“…a powerhouse of gloomy guitars and anthemic melodies.”—MTV Buzzworthy
“Both immediately captivating and unique, largely due to the impressive vocals by singer/songwriter Drake Margolnick.”—Filter Magazine
Fresh off headline performances at Communion Club Nights in the U.K., London’s Camden Rocks Music Festival and Paris' La Flèche d’Or in support of their new self-titled debut, Flagship will be taking up residency at The Chapel beginning August 14 with additional dates on August 21 and August 28. Flagship being joined by San Francisco bands French Cassettes and Black Cobra Vipers featuring O. Nylon Guys (U.K. edition) says the debut’s track “Waste Them All,” “is simple but has a massive feel…after we fell in love with this track we had to give the rest of the record a listen and it’s completely on point with the single.” Of the song, “Life Underwater,” The 405 proclaims, “The song is equal parts The National, U2, and Washed Out, and is another slice of indie-rock greatness from the band. 2014 is shaping up to be one hell of a year for them.” Please find links for a free download of “Gold and Silver.”
Flagship’s self-titled debut comes on the heels of 2012’s Blackbush EP and is out now on Bright Antenna Records. The album is garnering critical acclaim—Consequence of Sound praises the album saying its “pastoral folk rock graces of bands like Fleet Foxes and Grizzly Bear, with
occasional detours into wide-eyed pop catharsis,” and American Songwriter describes the band as “reminiscent of the best of The National and old school U2.”
The new album was recorded with celebrated producer Ben Allen, best known for his work with Animal Collective, Washed Out and Youth Lagoon. Of the sessions Allen said, “It’s really satisfying as a producer to hear the song sound complete and epic right when it’s being recorded live, as opposed to having to edit, tweak and mix until it feels that way.”
In 2011 solo singer, songwriter and guitarist Drake Margolnick joined local musicians Matthew Padgett (guitar, backing vocals), Michael Finster (drums, programming) and Grant Harding (keys) forming Flagship. Christopher Comfort joined on bass in 2012. The band has become a staple of their hometown club scene and was voted Best Local Band for Charlotte Magazine’s 2013 Bob Awards.