If you havent yet been introduced to King Krule through last years incredible single/video Out Getting Ribs, or this insightful joint-profile by Nitsuh Adebe on NY Mag that groups him together with the musically-likeminded Bradford Cox of Deerhunter and Atlas Sound, this video for The Noose of Jah City is as good an entry-point as any. Archy Marshall looks like a kid straight out of a London-based comic book, all gangly limbs, sunken cheeks and mournful glances and that voice: raw, untrained, deeper and richer than youd expect, all set over a drum machine and jazzy breaks that would fit on an old NYC hip-hop track. Interestingly enough, Marshalls mom worked in Spike Lees shop in NY, as he recounts in this interview with Pitchfork, and good old mum handled wardrobe on P.M. Dawns classic Spandau Ballet-sampling Set Adrift On Memory Bliss. NYC-meets-East London, and its a beautiful thing in Marshalls very capable hands.
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