Holiday Song

by Speedvark

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NEW TOWN POP GROUP TACKLES DISAPPOINTING HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE

Speedvark, the Hemel Hempstead based duo, took a holiday recently and were underwhelmed.

Promises of spacious accommodation and luxury facilities made in the glossy brochure were not kept; levels of hygiene on site were below par and the service was disappointing.

At best, Speedvark asserted (to each other) that the travel agent through which the holiday was booked was economic with the truth; at worst it was downright misleading.

One upside (possibly) is ‘Holiday Song’, the band’s new single, which was inspired by the experience.

Lead bugle player, backing vocalist and front man Ben Raudnitz was held at gun point and asked for his thoughts on this latest track: “Holiday Song is a rallying cry for a nation of disappointed holiday makers too weak to do anything about it. It’s an anthem for those of us who are too mild and too terrified to do anything about anything.” He stammered before being shot.

Like many law abiding commuters, the members of Speedvark spent much of their vacation noting the various faults and minor disappointments rather than making the most of their time abroad. And, like most of their middle income compatriots, the band spent much of its time pontificating about legal recourse, official complaint channels, compensation and possibly even an email to Radio 4’s Money Box Live with Paul Lewis

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released April 8, 2016
Raudnitz / Flatt

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Speedvark Hemel Hempstead, UK

Speedvark is Hemel Hempstead's second most important rock band. Formed in 1986 the band has sold in excess of three records. Terrified of publicity, certain dogs and most people, the band took 14 years to release their first album, 2000's 'Pigeon Pop'. 13 years on and now in their middle years, Ben and Pedro (the band) have plucked up the courage to write, record and release their next shocker ... more

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