12/14 – Manchester, UK – Academy 2 – SOLD OUT
12/15 – Glasgow, UK – SWG3 – SOLD OUT

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OUT TODAY - King Krule 'The OOZ,' Tour Begins 10/21 in Washington D.C.

You've heard "Czech One," "Dum Surfer," and "Half Man Half Shark" and now the day has come for the rest of the album to be heard, 16 more songs to be exact. King Krule's new album The OOZ (released on True Panther Sounds in the US and XL Recordings in the UK) is coming with a pretty meaty tour, much of which is SOLD OUT.

Those who tuned into Archy's Beats 1 pop-up show yesterday  (broadcasted from his home in South London) heard many new songs, an unreleased demo titled "Swan Lake" as well as “Fraternize” by a band called Uh Oh Chongo, whose members included his mother and his uncle. Listen to that episode HERE.

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TOUR DATES:
10/21 - Washington, DC - Black Cat - SOLD OUT
10/22 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer - SOLD OUT
10/24 - Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw - SOLD OUT
10/25 - Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw - SOLD OUT
10/26 - Boston, MA - Paradise - SOLD OUT
10/28 - Montreal, CAN - Metropolis
10/29 - Toronto, CAN - Danforth Music Hall - SOLD OUT
10/30 - Chicago, IL - Metro - SOLD OUT
10/31 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Cafe
11/3 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox
11/4 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom - SOLD OUT
11/5 - Vancouver, CAN - Vogue Theatre - SOLD OUT
11/7 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore - SOLD OUT
11/8 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom - SOLD OUT
11/9 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre - SOLD OUT
11/20 - Bristol, UK - Marble Factory - SOLD OUT
11/21 - London, UK - Koko - SOLD OUT
11/22 - London, UK - Koko - SOLD OUT
11/23 - Leeds, UK - Reflectory
11/26 - Paris, France - Casino De Paris - SOLD OUT
11/28 - Milan, Italy - Magazzini Generali
11/29 - Lyon, France - L’Epicerie Moderne - SOLD OUT
11/30 - Zurich, Switzerland - Rote Fabrik
12/1 - Cologne, Germany - Burgerhaus Stollwerck
12/3 - Hamburg, Germany - Uebel & Gefahrlich
12/4 - Berlin, Germany - Astra - SOLD OUT
12/6 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega - SOLD OUT
12/8 - Stockholm, Sweden - Vasateatern
12/10 - Amsterdam, Holland - Melkweg - SOLD OUT
12/11 - Antwerp, Belgium - De Roma
12/13 - Dublin, Ireland - Academy - SOLD OUT
12/14 - Manchester, UK - Academy 2 - SOLD OUT
12/15 - Glasgow, UK - SWG3 - SOLD OUT

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King Krule - The Ooz on Vinyl

The Ooz is almost here! King Krule will drop his long awaited second LP this Friday the 13th, accompanied by a sold-out US/EU tour beginning later this month. Check out photos of the record below, a beautifully made gatefold 2xLP, and pre-order your copy here.







King Krule Fall 2017
Sat October 21 Black Cat Washington DC – SOLD OUT
Sun October 22 Union Transfer Philadelphia PA
Tue October 24 Warsaw Brooklyn NY – SOLD OUT
Wed October 25 Warsaw Brooklyn NY SOLD OUT
Thu October 26 Paradise Boston MA – SOLD OUT
Sat October 28 Corona Theatre Montreal QC
Sun October 29 Danforth Music Hall Toronto ON – SOLD OUT
Mon October 30 Metro Chicago IL – SOLD OUT
Tue October 31 Fine Line Music Café Minneapolis MN
Fri November 3 The Showbox Seattle WA
Sat November 4 Wonder Ballroom Portland OR – SOLD OUT
Sun November 5 Vogue Theatre Vancouver BC
Tue November 7 The Fillmore San Francisco CA – SOLD OUT
Wed November 8 Teragram Ballroom Los Angeles CA – SOLD OUT
Thu November 9 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles CA – SOLD OUT
Mon November 20 Marble Factory Bristol UK – SOLD OUT
Tue November 21 Koko London UK – SOLD OUT
Wed November 22 Koko London UK – SOLD OUT
Thu November 23 Stylus Leeds UK – SOLD OUT
Sun November 26 Casino De Paris Paris France
Tue November 28 Magazzini Generali Milan Italy
Wed November 29 L’epicerie Moderne Lyon France
Thu November 30 Rote Fabrik Zurich Switzerland
Fri December 1 Bürgerhaus Stollwerck Cologne Germany
Sun December 3 Uebel & Gefährlich Hamburg Germany
Mon December 4 Astra Berlin Germany
Wed December 6 Vega Copenhagen Denmark – SOLD OUT
Fri December 8 Vasateatern Stockholm Sweden
Sun December 10 Melkweg Amsterdam Holland – SOLD OUT
Mon December 11 De Roma Antwerp Belgium
Wed December 13 Academy Dublin Ireland – SOLD OUT
Thu December 14 Academy 2 Manchester UK – SOLD OUT
Fri December 15 SWG3 Glasgow UK – SOLD OUT

