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]

Latest

Latest

Share Tweet

Privacy Preference Center

Required Cookies & Technologies

Some of the technologies we use are necessary for critical functions like security and site integrity, account authentication, security and privacy preferences, internal site usage and maintenance data, and to make the site work correctly for browsing and transactions.

gdpr, woocommerce_cart_hash, woocommerce_items_in_cart, _wp_wocommerce_session, sucuri_cloudproxy_uuid_*

Site Customisation

Cookies and similar technologies are used to improve your experience, to do things like:

- remember your login, general, and regional preferences
- personalize content, search, recommendations, and offers

Without these technologies, things like personalised recommendations, your account preferences, or localisation may not work correctly.

wp-settings-*

Personalised Advertising

These technologies are used for things like:

- personalised ads
- to limit how many times you see an ad
- to understand usage via Google Analytics
- to understand how you got to our web properties
- to ensure that we understand the audience and can provide relevant ads

We do this with social media, marketing, and analytics partners (who may have their own information they’ve collected). Saying no will not stop you from seeing our ads, but it may make them less relevant or more repetitive.

_ga, _gid, gat,_gads,_fbp