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TIME & MATTER RECORDS PROUDLY PRESENT:
A new series of collectors' double A-sided 7" singles...
'Featuring Charlie Harper'
#1 - THE BERLIN LIGHTS / THE DUGZ
These releases will contain tracks by various bands on which Charlie has collaborated or featured on.
Every release in the series will be double A-sided, limited edition, hand numbered and coloured vinyl with an insert.
The first release will be available in early October 2014 and will be:
- The BERLIN LIGHTS - Hit The Floor
- The DUGZ - Caught In A War
Catalogued T&M 015, the 'Featuring Charlie Harper #1' release will be limited to 250 hand numbered copies and be pressed on white vinyl with black splatters.
Further details will be issued in due course...
COLIN - RUNNIN' RIOT
Message from Charlie Harper
"It was with incredible sadness that I recently learnt of Colin's untimely death. He passed away aged only 45 and I'd just like to send my condolences and sympathy out to his family and friends, he was always extremely nice to us whenever we met or played together, I have such fond memories of playing gigs with him and the band... R.I.P. Colin..."
- Charlie Harper & the Subs
Charlie has asked T&M to put up the following song as it was one of Charlie's favourites...
T&M would also like to add their condolences to Colin McQuillan's family and friends: R.I.P.
There is a FundRazr campaign entitled 'Help us get Colin Riot home!' which aims to raise £2,000...
See the below statement:
"As you all know our beloved Colin passed on peacefully in his sleep on Sunday night. We are still with him in London and in the process of making plans to get him home. It's going to be a long haul drive for us to escort him but it's the way we want to go. Our only thoughts at the moment are to get this gentle man back in the arms of dear old Belfast and to the people he loved so very, very much..."
U.K. Subs: 'The Revolution's Here' 10" vinyl mini-LP
A beautiful 10" hand numbered coloured vinyl 8 track mini-LP with insert!
Released on clear yellow vinyl with red splatters!
The newly designed artwork also includes an insert featuring an original Charlie Harper sketch as well as exclusively commissioned liner notes from Nicky Garratt on these recordings, which were the last Harper/Garratt recordings to be made.
This really is an essential purchase for all Subs fans but be quick, it is a limited edition of 500 copies.
Priced at a bargain £8-00 (plus postage & packaging), this fabulous new release is available to purchase on-line NOW:
Please note that Yuko will have copies available on the U.K. Subs merchandise desk at all forthcoming U.K. Subs gigs...
Nuzz Prowling Wolf Blogsite review: Click here
BORN A ROCKER
A U.K. Subs Book
By Marc Brekau
Forthcoming book requires your help...
Nicky Garratt T&M Exclusive
New Hedersleben album out now
Nicky explains the new songs exclusively for T&M
New album line-up: Nicky Garratt - Guitars / Kephera Moon - Keys / Kati Knox - Vocals / Bryce Shelton - Bass / Jason Willer - Drums/Percussion.
"This is the only time I've ever explained the meaning of these songs!
I envisioned the first 3 Hedersleben LPs from the band’s inception.
It's Time and Matter - or strictly Time and Space - in a sense.
The first album 'Upgoer' is about humanities ultimate goal of going up.
Upgoer (part one)
We look up! You will hear the sounds of Earth and at the end the voice is a recording of the last speaker of a dead language.
Der Donnervogel (Dreamstate)
Up we go and we pass, allegorically, through the mythical Thunderbird constellation.
Thoughts during the journey. (Words by K. Bean).
Upgoer (Part 2)
The expansive galaxy engulfs the ship as do the possibilities.
The End of Love. (Dreamstate)
The crew emerge from the cryogenic machines. To them they have just said their goodbyes to lovers, friends and families who have, by now been dead for thousands of years.
The second, new album, 'Die Neuen Welten' continues our saga as we celebrate the new worlds discovered by the Kepler space telescope. Now these planets await.
Zu Den Neuen Welten
To the new worlds.
(On The Ground) Safe and Sound
The unmanned probe lands.
Nomad World (Dreamstate)
We know planets can be ejected from star systems to drift darkly through interstellar space. It has been postulated that they might be more numerous than stellar bound worlds. These orphans mimic humanity itself until we can show we are not alone.
One of Space telescope Kepler's triumphs.
Tiny Flowers/Little Moon
…and life goes on. Little Moon is our keyboard player Kephera's world - you'll need a passport.
