The Rock City archives: 2014

Flagship, Rock City Basement

  • Sunday 12th October 2014


Flagship is an American rock band from Charlotte, North Carolina. Formed in 2011, the group consists of Drake Margolnick (vocals, guitar), Matthew Padgett (vocals, lead guitar) and Michael Finster (drums).

The band is a combination of two earlier Charlotte acts: Campbell the Band and Margolnick's solo work.In late 2011, the band signed to Bright Antenna Records.

The band toured with The Wombats in spring 2012. Reviewers noted the band's "power and emotion," coupled with their songs' "dreamlike quality."

On May 8th, 2012 the band released their debut EP entitled blackbush available on iTunes and as a physical CD available at shows.

Flagship's self-titled debut album was released on October 8th, 2013. The first song off the new album "Are You Calling" was premiered in a lyric video on the website Metrolyrics on July 12th, 2013.