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The Philadelphia-based trio, Goalkeeper came together at a critical point to create the perfect storm of melodic hooks & hard-hitting pop punk. Ryan Beebe (Singer/Bassist), Marc Juliano (Guitarist), and Cody Ritchie (Drummer) found inspiration in an expanding genre. Goalkeeper wants to prove there are still new sounds to be heard and focuses on tight, driving songwriting. Their music emphasizes a refined, fervent sound influenced by early pop punk frontrunners. Goalkeeper has supported esteemed acts such as State Champs, The Starting Line, Hit The Lights, and Real Friends. Check out their new single, “Car Wreck”, releasing September 30th.
Watch: The official music video for “Sooner“
Sounds Like: Knuckle Puck, Settle Your Scores, Can’t Swim, With Confidence
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Philly-based Kayleigh Goldsworthy taught herself piano via Tori Amos and Ben Folds, gained early confidence from Gwen Stefani’s badass front-woman arc, and formed The Scarlet Ending with her twin sister in junior high. After the siblings disbanded in 2011, Kayleigh relocated to New York City, ultimately writing and dropping her debut LP, Burrower, in 2013. She then played for acts and toured with the likes of The Menzingers, Bayside, Kevin Devine, Dave Hause, and Frank Iero. Now, her debut album Learning to Be Happy has taken center stage. Released in 2022, the album dances between ballads, upbeat indie-pop tracks, and sadder story-telling melodies. When not writing and recording, Kayleigh also hosts “The Kayleigh G Show” on her YouTube channel, hosting a slew of fellow musicians and other artists.
Watch: The official music video for “Boomerang“.
Sounds Like: Tigers Jaw, Soccer Mommy, Dave Hause
The Q-Tip Bandits
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Ernie Ball is happy to welcome The Q-Tip Bandits to the family! Since their emergence in 2018, The Q-Tip Bandits have made their mark on the Boston music scene with their one-of-a-kind sound and live act, bringing their upbeat indie-rock compositions to life on stage in a way that both touches audiences’ hearts while getting them up on their feet. Their hit single “Willow” has gained substantial acclaim on Spotify and other streaming platforms while their debut album, “Melancholy Flowers”, is turning heads from coast to coast. The Q-Tip Bandits wield catchy grooves, energizing horns, and thought-provoking lyrics to capture the freedom and joy that can be found on the other side of hardship. You can find The Q-Tip Bandits at home or on the road taking unsuspecting audiences on rides they won’t soon forget. We know they caught our attention at SXSW this year.
Watch: The official music video for “Willow“
Sounds Like: Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Couch