Following last year’s announcement of an app for Android, The Ramsgate Hovercraft has released an iPhone version of the same app.
The app, which only works in Ramsgate, UK, is loaded with loops specially created by the band, which are played back as you wander round Ramsgate. The app uses your phone’s GPS location to decide which loops to play and how to mix them so you hear a constantly changing soundscape unique to your journey through Ramsgate.
The app requires an iPhone 6 or later and around 500MB of free space.
Go to Apple App Store (or Amazon Appstore for Android) and search for “The Hovercraft Experience”.
The new Hovercraft app creates a unique personal musical experience by tracking your GPS location. The app contains around nine hours of new, original Hovercraft loops. Each loop is tagged with a location somewhere in Ramsgate so that as you approach it becomes louder and as you get further away it becomes quieter and disappears – so as you walk around Ramsgate you are accompanied by a brand-new, ever-changing Hovercraft mix.
For the next week the app is free in celebration of the Ramsgate Festival of Sound. Currently only available for Android, you can find it on Amazon Appstore. An iPhone version of the app is expected to be ready in two to three months.
The band’s latest album, Dithyramb, is now available for download on Amazon, iTunes and other online music sites such as Google Play, thanks to the efforts of our friends at record label sp8kauf. And don’t forget you can still hear the album on streaming services such as Spotify, and buy the limited-edition double vinyl album from Bandcamp.
The Ramsgate Hovercraft performing tracks from Dithyramb at Ramsgate Music Hall, February 2017
Thanks to the work of our very good friends at sp8kauf the band’s latest album Dithyramb is now available for streaming on Spotify. And don’t forget you can still purchase the limited-edition double vinyl release from Bandcamp and get a full download thrown in.
Dithyramb is the new album from the Hovercraft, released now. Two twelve inch vinyl discs in a gatefold sleeve with inserts and extra inserts. And two hours (including download tracks) of original, unexpected and occasionally unsettling music. Check out the trailer video then head over to Dithyramb.
The Ramsgate Hovercraft played for Margot Bandola’s stunning exhibition “Myth, Memory & Lightning” at Pie Factory Margate on 21st October 2016. The set was an improvised ambient soundscape responding to the art surrounding the band and audience.
Check out this new video trailing tracks from The Ramsgate Hovercraft’s new EP “Driftbreaker”, still available as a free download from our Bandcamp page. Help yourself to 35 minutes of Hovercraft love and have a truly happy new year.