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cremullins The musical equivalent of a viewing of "Threads". Harrowing from start to finish. Favorite track: A New Kind of Water.
J Smolders
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J Smolders This is an absolute classic. Innovative musically, with daring lyrics.
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skullpope Thank you for making this album available to the public through digital download means. I love being able to directly store the music on my computer and yet still be able to support you guys! Also, thank you SO MUCH for using the brand new remaster directly from the master tapes. Favorite track: Paper Hats.
Ian Cat
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Ian Cat This music is totally essential. There's nothing like This Heat, before or since. Even those handful of groups claiming them as an influence have never come close to the depth of their work. Favorite track: S.P.Q.R..
Finlay Shakespeare
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Finlay Shakespeare Absolutely blinding album that set the template for so many other acts to come. 40 years on this still pushes the boundaries - absolutely nothing else quite like it. Favorite track: Makeshift Swahili.
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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Recently remastered by the artists from new tape transfers.
    The first time This Heat’s complete catalogue is available for download and sold directly by the band.
    Purchasable with gift card

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Sleep 02:13
Paper Hats 06:02
Triumph 02:56
S.P.Q.R. 03:28
Cenotaph 04:39
Shrinkwrap 01:40
Radio Prague 02:24
Independence 03:42


Pitchfork’s 20th best album of the 1980s

One of the foundational records of the post-punk era Deceit is This Heat’s second and final studio album. With greater emphasis on drive and song structure than their debut and guided by their certainty that humanity was on a nuclear collision course with itself, Deceit is dense, damaged, furious and inspiring (technically, musically, perhaps even politically).

This Heat developed new strange and volatile strains of avant-garde music that time has proved to be hugely influential, a blueprint for much that would follow: post-rock, math rock, homemade musique concrète, experimental electronica …..

“Over the years, there have been bands to play as aggressively, or even as strangely, but very few have been able to rise from their collective influences and histories to create music so singularly distinctive and inspiring.”- Pitchfork


released August 21, 2020


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This Heat London, UK

Although widely considered to be Post-Punk’s finest, This Heat actually began performing their music in the early days of London’s punk era.

They developed new strange and volatile strains of avant-garde music that time has proved to be hugely influential, a blueprint for much that would follow.

Ahead of their time, their music is as startlingly original and relevant as the day it was created.
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