Laneway Presents King Krule
It can today be announced that London’s KING KRULE, aka Archy Marshall, will play headline East Coast dates on his return Australian visit in March. In addition to an already announced appearance at Golden Plains festival, Marshall will take in Sydney’s Metro Theatre on Monday 5 March, Brisbane’s The Triffid on Tuesday 6 March and Melbourne’s The Croxton Bandroom on Thursday 8 March.
Since his last Australian visit in 2014, during which he played the national St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Marshall has released acclaimed music under a range of different monikers, including Hypnodisc, Edgar the Beatmaker and his own name Archy Marshall, and recently launched a new capsule fashion collection in collaboration with Babylon LA.
Marshall blurred the boundaries of music and art with his 2015 release, A New Place 2 Drown, which was accompanied by a book of his poetry and artwork, along with a short film directed by Will Robson - Scott.
Released in October, the sophomore album from King Krule, The OOZ, is “the richest and most immersive album the London singer-songwriter has made yet… a masterpiece of jaundiced vision from one of the most compelling artists alive.” – Pitchfork
It’s a dense, sprawling offering, drifting and seeping through the cracks of South London. Across 19 tracks, Marshall 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.
“He’s always been this uber-talented enigma of an artist, and this record just solidifies that…” – Monster Children
“The OOZ creates a brutalist and beautiful terrain, one that we can wander vicariously through King Krule; it’s nothing short of a masterpiece.” – Drowned In Sound
King Krule closes out 2017 with sold out headline tour dates through Europe and the UK, including stops at Casino De Paris, London’s Koko and Academy in Dublin. A master of creating soundscapes that are equal parts dark and despairing, yet suffused with beauty and underscored by Marshall’s soaring vocals, audiences will lose themselves to King Krule’s live performances.
“King Krule and his live band shout and play triumphantly… (the) songs carried a refreshing confidence, which coaxed the audience into proud vulnerability and sensitivity…” – The Daily Californian
“Marshall lulled the sold-out show to a sensitive, transfixed sublimity. Other times he would rip into joyous reservations of expansive noise, both of which had the audience reeling…” – Consequence of Sound
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KING KRULE | 2018 TOUR DATES
Brought to you by Laneway Presents & Chugg Entertainment
Monday 5th March – Metro Theatre (All Ages)
Tuesday 6th March – The Triffid
Thursday 8th March – The Croxton Bandroom