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Margate call it quits

LA pop-punks Margate have announced they are to call it a day. The band, who were on El Hefe’s Cyber Tracks label, released four albums during their 14 years together.

You can read a suitably self-deprecating statement about the decision below.

Album Release: Wiretap Records Premieres Christmas Compilation For Charity

SoCal based punk/indie label, Wiretap Records has released it’s first annual Christmas Compilation just in time for the holidays! The compilation includes new Holiday themed tracks from Wiretap bands and friends including Spanish Love Songs, Avenues, Get Married, Sons of Strangers as well as Margate, The Dollyrots, The Stragglers, The Record Collection and loads more. Proceeds from the compilation will be donated to the Anti Bullying organization, Stomp Out Bullying. Stream the comp below to get your Christmas spirit going, then head over to the label’s Bandcamp page to make a donation and download the album!

Margate stream festive new EP “Snow Day”

LA pop-punks Margate have made their new EP Snow Day available to stream ahead of its December 16th release through Cyber Tracks. Check out the festive 5-song release below.

Margate’s latest full-length album Beards in Paradise came out in 2015.

Margate announce new EP “Snow Day”

L.A. punks Margate have announced a new EP titled “Snow Day,” which is set to release on December 16th through Cyber Tracks. As its title suggests, it’s all about the holidays.

The band’s most recent release was a split EP with Strike Twelve in May called “Strike Twelve & Margate Do Each Other.” Their last full-length release was 2015′ “Beards in Paradise.”

“Strike Twelve and Margate Do Eachother” drops today

L.A. punks Margate teamed up with Strike Twelve for a 4-song EP.  The catch is that each band plays the other band’s songs.  Cool concept?  Indeed.  You can stream it below, or pick up a copy here.  The EP was released today via Felony Records.

Strike Twelve’s most recent album, “Moonshine”, came out back in 2012, while Margate released “Beards in Paradise” in 2015.

Margate releases music video for cover of Strike Twelve’s song “Toilet”; off upcoming split EP

LA’s Margate has released a new music video for their cover of Strike Twelve‘s song “Toilet”, and you can watch it below.

The track comes off a little split the two band’s did together, which will be released next week (April 20th) through Felony Records.

Strike Twelve’s most recent album, “Moonshine”, came out back in 2012, while Margate released “Beards in Paradise” in 2015.

Strike Twelve and Margate release split EP on Felony Records

Southern Cali punk banks Margate and Strike Twelve  ahve teamed up to release Do Each Other, Vol. 1, and you can stream two of the new songs below.

The full 4-track EP will be released on April 20th via Felony Records, and you can pre-order it here.

Strike Twelve’s most recent album, Moonshine, came out back in 2012, while Margate released Beards in Paradise in 2015.

Felony Records announce “Do Each Other” 7″ series, stream first two tracks

California based punk label Felony Records have announced that they will start a 7″ instalment called Do Each Other. Essentially, this involves two bands covering each other’s songs – “doing” each other’s tunes. The idea comes from SoCal punks Strike Twelve, who pitched the idea to the label a few months ago. After giving it the OK, Felony Records has gotten Strike Twelve and LA’s Margate to take part in the first volume of the series. On this one, Margate cover “Daddy’s Little Girl” and “Toilet”, both of which appear on Strike Twelve’s 2012 album Moonshine. The guys in Strike Twelve cover “Control” off of Margate’s 2011 EP Rock N’ Roll Reserve, and “Finish The Game” off Margate’s 2012 self-titled album.

You can listen to two of the songs below. The full digital stream will be available on April 20th, 2016 with the physical vinyl coming in early June.

Margate’s latest release Beards In Paradise was released on June 30, 2015 via Cyber Track Records. Strike Twelve’s most recent album, Moonshine, was released November 24, 2012 via Felony Records.

Margate release music video for “Crowd Goes Mild”

LA’s Margate have released a music video for their tune “Crowd Goes Mild” and you can watch it below.

“Crowd Goes Mild” comes off of the band’s full-length album, Beards In Paradise, which was released on June 30, 2015 via Cyber Track Records.

Margate releases music video for “The Unsilent Majority”

LA’s Margate have released a music video for their tune “The Unsilent Minority” and you can watch it below.

“The Unsilent Majority” comes off of the band’s full-length album, Beards In Paradise, which was released on June 30, 2015 via Cyber Track Records.

Margate announces West Coast Tour

I couldn’t write this post any better than the band themselves so I’ll just let them tell you via the below announcement…

Pigs are flying, hell is freezing over, and Margate is going on a bona fide US tour! Being proud members of the Rock ‘n Roll Reserve we don’t get out of Los Angeles nearly as much as we’d like to, but we promised the West Coast we would do a proper tour to celebrate the release of Beards In Paradise and we do not intend to disappoint!

We’re kicking it off in a big way at the Redwood in LA on Thurs July 30th with our buds Sic Waiting and Cubicle, heading as far north as Seattle to rock with media darlings (and the nicest guys ever) Success! and finishing it all off with a set at Velvet Jones in Santa Barbara during Fiesta. Check out the full list of dates below, hopefully we’ll be pulling into your town soon.

