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Los Angeles, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2003 | INDIE

Los Angeles, California, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2003
Band Rock Punk




"Trumps most of their peers"

“Margate combines the bravado of punk with melodic pop rock sensibility for clever results … Between the impressive song composition and deft musicianship, Margate's On the Other Side delivers sophisticated modern alt rock that trumps most of their peers.” - Craig Hartranft,, US

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"Finding their own niche"

"Margate is a talented rock / powerpop / punk band proving it can find its own niche with a new and imaginative album, On The Other Side" — Maggie Woods, MotorBar, UK

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"Fantastic Songs"

"fantastic songs... good alternative rock music with a punky edge" - Ad van Osch,, The Netherlands

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"Hits It On The Head"

LA rockers, Margate, hit the nail on the head with this... brand new tune, Time And Time Again -- "There is no time to repeat mistakes. No, not today." (the video for "Time & Time Again" - - was a featured video on - - Logan Murphy

"Fun uptempto powerpoprockers"

"fun uptempo Powerpoprockers with catchy melodies" - Strutter'Zine, Holland
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"Melodic Romp"

'Really like the Margate album it is a melodic romp' Graham Clark, Maximum FM, UK - Maximum FM

"Catchy, poppunk hooks"

"catchy, poppunk hooks... recommended for fans across the punk spectrum" Cole Faulkner, ThePunkSite.Com, US

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"Ready for the next level"

"Blending note-perfect vocals harmonies, intelligently written rock riffs, and a pop-punk sensibility, Margate have managed to craft a record poppy enough for radio, but without the watered-down Disneyfication that plagues most popular rock and punk." - Trevor Portz, (US)

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"These guys sound like they mean it"

“On The Other Side is an instantly enjoyable and deceptively complex album… These guys sound like they mean it, and in 2009, that’s a rare thing.” - Ciaran Gilligan, Glasswork National, UK

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"Thoroughly Enjoyable"

A thoroughly enjoyable album. Barry Gennard

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Still working on that hot first release.



Margate is a three-piece melodic rock band formed in 2003 and based in
Los Angeles, California. Members Alex Helbig (drums, lead vocals), Doug
Mitchell (guitar, backing vocals), and Steve Weil (bass, backing vocals)
are schooled musicians and songwriters whose unique sound includes
layered harmonies and complex time signatures.

Based on the strength of two self-released, full-length albums (On the
Other Side and Songs in the Key of Awesome), their weekly "Live from
Room 57" YouTube video series, and their 2011 EP release Rock 'n Roll
Reserve, the band was the first signing to Aaron Abeyta (aka El Hefe)
and his wife Jennifer Abeyta's record label Cyber Tracks in December
2011. In March 2012, Margate released their first single on Cyber
Tracks, "Rock 'n Roll Reserve feat. El Hefe," a track from their
previous EP remixed and produced by El Hefe, as well as featuring him on
lead guitar and backup vocals.

On May 29th 2012, Margate
released a self-titled full-length album on Cyber Tracks which was
engineered, mixed and produced by El Hefe. The following week, the band
headed out on tour to support NOFX in the Netherlands and UK, during
which time they also shared the stage with Less Than Jake, Snuff, UK
Subs, and Anti-Nowhere League among others. Since returning to the
states, Margate has played with Teenage Bottlerocket, Guttermouth The
Ataris, Death By Stereo, GFP, Union 13, Pour Habit, Nothington, The
Dopamines, Go Betty Go and more, and has received regular radio play as a
KROQ Locals Only band.

Band Members