After Four Years, Archy Marshall’s “Czech One” Poignantly Reveals the Pain and Kruelty of Love.
Earlier this month, King Krule fans began receiving suspicious posters in the mail that had no return address. The posters created an almost Lynchian vibe, depicting a surrealist look at Archy Marshall and his dog smoking over glasses of water. While Krule fans everywhere desperately searched for answers to the mystifying parcels, King Krule himself was preparing for the release of his first single, and first solo release since 2013’s 6 Feet Beneath The Moon, “Czech One”.
The Suitcase Junket , informally known as Matt Lorenz, was the result of a random night searching for a show to go to. The initial attraction to the show being the artist's rustic look and casual folk-rock sound as well as the intimate feel of the venue, Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, Georgia. Once he had started performing, it was immediately evident that I had made the absolute best choice on how to spend my evening. Lorenz was eclectic, energetic, and truly original. The Suitcase Junket is a solo artist but is accompanied on stage by a collection of homemade instruments, which he not only manages to play simultaneously, but with such chaotic unity that it creates a show and sound unlike anything I’ve ever seen. He took a moment out of the show to “introduce the band,” and charmingly explained each of the instruments construction and purpose. A few examples would be a kick-drum he created out of a tin pan and a baby shoe propped up by half of a stool and a wooden plank, and a guitar he found lying in a trash can.