In his debut EP last year, King Krule (AKA Zoo Kid, AKA Archie Marshall) introduced us to his unbrushed but notably well constructed, pithy brand of bluesy guitar pop (remember that “abbreviated bathing suits” line?). Now, Marshall is back with single “Rock Bottom,” to be released on September 25 via Rinse. The track opens with a vague dedication spelled out in that wonderfully hyperbole of an accent before launching into wet riffs and skittering drums. “You’ve got no more tries,” he sneers, before the song climbs and approaches what might be redemption – but it tapers off into a few last defeated notes, down on the rocks below.
Oh, and by the way, he’s just 18. Listen below! [Fader]