With the release of his much anticipated second album “The OOZ” barrelling towards us this month, Archy Marshall, aka King Krule give us yet another taste of what’s to come, with the jittery punk rock of “Half Man Half Shark”.

At once glowering yet utterly compelling, “Half Man Half Shark” digs even deeper into the gritty, decaying blues of previous single “Dum Surfer”, delivering an unsettling, surreal fever dream in which Marshall charts a terrifying journey of mental disintegration, where “simplest soft thoughts become menacing/ twisted raw adrenaline/ racing through my bones, racing through my body”, ending with the pleading refrain ‘brother, brother/ I’ve only got two fighting hands”. It’s one turbulent, emotionally fraught sucker punch of a track, and another shining example of what makes King Krule stand out above the rest.

“Dense, pressing poetry…absorbing” – Mojo

“Showstopper…sounds like absolutely nothing else” – Guardian Guide

“Rich and strange…a noir-ish underwater netherworld” – Uncut, 8/10

The track is accompanied by a visual culled from VHS footage of King Krule’s recent LA/NYC/London surprise concerts overlaid with animated loops by Theo Chin. Watch here.

“The OOZ” is the second release from King Krule, following on from 2013’s critically lauded “Six Feet Beneath the Moon”. In the interim Marshall also released “A New Place 2 Drown”, a collaborative multimedia projects with his brother, Jack. In addition, following on from high profile slots at summer festivals such as Primavera in Barcelona and FYF in California, as well as the aforementioned surprise shows, King Krule will be embarking on his biggest headline tour of the UK to date, which also takes in sold out shows in London, Manchester and more.

Watch the video for Half Man Half Shark below:

UPCOMING LIVE DATES:

Tour Dates:

10/21 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
10/22 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
10/24 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
10/25 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
10/26 – Boston, MA – Paradise
10/28 – Montreal, CAN – Corona Theatre
10/29 – Toronto, CAN – Danforth Music Hall
10/30 – Chicago, IL – Metro
10/31 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe
11/3 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
11/4 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
11/5 – Vancouver, CAN – Vogue Theatre
11/7 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
11/8 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
11/9 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
11/20 – Bristol, UK – Marble Factory
11/21 – London, UK – Koko
11/22 – London, UK – Koko
11/23 – Leeds, UK – Belgrave Music Hall
11/26 – Paris, France – Casino De Paris
11/28 – Milan, Italy – Magazzini Generali
11/29 – Lyon, France – L’Epicerie Moderne
11/30 – Zurich, Switzerland – Rote Fabrik
12/1 – Cologne, Germany – Burgerhaus Stollwerck
12/3 – Hamburg, Germany – Uebel & Gefahrlich
12/4 – Berlin, Germany – Astra
12/5 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
12/8 – Stockholm, Sweden – Vasateatern
12/10 – Amsterdam, Holland – Melkweg
12/11 – Antwerp, Belgium – De Roma
12/13 – Dublin, Ireland – Academy
12/14 – Manchester, UK – Academy 2
12/15 – Glasgow, UK – SWG3