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King Krule at Melt! Festival 2013
|Birth name||Archibald Marshall|
|Also known as||Zoo Kid, DJ JD Sports, Edgar The Beatmaker|
|Born||24 August 1994|
|Genres||Indie rock, Hip-Hop, jazz, darkwave, blues, soul, electronic, down tempo|
|Labels||True Panther, XL, Rinse|
Archy Marshall (born 24 August 1994), more commonly known by his stage name King Krule, is a British singer, songwriter and musician.
Life and career
Marshall studied at Forest Hill School and then at the Brit School for three years between 2008 and 2011. In July 2011, Archy began playing under a new moniker, King Krule, at a festival in Hyères, France. His stage name is inspired by King Creole and not the Donkey Kong character.
He had released his debut single Out Getting Ribs under his Zoo Kid moniker on House Anxiety records in April 2010, recorded and mixed in his bedroom with his friends Francis North and Thelonious McCabe.
On November 8, 2011, he released a self-titled EP as King Krule on True Panther Sounds.
His music has been likened to Morrissey and Edwyn Collins.[dead link] Stylistically he has been described as darkwave and is inspired by disparate influences such as Gene Vincent, Fela Kuti and The Penguin Cafe Orchestra. Archy also makes music under the moniker DJ JD Sports and Edgar The Beatmaker, the styles of which are significantly different from King Krule.
King Krule released his debut album 6 Feet Beneath the Moon on 24 August 2013.
|6 Feet Beneath the Moon||65||19||182||100||60|
- 2010: U.F.O.W.A.V.E. (self-released)
- 2010: Out Getting Ribs/Has This Hit 7" - single (House Anxiety Records)
- 2011: King Krule EP (True Panther)
- 2012: Rock Bottom/Octopus 12" single (Rinse)
Awards and nominations
|2012||BBC Sound of 2013||Sound of 2013||Nominated|
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- "King Krule discography". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
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- "King Krule discography". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
- "Video: King Krule indtager London i jakkesæt". Soundvenue XL. Retrieved 26 July 2013.
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