Nations by the River
|Nations by the River|
|Origin||Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia|
|Associated acts||Sleepy Jackson
Old Man River
|Past members||Luke Steele, Edo Kahn, Nadav Kahn, Ohad Rein|
Nations by the River was a side project by Luke Steele (Sleepy Jackson) Ohad Rein (Old Man River) and the Kahn Brothers (Gelbison) that occurred in 2003 to 2004. Nations by the River only created a single album, Holes in the Valley, before the members went back to their main bands.
Nations By The River formed during the Gelbison/The Sleepy Jackson tour of early 2003, when Luke Steele (Sleepy Jackson) and Edo Kahn (Gelbison) started jamming and writing songs in a car park after misplacing their van's keys. Dove Kahn soon joined in and Nations By The River was established as a side project for the three. Ohad Rein (Old Man River) and Edo Kahn co-wrote the song "Lovers", and shortly after Ohad joined the group.
The album was recorded in three days as a stripped-back and live experience with engineer/co-producer Scott Horscroft (Sun, The Husbands). In the studio, Nations were joined by friends and local musicians, including Sarah Blasko and Hamish Stuart. The album, Holes in the Valley, was released 7 June 2004 on EMI/Virgin, and distributed overseas on Astralwerks. In July 2005 the album was also released in the United States on the Astralwerks label.
- Edo Kahn — vocals, guitar
- Luke Steele — vocals, guitar
- Ohad Rein — vocals, guitar
- Nadav Kahn — guitar, keys, percussion
- "I Don't Want You" - 1:19
- "Boy" - 3:37
- "Heart Attack Romance" - 2:16
- "Cracking Up" - 2:28
- "Kids World" - 2:16
- "These Are the Times" - 3:15
- "Lovers" - 2:30
- "Would It Be Nice" - 4:11
- "Farewell Sunshine" - 1:29
- "Heroin" - 4:00
- "The Prettiest Girl" - 2:01
- "We Dance Everyday" - 4:18
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- The Newcastle Herald, 14 June 2004, "Lot To Be Said For Parking" by Michael Gadd & Amy Edwards
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- The Courier Mail, 12 June 2004, Holes in the Valley review by Guy Mosel
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- Sunday Telegraph, 4 July 2004, Holes in the Valley review by Peter Holmes
- Sunday Telegraph Magazine, 18 July 2004, Holes in the Valley review by Annika Priest
- The Australian, 10 July 2004, Holes in the Valley review by Iain Shedden