Kings of Convenience — the Norwegian duo of Eirik Glambeck Boe and Erlend Oyehave — are now on a USA tour, marking their first time stateside since 2011.
Recently, the gents performed for a sold-out show at 9:30 Club, and Nalinee Darmrong was there to photograph the soundcheck!
The following article is adapted from a press release.
Nalinee shot the soundcheck at the request of Kings of Convenience, who did not want the tranquility of the show interrupted by photographers in the pit during the actual performance. It was an unusual request, but Parklife was pleased for the opportunity nonetheless!
The band’s latest album, Peace Or Love (IMPERIAL Records), was released in 2021 to worldwide critical acclaim. Peace Or Love featured singles “Catholic Country” (featuring Feist), the bossa-nova inspired “Fever,” and the contemplative “Rocky Trail.” On Oct. 25, Kings of Convenience performed these songs and several others from this latest album.
Watch the official music video for “Rocky Trail” by Kings of Convenience on YouTube:
In addition to seven selections from Peace Or Love, Kings of Convenience performed five tracks from their 2009 album, Declaration Of Dependence, and another five from their 2004 album, Riot On An Empty Street. In their encore, Kings of Convenience also covered Burt Bacharach’s “Something Big.”
Eirik Glambeck Boe and Erlend Oye met at school in Bergen, Norway, and first performed together in the rock band Skog before breaking off and forming a duo in 1998. The pair established themselves as inadvertent trailblazers of a new wave of intimate, acoustic music. They’ve released 3 critically acclaimed albums, toured all around the world and cultivated a dedicated fanbase.
Here are some photos of Kings of Convenience performing at 9:30 Club on Oct. 25, 2023. All pictures copyright and courtesy of Nalinee Darmrong.