Komeda

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Komeda
Origin Umeå, Sweden
Genres Rock
Pop
Indie
Years active 1991–present
Labels North of No South
Minty Fresh
Universal
Members Lena Karlsson
Jonas Holmberg
Marcus Holmberg
Past members Henrik Andersson
Mattias Norlander

Komeda is a Swedish pop/indie band from Umeå.[1] The group is named in honour of the late jazz musician Krzysztof Komeda.[2] The band started in 1991 as a pit band for a Buster Keaton festival.[3] Forming as a quartet, Komeda consisted of vocalist Lena Karlsson, guitarist Henrik Andersson (in 1994 replaced by Mattias Norlander), bassist Marcus Holmberg and Holmberg's brother Jonas on drums.[2][4][5][6] During 2001 the band was reduced to a trio with the departure of Norlander. In 2002, Marcus Holmberg joined guitarists Frans Perris and Magnus Kollberg to form the band The Most. In 2010 Jonas Holmberg launched his new project Gilles & Felix, an experimental audio/visual performance.[7]

Komeda provided the score music for the animated film Pettson och Findus – Kattonauten (2000). They have also recorded under the name Projektor 7, adding music to silent movies.

In 2006, "Check It Out", a hidden track from the Kokomemedada album, was used in commercials for Old Navy.[8] Simultaneously, the song "Out from the Rain" from the same album was used in a Nintendo commercial, for "Kirby Canvas Curse".[9]

Discography[edit]

Albums/EPs[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Rocket Plane (Music on the Moon)" (1996)
  • "Boogie Woogie/Rock 'n' Roll" (1996)
  • "Travels in Stereo" (1998)
  • "It's Alright, Baby" (1998)
  • "A Simple Formality" (Dot Remixes) (1998)
  • "Check it Out" (1999)

Multi-artist compilations[edit]

  • North of No South (1992)
    • Track 01: "Magnifying Glass"
    • Track 16: "Mellow Song"
  • North of No South 2 (1997)
    • Track 07: "More is More"
    • Track 12: "Rocket Plane"
  • Aaaaaah...nonscd 75 (1998)
    • Track 01: "A Simple Formality"
    • Track 22: "Boogie Woogie/Rock N' Roll"
  • Hitta Mitten (1998)
    • Track 04: "Our Connection"
  • Atomium 3003 (2000)
    • Track 06: "A Simple Formality"
  • The Powerpuff Girls: Heroes and Villains (2000)
    • Track 07: "B.L.O.S.S.O.M."
  • Our Little Corner of the World: Music from Gilmore Girls (2002)
    • Track 18: "It's Alright, Baby"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schaeffer, Joe (7 June 1998). "Swedish Band Takes Music Beyond Limits". The Washington Times  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required). Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Strong, Martin C. (2003) The Great Indie Discography, Canongate, ISBN 1-84195-335-0, p. 825
  3. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Komeda Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  4. ^ White, Timothy (28 September 1996). "Komeda: 'Questions of Genius'". Billboard. p. 3. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Pop/Sneak Peek : The Reel-Life 'Genius' of Komeda.(L.A. Life)". Los Angeles Daily News  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required). 11 April 1997. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  6. ^ Siegler, Dylan (17 June 1998). "Komeda makes a go of it". Chicago Sun-Times  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required). Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "Grand finissage when Bildmuseet leaves Gammlia". Umeå University. 14 November 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  8. ^ "The song from the Old Navy commercial - Check it Out". mredkj.com. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  9. ^ "Kirby Canvas Curse Nintendo DS Clip-Commercial - TV Spot". Movie Trailers DB. Retrieved 20 July 2014.