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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The Ramsgate Hovercraft: trailer for new album

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: new album released

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.

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Guardian video uses music by The Ramsgate Hovercraft

Today the Guardian web site launched a series of four short videos called Britain’s in trouble. The first, Ukip’s rise in the east of England: a world turned upside down is a very good, if rather bleak, film with Guardian journalist John Harris talking to ordinary people in deprived and neglected areas where UKIP is particularly popular. Our particular interest is that  John Harris is also an experienced and respected music journalist, and having come across The Ramsgate Hovercraft’s album Arcane Empire while working on the film in Thanet chose to use the title track for incidental music. We are very pleased to be associated with it. Watch the video here.