Despite their extremely short-lived tenure, U.K. experimentalist trio This Heat left behind a legacy that would open the doors for the formation of forward-thinking genres like post-rock, industrial, and post-punk. The group came together in January of 1976 in Brixton, London, made up of Charles Bullen, Charles Hayward, and Gareth Williams. All three members contributed vocals and played a variety of instruments including guitar, keyboards, clarinet, viola, and prerecorded tapes. Bullen and Hayward had played together previously under the name Radar Favourites and Hayward been a member of the Amazing Band and Gong as well as playing alongside Phil Manzanera in Quiet Sun. Between 1976 and 1977 the band rehearsed, cultivating its wild and uncompromising sound through live performance and homemade recording experiments. The trio experimented heavily with tape manipulation and early makeshift tape looping, creating sounds that ranged from as ambient soundscapes to percussive squalls of noise.