New Sounds: King Krule resurfaces with woozy ballad ‘Czech One’ and extensive fall tour


Archy Marshall has finally broken his four-year silence under the moniker King Krule to bring us “Czech One,” a woozy ballad that serves as a sort-of re-introduction to the multi-talented English songwriter.

The new track, which was accompanied by news of an extensive fall tour, would sound right at home among the more despondent cuts from his 2013 debut 6 Feet Beneath the Moon. After its initial swell of noise, “Czech One” entrances the listener with a gentle, lilting piano line that floats on through as Marshall croons about despair and longing. By the end of the song, the melody dissolves and the piano becomes more mercurial as a soft saxophone lifts us from the gloom.

“Czech One” is buoyed by a surreal music video directed by Frank Lebon that finds Marshall sporting an eyepatch while prowling city streets and the cabin of an airplane. The song will be released as a 7-inch on September 13 along with “Dum Surfer,” a roiling, grungy cut that Marshall has previewed at a number of festival appearances this summer.

King Krule has also announced a fall tour of North America and Europe to promote his forthcoming LP, and it hits Boston’s Paradise Rock Club on October 26. Check out all the dates after the jump, and fall into the mind of King Krule with the “Czech One” video below.

King Krule 2017 Live Dates:
October 21: Washington, DC – Black Cat
October 22: Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
October 24: Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
October 25: Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
October 26: Boston, MA – Paradise
October 28: Montreal, CAN – Corona Theatre
October 29: Toronto, CAN – Danforth Music Hall
October 30: Chicago, IL – Metro
October 31: Minneapolis, MN – First Line Music Cafe
November 3: Seattle, WA – The Showbox
November 4: Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
November 5: Vancouver, CAN – Vogue Theatre
November 7: San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
November 8: Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
November 9: Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
November 20: Bristol, UK – Marble Factory
November 21: London, UK – Koko
November 22: London, UK – Koko
November 23: Leeds, UK – Belgrave Music Hall
November 26: Paris, France – Casino De Paris
November 28: Milan, Italy – Magazzini Generali
November 29: Lyon, France – L’Epicerie Moderne
November 30: Zurich, Switzerland – Rote Fabrik
December 1: Cologne, Germany – Burgerhaus Stollwerck
December 3: Hamburg, Germany – Uebel an Gefahrlich
December 4: Berlin, Germany – Astra
December 5: Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
December 8: Stockholm, Sweden – Vasateatern
December 10: Amsterdam, Holland – Melkweg
December 11: Antwerp, Belgium – De Roma
December 13: Dublin, Ireland – Academy
December 14: Manchester, UK – Academy 2
December 15: Glasgow, UK – SW63