King Krule announces new album 'Man Alive!'
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New King Krule music is on the way

King Krule has taken to social media to tease his return with an eagerly anticipated follow-up to 2017 album The Ooz.

The musician, real name Arhy Marshall took to Instagram to post a picture of himself in the studio holding his guitar, adding the caption: “Nxt rcrds comin.”

In the post, Krule tagged recording studio in Manchester as well as his photographer and partner Charlotte Patmore not long after the pair welcomed their first child together.

Here it is:

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Nxt rcrds comin

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The new material would arrive as his first new music in two years, following on from his critically acclaimed album The Ooz which was voted Far Out’s Best Album of 2017. “Immersive,” Far Out wrote in the review. “One word to describe an album can often feel a little trite, but immersive is the primary word used for describing the latest effort from Londoner Archy Marshall (AKA King Krule). Following 2013’s 6 Feet Beneath The Moon was always going to be a challenge, with the LP taking so much critical acclaim, but The OOZ is something onto itself.”

The review continues: “The album feels like a meandering and menacing stroll through the dystopian world that surround Marshall, he envelops the listener with his frankly marauding and vicious soundscape and then finishes the job with his, at times, violent vocal additions.

“Deep, dark and wet with mould, the picture Marshall paints is nothing but consuming. A twisted yet clear view on the underbelly of society, warm with the blood of loneliness and scarred by the society which bred it.”

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