King Krule

King Krule

Show Me The Body

Sun, October 22, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Union Transfer

Philadelphia, PA

$25.00

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King Krule
King Krule
"A deep, rich sound…'teenager' need not be a pejorative. After all, so was Rimbaud" – New York Times

"Oddly intimate and irrevocably bleak… he makes deceptively simple, deeply personal/political art that finds joy – perhaps its only joy – in accident and chaos" – Pitchfork, Best New Music

"Heartache cloaked in cavernous reverb and a sneer…preparation for beckoning world domination" – NME

With his debut single 'Out Getting Ribs', King Krule (formerly known as Zoo Kid, born as Archy Marshall in SE London) captured the startling voice of an emerging generation of young Londoners; his unexpectedly deep and mournful baritone tracing disappointment and disorientation to devastating effect. Comprised only of his stark vocals, guitar and searing vocals, it was a bleak but brilliant treaty on the frustration and fury of youth, rubbed raw and laid bare. Now comes his second release, and with it, an expansion of vision, both musically and thematically. The connective tissue between these five tracks is still Marshall's stark, direct lyrics, but over the span of the self-titled EP, there is an arresting sonic progression, as his songs open up to become a loose knit meditation and renewal of hope in the face of desperation. Shades of The Streets' plainspoken and observant ramble dance with the heart on sleeve confessions/cultural critiques of Billy Bragg. Archy's influences are a patchwork for his voice to lay in, woven from several generations music as divergent as the 80s romantics, jazz, no wave and dub .

The first vocal track 'Bleak Bake', for instance, opens with levitating keyboards and Marshall clearing his throat, before sampled strings and 808 drum 'pooms' swoon in and he sighs. 'The Noose of Jah City' drives the knife in deeper -some of his most intoxicating incantations to date- with Marshall singing of being "suffocated in concrete" over a lushly upholstered backdrop of chiming guitars and shuffling sampled beats. While in the gorgeous 'Portrait in Black and Blue' he unleashes a bounding piece of classic croon. But even though the subject matter may at times be harrowing, the songs themselves are never anything less than exquisitely crafted, possessed of an almost spectral beauty, as epitomised in the shimmering instrumental intro "363N63".

Taken as a whole, the "King Krule" EP is the sound of a young man growing up and attempting to grapple with the realities of the world he inhabits, and a fascinating, brutal journey it is too.
Show Me The Body
Show Me The Body
The New York City punk band Show Me the Body made up of front man Julian Cashwan Pratt, 22, drummer Noah Cohen-Corbett, 20, and bassist Harlan Steed, 21 know something you don't - Do It Yourself. For the last 2 years, Show Me the Body have been working on the fringes of the NYC music scene cultivating inclusive experiences for the youth and beyond.

They released their full-length debut, Body War, in summer of 2016. Body War is an abrasive yet compelling project that could only come from a city as wildly tumultuous as NYC. Their harshly distorted banjo riffs, mighty baselines, powerful drums, plus manipulated samples of the band's own demos, combine for a full immersion experience.
Venue Information:
Union Transfer
1026 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123