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Vapour Trails: Episode 27

Vapour Trails: Episode 27

July 6, 2021

Welcome to episode 27 of Vapour Trails

Something old, something new, something borrowed and something from Blue.....Not the boy band.

What could possibly go wrong


Episode 27 Playlist

Jerry Goldsmith – Twentieth Century Fox Fanfare

The Damned – Love Song

Scott Walker – 30 Century Man

Jack – White Jazz

The Velvet Underground – Sunday Morning

Du Blonde – All the Way (feat. Andy Bell)

Emmylou Harris – Deeper Well

Fatboy Slim – Sunset (Bird of Prey)

The Doors – Summer’s Almost Gone

Cloud Nothings – Enter Entirely

Catatonia – Road Rage

David Bowie – Starman

King Creosote & Jon Hopkins – Bats in the Attic

She Drew The Gun – Cut Me Down

Ella Jenkins – Wade in the Water

UNKLE – Reign (feat. Ian Brown)

I Break Horses – Neon Lights

Simple Minds – Life in a Day

Pink Floyd – See Emily Play

Pulp – Help the Aged

Paul McCartney & Khurangbin – Pretty Boys

Big Thief – UFOF

Spiritualized – Run

Joni Mitchell – Little Green

Nick Powell – The Overwhelming (radio edit)

Karen Dalton – Are You Leaving for the Country

Si Connelly – Wide Open (alt version)

Marianne Faithfull & Warren Ellis – To the Moon



Vapour Trails - Episode 26

Vapour Trails - Episode 26

June 7, 2021

Welcome to episode 26 of Vapour Trails!

Banish your hunger; Quench your thirst, and Pull on your retro pumps!

Vapour Trails on the road with special guests, Lotte and Miles, live(ish) from The Prince Albert, Rodborough Hill, Stroud.

Save Britain's Pubs, Keep Music Live, Keep Badgers Dry

ep. 26 produced by Mark Herbert


The Fall – Lay of the Land

Morrissey – First of the Gang to Die

T.Rex – Dandy in the Underworld

Ian Dury & The Blockheads – Reasons to be Cheerful Pt.3

Talk Talk -Dum Dum Girl

Yo La Tengo – Autumn Sweater

The Kinks – A Well Respected Man

Squeeze – Up the Junction

Kira Skov & Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – We Won’t Go Quietly

Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan

Lightnin’ Hopkins – Gin Bottle Blues

The Who – Blue, Red and Grey

Cat Power – Sea of Love

Mumble Tide- Sucker (feat. Mathilde Bataille)

Kurt Vile – Gone Girl

The Stranglers – And If You Should See Dave….

Wire – Mannequin

Katy J. Pearson – Tonight

Julian Cope – I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

This is the Kit – Bullet Proof

Blurt – Cherry Blossom Polish

Matthew E. White – Rock & Roll is Cold

John Grant – Gmf (feat. Sinead O’Connor)

Methyl Ethel – Ubu

Lord Large & Dean Parrish – Left Right and Centre

Blondie – (I’m Always Touched By Your) Presence Dear

Aldous Harding – The Barrel

Kirsty MacColl – In These Shoes?

Tindersticks – Rented Rooms

Nina Simone – Wild Is The Wind (Live)



Vapour Trails -  Episode 25

Vapour Trails - Episode 25

May 11, 2021

Welcome to Vapour Trails episode 25

Be Smart, Be Safe!



Scraping Foetus off the Wheel – Theme from Pigdom Come

John Grant – Intro

Anita Lane – Lost in Music

Matthew E. White – Cool Out (fat. Natalie Prass)

James Yorkston & The Second Hand Orchestra – The Wide, Wide River

A Certain Ratio – Keep It Together

Drab City – Devil Doll

Nico – These Days

Hugo Race – Break ‘Em Down

Primal Scream – Where the Light Gets In (feat. Sky Ferreira)

Simian Mobile Disco – Defender (feat. Deep Throat Choir)

Ramones – Judy is a Punk

Prince – Alphabet St.

Serge Gainsbourg – Les Sucettes

Tom Waits – Alice

Scott Lavene – Nigel

Bonnie “Prince” Billy – I’m Always on a Mountain When I Fall

Radiohead – Street Spirit (Fade Out)

The Murder Capital – More Is Less

Courtney Barnett – Pedestrian at Best

Cayetana – Hot Dad Calendar

Landlady – Supernova

Duke Ellington – Blues in Orbit

The Walker Brothers – Nite Flights

Bat for Lashes - Daniel

The Go-Betweens – The Clarke Sisters

Bay City Rollers – Bye Bye Baby

Edith Piaf – Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien

Vapour Trails -  Episode 24

Vapour Trails - Episode 24

April 13, 2021

Welcome to Vapour Trails episode 24

That's 48 hours to you and me.

