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!
The Hovercraft arrived at Ramsgate Music Hall on Saturday night with a brand new show featuring new musicians and new music with brilliant support from Maggi Swallow’s Really Free Dance Ensemble. The evening started with a thirty-minute improvised dance accompanied by Mark, Paul & Kit from the Hovercraft providing improvised electronic ambient backing. Later the full band hit the stage and rocked sounds new and old until late in the night. As usual the venue couldn’t have been better and the crowd full of Hovercraft love.
Incidentally if anyone in the audience didn’t get their card with details of the free Hovercraft EP download please contact us so we can sort you out – firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ramsgate Hovercraft will be performing live at Ramsgate Music Hall on Saturday 21st November. The line-up will include ace drummer Paula Frost and keyboard wizard Paul Naudin and the band will be joined by special guest Claire Dugué on hurdy-gurdy. The band will be performing tracks from their LPs Arcane Empire and Cinéma Vérité as well as new material. And we can’t wait to see Maggi Swallow’s Really Free Dance Ensemble who will be opening the show. And as if that wasn’t enough entry includes a free download of the band’s new EP Driftbreaker containing all new material. Tickets are available online and from Vinyl Head Café, Ramsgate.
Here is the latest video of The Ramsgate Hovercraft, joined by Ray Gun drummer Paula Frost, performing live at Ramsgate Music Hall on 28th February 2015. The medley consists of If Then Else and Enceladus (from the album Arcane Empire) followed by A Complex Dream (from the album Cinéma Vérité). Camera work by Andy Barrett and Margot Bandola.
Last Saturday The Ramsgate Hovercraft headlined at Ramsgate Music Hall celebrating the launch of the new album Cinéma Vérité. Outstanding support was provided by Alberteen and Ray Gun. On stage the band were privileged to be joined by Paula Frost (of Ray Gun) on drums and Claire Dugué on hurdy-gurdy. Plenty of sound and fury and everyone had a ball. The Hovercraft’s set was lit by an amazing psychedelic light show provided by Paul Naudin and the terrific photos below were taken by Dik Ng.
Here’s Antechoresis II, the first track from the CD shipped with The Ramsgate Hovercraft’s new album Cinéma Vérité. Visit Bandcamp to buy the package, which features one LP, one CD and original art inserts and includes a full download of all the tracks. And don’t forget your tickets for the album launch party at Ramsgate Music Hall on 28th February 2015 where the band will be playing tracks from the album live with support from Ray Gun and Alberteen.
Meet me at the hoverport.
The Ramsgate Hovercraft presents its video trailer for the new album, Cinéma Vérité, released on 1st February 2015. The video features Claire Dugué whose electric rock hurdy gurdy graces the vinyl and who will be joining the band on stage for the album launch party on 28th February at Ramsgate Music Hall. You can buy the album online now from Bandcamp and a full download is included in the price.
The Ramsgate Hovercraft have released their new album Cinéma Vérité, containing nearly 100 minutes of new music in the unique Hovercraft style and presented in a classic gatefold sleeve holding one 12″ LP, one full-length CD and original art inserts including a hand-printed photograph by internationally acclaimed photographer Jason Evans. The package is available now on Bandcamp, where you can also listen to tracks from the album, and digital and streaming editions will be available on 1st March 2015. And don’t forget that the Hovercraft will be performing live at the album launch party on 28th February at Ramsgate Music Hall, where they will play tracks from the new album as well as favourites from their debut album, Arcane Empire (also available at Bandcamp) – tickets available now.
The Ramsgate Hovercraft will be launching their new album Cinéma Vérité with a night of live music, art and celebration at Ramsgate Music Hall on 28th February 2015. Visit Ramsgate Music Hall for tickets and latest information.
Here’s a recording of The Red Desertshore by The Ramsgate Hovercraft, performed live at Ramsgate Music Hall on 15th March 2014. You can also find the studio version of this track on the album Arcane Empire.
Photos by Joe Kennedy
The Hovercraft has been hard at work getting the new album ready for its February release and so far everything is on track. More details to follow but it will involve exciting new artwork and of course more bewildering and beguiling music than the human mind can comfortably comprehend. There will be a launch event too – watch out for more details on that soon. In the meantime, enjoy The Red Desertshore.