King Krule 6 Feet Beneath the Moon

King Krule 6 Feet Beneath the Moon
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Archy Marshall is unlike any other 19-year-old in the world, that's for sure. Writing songs in his pre-teens, it was in 2010 (under the moniker Zoo Kid) that he turned heads with his gritty, urban narratives about life in South London. Switching his alias to the ageless King Krule, Marshall proved to be a prodigious songwriter and musician with his well-received 2011 self-titled EP and last year's "Rock Bottom" single. The much-anticipated 6 Feet Beneath the Moon is arguably the finest, most accomplished debut album 2013 will hear. Marshall saved his best for his full-length, enlisting Rodaidh McDonald (Savages, the xx) to once again co-produce and push his inimitable sound into new directions. He can scowl about some browbeaten existence using minimal, reverb-swamped guitar on "Has This His" and "Easy Easy," which he wrote at 12, only to turn around and flex his jazz chops on "Klockodeal" and the ripping skronk of "Lizard State." Even more versatile is the beat-driven, mutedly textured "Foreign" and "William, Here I Come," two tracks that demonstrate the most logical progression, mirroring his Mount Kimbie collaboration and suggesting he's one to watch in South London's post-dubstep scene. King Krule is an artist moving a mile a minute, and 6 Feet Beneath the Moon is just the beginning of what will be an amazing career to follow. (True Panther Sounds)