Kings of Convenience - Norwegian Music
Kings of Convenience
What happens when you mix the soft sounds of Norwegian folk with the influence of modern Brit rock? Eurochannel has the answer with the Euromusic special featuring the sensational Kings of Convenience. Their ambitious fusion of styles has taken the world of music by surprise and since their first album, they have kept even their most loyal fans guessing.
Kings of Convenience is the creation of two innovative and smart Nordic minds: Erlend Øye and Eirik Glambek Bøe. They met each other in a geography contest when they were ten-years-old and since then have kept an unbreakable freedom that turned into one of the most important bands in the UK.
With their creative music, Kings of Convenience astonished critics when everybody was expecting harder music in 2000. After a period living in London the duo released their first studio album called Quiet Is the Loud, produced by Ken Nelson, Coldplay’s producer.
With four studio albums and Number 1 in MTV European videos Top Ten, these two artists from the cold Norway are on Eurochannel to warm your hearts with their stunning mix of folk and indie music.
Kings of Convenience is a duo formed by two Norwegian musicians: Erlend Øye and Eirik Glambek Bøe. Recognized in Europe and the Americas for their soft voices and tunes, the band has managed to pave their way with a unique and irreverent sound. After a period when the duo lived in London, they decided to release a studio album called Quiet Is the New Loud (2001) with good marks from the critics. In their second production, Versus (2001), the band took a electronic way. Their next two albums, Riot on an Empty Street and Declaration of Dependence have taken them to a new level, reaching the No 1 in the MTV Europe lists and taking them to a tour in Mexico, the United States, Canada and Europe.
Trivia:• Erlend Øye and Eirik Glambek Bøe decided to form the band just after a period living together in London.
• The second studio album of Kings of Convenience was mainly produced in Mexico after a tour.