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Vapour Trails episode 40

Vapour Trails episode 40

July 5, 2022

Welcome to Vapour Trails episode 40!

You’re not alone. You’re wonderful


Produced by Mark Herbert


Episode 40 Playlist

Tony Allen, Dave Okumu & Joan as Policewoman – Dinner Date

Papur Wal – Nol ac yn Ol

Soccer Mommy – newdemo

Katy J Pearson – Alligator

Soccer 96 – I Was Gonna Fight Fascism (feat. Alabaster De Plume)

Echo and The Bunnymen – Pictures on My Wall

Michael Head and The Red Elastic Band - Broken Beauty

Jessie Buckley & Bernard Butler – Footnotes on The Map

Talk Show – Cold House

Viagra Boys – Punk Rock Loser

The Umlauts – Non e Ancora

The Breeders – Drivin’ on 9

Big Joanie – Happier Still

Baxter Dury – D.O.A.

Sparks – Computer Girl

TV Priest – It Was Beautiful

London Mars & Kailee Morgue – Bleach

Bloomsday – Voicemail

Natalie Bergman & Beck – You’ve Got a Woman

Au Revoir Simone – Lark

Gaz Coombes – Sonny The Strong

Frank Turner & KT Tunstall – Little Life

Maria BC – Betelgeuse

Rufus Wainwright – Going to a Town

Gwenno – Tresor

David Bowie – Rock N Roll Suicide

Julee Cruise – Falling


Vapour Trails episode 39

Vapour Trails episode 39

June 7, 2022

Welcome to Vapour Trails episode 39


Tangerine dreams come true….


Produced by Mark Herbert



Stella Donnelly – Lungs

Anna Calvi – Ain’t No Grave

Noon Garden – Desiree

Yoko Ono – Walking on Thin Ice

Shilpa Ray – Lawsuits and Suicide

Gustaf – Mine

Fontaines D.C. – Roman Holiday

The Smile – Free In The Knowledge

Warpaint – Like Sweetness

Emma Guzman – Moving Along

Kurt Vile – Jesus on a Wire

Wilma Vritra – One Under

Ultimate Painting – Into the Darkness

The Lazy Eyes – Tangerine

Siouxsie & The Banshees – Happy House

Soft Cell – Tranquiliser

Joe Hicks – Life & Death in G & A, pt. 1 & 2

Chilly Gonzales & Jarvis Cocker – Salome: Salome

Spiritualized – Let It Bleed (for Iggy)

The Fatima Mansions – Nite Flights

Scott Walker – Plastic Palace People

Cathal Coughlan – Tangerine

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – O Children

Depeche Mode – Uselink

Vapour Trails ep.38

Vapour Trails ep.38

May 10, 2022

Welcome to Vapour Trails episode 38

Could it be magic…?


Episode 38 Playlist

Buddy Morrow – Perry Mason Theme

Ted Heath and His Music – The Peanut Vendor

Wet Leg – Ur Mum

Deanna Petcoff – Trash Bag

Have You Ever Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS? – Pool

Socket Suicide – Soccer Mum

Brix & The Extricated – Alaska

Wallice – 90s American Superstar

The Saints – (I’m) Stranded

Generation X – King Rocker

Tony Christie – Las Vegas

Barry Adamson – Auto Destruction

Tim Burgess – Here Comes the Weekend

Special AKA – Gangsters

Etran de L’Air – Nak Deranine

Tony Allen, Dave Okumu & Joan as Policewoman – Get My Bearings (feat. Damon Albarn)

Sharon Van Etten – Used To It

black midi – 21st Century Schizoid Man

Husker Du – Makes No Sense At All

Insecure Men – I Don’t Wanna Dance (with My Baby)

The Human League – John Cleese: Is he Funny?

David Bowie – Look Back in Anger

Thom Yorke – 5.17

Squid – America! (Bill Callahan Cover)

Jessie Buckley & Bernard Butler – The Eagle & The Dove

Billy MacKenzie – Winter Academy

PJ Harvey – The Piano (Demo)

Portishead – Roads

Johnny Cash – In My Life

Vapour Trails - episode 37

Vapour Trails - episode 37

April 12, 2022

Welcome to episode 37 of Vapour Trails

"The best show that never was...." Mark Herbert 2/4/22


Episode 37 play list

Disco Drug Store – Payphone

Jarvis Cocker – Aline

Broadcast – Come On Let’s Go

Nilufer Yanya – the dealer

These Immortal Souls – Insomnicide

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds – Do You Love Me?

