7 Dec 2017

Nervous Conditions... Your New Favourite Band

Think Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention, Sun Ra's Arkestra and early 80s Fall joining forces for a thirty minute set of Sonic Youth covers, and you're on the right track. Sort of. No, not even close, actually. An entirely unique proposition, there is only one band you need to get in your life right now.

5 Dec 2017

The 37 Best Songs of the Year

Hello friends, the albums of the year came out on Sunday. Vapour Trail has an illustrious history of really trying with albums of the year and not trying so much with songs. This year, we carry on in that vain.  Below is a list of the 37 songs we enjoyed the most this year. I'm gonna assume you've heard them all, but if not I think you should correct that.

3 Dec 2017


Hello friends, on top of the morning to you. It is I, Cal Cashin. I have been alive for the whole year, and whilst I was breathing, eating, and shitting, some music came out. Lots of the publications out there are releasing their end of year lists now. Some of them are good. Some of them are not. This is the best one and you should listen to every single album on it.

1 Dec 2017

Rising from the depths of London's underground comes... Headcut

Halloween has been and gone but nonetheless rising from the depths of London’s underground comes Headcut the moniker of Holly Mullineaux a London-based artist by the way of Portsmouth inspired by seventies goth and post-punk.

Introducing... Olden Yolk

Purveyors of psychedelic greatness, Trouble In Mind Records seemingly cannot do any wrong with their output. With releases from the likes of Mikal Cronin, Jacco Gardner, Doug Tuttle, Morgan Delt, Night Beats and countless others, the Chicago imprint have just announced that the excellent ‘Olden Yolk’ have joined their super-heavyweight roster.