Music to Button a Cardigan By - English House
Kings of Convenience
Continuing the Music to Button a Cardigan By series, we bring you Kings of Convenience. In many ways the Norwegian duo are the quintessence of what we're looking for in cardigan-donning music. You don't want anything too raucous as you push that corozo button into place.
The name of the Kings' second album is Quiet is the New Loud, and neatly sums up their sound. Gentle guitar-based melodies and almost whispered vocals.
We take a favourite tune of ours from their eponymous first album - English House. You can just smell the damp of the cold and drafty place they romantically describe in the lyrics. Who needs triple-glazed UPVC windows? Give me peeling sash windows and good thermal underwear any day of the week.
We actually pestered them to record a video of this song. It came to nothing, but you don't know until you ask.
Tweedy's Plea: Know any good cardigan music or musicians we should pester? Or good cardigans for that matter? Do let us know.