|Origin||Los Angeles, Southern California|
|Genres||punk rock, skate punk, pop punk|
|Labels||Dogfight Records, Room57 Records, Cyber Tracks|
|Past members||Leo Ferrante
Brandon Dela Cruz
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. The band released their self-titled album, which was produced by El Hefe, on May 29, 2012, on Cyber Tracks. Margate opened for NOFX on their European tour in June 2012.
Margate (2012), Cyber Tracks
Rock and Roll Reserve (2011) EP, Room57Records
On the Other Side (2009), Room57Records
Songs in the Key of Awesome (2006), Dogfight Records