Origin Umeå, Sweden
Genres Rock
Years active 1991–present
Labels North of No South
Minty Fresh
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]




Multi-artist compilations


  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. 1 2 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.

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