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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

Vapour Trails: Episode 30

Vapour Trails: Episode 30

September 28, 2021

Welcome to episode 30 of Vapour Trails!

Featuring a noisy backstage interview with the very great Mr Scott Lavene, before his gig at The Prince Albert, Stroud

Enjoy, Download & Share xxx


Ep.30 Playlist


Alabama 3- Woke Up This Morning (Theme from 'The Sopranos')

Crumb – Trophy

Grace Jones – Nightclubbing

Cat Power – Cross Bones Style

Lucy Dacus – Brando

International Teachers of Pop - Prince (The Last Wheelie)

James Walbourne – Hillbilly Crack

Amyl and The Sniffers – Guided by Angels

Spencer P. Jones – Execution Day

David Bowie & Pat Metheny – This is Not America

Scott Lavene – Special Feature & Interview

Scott Lavene – Hollywood

Scott Lavene – Someplace New

The Clean – Anything Could Happen

Scott Lavene – Lord of Citrus 

Serge Gainsbourg – Requiem pour un c…

Jean-Jacques Burnel – Euroman

T.Rex – Jeepster

The Fall – Industrial Estate

Pete Shelley – Homosapien

Jacques – The Day Before You Came

Warpaint – Lilys (HBO ‘Made For Love’ Cut)

Aqualung – Strange and Beautiful (I’ll Put a Spell on You)

Japanese Breakfast – Glider (from ‘Sable’ Original Video Game Soundtrack)

The Monkees – (Theme from ‘Head’)

Willie Nelson – Bring Me Sunshine


Vapour Trails: Episode 29

Vapour Trails: Episode 29

August 30, 2021

Welcome to episode 29 of Vapour Trails


You can’t always get what you want, but if you try some time……..


Ep.29 Playlist

John Cooper Clarke – Twat

Public Service Broadcasting – E.V.A

Wet Leg – Chaise Longue

Jon Hopkins & Kelly Lee Owens – Luminous Spaces

Ghostpoet – X Marks the Spot (feat. Nadine Shah)

Dream Wife – Hey Heartbreaker

Japanese Voyeurs – That Love Sound

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – That Life

The Good The Bad & The Queen – The Truce of Twilight

Damon Albarn – Polaris

Julian Cope – No Hard Shoulder to Cry On

Baxter Dury – Slumlord

Echobelly – Great Things

Courtney Barnett – Before You Gotta Go

Bryan Hyland – Sealed With a Kiss

Sparks – Amateur Hour

David Bowie – Cracked Actor

Suzie Higgie & Conway Savage - The Letter

Wu Tiao Ren – from Live in Portugal

New Order – Thieves Like Us

Marilyn Monroe – River of No Return

Villagers – The First Day

Momus & John Henriksson – The Criminal

Suede – The 2 of Us

The Rolling Stones – You Can’t Always get What You Want

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

Vapour Trails: Episode 28

Vapour Trails: Episode 28

August 3, 2021

Welcome to Vapour Trails episode 28!


In memory of The Seagull.

Fledged too soon.

We will remember him….or her.

Sleep well x


Produced by Mr Mark Herbert



Simplistic Scientists – Cats are Controlling Our Minds

Marc Almond – The Days of Pearly Spencer (Live)

Arcade Fire – Reflektor

Echo and The Bunnymen – Nocturnal Me

Puddles Pity Party – Lips Like Sugar

John Murry – The Stars are God’s Bullet Holes

Ciccone Youth – Addicted To Love

The Go-Go’s – Our Lips Are Sealed

Royal Trux – White Stuff

Finn Andrews – My Lotus Flower and Me

Keren Ann – In Your Back

Aldous Harding – Blend

Sports – Call Me Anytime

Charles Watson – Everything Goes Right

Elvis Costello & The Attractions – (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace Love and Understanding

Gallon Drunk – Some Fool’s Mess

Nick Nicely – Hilly Fields

Matt Berry – Summer Sun

Pixies – Monkey Gone to Heaven (Live)

John Grant – County Fair

The Rolling Stones – No Expectations

Pink Turns Blue – There Must Be So Much More

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds – Carry Me

Frank Sinatra – Goodbye (She Quietly Says)

Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star – The Ship Song

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

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