Kings Of Convenience - Riot On An Empty Street
Norwegian indie folk duo Kings Of Convenience first rose to prominence around the turn of the 21st century, coming at the forefront of a loose movement of artists focussing on subtle sounds and delicate musicianship. In fact, this approach even informed their choice of title for the band‰۪s debut album ‰Û÷Quiet Is The New Loud‰۪. A critical smash on its appearance in early 2001, it was closely followed before the year‰۪s end by ‰Û÷Versus‰۪, a compelling collection of remakes, remixes and collaborations with a variety of cutting-edge artists including Four Tet, Royksopp and Andy Votel. After this burst of activity the duo explored other musical avenues separately before coming back together for 2004‰۪s ‰Û÷Riot On An Empty Street‰۪, which included two collaborations with Canadian singer/ songwriter Feist. For Record Store Day 2016 all three are available once again in a limited vinyl run.