It is due to be recorded next year..."
Nicky Garratt 16 July 2014
Further Information on Hedersleben...
From the band's website:
The Grabøwskis release Charlie Harper tribute song
Limited to 500 hand numbered copies, the third track on Side B is an absolutely brilliant tribute song, simply titled 'Charlie Harper', and is a must for any U.K. Subs collector.
If any Subs fans out there would like a copy of this fine album, then Klute advises that a copy costs 15€ including postage and packaging, and for this you also get a button badge, a download code and a sticker.
You can check out more info via:
Preview the 'Charlie Harper' song: Click here
ALL THE LATEST NEWS REGARDING THE 'Y' ALBUM
Jamie's Studio Tour Video
For today's update, Time & Matter suggested to Jamie he do an exclusive studio tour video for us; the Subs' drummer extraordinaire gladly obliged. What a star! Cheers Jamie.
Jamie also supplied the photo of Mr Alvin Gibbs below and reports that the bass parts for the album are now all done...
GUIDED TOUR OF THE U.K. SUBS IN THE STUDIO
"...where all the real magic happens..."
ALL THE LATEST NEWS REGARDING THE 'Y' ALBUM:
THE MUTANTS: RHYTHM AND PUNK REVIEW
NOW AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD - VINYL & CDs TO FOLLOW...
As previously reported on T&M, Charlie Harper has written and recorded a couple of tracks for this forthcoming album of collaborations, jointly partnered at the helm by Chris Constantinou and Paul Frazer. The two tracks Charlie features on as vocalist are 'Freedom in Chains' and 'Vomit Feat', both of which Charlie laid down back in May of last year.
The album is now available digitally, and T&M will announce the release date of the vinyl and CD versions, and where to buy this superb new album soon...
Amazon US: Click here
N GIBBS' MEMOI - NEW CHAPTER PUBLISHED
My Life as a UK Sub, and other Strange Stories...
***Updated 21 July 2014***
New instalment published!
Chapter Six: BRAND NEW AGE (Part 2)
T&M today proudly publishes the 14th instalment of this fabulous series of memoirs from Alvin Gibbs about his life and U.K. Subs-experiences...
Read the latest...
In which Alvin starts recording with his new band mates, raising praise from one Gary Glitter, before playing abroad, encountering forest peace and near biker death, learning about Harper-radar in the process, as well as the ongoing public perception of Punk.
Our hero also meets a fledgling U2, hears the original 'Crash Course' in all its un-glory and considers the opinions of Bruce Dickinson (...yes, the Bruce Dickinson...!), of Iron Maiden fame, then and now!
Previous chapters are archived in the T & Misc! section to the right entitled "Alvin Gibbs' memoirs"
2 BRAND NEW U.K. SUBS RE-ISSUES
ON CD FROM CAPTAIN OI! - AVAILABLE NOW
'LIVE KICKS' & 'DEMONSTRATION TAPES' GET THE CAPTAIN OI! TREATMENT
The latest 500 copies-limited run U.K. Subs and related re-issues from Captain Oi! are out NOW!
Following on from the fabulous first two releases in this new series - Charlie's solo debut LP 'Stolen Property' and the Urban Dogs' 'No Pedigree' LP (still available as a limited package deal for £20 - click here) Captain Oi! have now put out LIVE KICKS & DEMONSTRATION TAPES.
Captain Oi!s price is £12.99 including delivery to the UK. Special deal info below though...
U.K. SUBS – LIVE KICKS (AHOY SUBS CD3)
"The first ever U.K. Subs live album finally gets a proper CD release. Now in its original sleeve and restored to its original unedited track listing complete with in-between song banter and the encore. Also added is the band's ultra rare four track demo from 1977 which has never been officially released before. Couple that with some in-depth liner notes by the Subs official website's Rob Cook and you have a brilliant Punk Rock collectors piece."
"This is a 21 track revamp of a compilation originally issued on vinyl in 1982 (and reissued as "Raw Material” four years later). All tracks are taken from Charlie Harper’s personal archive and include some brilliant studio demos from the first two ‘classic’ line ups of the U.K. Subs. Great sleeve and track notes by Rob Cook at the band's official Time & Matter website make this a must have for collectors of Punk Rock. It's got a reversible sleeve as well so you can have the cover of your choice!"
