The Bank Holidays
The Bank Holidays
'Tread Easy' also wins the Indie Pop category of the Western Australian Music Industry's "Song of The Year" Awards. The Bank Holidays hit the east coast of Australia in February 2005, touring nationally for the first time. As the year rolls on, late 2005 sees the release of second EP "Day For Night", which shows off a greatly expanded range of imagination and colour from the group, as tracks are adorned by strings, flutes and brass, as well as the usual array of vocal harmonies to create an ecstatic rush of sound. The Bank Holidays launch their new creation into the world to a capacity crowd at The Playhouse Theatre.
2006 is the band’s most rewarding year yet, having the opportunity to record their debut album in rural Victoria with Australian production mastermind J. Walker. The Bank Holidays also manage to release a split 7-inch vinyl single, get featured on the soundtrack for Australian film '48 Shades', and support Belle & Sebastian before a crowd of 1700. In late 2006 they return to Australia’s east coast for another run of shows.
Even in the early stages of this year, the group has already done much. The Bank Holidays took out the 2007 Western Australian Music Industry Award for Best Indie Pop Group, as well as supporting Augie March & The WA Symphony Orchestra in two shows at Kings Park. A group highlight was seeing their own Bekk Reczek do a live duet with Swedish group Peter, Bjorn & John on their song "Young Folks", and receive massive kudos, not least from P,B & J themselves. So, with a completed album under their belts and a whole lot of steam in the engine, the future seems limitless...
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