Kings of Convenience: Fresh Music Friday

Kings of Convenience

Listen to Kings of Convenience.

Kings of Convenience is an indie folk-pop duo from Bergen, Norway. Known for their delicate tunes, calm voices and subtle melodies, Kings of Convenience is comprised of Erlend Øye and Eirik Glambek Bøe.

The duo met while attending the same primary school. They consider their first musical collaboration to be a rap song about a teacher. Their 2001 debut album, Quiet is the New Loud, was produced by Coldplay producer Ken Nelson. Since then, they’ve released a total of three albums, and continue to tour globally.

If you enjoy comparing musicians and bands, similar in ilk to “KOC” are the likes of Elliot Smith, Simon & Garfunkel, or Belle & Sebastian.

Listen to “Boat Behind” from the album Declaration of Dependence (2009):

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Fresh Music Friday is a weekly series designed to widen your musical horizons, and to give you a taste of artists and music styles to explore further. While some of the artists featured here may not be “new,” they promise to freshen your catalog of music.

Ty Marshal is the Executive Director at the Center for the Arts in Homer, N.Y – one of the Central New York region’s preeminent presenter of the arts and a proponent of community enrichment through world-class entertainment and arts education.


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