Album review: Kings Of Convenience 'Declaration Of Dependence' (Virgin)

Album review: Kings Of Convenience 'Declaration...

Kings Of Convenience are obvious lambs for the NME slaughterhouse, where hacks in filthy aprons smash their acoustic guitars, gag their harmonies and sneer them to death. Well, that’s inhumane. To slag KOC off for being too wet is like yelling...

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Kings Of Convenience : Versus

Kings Of Convenience : Versus

Remix albums are, as a rule, sturdy urban beasts. Submit an acoustic ballad to the typical electronic production crew, and chances are that their brief will be to beat the mimsiness out of it and make the tune palatable for those whose vision...

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Kings Of Convenience : Failure

Kings Of Convenience : Failure

In a world where Belle & Sebastian can win a Brit, it hardly seems fair that Norway's (far superior) Kings Of Convenience still languish in relative obscurity. Mind you, general apathy somehow suits the Kings' sweet, doleful take on life,...

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Kings Of Convenience : Toxic Girl

Kings Of Convenience : Toxic Girl

Hush, children, the mimsy Viking warlords of NAM are coming on another pillaging raid and, truly, no wild flower can be safe from their delicate clutches. Kings Of Convenience are an endlessly amusing band, one who sound like they'd be bullied by...

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Kings Of Convenience : Winning The Battle, Losing The War

Kings Of Convenience : Winning The Battle,...

Recently, Kings Of Convenience were named as part of the NAM (that's the New Acoustic Movement, for you at the back). They are perhaps the most delicate of all the bands named there, though. Totally acoustic and hailing from Norway, the duo...

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Kings Of Convenience : Quiet Is The New Loud

Kings Of Convenience : Quiet Is The New Loud

Well, that's a mighty bold statement, plastered across the sleeve of Kings Of Convenience's debut album. Especially when it's overlaying a picture of the Norwegian duo themselves, droid-like archetypes of NHS-specced, sensible-shirted orthodoxy....

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Leeds Rocket

Leeds Rocket

Tonight's three acts may all play acoustic guitars, but that's about as far as the similarities go. Despite only two out of three - Shawn Lee and I Am Kloot - being signed to Wall Of Sound's indie offshoot, We Love You, this gig represents that...

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London Islington Union Chapel

London Islington Union Chapel

Two nerdy boys and their acoustic guitars? Rock'n'roll, let's go! OK, so when softly-spoken Norwegians Eirik Glambek Boe and Erlend Oye launch into the honeysuckle harmonies and rippling arpeggios of 'Until You Understand' , it's Simon &...

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