King Krule – ‘Rock Bottom’

King Krule - 'Rock Bottom'

A heavy dose of self-loathing from the fierce new talent

Archy Marshall looks like Tilda Swinton, scowls like an Angry Bird, plays a guitar that sounds like it came from Argos and sings like a youth offender. He’s also a fierce new talent, even if this single is a bit lacking in the spunk that made ‘The Noose Of Jah City’ so compelling. Instead, it has a heavy dose of self-loathing. “I’m a lost soul, never accomplished a goal”, he says, as that budget guitar jangles jarringly around him.

Dan Stubbs