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Kings of Convenience are a music duo formed in Bergen, Norway, playing a style that features acoustic instrumental playing and their two calm 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. Erlend and Eirik live in Bergen, Norway.
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 excellent Riot on an Empty Street.
Kings of Convenience will be supported by Taxi Taxi!
Taxi Taxi! are two über talented twins Johanna and Miriam Eriksson Berhan from Stockholm, Sweden. They write brilliant songs and sing them out so mesmerizingly sweet, that it is hard to believe these two remarkable girls were born not before 1990.
Check them out here.
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