San Quentin’s latest track ‘Feed The Ego’ echoes with the grandeur of stadium-sized anthems, a testament to their roots in Southend-on-Sea. This indie rock band creates a captivating soundscape, adorned with resounding riffs and infectious chorus hooks that demand attention. Emerging from humble working-class origins, San Quentin is poised to redefine the music scene with their genuine and commanding presence.
Formed in 2019, the band’s foundation was laid when songwriter Liam Cass and vocalist Owen Eves united with drummer Luke Johns and bassist Nick Keep. The addition of lead guitarist Dan Ridgwell in 2020 solidified their sound. Paying homage to the iconic Johnny Cash album ‘San Quentin Prison‘, the band channels Cash’s relatable storytelling and rebel spirit into their music.
The year 2022 propelled San Quentin into the spotlight as they were recognised as BBC Introducing’s “Ones To Watch”. A sold-out headline show at London’s legendary The Water Rats, and a standout performance at The Isle of Wight Festival solidified their presence. Kicking off 2023 with their debut EP’s lead single ‘You’re Lost’, the band garnered praise from industry heavyweights including John Kennedy, BBC Introducing, and Apple Music.
Their most recent release, ‘Serotonin,’ showcases their continued momentum. With its exclusive premiere by John Kennedy on Radio X and accolades from Richer Unsigned and Our Sound Music, ‘Feed The Ego’ shines as a quintessential representation of San Quentin’s ambition, talent, and sonic prowess.