Fontaines D.C. – A Hero’s Death

The Clash – Straight to Hell

Shock Headed Peters – I Bloodbrother Be

Scarlet Fantastic – No Memory

Japan – European Son

Pictish Trail - Island Family

Alexia Avina - Human

Susan Bear – M6

Strawberry Guy – Mrs Magic

The Flirtations – Nothing But a Heartache

Madeline Bell – Picture Me Gone

The Cramps – Bikini Girls With Machine Guns

The Sisters of Mercy – Walk Away

P.E. – Contradiction of Wants

Scott Lavene – Methylated Blue

Beach House – ESP

Sinead O’Connor – Lullaby for Cain

The Beach Boys – God Only Knows

Taylor Hawkins (Dennis Wilson) – Holy Man

Vapour Trails episode 36

Vapour Trails episode 36

March 15, 2022

Welcome to the Vapour Trails episode 36

We were the first men in space….in our street.

Listen. Like, Download, Share xx


Produced by the multi award winning Mr Mark Herbert.

Image by Setsiri Silapasuwanchai Art


Ep.36  Playlist

Viter Ukrainian Folk Choir – New Joy Has Been Revealed (Kolyada)

Raymond Scott – Manhattan Research Inc.

Raymond Scott – Baltimore Gas & Electric Co.

Jacques Dutronc – Las Cactus

The All Seeing I – 1st Man in Space

Sea Power – Transmitter

The The – Infected

Talk Talk – Living in Another World

The William Loveday Intention – This Wondrous Day

Goat Girl – Badibaba

Viagra Boys – Ain’t Nice (Live)

Snapped Ankles – Barbecue in Brazil

PVA – Divine Intervention

Furniture – Brilliant Mind

Ty Segall – Sad Fuzz

Blur – You’re So Great

H Hawkline – Television

Ed Harcourt – The Way That I Live

Protomartyr – My Children

Douglas Dare – Behind the Walls

LYR – Never Good With Horses

Sam Lee – The Garden of England (Seeds of Love) feat. Bernard Butler

The Murder Capital – More is Less

Black Country, New Road – Chaos Space Marine

Lee Hazlewood – My Autumn’s Done Come

Link Wray – Fallin’ Rain

Mark Lanegan – Sunrise

Erland Cooper & Simeon Walker – Kittick (Simeon Walker rework)

Ivor Cutler – Beautiful Cosmos

Vapour Trails - episode 35

Vapour Trails - episode 35

February 15, 2022

Welcome to Vapour Trails episode 35

What came first, Gordon’s Gin or The Hairstyle of the Devil…?

Brought to you by Notepad, Rucksack and Cushion


Ep.35 Playlist

The Beatles – Two of Us

The Flamingos – I Only Have Eyes for You

Nilufer Yanya – stabilise

Yard Act – Pour Another

Mumble Tide – Everything Ugly

Sky Diving Penguins – I Don’t Want, I Don’t Care

Lola in Slacks -Luna Moth

Japanese Breakfast – Nobody Sees Me Like You Do


  • Interlude 

Kraftwerk – Trans-Europe Express

Momus- The Hairstyle of The Devil

The Human League – Gordon’s Gin

Swans – Love of Life

Brian Eno – Cindy Tells Me

Roxy Music – In Every Dream Home a Heartache


The Gun Club – She’s Like Heroin to Me

Pixies – Gigantic

Cate Le Bon – Moderation

The Disco Zombies – Where Have You Been Lately Tony Hateley?

Love – A House is Not a Motel

The Stooges – Loose

David Bowie – The London Boys (Toy version)

Si Connelly – Show Me the Way Back to You

Slow Galley’s Drift – Don’t Forget

Aldous Harding – Old Peel (Alternate version)

Alexis Taylor & Spring Heel Jack – Don’t it Make My Brown Eyes Blue

Lata Mangeshkar – Yeh Galiyan Yeh Chaubara

Vapour Trails episode 34

Vapour Trails episode 34

January 18, 2022

Welcome to the Vapour Trails episode 34!

Come with us and you’ll see……

Produced by the multi award winning Mr Mark Herbert.

Image by Dan Kitchener


Ep.34  Playlist

Gene Wilder – Pure Imagination (excerpt from Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory OST)

Adam & The Ants – Dog Eat Dog

Yard Act – The Overload

Self Esteem – I Do This All The Time

Crack Cloud – Philosopher’s Calling

Dry Cleaning – Scratchcard Lanyard

The Associates – Party Fears Two

Ghostpoet – I Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep

LUMP (Laura Marling & Mike Lindsay) – Curse of The Contemporary

ANDRRA - Paline

Roxy Music - Ladytron

Jane Weaver - Heartlow

The Smiths – How Soon is Now?

Richard Dawson & Circle – Lily

Billy Bragg – A New England

Judy Blank – Karaoke

Gruff Rhys – Mausoleum of My Former Self

The Specials – Listening Wind

Echo & The Bunnymen – Higher Hell

J.J. Cale – Don’t Go To Strangers

Spiritualized – Why Don’t You Smile Now?