Do not touch that cake!.........



Al Bowlly – Hang Out the Stars in Indiana

The Only Ones – Another Girl Another Planet

Eartheater – Supersoaker

Caribou – Silver

Daft Punk – Instant Crush (feat. Julian Casablancas)

Sparks – Never Turn Your Back on Mother Earth

Suede – So Young

The Cult – Spiritwalker

James Johnston & Steve Gullick – Stormy Sea

Major Murphy – Unfazed

The Natvral – Sun Blisters

Doctors of Madness – Walk of Shame (Martyn Ware Mix)

Penfriend – Cancel Your Hopes

Nikki Sudden – Wedding Hotel (feat. Rowland S Howard)

Nikki Sudden – Mr Fox (feat. Mike Scott)

Blur – My Terracotta Heart

John Andrews & The Yawns – New California Blue

The Go-Betweens – Streets of Your Town

Tindersticks – Travelling Light (feat. Carla Torgerson)

The William Loveday Intention – Sonora’s Death Row

Portishead – Roads (Constantine/X/Powers Remix – feat. Constantine)

The Coral – Faceless Angel

Peter Murphy – The Light Pours Out of Me

Hiss Golden Messenger – If It Comes in the Morning

Kristin Hersh – Your Ghost

Antony & The Johnsons – Hope There’s Someone

Lou Reed – Men of Good Fortune

Lou Reed – Goodnight Ladies



Vapour Trails - Episode 23

Vapour Trails - Episode 23

March 16, 2021

Welcome to Vapour Trails episode 23!

The colour of this show is RED - don't say we didn't warn you

(image also available on a T Shirt)


Episode 23 - track list

The Lilac Time – In Iverna Gardens

Grinderman – Honey Bee (Let’s Fly to Mars)

Nick Powell – Out of Key

Lo Fidelity Allstars –  Somebody Needs You (feat. Greg Dulli)

Air – You Make it Easy (feat. Beth Hirsch)

girl in red – midnight love

Squid & Martha Skye Murphy – Narrator

Suicide – Ghost Rider

The Doors – Hyacinth House

Death in Vegas – Aisha (feat. Iggy Pop)

Mogwai – Ritchie Sacramento

Royksopp – Eple

Claude Francois – Comme d’habitude

Johnny Cash & Bob Dylan – Girl from the North Country

Hamish Hawk – Caterpillar

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Something’s Gotten Hold of my Heart

Roxy Music – Virginia Plain

Tame Impala – Is It True

Koushik - Battle Rhymes for Battle Times

Manfred Mann Chapter Three - One Way Glass 

Blur – For Tomorrow

David Bowie – Conversation Piece (w. John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson)

Chris T-T – A Hole Full of Submarines

PJ Harvey – A Perfect Day Elise

Japan – Quiet Life

The Pleasure Seekers – Good Kind of Hurt

The Men They Couldn’t Hang – Scarlet Ribbons

Scott Walker – The War is Over (Sleepers – Epilogue)

Vapour Trails: Episode 22

Vapour Trails: Episode 22

February 15, 2021

Welcome to Vapour Trails episode 22. That’s a whole 44 hours of pure music, anguish and joy.

Come on in, you Pleasure Seekers!

Ace artwork by Peter Quinnell 


The Divine Comedy – Becoming More Like Alfie

The City of Prague Philharmonic & Derek Wadsworth – Joe 90

The Specials – Gangsters

Viagra Boys – To the Country

The Velvet Underground – Rock & Roll

Art Brut – Direct Hit

Buzzcocks – What Do I Get?

Suzi Quatro – Can the Can

The La’s – There She Goes

Echo & The Bunnymen – Back of Love

Martin Newell – Tribute to the Greatest Living Englishman

The Fall – Edinburgh Man

Holly Macve – Be My Friend

Fireflies – On the Mountainside

The The – This is the Day

Nitzer Ebb – Join the Chant

Malvina Reynolds – Daddy’s in Jail

Tom Jones – Looking Out My Window

Sleaford Mods (feat. Billy Nomates) – Mork n Mindy

This is the Kit – Bashed Out

Damon Albarn – Hollow Ponds

Dalis Car – If You Go Away

Hand Habits – 4th of July

Japan – Ghosts

Goat Girl – Badibaba

David Bowie – Where Are We Now?

