Within their two albums and an EP, This Heat perfected a strange and volatile new strain of avant-garde rock that proved to be massively influential blueprint amongst those in post-rock, math rock, homemade musique concrète, experimental electronica, and beyond.

In 2016, exactly 40 years to the day of their first gig in 1976, the two surviving members (Bullen and Hayward) of the original band This Heat came together with a large group of collaborators to play under the project title of THIS IS NOT THIS HEAT. Selling out a two-day residency at Londonʼs Café Oto in a matter of hours, the consensus was unanimous that all present had been witness to something of cultural significance. THIS IS NOT THIS HEAT has been touring ever since.