Have you ever chased after a dream? Many of us have made brief efforts, but the thing that separates those who rise to the top is dedication and determination to keep going even when things get hard. When asked about their new song “Nothing At All”, Philadelphia pop-punk band Goalkeeper says, “‘Nothing At All’ is a song about perseverance. We’ve been able to do a lot of cool stuff with this band and it’s only because we stuck to it through the rough times. We believe anything is attainable if you don’t let excuses bog your life down.”
“Nothing At All” is paired with a video that shows the band at practice, in the recording studio, and on their way to a show. It’s a montage that lets us in to what it’s like to be in a band, and gives the viewer just a taste of what it means to put in the hard work to make your dreams come true. With a tight, driving sound and an always-positive attitude, Goalkeeper are here to show us their fresh take on the classic sounds of pop-punk.
The Philadelphia / South Jersey area has long been home to a vibrant music scene (The Wonder Years, Man Overboard, and The Starting Line are just a few of the region’s notable exports). In 2016, Ryan Beebe (vocals / bass), Marc Juliano (guitar), and Cody Ritchie (drummer) found themselves at a similar crossroads, when their respective bands all came to a close – but soon enough, they came together and Goalkeeper was formed. They’ve played shows throughout the Northeast, and have shared the stage with artists like State Champs, The Starting Line, Hit The Lights, The Dangerous Summer, and Homesafe.
If you like what you hear, be sure to keep your eyes and ears out for the November 16 release of Goalkeeper’s new EP, Bad Times Don’t Last. Recorded with Rick King and KEvin Mahoney at King Sound Studio, it’s the follow-up to their 2017 EP Gut Feeling. Keep up with Goalkeeper on Facebook, Twitter, and Spotify.