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Kings of Convenience

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Akustisch / Indie / Alternative Bergen, Norwegen


 

Kings of Convenience

 

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Kings of Convenience are two Norwegian guys from Bergen, Erlend Øye (on the right) and Eirik Glambæk Bøe, both born in 1975 (Erlend November 21 and Eirik October 25).
They met at school and at 16 yo started playing together. With two other friends they formed a rock band called Skog (forest in Norwegian), that released an EP before splitting up. Then, after releasing three EPs as Kings of Convenience with the Norwegian label Éllet and a self-titled album for the American Kindercore, they signed for the French label Source. They rearranged some old material and added some new for their acclaimed 'Quiet is the New Loud'.
They also released 'Versus', a compilation of remakes, remixes and collaborations.
The new album is called 'Riot on an Empty Street' and it's now available everywhere.

Kings of Convenience wooed the Melt Festival 2010 crowd on Sunday afternoon with their mellow, yet catchy acoustic tunes and their inter-song joking. Acoustic definitely does not mean somnolent, and at this electronic-oriented festival, KoC put on one of the best performances of the weekend. Brit Maren Schjeide

 

 

 

 


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