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 = [ Lost And Lonesome Recording Company]
Love Is My Velocity Records
URL = [ 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.


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


* 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

"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"" 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"


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

External links

* [ The Bank Holidays' official website]
* [ West Australian Music Industry website]
* [ The Bank Holidays' Myspace website]
* [ Lost and Lonesome Recordings - Artist Profile]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Bank Holidays Act 1871 — The Bank Holidays Act 1871 established the first Bank Holidays in the United Kingdom. The Act designated four Bank Holidays in England, Wales and Ireland (Easter Monday; Whit Monday; First Monday in August; Boxing Day in England and Wales and St… …   Wikipedia

  • Bank Holidays —    The institution of Bank Holidays had a profound effect on the leisure patterns of the working classes, and affected the traditional *calendar in that many customs were pulled from their traditional days to take place on the nearest Bank… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • Bank holidays in Scotland — are determined under the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971 and the St Andrew s Day Bank Holiday (Scotland) Act 2007.Schedule 1 to the 1971 Act provides that the following are to be bank holidays in Scotland: *New Year s Day, if it be not a… …   Wikipedia

  • Bank Holidays — Public holidays in the UK, when the banks are closed. They are New Year s Day, Easter Monday, May Day (the first Monday in May), Spring Bank Holiday (the last Monday in May), August Bank Holiday (last Monday in August), and Boxing Day. In… …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • bank holiday — Holidays under the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971. In England, Wales and Northern Ireland the bank holidays are: Easter Monday; the last Mondays in May and August; Boxing Day (if not a Sunday); December 27 (if either Christmas Day or… …   Law dictionary

  • Bank holiday (disambiguation) — Bank holiday may refer to:;Business * Bank holiday, a public holiday in the UK and Ireland during which banking institutions are closed for business * Federal holiday, a public holiday in the US during which banking institutions are closed for… …   Wikipedia

  • Bank holiday — This article is about the public holiday in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. For the bank holiday declared in the USA during the Great Depression, see Emergency Banking Act. For the film, see Bank Holiday (film). A bank holiday is… …   Wikipedia

  • bank holiday — 1. a weekday on which banks are closed by law; legal holiday. 2. Brit. a secular day on which banks are closed, obligations then falling due being performable on the following secular day. [1870 75] * * *       in the United Kingdom, any of… …   Universalium

  • Bank of England — Bank of England …   Wikipedia

  • Bank of Slovenia — Banka Slovenije (Slovene) Headquarters Ljubljana Established 25 June 1991 President Marko Kranjec Central bank of Slovenia Website …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”