Goonies Never Say Die

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Goonies Never Say Die
Origin Blackpool, England
Genres Post-Rock
Years active 2007-present
Labels Deep Elm Records (US)
Members Barry Parkinson
Simon Morgan
Dan Kerr
Jimi MacPhie
Steve Trenell
Michael Zubine

Goonies Never Say Die are a five piece instrumental and post-rock band from Blackpool, England. They formed around June 2007 in Blackpool UK. Members of Goonies Never Say Die also play in the bands Dinosaurs Are Shit Dragons, Ramonastone and Makers Of Venice. Barry Parkinson also plays in a studio based project named 'Beneath the Watchful Eyes' with ex member Simon Morgan.


They are made up of Barry Parkinson (guitar), Paul Kayley (guitar), Dan Kerr (drums) and Michael Zubine (bass). Previous members have included Simon Morgan (guitar), Steve Trenell (bass) and Chad Battersby (bass).

They are signed to Deep Elm Records, with whom they have so far had two releases. The first album, In A Forest Without Trees, scored universal praise from the media, most notably Rock Sound and Metal Hammer who both gave them 8/10 reviews. They have also released a single called "Paul", which was the first song to be taken from the band's second album, No Words To Voice Our Hopes and Fears released by Deep Elm Records in October 2010.

Their first album was recorded by the band themselves between October 2008 and March 2009 at Kendal College, and at the band's own studio in Blackpool. The band released the album as a free download in May 2009. The demand was unexpected and the web servers hosting the album crashed after it received over 2000 downloads within four hours. They were offered a recording contract with Deep Elm in July 2008, and the album was officially re-released on 7 September 2009. Their follow-up, which was also recorded by the band themselves was issued in October 2010. As of January 2013 they are near to completing a new EP however have recently announced they would be spending most of 2013 taking a break from this band whilst Barry Parkinson and Dan Kerr spend more time on their Post-Hardcore-Pop band 'Dinosaurs Are shit Dragons'

Goonies Never Say Die were featured in Alternative Press Magazine as one of the '100 Bands You Need To Know in 2010 Feature'. They have had songs featured on Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 iPhone app and Teen Mom (MTV).

Goonies Never Say Die are made up of many previous Blackpool based bands. Parkinson and Trenell had previously been together in Ramonastone and Das Hasselhoffs. Parkinson was also in the bands Neocoma and Autobotsvsdecepticons. Morgan was previously in Sheltered Lives/Kitsch and The Sound Of Superstring; Kerr was a member of Lupus in Fabula, and Zubine used to play drums in The Higher Council Of Mars.



Date Of Release Title
September 2009 In A Forest Without Trees
October 2010 No Words To Voice Our Hopes and Fears

Singles and EPs[edit]

Date Of Release Title
April 2010 "Paul"

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