Although it's frequently the Germans who are credited with being the leading lights in the 1970's experimental rock movement, Britain made a decent contribution too thanks to the likes of This Heat. This trio of anarchic musicians have been credited as influences on genres as wide as drum and bass and post-rock. Their self-titled debut is a good a place as any to start though its improvisational nature means that it's not for novices or tune lovers. Indeed, on 'Water' the band could feasibly be throwing chairs around the studio which leads nicely on to 'Twilight Furniture', a track which may well have informed Liars when they chose to go down the tribal drum route. Elsewhere, the frail vocals of Charles Hayward produces an unexpected folk diversion and the portentous 'The Fall Of Saigon' is the embodiment of nightmares. Yet the real defining moment is '24 Track Loop'; an intense instrumental of experimental perfection that still sounds groundbreaking and exciting even now. This Heat once represented a brave new world and now, thirty years on, their music sounds just as relevant thanks to the bands they still influence today.