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NEW SONG: King Krule - "Half Man Half Shark"



The OOZ will officially be out in the world (all 19 tracks of it) next Friday, October 13th. You've already heard "Czech One" and "Dum Surfer" and this morning we have "Half Man Half Shark" to share. The visual for the new song has live footage by John Gittens, Nigel Rubinosa, Reuben Bastienne-Lewis. Editing and animation by Theo Chin. Also find tour dates below, many of which are sold out.

LISTEN TO "HALF MAN HALF SHARK"
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TOUR DATES
Sat October 21 Black Cat Washington DC – SOLD OUT
Sun October 22 Union Transfer Philadelphia PA
Tue October 24 Warsaw Brooklyn NY – SOLD OUT
Wed October 25 Warsaw Brooklyn NY SOLD OUT
Thu October 26 Paradise Boston MA – SOLD OUT
Sat October 28 Corona Theatre Montreal QC
Sun October 29 Danforth Music Hall Toronto ON – SOLD OUT
Mon October 30 Metro Chicago IL – SOLD OUT
Tue October 31 Fine Line Music Café Minneapolis MN
Fri November 3 The Showbox Seattle WA
Sat November 4 Wonder Ballroom Portland OR – SOLD OUT
Sun November 5 Vogue Theatre Vancouver BC
Tue November 7 The Fillmore San Francisco CA – SOLD OUT
Wed November 8 Teragram Ballroom Los Angeles CA – SOLD OUT
Thu November 9 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles CA – SOLD OUT
Mon November 20 Marble Factory Bristol UK – SOLD OUT
Tue November 21 Koko London UK – SOLD OUT
Wed November 22 Koko London UK – SOLD OUT
Thu November 23 Stylus Leeds UK – SOLD OUT
Sun November 26 Casino De Paris Paris France
Tue November 28 Magazzini Generali Milan Italy
Wed November 29 L’epicerie Moderne Lyon France
Thu November 30 Rote Fabrik Zurich Switzerland
Fri December 1 Bürgerhaus Stollwerck Cologne Germany
Sun December 3 Uebel & Gefährlich Hamburg Germany
Mon December 4 Astra Berlin Germany
Wed December 6 Vega Copenhagen Denmark – SOLD OUT
Fri December 8 Vasateatern Stockholm Sweden
Sun December 10 Melkweg Amsterdam Holland – SOLD OUT
Mon December 11 De Roma Antwerp Belgium
Wed December 13 Academy Dublin Ireland – SOLD OUT
Thu December 14 Academy 2 Manchester UK – SOLD OUT
Fri December 15 SWG3 Glasgow UK – SOLD OUT

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Coming October 13: King Krule 'The OOZ' ; Video for "Dum Surfer" Out Now

King Krule's long-awaited album 'The OOZ' will be released October 13th on True Panther Sounds in North America and XL Recordings in Europe. Those who have been particularly anxious for news about this release will be very happy to see some of the details for the release below (including the 19 song-long tracklisting...) Before you get to to that, here's some more info about The OOZ.

"One of the most celebrated figureheads on the independent British scene, Archy Marshall returns with the dense, sprawling The OOZ, the much anticipated follow up to his debut Six Feet Beneath the Moon. Drifting and seeping through the cracks of South London like the album title, King Krule casts an unflinching eye over his kingdom, transforming his observations of all the disorientation and heartbreak of his youth into piercing narratives and poetry that are both startlingly honest and brutally beautiful. With The OOZ, Marshall finally takes the crown as poet laureate for the dazed and confused generation, painting a bleak and sometimes harrowing picture of a rapidly splintering city.

Where Six Feet Beneath the Moon, released in 2013, was a rigorous, rambling excavation of Marshall’s expansive body of work to date, The OOZ snaps into focus quickly and sharply, his modus operandi coming into view almost immediately. Over jazzy curlicues and guitars, the opener “Biscuit Town” sets out its stall irresistibly as Marshall sings about rapidly disintegrating romance and personal dissolution with acute, almost painful detail. These wrenching themes of self-annihilation and fraying relationships seem inextricably linked in Marshall’s eyes – once you lose yourself to someone else, you inevitably wind up losing yourself completely when they leave – and recur in other tracks.

