Slow Steady Squeeze was founded in early 2019 by guitarist Jake Radcliffe and bass player Shane David, friends who are first responders by day, and were getting together to jam on weekends for many years before starting the band near Joshua Tree in Yucca Valley, California. Jake brought on fellow Marine Corps veteran and metal drummer Tony Diaz (Tony D) to the lineup in late 2019. Slow Steady Squeeze released their first single, Tattoo Girl, in August 2020, and are set to release their first album in the fall of 2021: Showing the Paint. Slow Steady Squeeze tends toward hard rock, with influences from metal, punk, and the blues. Jake and Shane share duties on vocals.