Directly from Norway, hipster favorites the Kings of Convenience are one of the ground breaking bands in the indie folk scene. Formed in 1999 by friends Erlend Øye and Eirik Bøe, The Kings of Convenience took inspiration in mellow folk players from the sixties and seventies such as Cat Stevens and Simon and Garfunkel.
In 2001 they released their first studio album which was an instant hit in the European and American charts. They became part of the mellow folk revival of the early two thousands with artists such as Belle and Sebastian and Jose Gonzales who got a lot of play time during this first decade of the century.
Since then they have released two more albums and both of them who have been highly successful and enjoyed prolonged play time in radio. Both friends have also engaged in multiple side projects such as the rock band The Whitest Boy Alive and Djing under various pseudonyms. It is a pleasure to finally have this band present their soft calm sweet sounds in Istanbul.