If you haven’t yet been introduced to King Krule through last year’s 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 you’d expect, all set over a drum machine and jazzy breaks that would fit on an old NYC hip-hop track. Interestingly enough, Marshall’s mom worked in Spike Lee’s shop in NY, as he recounts in this interview with Pitchfork, and good old mum handled wardrobe on P.M. Dawn’s classic Spandau Ballet-sampling “Set Adrift On Memory Bliss.” NYC-meets-East London, and it’s a beautiful thing in Marshall’s very capable hands.

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