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King Krule Talks About His Obscure Influences with Nardwuar [YouTube Video]

Patrick Lyons

by Patrick Lyons

Published December 17, 2013

Canadian interviewer extraordinaire Nardwuar the Human Serviette is back with another entertaining segment, this time with British singer-songwriter Archy Marshall (better known as King Krule). Currently on tour in support of his album 6 Feet Beneath the Moon, Marshall had the pleasure of meeting up with Nardwuar in Vancouver to discuss his mother's musical background, his influences and his favorite spots in London.

First, Nardwuar unearths some information about Marshall's mother, who was apparently connected to some underground London bands back in the day. She played bass on a very rare 7" by a band called The High Bs, and was chums with a band called The Ruts, who counted Marshall's godfather as a member. We're willing to bet that the Marshall family record collection is pretty kick-ass.

As per usual, Nardwuar gives King Krule some amazing gifts. He receives music by D.I.T.C., Josef K, Daddy's Hands, J Dilla and Ahmad, most of which are pretty obscure, and all of which Marshall seems to reverently appreciate. When Nardwuar hands him sleeveless Dilla picture disc, he asks if it came with a sleeve, to which Nardwuar responds: "You are a true record connoisseur -- the first person that ever complained to me that I didn't have a sleeve for the record."

Nardwuar then enters stalker mode as he asks Marshall about his favorite spots around London, including a place called Canada Water Park (where Marshall says he spent most of the past year "chillin... fightin... smokin...") and a shopping center that contains a store that inspired Marshall's DJ alias (DJ JD Sports).

The interview ends with Marshall being asked why people should care about him, and he gives quite a nihilistic (but somewhat friendly) answer: "You don't have to care, man, I don't care about a lot... If you like, you like it. if it sounds good, it sounds good. Come and support the cause if you like the sound, you know."

Check out Nardwuar's interviews with Syd the Kid and Earl Sweatshirt, Trina, Alt-J, Pharrell and Trinidad James on Zumic, and also be sure to watch King Krule's recent appearance on Conan.

Source: NardwuarServiette Official YouTube Channel

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