The Hovercraft is close to completing recording for the follow-up album to Arcane Empire. A couple of the new tracks were debuted in August when the band played Ramsgate Music Hall: Gala, which features in this video of the live performance, and The Blue Cloak of Deceit Blues which closed the set. We’ve been very busy jamming, editing and mixing and the last few months have been really successful in terms of producing a quantity of new music. We were recently joined in the studio by friend of the Hovercraft and talented hurdy-gurdy maker and player Claire Dugué who laid down some stirring and inventive sounds for the album. So pretty soon we’ll be finalizing the mixes, mastering and putting them together with artwork to send off to the manufacturers – we’ll keep you posted and maybe share a few samples of what to expect.