Electronic music duo Royksopp has quite a large following in their native Country of Norway, but the reason they get the artist spotlight today is because they are fairly unknown in North America.
Royksopp started in 1998 and has had just the two same members, Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland (a mouthful I know) since it's inception. The duo's music can be described as downbeat electronica with influences from house music and drum and bass (or more recently known as dubstep). they have many accomplishments, including a 2009 Grammy nomination for best remixed recording of the track "The Girl and The Robot". Their most succesfull album to date is Melody A.M. which happens to be their first album.
Of the 4 albums the duo has released, all of them reached #1 on the Norway charts, with Junior reaching 136th in the american charts (and reaching up to 4th in the american electronic charts). It's not hard to see that this small duo from Norway has been somewhat of a breakout hit.
One song i'd like to show you guys is the 2010 track, "The Alcoholic". It starts off with a can opening of all things (maybe in relation to the title?) and then is accompanied by a funky drum and bass line that transfers into an amazing guitar noise with birds in the background.. it really is one of my favorite songs from them. Don't take my word for it though, see for yourself.
Ill end with a link to royksopps own blog so you can check them out if you like what you hear.