Long-lost mod revivalists THE DIRECT HITS are a to have a compilation of rare tracks released in the new year.

Formed in Battersea in 1980, the trio released several singles and two full-length albums: 1984’s Blow Up for Television Personalities’ mainman Dan Treacy’s Whaam! label, followed by 1986’s House Of Secrets recorded with Sex Pistols’ producer Dave Goodman and released on their own Direct Records.

The Broadway Recording Sessions captures the band nearly two years before the release of their classic debut, bringing together 12 tracks recorded at the tiny Broadway Sound studio in Tooting, south-west London, providing a document of several of the first album tracks in an earlier, rawer, form.

Set for release on 26 February through Optic Nerve Recordings, The Broadway Recording Sessions is available to pre-order on CD and limited edition blue or black vinyl here.

Check out the teaser video…

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