Aberdeen psych rockers The Vapour Trails are set to release their second album on American-based label Futureman records.
The five piece’s album Golden Sunshine is available for pre-order now on the Michigan label before the official release date of June 12.
During the COVID-19 lockdown the psych jangle rockers have also been busy working on new material.
The Vapour Trails had been scheduled to play legendary Liverpool venue The Cavern Club, birthplace of The Beatles, this month.
However, that show was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic which has wiped out live music throughout the United Kingdom.
Rhythm guitarist and vocalist Kevin Robertson said: “Our new album is now available for pre-release.
“Futureman Records release a lot of jangle pop and power pop material.
“Our music has that jangle side but also has that psychedelic edge.
“Futureman have a relationship with California based Big Stir Records and they both release so much great music.
“We are also releasing a single on Big Stir.
“The labels have a close relationship so we can do that.”
Formed in 2017, The Vapour Trails have received worldwide radio coverage and released debut album See You In The Next World, also on Futureman, last year.
Physical copies of the debut album quickly sold out.
Follow up Golden Sunshine was preceded by single Lonely Man, written by Kevin’s teenage son Scott, who plays guitar and sings in The Vapour Trails.
The Vapour Trails also released Sonic Wave on the Big Stir Digital Single Series.
Father and son have been making the most of the extra time afforded due to the coronavirus lockdown by writing fresh material.
Completing The Vapour Trails are Nicholas Mackie (vocals/rhythm guitar), Andy Crossan (bass) and Kenny Munro (drums).
Kevin and drummer Kenny were both in 90s group Frisbee that played a number of high-profile concerts in the city.
The Vapour Trails had been set to play The Cavern Club as part of the International Pop Overthrow festival this month.
The International Pop Overthrow festival has been held for the past 22 years in Los Angeles.
In recent years the festival expanded to take in other cities in the United States such as Chicago, New York, Boston, San Francisco and Austin.
The reach of the festival also moved into Europe with events in Liverpool and Stockholm.
Kevin said: “The Cavern club gig was cancelled but we have been promised we will play there whether that is later in the year or next year.
“That was arranged through David Bash who runs International Powerpop Overthrow in America.
“He oversees the Cavern club event which was set to include more than 100 bands.
“We had two sets scheduled for the Cavern.
“It was gutting that it was cancelled but we will get to do that in the future.”
Although playing at the venue that was pivotal in the rise of The Beatles has been cancelled, a show with alt rock greats Black Grape remains on for now.
The Vapour Trails are scheduled to support Shaun Ryder and Kermit’s influential chart-topping band on their 25th anniversary tour show at the Beach Ballroom on October 31.
Kevin said: “We are looking forward to meeting Shaun Ryder.
“That would be absolutely brilliant.
“The Black Grape show has not been cancelled yet.
“If it is cancelled, we will play with Black Grape regardless as it will be rescheduled.”
Influenced by bands such as Love, The Who, The Byrds, The Las and The Stone Roses, the five piece have forged a strong live reputation in the Granite City.
Kevin said: “There is a scene here in Aberdeen but it is a little fragmented, perhaps because it is eclectic.
“Musicians are doing so much different things in Aberdeen it is harder to get a collective scene.
“We have made a lot of friends in Aberdeen such as Craig John Davidson, Connor Clark and Isaac Barnes who have been so nice to us.”
A recent highlight for the band was supporting Aberdeen greats The Jasmine Minks.
In the early eighties The Jasmine Minks were one of the first bands signed to the then fledgling Creation label.
Signed by Alan McGee The Jasmine Minks released a number of influential albums on the label that was home to The Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine, Oasis and Primal Scream.
Kevin said: “Playing with the Jasmine Minks was a great gig for us because we all love that band.”