Better Than: Mope rock.
King Krule, a.k.a. Archy Marshall
A little while after King Krule's sold-out headlining show at Webster Hall last night, someone tweeted that the 19-year-old British producer and singer-songwriter, born Archy Marshall, "put on the best concert of 1959." Marshall–who started making music as Zoo Kid before he turned 17, changed his stage name, and took inspiration from London's 2011 summer riots for his debut self-titled EP that same year–did actually combine Buddy Holly's nerdy charm with the suave stage presence of Frank Sinatra: the initial impression of his oversized suit and unruly red hair, which he kept trying unsuccessfully to smooth over, belied how easily he wooed the audience with his gritty baritone croons about crocodiles, Mr. Moon, and getting hung up on past lovers.More »