Archy Marshall made one of the best records of 2013. The 19-year-old from London records under the name King Krule. His full-length debut, 6 Feet Beneath the Moon, is a weird hard-to-place thing, with skeletal vaguely jazzy guitar feathered in behind Marshall's peculiar, deep, slightly mush-mouthed blown-out rap-singing. He sounds supremely baked, as he did on his earlier excellent EPs. He shivers and shouts and bellows. Marshall went to the same arts high school that Adele and Amy Winehouse attended. His music has caught the attention and earned the praise of American artists like Earl Sweatshirt, Frank Ocean and Beyonce. But if Marshall is steeped in hip-hop, there's an equal amount of London grit to evoke artists like Joe Strummer, Paul Weller or even the dub poetics of Linton Kwesi Johnson. Catch King Krule while you can at an intimate venue when he plays The Space in Hamden on Dec. 3.
King Krule, with Ratking
Dec. 3, 8 p.m., $15, The Space, 295 Treadwell St., Bldg. H, Hamden, (203) 288-6400, thespacect.com, manicproductions.org.