Single of the Week: King Krule - "The Noose of Jah City"
Previously releasing material under the psudeonym Zoo Kid, King Krule, aka 17-year-old bedroom producer Archy Marshall will release his first EP via True Panther on 8th November. The EP's closing track, "The Noose of Jah City" showcases the deepness of Marshall's socially conscious baritone, quiet yet potent amongst sparse guitar work and a garagey hip-hop breakbeat. The vocals, covered in echo and reverb effects, compliment rather than obscure their lyrics and Marshall's knack for songwriting, and heighten a sense of isolation and uncertainty. Just as the vocals re-emerge after the instrumental break, the song abruptly ends, adding to the "one more listen" factor. Hopefully the EP as a whole will induce that similar feeling when its released.