King Krule: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Dec. 6, 2017 | Bob Boilen -- The Ooz, the title to King Krule's latest album, is the perfect name for his music. It conjures, in my mind, a word mashup of "cool" and "jazz." The music is eerily evocative with lyrics that talk about the sorts of depression singer and guitarist Archy Marshall has dealt with in his young life. And, at 23, he has a lot to say on the subject. His opening song at the Tiny Desk, "Midnight 01 (Deep Sea Diver)," includes the line, "Why'd you leave me? Because of my depression? / You used to complete me but I guess I learnt a lesson." The song continues with water-sinking metaphors and how he deals with the pressure. All this comes from someone who honestly looks like he couldn't care less, which seems like a far cry from the words and care he puts into his twisted, woozy tones.

Those tones are played here by five other musicians, including sax, guitars, bass, drums, live vocal processing of Archy's voice and electronics. It's a winning path down a musical road rarely traveled – and an acquired taste well worth dipping in.

Set List

"Midnight 01 (Deep Sea Diver)"


"Lonely Blue"


Archy Marshall; Connor Atanda; John Keek; George Bass; Jack Towell; James Wilson


Producers: Bob Boilen, Morgan Noelle Smith; Creative Director: Bob Boilen; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Assistant Audio Engineer: Josephine Nyounai; Videographers: Morgan Noelle Smith, CJ Riculan, Beck Harlan, Alyse Young; Production Assistant: Salvatore Maicki; Photo: Jennifer Kerrigan/NPR

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General Kenobi
General Kenobi
18 March 2019

Midnight 01 (deep sea diver) might be one of my favorite songs ever

06 March 2019

featuring brandon westgate on drums!

04 March 2019

I love this upbeat version of sublunary!

Chuck Norris
Chuck Norris
5 star

Chuck Norris never runs out of things to kick.

low freq
Low freq
02 March 2019

damn, that guy's drum playing is perfect

Ludwig Schilling
Ludwig Schilling
01 March 2019

And this was witouth gal go

Alejandro Ochoa Hernandez
Alejandro Ochoa Hernandez
24 February 2019

these wankers are dank as fuck

20 February 2019

those two chords at the start 😩😭😭😭😩

Yogi Berra
Yogi Berra
5 star

You got to be careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there.

19 February 2019

the delay is so irritating

19 February 2019

we stan king krule so hard

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  • Duration16:58
  • Date13 December 2017
  • ChannelNPR Music
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