The Bank Holidays


The Bank Holidays

Infobox musical artist
Name = The Bank Holidays


Img_capt =
Background = group_or_band
Origin = Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Genre = Indie Pop
Years_active = 2003–present
Label = [http://www.lostandlonesome.com.au/ Lost And Lonesome Recording Company]
Love Is My Velocity Records
URL = [http://www.thebankholidays.com/ Official website]
Current_members = Nat Carson
James Crombie
Wibekke Reczek
Stuart Leach
Former_members = Ian (Stafford) Chater

The Bank Holidays are an indie pop band from Perth, Western Australia.

Biography

The Bank Holidays were conceived by James (Jim) Crombie and Wibekke (Bekk) Reczek whilst holidaying in Norway (on Bekk's grandparents' farm), who several weeks later in London enlisted old school friend Nat Carson to form the band. On their return to Perth they subsequently recruited drummer Stafford Chater (later replaced by Stuart Leach).

The band played their first gig at The Swan Basement in Fremantle under the name 'Tunnelball', a suggestion from Darren Hanlon. but changed it to The Bank Holidays before their next gig at Perth's Hyde Park Hotel.

In September 2004 the band released their debut recording, the EP "Good Looks To Camera"

In February 2005 the band teamed up with The Panics and undertook a national tour of Australia, with the band releasing their second EP, "Day For Night" later that year.

The Bank Holidays have also played with fellow Australian bands The Lucksmiths, Little Birdy, Youth Group, The Panda Band and Augie March, and supported international acts such as Belle and Sebastian and Peter, Bjorn and John. At the 2007 WAMi Awards The Bank Holidays walked away with their first WAMington for 'Best Indie Pop Act'.

The Bank Holidays have recently completed recording of their debut album, which was recorded at the rural Victorian home studio of its producer, J Walker of Machine Translations. The album, entitled "As A Film", was released on October 13, 2007.

Band Members

Current

* Bekk Reczek (guitar, vocals)
* Nat Carson (guitar, piano, vocals)
* James Crombie (bass guitar, vocals)
* Stuart Leach (drums)

Former

* Ian (Stafford) Chater (drums)

Discography

Good Looks To Camera

"Good Looks To Camera"' is The Bank Holidays' debut release. It was an EP released by Lost & Lonesome Records in September 2004.

# "Tread Easy" - 3:16
# "Folded In Half" - 3:18
# "Along With The Sun" - 3:44
# "The City Is Too Small" - 4:25
# "The Greatest Game" - 3:40


Day For Night

"Day For Night" is The Bank Holidays' second EP and was released by Lost & Lonesome Records in September, 2005. It was produced by Steve Bond and recorded at Cazfair House.

# "She's Not Into Love" (Carson, The Bank Holidays) - 3:17
# "Like a Piano" (Crombie, Reczek, The Bank Holidays) - 3:27
# "Can't Be Beat" (Crombie, Chater, Carson, Reczek) - 2:48
# "Leave It Out" (Carson, The Bank Holidays) - 2:52
# "Not So Long Ago" (Crombie, The Bank Holidays) - 3:21


Bird

"Bird"" is a split 7" single (w/ Institut Polaire) released by Love Is My Velocity Records in May 2006.

# "Bird" (The Bank Holidays)
# "City Walls and Empires" (Institut Polaire)

As A Film

"As A Film" is The Bank Holidays debut studio album released by Lost & Lonesome Records in October 2007.

# "The Voice I Hear When I'm Alone"
# "Oh Daylight"
# "This Elated Height"
# "Cheating, Cheating"
# "Folded In Half"
# "Consolation Prize"
# "First Things First"
# "Like A Piano"
# "Teaching Pupils"
# "Pits & Gravel"
# "Tread Easy"
# "There Is A Room On Hold"

Compilations

* "Kiss My WAMi '06" DVD inclusion: "Like A Piano"

External links

* [http://www.thebankholidays.com/ The Bank Holidays' official website]
* [http://www.wam.asn.au/scene.htm West Australian Music Industry website]
* [http://www.myspace.com/thebankholidays The Bank Holidays' Myspace website]
* [http://www.lostandlonesome.com.au/band_info.php?id=13 Lost and Lonesome Recordings - Artist Profile]


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