The Ramsgate Hovercraft album launch

Random Numbers Radio, the latest album from The Ramsgate Hovercraft, will be launched with a special gig at Ramsgate Music Hall on Saturday 18th January 2020, continuing the band’s space rock adventure. Issued as a 12″ LP and audio CD set containing a total of nearly two hours of new, original material, Random Numbers Radio features experimental music, poetry, unexpected noises and space rock.

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Visit the band’s Bandcamp page to listen online and purchase the album (download code included).

Watch the album trailer

See the band playing tracks from the album at Ramsgate Music Hall. Copies of Random Numbers Radio and the band’s earlier albums will be on sale.

Hovercraft App available for iPhone

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”.

Here is a short preview of the app in action:

The Ramsgate Hovercraft releases smartphone app

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.

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The Ramsgate Hovercraft – Dithyramb now on Amazon, iTunes

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.

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The Ramsgate Hovercraft performing tracks from Dithyramb at Ramsgate Music Hall, February 2017

Video – The Ramsgate Hovercraft at Pie Factory Margate

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.

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News! New Hovercraft album to be released January 2017 – another double vinyl treasure to bewitch the ears and boggle the mind. Watch this space for further details.

Ramsgate Music Hall named UK’s Best Small Venue

Many congratulations to our good friends at Ramsgate Music Hall, named by NME this week as the UK’s best small venue. Bands and music lovers have consistently praised the venue for its friendly atmosphere and superb sound system and the award is fitting recognition of the dedication, commitment and hard work of the team. We love you guys for what you’ve given to Ramsgate – and the UK!

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