Named after King K. Rool, a character in the Donkey Kong series of video games, King Krule
is a solo project of London-based artist Archy Marshall.
The singer, songwriter, guitarist, and keyboardist raised eyebrows with the 2010 single "Out Getting Ribs" -- released under the alias Zoo Kid -- which showcased his distinctively raw voice. Anticipation for Marshall's first album grew, as the song earned him a spot on various high-profile "artists to watch" lists, as well as a nomination in BBC's Sound of 2013 poll. In 2013, while still a teenager, Marshall released the first King Krule
album, 6 Feet Beneath the Moon, on XL
in the U.K. and True Panther
in the U.S. Marshall then collaborated with his brother Jack for the relatively fluid, more electronic A New Place 2 Drown. Released in 2015 and credited to Archy Marshall, its physical edition was packaged with a 208-page book of poetry, photography, and art. ~ Jason Lymangrover & Andy Kellman, Rovi