LIVE: King Krule Sells Out the Fonda Theatre (12/18/2013)
By Christian Koons on December 23, 2013
The Fonda Theatre
December 18, 2013
King Krule’s voice and physical presence seem so initially incongruent that he must be seen to be believed. The deep, gravelly baritone you hear on songs like “Easy Easy” and “Has This Hit” is housed in the lean frame of Archie Marshall, a pale, redheaded 19-year-old from England. Picture Ron Weasley with a chip on his shoulder. It all makes sense once King Krule starts playing. His commanding stage presence—at times ferocious and at others, mellow—betrays a performer experienced well beyond his years. Witnessing this uncanny combination live is certainly one among many reasons Marshall was able to sell out Hollywood’s Fonda Theatre after the release of just one LP—6 Feet Beneath the Moon, which came out in September of this year.
Los Angeles marked the end of Marshall's 2013 tour, and the wrap-up of breakout year for the up-and-coming musician, leaving only building anticipation for what's next in 2014.