Captain Oi! are doing a special offer of both 'Live Kicks' & 'Demonstration Tapes' for £20 which is available here: http://shop.captainoi.com/shopexd.asp?id=266
CHARLIE HARPER: 'STOLEN PROPERTY' - BRAND NEW CD ISSUE OUT NOW!
Get both CDs for just £20 inc UK Delivery.
The only way to get that deal is to buy from this link:
ALSO AVAILABLE FROM AMAZON
Click the above links to buy the CDs from Amazon
2014 marks the 70th year of Charlie Harper in May, proving punk rock keeps you young!
Grab yourself a commemorative t-shirt! E
Previous Mainstage story - click here
T&M 011: THE TIME & MATTER CAR WINDOW STICKER
The Time & Matter catalogue recently made it in to double figures with our U.K. Subs 2014 calendar, helping to raise £2,000 for the R.N.L.I on the way. So to celebrate this we have produced T&M 011, which is a fabulously fun, limited run, high quality ‘Time & Matter’ Car Window Sticker.
Made from static-cling vinyl so it's easy to fix and easy to remove, the sticker celebrates the artists we've had the pleasure of working with over the last 4 years. Measuring 250mm x 50mm, we hope you agree that this is an essential purchase for any true U.K. Subs fanatic.
So whether you live in your car or if it just sometimes feels that way, you can now brighten things up in your vehicle with this suitably sloganed Subs-sticker; and as usual the proceeds will all go to Charlie's Charitable Cause. Only £2.00 plus P&P.
You can pick up yours via the Time & Matter Recordings Big Cartel webstore HERE!
SPOOF U.K. SUBS TWITTER ACCOUNT!
An unknown Subs fan has set up a spoof UK Subs Twitter account combining UK Subs lyrics and the world of Lego! It looks as if 'Lego_UK_Subs' is intent on tweeting some 'lego-ified' UK Subs lyrics from every UK Subs album and they have - obviously! - started with 'Another Kind Of Block'!!!!
Follow Lego_UK_Subs on Twitter - click here
HOMEPAGE PICTURE CHOICE NUMBER 30
U.K. SUBS ON A FERRY IN 1982
John Seeley submitted to T&M 3 photos he found of Charlie Harper, Nicky Garratt and Steve Roberts on a ferry from Germany in 1982. John's mate Mike James is on the far right of Charlie in the photo of them meeting the band and road crew on a ferry trip with Radnor College of F.E, travelling from
Bremerhaven (Germany) to Harwich in 1982 (October?)
The two additional photos can be viewed HERE
"People, people, people, get involved. Play your guitar, do your fanzines, take photos BE INVOLVED. One day it could all be worth something because it's not only history but the future too. So live it, don't just be part of the audience, participate."
Charlie Harper, 17 December 1998 - quoted from an interview in Scanner Fanzine Issue 3
"Among the many bands on the bill are some of the veterans of the punk/new wave explosion of the late 1970s including... ...the seemingly indestructible UK Subs. Still fronted by Charlie Harper, who first formed the band as an Elizabethan madrigal quartet sometime in the 1600s, UK Subs were one of the original punk bands from 1976 and are notable not least for the fact of having been through at least 35 drummers in their 35-year history."
Nick Horton - Dorset Echo - 12th August 2011
T&M website born: October 2008 .
Official launch date: 1 December 2009.
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Our aim is to provide as full an historical archive of the
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1st May 2012: TIME & MATTER IS BACK!
After this U.K. Subs historical archive was hacked and disabled on 12th March 2012, we were forced to move it. WE ARE THEREFORE DELIGHTED TO BE BACK - KEEPING YOU BANG UP TO DATE WITH EVERYTHING TO DO WITH THE U.K. SUBS.
Eternal thanks to both Adam Welsh at Fallen Leaf Design and Chris Boehm at Firebird Information Technology Solutions who salvaged the old site, rebuilt it and are now hosting the new Time & Matter website.
Without their professional, efficient and incredibly friendly service, knowledge and know-how we wouldn't be here today. So if you are having IT / website problems or are looking for a reliable service please show your gratitude for this website's return by utilising their businesses.
Finally, thanks to everyone out there in Subs-land who sent us messages of support and encouragement whilst the website was down. It meant a lot.
Keep spreading the Subs love
Mark Chadderton | Rob Cook
T&M website editors
Time don't matter at all...