We will have copies of the Beards In Paradise vinyl at all our shows! If you want to bone up on the lyrics before we come through your town, downloads are available for purchase at and everywhere else digital music is distributed, and the limited edition yellow vinyl is available at,

Thanks again for all your support, see you soon!


Album Review: Margate – ‘Beards In Paradise’


When you are in a punk band from the West Coast of America, your inspiration is usually somewhat different to that of your East Coast counterparts; you have the sun, sea, surf and suds as motivation, it’s less about the politics and more about the party! From just one look at the front cover of Margate’s fourth album Beards In Paradise, designed by prominent skateboard artist Jimbo Phillips, it’s pretty clear that it’s an easy going pop punk album! In the foreground is a bearded hula girl bobble-head adorning the front of a car’s dashboard and in the distance a beautiful and serene setting sun is going down over the deep blue surf. There may be exceptions to the difference in the East/West Coast punk vibes but California’s Margate are definitely not it!

Beards In Paradise, the band’s fourth album and second on NOFX member El Hefe’s Cyber Tracks label, is a 10 track, 22 minute affair and is almost unrelenting in its good time positivity. There are occasions when an album is released at the perfect time, and for this writer who lives in Scotland, a country that rarely witnesses what others would call summer, this album fairly brightened up the days with its infectious carefree content and laid back ethos!

After a very brief album intro, Beards In Paradise kicks off with ‘The Unsilent Majority’ and summer truly begins in earnest! Instantly the music takes you back to that mid-90s Epitaph/Fat Wreck sound that inspired so many resulting bands and is a fantastic start to the record. Over the years Margate’s sound has evolved into this catchy and happy go lucky brand of pop punk and it is all the better for it!

The tracks come at you thick and fast and next up is a cover song by fellow, and now defunct, Californian pop punkers Blue Collar Special called ‘Want It All’ and the track’s lyrics read like a Veruca Salt punk rock wish list. This is actually one of two covers on Beards In Paradise, the second being by another now defunct Californian punk band Madcap. The track ‘Keep Dancin”, like ‘Want It All’, is very similar to the original and seeing that the two original songs were so good,  it wouldn’t make much sense to tamper; if you don’t know these two bands already then go forth and discover.

‘I’m Your Destiny’ is another song that really showcases the band’s mid 90s Epi/Fat sound, a fast paced 37 second track that calls to mind No Use For A Name as much as anything! ‘Rock Out With Your Clock Out’ is the superbly named anti-work anthem; the art of clock watching as it ticks down to home time, something most can relate to! Another relatable track, to people in bands at least, is ‘Crowd Goes Mild’; a fun track that tips its cap to those less successful gigs where nobody turns up; although if Margate keep producing such catchy punk rock, I can’t see them having too many more shows like that. The album ends with ‘Never Known’, a pondering ballad about life and its duration and it’s really the only time on the album where Margate slow things down and get serious resulting in a nice musing finish to what was before such a happy record.

The only real downside is that Beards In Paradise is a little on the short side with only 9 actual songs on the album with two of those being covers; although it should be underlined that this is only a complaint due the songs that made it onto the record being of such a high standard, it would be nice to get a few more songs of original Margate goodness. Margate are getting better with each and every album and Beards In Paradise is a very fine record indeed, it even makes it seem sunny in Scotland, and that says a hell of a lot!









Margate premieres new album “Beards In Paradise”

There’s no doubt that LA pop-punks Margate have seriously stepped up their game with their sophomore full-length Beards In Paradise but don’t take my word for it, stream the entire album below and find out for yourself.

Beards In Paradise is slated for release June 30th via Cyber Track Records.  Pick yourself up a copy of it here.

Margate premiere new song “From The Start,” unveil “making-the-album” video

LA pop-punks Margate have unveiled yet another song from their upcoming album “Beards In Paradise.” It’s called “From The Start,” and you can check it out here.

In addition to the new song, the band released a ‘behind-the-scenes’ video featuring some footage of the band cutting vocal harmonies on the new album. Check it out below.

“Beards In Paradise” is slated for release June 30th via Cyber Track Records.  If you can’t wait to get your grubby little paws on the release you can pre-order it here.

Beards In Paradise serves as a follow up to the band’s self-titled album released in 2012, also through Cyber Tracks.

Margate premiere “Unsilent Majority” off upcoming album “Beards In Paradise”

Today I’m personally very pleased to bring you the world premiere of a brand new song from LA pop-punks Margate.  The tune is called “Unsilent Minority” and its a fun as hell little number that you need to jam by clicking play on that little player do-dad below.

Fans will find the track on the band’s upcoming full-length album, Beards In Paradise, which is slated for release June 30th via Cyber Track Records.  If you can’t wait to get your grubby little paws on the release you can pre-order it here.

Beards In Paradise serves as a follow up to the band’s self-titled album released in 2012, also through Cyber Tracks.

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