Band of the Week – Drive, Kid

Drive, Kid was founded in 2016 after college roommates Nick Manduley (guitar/vox) and Mark Rodriguez (guitar/keys/vox) began writing music together. After releasing a home-recorded acoustic demo tape, the duo added Connor Hastings (drums/percussion) and Stephen Bradford (bass/vox) to the lineup. In 2018, they released a full-band EP titled “Picturesque” and their debut LP “Enjoy Being.” Drive, Kid has played in numerous venues across New Jersey in support of their first LP, including House of Independents, The Saint, The Brighton Bar, The Stanhope House, and more.

The band has opened for acclaimed touring and local acts such as Slaughter Beach Dog, A Wilhelm Scream, The Ones You Forgot, and more. The new single “Lucy” serves as a thematic end to the era of “Enjoy Being.” Drive, Kid is currently recording their sophomore LP, which they hope to release in late 2021. The album will see a departure from the pop-punk stylings of “Enjoy Being” in favor of a new sound more influenced by post-hardcore, electronicore, and hard rock. 

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