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LIVE DATES
2020
'New Clear Days' 40th Anniversary
1 OctBrudenell Social Club, LeedsTickets
2 OctLiquid Room, EdinburghTickets
3 OctOran Mor, GlasgowTickets
8 OctConcorde 2, BrightonTickets
9 OctPortland House, CardiffTickets
10 OctGuildhall, GloucesterTickets
16 OctEpic Studios, NorwichTickets
17 OctArts Centre, ColchesterTickets
23 OctThe Brook, SouthamptonTickets
24 OctRescue Rooms, NottinghamTickets
30 OctThe Cluny, NewcastleTickets
31 OctGorilla, ManchesterTickets
6 NovJunction, CambridgeTickets
7 NovChinnerys, SouthendTickets
20 NovRoadmender, NorthamptonTickets
21 NovPublic Halls, HarpendenTickets
27 NovUnder The Bridge, LondonTickets
28 NovMick Jagger Centre, DartfordTickets
4 DecPhoenix, ExeterTickets
5 DecThekla, BristolTickets

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Merch bundle

There is a new limited-edition collectors’ pack available to buy now from our merch store. Each pack contains: ‘Crazy’ pin badge; ‘Together’ pin badge; ‘Magnets’ fridge magnet; ‘Wasted’ beer bottle opener; Vapors key ring/trolley token; Vapors business card signed by Dave. Each pack costs £10 including P&P in the UK, £18 for USA and £12 for the rest of the world. To buy yours, please send a Paypal payment (via the ‘friends and family’ option) to vaporsmerch@gmail.com Please include the word ‘bundle’ in your message along with your shipping details.

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Together hoodies

We have a brand new Together hoodie which is available to order for the next 2 weeks only. The hoodie is zip fastening, comes in a range of sizes and features the Together album design on the breast & the band’s logo on the sleeve.
Updated 24/7-ordering now extended until 31st July
Updated 31/7-just a reminder that this campaign ends at midnight tonight. Act fast if you want to buy one of these hoodies!

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Features

Collecting The Vapors…part 1

For any fans wishing to start collecting the band’s output on physical release, whether it be vinyl, CD or even cassette, it seems fairly easy to secure the full discography with a back catalogue of only six 7” singles and three albums to find. In this article, we delve a little deeper into the murky land of the vinyl junkie, a world of acetates, test pressings and forty different versions of Turning Japanese!

Continue reading Collecting The Vapors…part 1
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Birthday wishes

Happy birthday to great bassist & top bloke Steve Smith. Have a brilliant one! X

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Online charity concert

The band will be appearing as part of an online virtual concert called ‘Back To The Basement’ on Saturday 13th June, alongside a host of bands from the Eighties, in aid of the charity Direct Relief. The event will be screened twice on Saturday and timings, bands appearing and all other details can be found here

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Lost 80s Live postponed

The planned Lost 80s Live tour of the USA this summer has been postponed until next year due to the Covid 19 pandemic. See you Stateside in 2021…

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New Clear Days @ 40

Forty years ago today, on the 7th of June 1980, the band released their long-awaited debut album ‘New Clear Days’. The 11 track LP featured the singles ‘Turning Japanese’ and ‘News At Ten’, but omitted ‘Prisoners’ in the UK (although it was included on the US & Canadian releases in place of both ‘Cold War’ and ‘America’). The album was recorded in London at the end of 1979 with the legendary Jam producer Vic Coppersmith-Heaven at the controls. From the opening track, the new wave ‘Spring Collection’, to the closing epic ‘Letter From Hiro’, every song was packed full of the hooks and hallmarks of the Vapors’ sound. The album disappointingly only peaked at 44 in the UK charts. You can listen to the full album, in all its glory, on Spotify here

Whilst listening to the album, you can also read through some of the press reviews from the time below…

Continue reading New Clear Days @ 40
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News At Ten @ 40

On this day in 1980, the band released their third single ‘News At Ten’, the follow up to the smash hit ‘Turning Japanese’. Taken from their imminent debut album ‘New Clear Days’, the track was another Vapors classic with lyrics about the mundanity of modern life and living at home with your parents. Coupled with two tracks on the b-side ‘Wasted’ & ‘Talk Talk’, it unfortunately failed to repeat the success of TJ and only reached 44 in the UK chart. Listen to all three tracks from the single on Spotify here

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Together t-shirt

A brand new t-shirt featuring the striking front cover design of the Together album is now available to order. It is available in the full range of sizes for both men & women.

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40 years since NCD tour

On this day in 1980, the band played the first gig of the huge headline tour to promote their debut album New Clear Days at Bradford University. Throughout June, they traveled the length & breadth of Britain on a 20 date trek which culminated in a London show at the Rainbow on the 28th of June.

If you were lucky enough to attend any of the shows, please let us know in the comments below…