Why’d you leave me? Because of my depression? You used to complete me but I guess I learnt a lesson” he spits on the roiling “Midnight 01 (Deep Sea Diver),” and, even layered with the warm vocals of Okay Kaya, “Slush Puppy” is an unsparing dissection of a couple with nothing left to give, like a Gainsbourg and Birkin ballad gone toxic. Elsewhere, things only get darker, as Marshall desperately tries to find safe harbor in the city he knows and loves, only to be thwarted constantly, as on “The Cadet Leaps” and previously released single “Czech One.” Not even the synthetic high of chemicals, as shown in “Emergency Blimp” and “A Slide In (New Drugs)” can stanch the suffering.

Although seeming at first abstract, The OOZ as a title proves oddly fitting. There are references littered throughout about its physical manifestation, or as Marshall himself says, “about earwax and snot and bodily fluids and skin and stuff that just comes out of you on a day to day basis.” But it works on a more figurative level too, with The OOZ also representing the unknown depths or horizons the solitary mind can travel to, whether it’s sinking into the deep sea or soaring through the night sky. It may be messy, unwieldy, even unsightly, Marshall seems to say -- but we need The OOZ in order to exist."



ART BY
Jack Marshall

TRACKLISTING
1. Biscuit Town
2. The Locomotive
3. Dum Surfer
4. Slush Puppy
5. Bermondsey Bosom (Left)
6. Logos
7. Sublunary
8. Lonely Blue
9. Cadet Limbo
10. Emergency Blimp
11. Czech One
12. (A Slide In) New Drugs
13. Vidual
14. Bermondsey Bosom (Right)
15. Half Man Half Shark
16. The Cadet Leaps
17. The Ooz
18. Midnight 01(Deep Sea Diver)
19. La Lune



VIDEO BY
Brother Willis

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TOUR DATES

Sat October 21 Black Cat Washington DC - SOLD OUT

Sun October 22 Union Transfer Philadelphia PA 

Tue October 24 Warsaw Brooklyn NY - SOLD OUT

Wed October 25 Warsaw Brooklyn NY - SOLD OUT

Thu October 26 Paradise Boston MA - SOLD OUT

Sat October 28 Corona Theatre Montreal QC

Sun October 29 Danforth Music Hall Toronto ON 

Mon October 30 Metro Chicago IL

Tue October 31 Fine Line Music Café Minneapolis MN 

Fri November 3 The Showbox Seattle WA 

Sat November 4 Wonder Ballroom Portland OR

Sun November 5 Vogue Theatre Vancouver BC 

Tue November 7 The Fillmore San Francisco CA - SOLD OUT

Wed November 8 Teragram Ballroom Los Angeles CA - SOLD OUT

Thu November 9 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles CA - SOLD OUT

Mon November 20 Marble Factory Bristol UK - SOLD OUT

Tue November 21 Koko London UK - SOLD OUT

Wed November 22 Koko London UK - SOLD OUT

Thu November 23 Stylus Leeds UK - SOLD OUT

Sun November 26 Casino De Paris Paris France

Tue November 28 Magazzini Generali Milan Italy 

Wed November 29 L’epicerie Moderne Lyon France

Thu November 30 Rote Fabrik Zurich Switzerland 

Fri December 1 Bürgerhaus Stollwerck Cologne Germany

Sun December 3 Uebel & Gefährlich Hamburg Germany 

Mon December 4 Astra Berlin Germany 

Wed December 6 Vega Copenhagen Denmark 

Fri December 8 Vasateatern Stockholm Sweden 

Sun December 10 Melkweg Amsterdam Holland - SOLD OUT

Mon December 11 De Roma Antwerp Belgium 

Wed December 13 Academy Dublin Ireland - SOLD OUT

Thu December 14 Academy 2 Manchester UK - SOLD OUT

Fri December 15 SWG3 Glasgow UK - SOLD OUT

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PHOTO BY
Frank Lebon

King Krule is BACK - 'Czech One' Official Video + Massive North American Tour Announcement

There's some extremely exciting news from True Panther out and around the internet today. King Krule is back with an incredible video (directed by Frank Lebon) as well as a huge run of North American tour dates this fall. Bask in the undeniable glow of Czech One... below. (Or should I say above?)




NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES 
10/21 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
10/22 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
10/24 - Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw
10/25 - Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw
10/26 - Boston, MA - Paradise
10/28 - Montreal, CAN - Corona Theatre
10/29 - Toronto, CAN - Danforth Music Hall
10/30 - Chicago, IL - Metro
10/31 - Minneapolis, MN - First Line Music Cafe
11/3 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox
11/4 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
11/5 - Vancouver, CAN - Vogue Theatre
11/7 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
11/8 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom
11/9 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
11/11 - Long Beach, CA - Tropicalia Festival
Pre-order the 'Czech One' 7" here: http://smarturl.it/CZECHONE



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