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Vapour Trails - episode 45

Vapour Trails - episode 45

November 22, 2022

Welcome to episode 45 of Vapour Trails

Never expose to hot vehicles


Produced by Mark Herbert




The Lovely Eggs– I, Moron (feat. Iggy Pop)

Carwyn Ellis & Rio 18 – Ola (with BBC National Orchestra of Wales)

Jim Jones All Stars – It’s Your Voodoo Working (feat. Nikki Hill)

Le Tigre – Hot Topic


The Damned – Smash It Up

Fake Fruit – No Mutuas

The Gun Club – Hearts

Sorry – Step

Mustafa Ozkent – Uskudara Giderken

The Mysterines – Dangerous

Deep Throat Choir – Uvas

Brigitte Bardot & Serge Gainsbourg – Bonnie & Clyde

Hugo Race & The True Spirit – LSD is Dead

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Bike Lane

Two Door Cinema Club – Everybody’s Cool

Sports Team – The Drop

Squid – G.S.K.

Gruff Rhys – Candylion

Longstone – Risaikuru Soil Machines (radio edit)

Donny Hathaway – I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know

Porter Wagoner – The Rubber Room

Harry Howard – 1000 Yard Stare

David Sylvian – Late Night Shopping

Giant Sand – Chunk of Coal

Low – Monkey

Judee Sill – Crayon Angels

Mary Lattimore – Hello from the Edge of the Earth

Vapour Trails ep.44

Vapour Trails ep.44

October 25, 2022

Welcome to Vapour Trails (episode 44): The Austin Allegro of Thames Delta Independent Radio.

Happy Motoring!


Produced by Mark Herbert



Matt Berry – Are You Being Served?

Adriano Celentano – Prisencolinensinainciusol

The Sorrows – Take a Heart

Arctic Monkeys – Body Paint

The Birthday Party – Cry

Loretta Lynn – Don’t Come Home a-Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ On Your Mind)

Suede – That Boy on the Stage

Wah! Heat – Better Scream

Africa Express – Xhosa

Public Image Ltd – (This is Not a) Love Song

U-Roy – Trench Town Rock

Jenny Hval – Year of Love

LIFE – Hull Sky

Carpenters – Superstar

The Stooges – Loose

Laura Veirs – Winter Windows

Gang of Four – At Home He’s a Tourist

Kraftwerk – Computer World

Young Knives & Wesley Gonzalez – Man of the People

Wu-Lu – Times

Craig Finn – God in Chicago

Scott Lavene – Methylated Blue

Born at Midnite – Y o Y

Ellur – Best Face On

MAX RAD – Flesh & Blood

Lanterns on the Lake – Don’t Have Nightmares

William Onyeabor – Atomic Bomb

Bee Gees – Run to Me

Vapour Trails ep. 43

Vapour Trails ep. 43

September 27, 2022

Welcome to episode 43 of Vapour Trails

I’d like to spend an hour in your power shower……

Picture title/credit: Boys in a Glasgow back court show off their presents, which include astronaut suits and Space Hoppers. 1970

Published in The Scotsman.

Photographer Gordon Rule

Licensor: SCRAN, Glasgow


Vapour Trails produced by Mark Herbert


Episode 43 Playlist

Party Dozen – Fat Hans Gone Mad

Jenny Beth – We Will Sin Together

Adwaith – Sudd

Parquet Courts – Freebird II

Mandrake Handshake – Hypersonic Super-Astrid

Melin Melyn – Hold the Line

Penelope Isles – Play It Cool (Alt Mix)

Sugar Candy Mountain - Tired

Art School Girlfriend – Moon

Bicep – Meli (II)

Bauhaus – She’s in Parties

Carla Morrison – Disfruto

Taxi Girl – Triste Cocktail

Marquis de Sade – Japanese Spy

Robocobra Quartet – Wellness

Nat King Cole – Nature Boy

Scritti Politti – The Boom Boom Bap

Arab Strap – The Turning of Our Bones

The Beach Boys – In my Room

Nouvelle Vague – All My Colours

Julian Cope  - head Hang Low

Joan As Police Woman – Out of Time

Spiritualized – Shine A Light

Vapour Trails - episode 42

Vapour Trails - episode 42

August 29, 2022

Welcome to episode 42 of Vapour Trails

Summer lovin' happened so fast.......


Produced by Mark Herbert



Olivia Newton John – Xanadu

The Orb – Little Fluffy Clouds

The Jazz Butcher – Time

Working Men’s Club – Cut

Mr No Problem – The d.e.p

Roisin Murphy – Overpowered

The Velvet Underground – Sweet Jane

The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Anemone

Television – Friction

Smog – I Feel Like the Mother of the World

Thee Oh Sees – Web

Beans on Toast – Swimming In It (feat. The Kentish Folk)

Go-Kart Mozart – Relative Poverty

Orville Peck – Smalltown Boy

Black Box Recorder – The Art of Driving

Simple Minds – Hunter and the Hunted (Live)

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets – Bubblegum Infinity

The Divine Comedy – With Whom To Dance

The Beatles – Blackbird

Dry Cleaning – Anna Calls From the Arctic

David McComb – Setting You Free

beabadoobee – Sunny Day

Volleyball – Self Portrait

Si Connelly – Vanishing Act (Acoustic Version)

The Waterboys – A Pagan Place

Rain Tree Crow – Red Earth (As Summertime Ends)


Vapour Trails episode 41

Vapour Trails episode 41

August 2, 2022

Welcome to Vapour Trails episode 41


Evidence of something sinister going on…but with the promise of redemption


Produced by Mark Herbert




Jake Thackray – Old Molly Metcalfe

The Fall – Spoilt Victorian Child

Brian Setzer – Ignition

Orville Peck – Dead of Night

Luke Haines – Ex Stasi Spy

The White Stripes – Black Math

The William Loveday Intention – Joe Strummer’s Grave

Wunderhorse – Butterflies

Djo – Change

black midi – Eat Man Eat

Modern Nature – Criminals

Buzzcocks – What Do I Get?

Blondie – Call Me

PP Arnold – Speak to Me

Geese – Projector

Gorillaz - Cracker Island (feat. Thundercat)

Sports Team – Cool it Kid

The Mars Volta – Blacklight Shine

Divorce – Pretty

Stella Donnelly – Flood

First Aid Kit – Angel

Air – Hurricane

Sharon Van Etten – Seventeen

Roxy Music – My Only Love

Cannons – Love Chained

Japanese Breakfast – Soft Sounds from Another Planet

Cat Power – The Moon

Sneaker Pimps – 6 Underground

Nick Cave – Have Mercy on Me

Jake Thackray – Molly Metcalfe (revisited)

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

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