David Bowie – The Bewlay Brothers

Scott Walker – Farmer in The City

Vapour Trails 2021 Christmas Special

Vapour Trails 2021 Christmas Special

December 21, 2021

Welcome to the Vapour Trails 2021 Christmas Special!

Howman: “What does Christmas mean to you, Connelly?"

Connelly: "Christmas? It’s just a big pile of gift-wrapped old w*#@”

Happy Christmas everyone xx


Produced by the multi award winning Mr Mark Herbert.


Here’s the Playlist

Swimming – In Dulci Jubilo

Billy Childish & The Musicians of The British Empire – Santa Claus

Elvis Presley & Martina McBride – Blue Christmas

Dent May - I’ll Be Stoned for Christmas

LCD Soundsystem – Oh You (Christmas Blues)

Puddles Pity Party – What are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

Tracey Thorn – Snow in Sun

Chilly Gonzales – Snow is Falling in Manhattan (feat. Jarvis Cocker & Feist)

Glasvegas – A Snowflake Fell (And It Felt Like a Kiss)

The Black Lips – Christmas in Baghdad

The Flaming Lips – A Change at Christmas (Sat It Isn’t So)

The Smashing Pumpkins – Christmastime

Emmy The Great & Tim Wheeler – Christmas Day (I Wish I Was Surfing)

El Perro del Mar – Oh! What a Christmas

Ingo Star Cruiser – Just Like Christmas

Sufjan Stevens – Hey Guys! It’s Christmas Time

The Monkees – Silver Bells

The Monkees – House of Broken Gingerbread

The Polyphonic Spree – Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

This is the Kit – Christmas Time is Here

Minuteman – Last Christmas

Amusement Parks on Fire – The Day It Snowed

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds – Fifteen Feet of Pure White Snow

Puddles Pity Party – Fairytale of New York (feat. Storm Large)

Kate Bush – 50 Words for Snow

Vapour Trails episode 32

Vapour Trails episode 32

November 23, 2021

Welcome to episode 32 of Vapour Trails

We’ve gotta handful of songs to play you. Coupled with a more succinct delivery style and a brand new untested walk.

Like, Share and Enjoy… and NEVER joke about Evil Knievel. It won’t end well

Produced by the multi award winning Mark Andrew Herbert.

Ep.32 Playlist


Tommy Steele & The Steelmen – A Handful of Songs

MC5 – Ramblin’ Rose

Jack White – Sixteen Saltines

Echo & The Bunnymen – Rescue

Morrissey – That’s Entertainment

Wet Leg – Wet Dream

Mark Lanegan – Strange Religion

PJ Harvey – The Desperate Kingdom of Love

Elliott Smith – Say Yes

Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear

Phuong Tam - Buoc Giang Ho 


Breakfast Records – spotlight

Kate Stapley – Stabilisers

Gork – Spoons

Ketibu – Tangerine

Gorgeous Bully – Misery Loves Company


The Creatures – Miss the Girl

Animal Collective – Leaf House

Prophets – I Got the Fever

Sly & The Family Stone – Stand

Neil Young – Old Man

Marianne Faithfull – It’s All Over Now Baby Blue

Radiohead – Nice Dream

Sharon Van Etten – Femme Fatale

Sufjan Stevens & Angela De Augustine – It’s Your Own Body and Mind

Cocteau Twins – Cherry-Coloured Funk

Mazzy Star – Fade into You

The Undertones – Teenage Kicks

Sparklehorse – It’s a Wonderful Life

Nick Cave & Warren Ellis live with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra – Push The Sky Away


Vapour Trails episode 31

Vapour Trails episode 31

October 26, 2021

Welcome to episode 31 of Vapour Trails


The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore – except on Thames Delta Independent Radio


Ep.31 Playlist


Vangelis (feat. Rutger Hauer) – Tears in Rain (Blade Runner OST)

The Jim Jones Revue – High Horse

Cabaret Voltaire – Sensoria

Joy Division – Atmosphere

Tito & Tarantula – Strange Face

The Cult – Spiritwalker

Bauhaus – The Sanity Assasin

Em Glasser – All I Want

The Vaselines – Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam

The Raincoats – Fairytale in the Supermarket

Kurt Cobain – And I Love Her

Big Thief – Certainty

BC Camplight – I’m Desperate

Langkamer – Sea Mills

Scott Lavene – Say Hello to Zeus

Zounds – Demystification

The Walker Brothers – The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore

John Maus – Time To Die

Jane Weaver – Sunset Dreams

She Drew The Gun – Innerspeak

The Durutti Column – Bordeaux

Camper Van Beethoven – The Day Lassie Went to the Moon

Fiona Apple – Fetch The Bolt Cutters

This Mortal Coil – Song to the Siren

Billy Mackenzie – Winter Academy

Blur – The Universal

David Sylvian – Fire in the Forest

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