Burial, Four Tet &Thom Yorke – Her Revolution

Vapour Trails: Episode 21

Vapour Trails: Episode 21

January 19, 2021

Welcome to Vapour Trails ep. 21

Recorded in secret in a layby just off the B414 If there is anything we can do to help…..with anything, please do get in touch. And we mean anything:  Like, Download and Share

Also available on DVD!!!


Ozric Tentacles – Kick Muck

The Animals – It’s My Life

Fiona Apple – Shameika

Marianne Faithfull – Broken English

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Automation

Telegram – You Said You Saw Us

Siouxsie & The Banshees – Hong Kong Garden

Echo & The Bunnymen – Jimmy Brown (early version of Bring on the Dancing Horses)

Momus – I Want You But I Don’t Need You

dEUS – Little Arithmetics

Tony Rice – California Autumn

Thee Oh Sees – Floods New Light

Hiss Golden Messenger – My Wing

Elvis Presley – In the Ghetto

Mark Lanegan – Bleed All Over

The Kinks – All Day and All of the Night

Daddy Long Legs – Long John’s Jump

Graham Coxon – Down to the Sea

Villagers – Wichita Lineman (Live at RAK)

Julian Cope – The Greatness and Perfection of Love

Big Star – September Gurls

Scott Lavene – My Stereo

Beach House – Myths

Scott Walker – The Lights of Cincinatti

John Foxx & Harold Budd – Subtext

Brian Eno & Harold Budd – The Pearl

David Bowie – I Can’t Give Everything Away

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Vapour Trails: Episode 20

Vapour Trails: Episode 20

December 21, 2020

Welcome one and welcome all to the Vapour Trails 2020 Christmas Special!

Warm yourselves by our fake fire and rejoice in good cheer.
Dave’s gone round to Bing's to borrow a rubber bum pump.
What could possibly go wrong? Well, this could and probably will.
Happy days, peace on earth and keep the receipt xx



Stiff Little Fingers – White Christmas (Live)

Tracey Thorn – Taking Down the Tree (feat. Green Gartside)

Cocteau Twins – Winter Wonderland

Emmy the Great – Christmas In Prison (feat. Lightspeed Champion)

Scott Lavene – Christmas in the Asylum

David Ford – Have Yourself a Bitter Little Christmas

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

Billy Childish & The Musicians of the British Empire – A Poundland Christmas

Charley Stone – Actually (feat. Donald Ross Skinner)

Mark Kozelek – Christmas Time is Here

The Magnetic Fields – Everything is One Big Christmas Tree

Eels – Christmas is Going to the Dogs

Tom Waits – New Year’s Eve

Purple Mountains – Snow is Falling in Manhattan

William Shatner – Feliz Navidad (feat. Dani Bander)

The Handsome Family – So Much Wine

Sufjan Stevens – That Was the Worst Christmas Ever!

Joni Mitchell – River

Courtney Barnett – Boxing Day Blues (Revisited)

Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan – Time of the Season

Hoodoo Gurus – Tojo

Malcolm Middleton – We’re All Going to Die

Cordell Jackson – Rock and Roll Christmas

TRex – Christmas Bop

Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings – Ain’t No Chimneys in the Projects

Shane MacGowan & The Popes – Christmas Lullaby

Half Man Half Biscuit – It’s Cliched to be Cynical at Christmas

Fleet Foxes – White Winter Hymnal

Kate Bush – 50 Words for Snow

Isao Tomita – Children’s Corner: No.4 Snowflakes are Dancing

Vapour Trails: Episode 19

Vapour Trails: Episode 19

November 24, 2020

Welcome to Vapour Trails ep. 19

It’s a very small world but the music makes it all ok…..


Vapour Trails ep.19 play list

The Stooges – 1969

Dusty Springfield – The Windmills of Your Mind

The Marine Girls – A Place in the Sun

Serge Gainsbourg – Ah Melody

The Au Pairs – We’re So Cool

The Clash – Police and Thieves

Ian Dury and The Blockheads – What a Waste

Joy Division – Isolation

The Divine Comedy – I’m All You Need

Matt Berninger – Distant Axis

John Grant  – Disappointing (feat. Tracey Thorn)

The Teardrop Explodes – Tiny Children

Faithless – Insomnia

Chic – Happy Man

Pulp – A Little Soul

David Bowie – Rubber Band

Anthony Newley – The Ballad of Yesterday’s Idol

Soft Cell – The Art of Falling Apart

Rowland S. Howard – Autoluminescent

Leonard Cohen – First We Take Manhattan

Love and Rockets – No New Tale to Tell

The Monochrome Set – He’s Frank

Kate NV – Plans

Lost Horizons– Cordelia (feat. John Grant)

Richard Hawley – Last Orders

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