Battle for 2nd Place
Fronted by the achingly beautiful vocals of Irish songstress Orla Prendergast, Battle for 2nd Place are a Glasgow based grunge-pop 4-piece who have just released their debut album 'First' to growing acclaim. Having begun her musical journey in Dublin sharing a stage with the likes of Damien Rice and Rodrigo y Gabriela, Orla moved to Glasgow where she achieved immediate success when the song 'Opposite Direction', a collaboration with the band Union of Knives, was used on the soundtrack of US shows Grey's Anatomy and Vampire Diaries.
Battle for 2nd Place debut single 'A Better Chance' picked up airplay on many of the main UK and Ireland alternative shows including BBC Radio 1, 6 Music, XFM, Kerrang Radio, Beat FM, etc and led some critics to suggest the band could follow another Irish/Scots outfit, Snow Patrol, in achieving mainstream success.
‘Say it ain’t So’ the second single from the album was released in Jan 2011 and was described by Hot Press Magazine as ' a powerhouse of a tune'.
Press comments to date include:
‘Its rare these days to go to a gig expecting very little and come away having had your socks blown off, Battle for 2ndPlace did just that’……The Scottish Sun
First' is fine album from a talented band with an amazing vocalist'.... 2uibestow
'This album will have you returning for more, taking you back to a better time'.....swearimnotpaul
'Having already had one of her songs included on the soundtrack of US Shows Grey's Anatomy and Vampire Diaries, Irish songstress Orla Prendergast is enjoying rave reviews with her new outfit Battle for 2nd Place '........Roisin Dwyer, Hot Press
'A Better Chance' has a majestic sweep and punky attitude led by dynamic vocalist Orla Prendergast........Jackie Hayden, Hot Press