Kings Of Convenience is a Norwegian folk and pop band with sweet and melancholic songs reminiscent of Simon & Garfunkel or Belle and Sebastian.
Originally from Bergen, Norway, Eirik Glambek Bøe and Erlend Øye met at the age of 15 at school> and discovered a common interest in Pink Floyd's old albums>. From then on, they learned to play the guitar together.
They settled in England where they signed with the Label Source in 1999. In 2001, they release the album Quiet Is The New Loud which makes them known. Three years later, released Versus album remixes, which the Norwegians Röyksopp participated in remixing I Do not Know What I Can Save You From.
In 2004, they released Riot On An Empty Street, in which singer Feist made a brief appearance. In the meantime, Erlend Øye founded a solo project: The Whitest Boy Alive.
In October 2009 released the album Declaration of Dependence, always as melancholy as the previous ones.