Night Drive is composed of Austin resident Rodney Connell and Houston’s Brandon Duhon. The two began working together after the break up of Connell’s previous band, MoTel Aviv, and after the tragic death of a woman they both were dating. According to their official bio, they were unknowingly dating the woman at the same time. From these events, Night Drive was born.
Their music is reminiscent of the early ’80s nu-wave era, made popular by an MTV that used to show nothing but music videos. Their music consists of fast-tempoed, synth-based electronic sounds with danceable beats and Connell singing the hooks. They released their debut EP, Position I, in September via Robot Dance Records. See their full performance schedule for this week below.
Night Drive SXSW schedule:
Mar. 11 – No Play Music Presents: All Tamara’s Parties @ Cheer Up Charlies (11:30pm)
Mar. 12 – Lights & Music Presents: Sex Pop @ Firehouse (10 p.m.)
Mar. 14 – Lose Control @ Krave (9 p.m.)
Mar. 15 – The Beautiful Buzzz & The Most Definitely Presents: The Green Room @ Brew Exchange (2 p.m.)
Mar. 15 – Bond Music Group Showcase @ The Swan Dive (10 p.m.)
Watch Night Drive’s music video for their single “After Dark” below.