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Made Available: John Peel Sessions

by This Heat

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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.
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Not Waving 08:12
Sitting 02:19
Basement Boy 02:12
Slither 02:12


“I get asked to play more music like This Heat, but to my knowledge there is no other music like This Heat” - John Peel

John Peel was one of the first broadcasters to play psychedelic, progressive and punk rock records on British radio, and he is widely acknowledged for promoting artists working in a multitude of genres.

Peel's BBC Radio 1 shows were notable for the regular "Peel Sessions", which usually consisted of four songs recorded by an artist live in the BBC's studios, and which often provided the first major national coverage to bands that would later achieve great fame. Impressed with This Heat’s first demo tape, produced in late 1976, Peel subsequently invited the band to record two sessions the following year.

Tracks 1-3 Recorded: 28th March 1977
First Transmission Date: 22nd April 1977

Tracks 4-8 Recorded: 26th October 1977
First Transmission Date: 24th November 1977

Recorded at BBC Maida Vale Studios, London.

Licensed courtesy of BBC Studios.


released August 21, 2020


all rights reserved



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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