This Heat will reissue their entire catalogue to celebrate their 40th anniversary.

The English band’s three albums contain some of the most essential and ferocious music of the post-punk era, and the reissues have been put together with the cooperation of group members Charles Bullen and Charles Hayward.

1979’s This Heat, 1980’s Health and Efficiency and 1981’s Deceit have all been remastered and pressed on 180g vinyl, with each accompanied by liner notes and archival photos.

Dan Snaith, aka Caribou, is a fan: “The first time I heard This Heat was their track ‘Sleep’ in the early 2000s, and it sounded so fresh then, more than 20 years on from its release, that I thought it was a newly released record. I couldn’t believe one band had an imagination this broad and this incandescent… This Heat sounded like the future then and still do now.”

As is Grumbling Fur and Ulver’s Daniel O’Sullivan, who wrote in praise of Bullen’s post-This Heat band Lifetones for FACT last year.

Listen to ‘Sleep’ and ’24 Track Loop’ below, and look out for the albums on January 22 via Light in the Attic. [via Pitchfork]

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