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Kings of Convenience

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Bergen, Norway (1999 – present)

Kings of Convenience are a music duo formed in Bergen, Norway, playing a style that features acoustic instrumental playing and their two voices. The band consists of Erlend Øye and Eirik Glambek Bøe. They met as children at a geography competition. They are known for their delicate tunes, calming voices, and intricately subtle guitar melodies.

After first earning notice thanks to a series of acclaimed European festival appearances during the summer of 1999, the twosome signed to American label Kindercore to issue their lovely eponymous debut the following spring. Quiet Is the New Loud was issued in early 2001 on Astralwerks. The album used many of the same tracks from the Kindercore release but re-ordered them and replaced a few with newer songs. The remix album Versus followed later in the year and featured remixes by artists as diverse as Ladytron, avid Whitaker and Four Tet. After a three year layoff during which Øye recorded a solo album, 2003’s Unrest, and gained some reknown as an electronica DJ while Bøe worked on finishing up his psychology degree, the pair teamed up again for the recording and release of 2004’s Riot on an Empty Street.

After a 5 year layoff, the band released Declaration of Dependence on October 20, 2009 on Astralwerks in the US and Virgin Records in the UK.

Erlend Øye has released some solo material and is also a member of The Whitest Boy Alive.
Eirik Glambek Bøe is also a member of a second band, Kommode. The Whitest Boy Alive and Kommode toured together this year for a short period.

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  • GloomHall

    guys, i really need a new album. guys im dying. plz guys. [35]

    26 Aug 8:30am Reply
  • Damianek666XD

    gayyy fagget

    15 Aug 3:26pm Reply
  • Anabel_arg

    guys, i really need a new album. guys im dying. plz guys. [34] I can´t stand the idea of never listening to a new album by them again.

    5 Aug 4:01pm Reply
  • vboechat

    Cant measure how they were important in my life back then

    28 Jul 4:03am Reply
  • JackMcFearless

    Misread is really great, the rest I find intolerable.

    20 Jul 7:35pm Reply
  • Discordiosus

    The new album is out in September. Unfortunately, this Erlend's album, not Kings of Convenience :(

    19 Jul 4:32pm Reply
  • Magonb25

    No, just no.

    12 Jul 1:10am Reply
  • revtafariszy

    guys, i really need a new album. guys im dying. plz guys. [33]

    7 Jul 4:52pm Reply
  • lenka-kalenka

    guys, i really need a new album. guys im dying. plz guys. [32]

    2 Jul 7:53am Reply
  • badfish5555

    The Build Up is the sexiest and tender song to make Love that i ever heard

    26 Jun 11:28am Reply
  • JessicaOuhshit

    guys, i really need a new album. guys im dying. plz guys. [31]

    26 Jun 10:33am Reply
  • mandybula1995

    Более мелодичного и атмосферного фолка я ещё не слышал, 3 прекраснейших альбома переслушаны вдоль и поперёк. С нетерпением жду новый релиз.

    23 Jun 3:53pm Reply
  • llittlemiss

    guys, i really need a new album. guys im dying. plz guys. [30]

    20 Jun 3:56pm Reply
  • grodrigues4

    Missing...

    19 Jun 11:38pm Reply
  • lance8823

    guys, i really need a new album. guys im dying. plz guys. [29]

    11 Jun 11:56pm Reply
  • anneville

    guys, i really need a new album. guys im dying. plz guys. [28]

    9 Jun 3:19am Reply
  • Jayavie

    time for the new album, please :(

    3 Jun 2:25pm Reply
  • Kyonil

    Норм.

    26 May 6:15pm Reply
  • Kalnoo

    new album pls

    23 May 9:07pm Reply
  • kanakoneko

    guys, i really need a new album. guys im dying. plz guys. [27]

    18 May 10:54am Reply
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