2nd Place Driver
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2nd Place Driver

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Music

The best kept secret in music

Press


2ndPD colours ferm popsongs with synthbasses, drumloops and filtereffects. The result is much more then just a hip sounding rockband; 2ndPD’s got a good own sound. Good songs - Oor magazine


What a pleasant surprise! With 2ndPD rock, industrial and electronica blend together to something that is more melodic and less harsh then you’d think. Although there are a lot of influences the band never gives the impression to want to much. With that 2ndPD is more than a promise alone, and that’s rare on it’s self. Great songs! - Live XS magazine


With heartwarming melodies and juicy chords the band kicks in.. - 3FM National radio


..2ndPD certainly’s got it’s own sound. Everything a band needs to catch attention.. - Music Maker magazine


2ndPD from Tilburg fits well in a time where the 80’s are completely back. The compositions are put together cleverly with catchy melodies and subtle unexpected changes which keep the listeners undevoted attention. - Fret magazine


About 350.000 visitors came to the largest free pop festival in Europe...
... A number of surprising bands were to be seen, with one of the finest intermezzos the fresh electronic grunge from the formation 2nd Place Driver...
- Algemeen Dagblad


Discography

'2nd Place Driver' - CD 2003
'Leave EP' - CD 2004

The song 'Skip a day' from '2nd Place Driver' appeared on several compilation albums.

Both albums got airplay on numberous radiostations in the Netherlands and Belgium and also on several internet streaming radiostations.

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Bio

2nd Place Driver from Tilburg, The Netherlands originated late 2002 around songwritingduo Bart Dietvorst (ex-Wealthy Beggar) and Rias Baarda. First as a homestudio-project, but soon as a real band with next to Bart D (guitars, programming) and Rias (vocals, guitars) also drummer Bart v/d Put and bassplayer Ron Claassen. The style of music wich resulted is electro-rock. Influences come from such divers styles as; rock, pop, industrial, wave and funk. Artists of influence; David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode and Millionaire.
Early 2003 the first 8-track demo-cd was released, recorded in Bart D’s homestudio. The cd, on which the song is the common factor, got very good reviews in numerous magazines, such as; Oor, Live XS, Fret, Music Maker and UP magazine. Airplay on Dutch and Belgian national radiostations, such as 3FM, Kink FM, Studio Brussels and VPRO.
In march 2003 the band started performing live across The Netherlands and with their professional, impressive and energetic show got many overwhelming reactions.
After lots of gigs in clubs and festivals the band released their 2nd demo-cd, ‘Leave EP’, early 2004. Again this cd got lots of stunning reviews and airplay.

reviews:
Oor: 2ndPD colours ferm popsongs with synthbasses, drumloops and filtereffects. The result is much more then just a hip sounding rockband; 2ndPD’s got a good own sound. Good songs.
Live XS: What a pleasant surprise! With 2ndPD rock, industrial and electronica blend together to something that is more melodic and less harsh then you’d think. Although there are a lot of influences the band never gives the impression to want to much. With that 2ndPD is more than a promise alone, and that’s rare on it’s self. Great songs!
3FM: With heartwarming melodies and juicy chords the band kicks in..
Music Maker: ..2ndPD certainly’s got it’s own sound. Everything a band needs to catch attention..
Fret: 2ndPD from Tilburg fits well in a time where the 80’s are completely back. The compositions are put together cleverly with catchy melodies and subtle unexpected changes which keep the listeners undevoted attention.