On the Kent coast last week, Mystery Jets celebrated Ramsgate Music Hall's win in our annual search
Last Thursday (December 3), Mystery Jets headed to the Kent coast to crown Ramsgate Music Hall Britain's Best Small Venue 2015 in association with Jack Daniel's.
The venue owners made their ethos clear on the walls of the tiny live room.
Mystery Jets' Blaine Harrison and Jack Flanagan warm up in the green room ahead of the rowdy gig.
It's fair to say the staff at Ramsgate Music Hall were a little bit excited about winning this year's competition...
During the gig, Mystery Jets previewed their forthcoming fifth album 'Curve Of The Earth' in full for only the third time, following shows in London and Japan.
Despite the unfamiliarity of the first 45 minutes of the set, the crowd are enthusiastic and receptive for the likes of the burbling immediacy of 'Bubblegum' and the sprawling, searching '1985'.
The gig was one of the band's smallest in years, with 125 fans crammed into the tiny confines of Ramsgate Music Hall – so miniscule, in fact, the band had to strip back their setup and, earlier in the week, rehearse within a taped out space the same size as the stage.
Plaque presented, the party lifted with 2008 indie disco staples 'Young Love' and 'Two Doors Down', to which the crowd responded with rowdy enthusiasm.
After finishing songs from 'Curve Of The Earth', the band called venue owner Julian Biggs up to the stage to present him with a plaque commemorating Ramsgate Music Hall's new title.
"Without you, we wouldn't be here," Biggs addressed the crowd in front of him, before thanking Mystery Jets and "musicians like them". Ramsgate Music Hall only opened in 2013, but has already welcomed the likes of Honeyblood, The Wytches, Sleaford Mods and Four Tet.
"You've been an amazing audience," guitarist William Rees told the audience between whoops and hollers as the set closed with an anthemic 'Alice Springs' and the band disappeared back to their dressing room through a trap door in the stage.