San Quentin come from Southend-on-Sea, not over in the USA, and they’ve just released a new single in ‘You’ve Got Some Nerve‘, released independently.
“This song was inspired by a conversation with a friend. said songwriter/guitarist Liam Cass. “They were saying, ‘Modern day romance is like a Mexican standoff. The first to reply is the first to be done.’ Hearing this I decided to use it as an opening line for the song. Overall, the process of writing came quickly but has been my favourite song to create so far. The riffs are all fast paced and spaced out to create that tension. The second verse talks about the black mirror culture we have created and become so accustomed to.”
Formed as a four-piece back in October 2019 as a 4 piece, the following May lead guitarist Dan Ridgwell joined Owen Eves (lead vocals), Liam Cass (rhythm guitarist & songwriter), Nick Kepp (bass) and Luke Johns (drums) to become a quintet.
performed tells a different story, ready to share with the world,” claim the band.
Last year they signed to international label Golden Robot Records and released four singles, the last being ‘Hurricane’. The song is fast paced, with catchy riffs, huge drums and relatable lyrics. “During the writing process of this song we really tried to tie in the rhythm sections and drums and create a sound that would resemble a hurricane.” the band said.
Overall ‘Hurricane’ is about the turbulence and unstable nature of youth culture. When the storm ends you’re not the same person, and that’s what the storms all about.
‘Hurricane’ is available here.and you can check out the video for it right here at RAMzine.
Previous singes include, ‘Crossed The Line’ that displays the events of a troubled relationship going through the motions towards the end. It explains that no matter however they try to do right it will always end with the same outcome. The track includes upbeat guitars, bass and drums and also subtle areas that then explode into choruses heard with the punchy vocals on the track and catchy hooks. You can still order ‘Crossed The Line’ here.
Their previous single was ‘Step Off’ (Still available here) that tells a story of the struggle to keep youth culture alive in an ever-changing world, where youth last only seconds – You can watch the video to it right here at RAMzine.
The band play a series of UK dates through the UK this October.