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THE 2016 OFFICIAL U.K. SUBS CALENDAR
In Memory of JEZ KEEFE 1964 - 2015
ALL PROCEEDS TO CHARITY
T&M are proud to announce their sixth consecutive U.K. Subs official calendar.
All the photographs featured throughout the calendar are Jez Keefe's, who sadly passed away earlier this year, and ALL the proceeds will be going to one of Jez's and Charlie Harper's favourite charitable causes - the RNLI.
The use of Jez's photos are courtesy of his sister Jo, and the calendar is limited to 150 hand numbered copies, and consists of 28 pages, A4 Landscape style and is extremely reasonably priced at only £7.50 plus postage.
The calendar also includes tributes to Jez written by all four of the Subs; Charlie, Jet, Alvin and Jamie...
You can get your copy, or one for the Subs nut in your life, on the link below...
Jez Keefe was well known on the UK gig circuit photographing acts as diverse as The Jim Jones Revue, Wilko Johnson, Slaves and a host of punk legends including Spear of Destiny, The Vibrators, Vice Squad, The Damned and of course the U.K. Subs.
Hailing from Grimsby, Jez was very aware of the important role the RNLI played in the area and was more than happy to have some of his work used in T&M’s 2012 calendar and the 2014 U.K. Subs Tour Programme supporting the charity, he later donated a 42cm x 62cm print of Charlie Harper which raised a further £206 when it was auctioned on Ebay.
His sudden death at the age of 51 in July 2015 left everyone who knew him stunned, prompting tributes from band members and friends alike. T&M would like to thank Jez’s sister, Jo, for giving this project her blessing.
Time & Matter Recordings is a ‘Not For Profit Company’ run by the U.K.Subs Time & Matter website editors, Mark Chadderton & Rob Cook. 100% of the profits from our charity releases are donated to charitable causes personally chosen by Charlie Harper.
All the proceeds from the sale of this calendar will be donated to the RNLI.
The RNLI has saved more than 140,000 lives since its foundation in 1824 as the National Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck. The name was changed to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution in 1854.
NEW TIME & MATTER RECORDS MERCHANDISE
T&M 021 - Record Logo Patch
Time & Matter Records' catalogue number T&M 021 is a patch!
Our latest piece of merchandise, the T&M record label patch is screen printed onto black cotton, measures 90 mm (3.5 inches) across and is priced at just £1-00 plus postage and packaging.
However, when purchased with any other item in our Big Cartel T&M webstore, postage and packaging will be free.
A free patch will also be sent out with any order where you purchase 3 different items at the same time.
A free patch will also be included in all our triple pack offers that we have available.
Stick one on your jacket or over that hole in your jeans, or just get one to complete your T&M collection...
Available from Sunday 4 October 2015
T&M WEBSTORE LINK HERE:
2016 European Tour Update
Muttis Booking - the U.K. