Henke Wermelin and the Jed Khalids
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Henke Wermelin and the Jed Khalids

Göteborg, Västra Götaland, Sweden | SELF

Göteborg, Västra Götaland, Sweden | SELF
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Le För Faan E.P. 2009. Four songs.
Moribund single 2011. Two songs.


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Henke Wermelin, born and raised in the city of Sundsvall in the northern parts of Sweden, had two influences in his musical childhood. Dee Snider during the 80s and the hardcore/punk culture in the 90s. The common denominator of the two would in Wermelin's case be great spades of hope and ressurection!

"Pretty soon my hometown got too small and the punk community too boring, or perhaps it was the other way around" Wermelin recalls. After spending his twenties in several bands within punk music, Wermelin was encouraged by friend and organist Joar Sandling to focus on his pop career after an acoustic show in 2009. A few weeks later a new group had formed - The Jed Khalids! Year 2010 saw the new constellation's first studio recording, and in 2011 the group recruited a horn section. The band is now making up plans for yet another studio session.

The single Moribund is a rather dark experience that deals with facing death. The song People Who Die is like an uptempo version of Marche Funèbre as well as a victory song for the will to live. "As a nurse, I constantly meet people who are facing the end of their lives. People Who Die deals with the darkness of being in such a situation and how beautiful and admirable a human being is when she's fighting back, even all the way to the very end" Wermelin says. The song was written as a hymn to a woman who was fighting a terminal cancer diagnosis, and it portrays the relationship to her relatives as well as her lust for life. The band has started a fund in favour of the Swedish foundation Cancerfonden which aims to fight cancer.