Archy Marshall (born 23 August 1994) more commonly known by his stage name Zoo Kid is a British singer, songwriter and musician. Marshall studied at Forest Hill School and then at the Brit School for three years between 2008 and 2011. In July 2011, Archy began playing under a new moniker, King Krule, at a festival in Hyères, France. It was inspired by the character ‘King K. Rool’ in Donkey Kong Country.[1]

Zoo Kid released his debut single Out Getting Ribs on House Anxiety records in April 2010. Recorded and mixed in his bedroom with his friends Francis North and Thelonious McCabe.

His music has been likened to Morrissey and Edwyn Collins.[2] Stylistically he has been described as darkwave, New wave and using dubstep techniques[3] and is inspired by disparate influences such as Gene Vincent, Fela Kuti and The Penguin Cafe Orchestra.[4]

Archy also makes music under the moniker DJ JD Sports, the style of which is significantly different than King Krule.

On 9 December 2012, the BBC announced that he had been nominated for the Sound of 2013 poll.[5]

On 16 January 2013, Roskilde Festival announced that he is going to play at this year’s festival.

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