6 November 2012
Sydney Opera House presents
Kings of Convenience
Thursday 7 February 2013
"A sparse brand of acoustic folk akin to the work of Nick Drake."
Sydney Opera House today announced Norway’s indie-folk duo Kings of Convenience will make their long awaited Australian debut in the Concert Hall, on February 7.
Described by Pitchfork as “A sparse brand of acoustic folk akin to the work of Nick Drake”, Erlend Øye (The Whitest Boy Alive) and Eirik Glambek Bøe’s bittersweet harmonies and delicate, stripped-back guitars have seen the duo celebrated as darlings of the pop underground with their thoughtful brand of indie-pop.
Having released four LPs during their eleven-year career, Kings of Convenience create folk music that translates the simple beauty and tragedy of daily life. From their debut LP Quiet is the New Loud, their 2001 release that quickly established the duo alongside contemporaries Elliot Smith and Belle & Sebastian, to Versus - the remix album also released in the same year. To 2004’s Riot on an Empty Street - a release which saw them collaborate with Feist, to their third studio album, 2009’s Declaration of Dependence - Kings of Convenience create a sound that is both heartbreaking and breathtaking in equal measure.
While Øye was in Australia earlier this year, when his side-project The Whitest Boy Alive captivated Sydney Festival audiences, Kings of Convenience have performed fewer than ten shows in the past three years.
An astonishing live rarity, this career-spanning performance for “The Daft Punk of acoustic music” (Doubtful Sounds), promises to be a masterful display of pop song craft and folk sensibility.
WHO: Kings of Convenience
WHEN: Thursday 7 February 2013
WHERE: Sydney Opera House,
TICKETS: $59 + bf
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