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 ‘Quiet Is The New Loud’. A critical smash on its appearance in early 2001, it was closely followed before the year’s end by ‘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 ‘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.