The Bank Holidays
|The Bank Holidays|
|Origin||Perth, Western Australia, Australia|
|Labels||Lost And Lonesome Recording Company
Love Is My Velocity Records
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 completed recording of their debut album at the rural Victorian home studio of their producer, J Walker of Machine Translations. The album, entitled As A Film, was released on 13 October 2007.
On 17 July 2010, The Bank Holidays released their second album, entitled Sail Becomes a Kite.
- Bekk Reczek (guitar, vocals)
- Nat Carson (guitar, piano, vocals)
- James Crombie (bass guitar, vocals)
- Stuart Leach (drums)
- Ian (Stafford) Chater (drums)
Good Looks To Camera
- "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" (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"
Sail Becomes a Kite
Sail Becomes a Kite is The Bank Holidays second studio album, released by Lost & Lonesome Records in July 2010.
- "Tripping Up To Fall In Love"
- "Save Silence"
- "The Motif"
- "His Majesty's Voice"
- "Sail Becomes A Kite"
- "Oxford Street"
- "Without It"
- "Through The Trees"
- "In The Desert"
- "Gravity's Playthings"
- Kiss My WAMi '06 DVD inclusion: "Like A Piano"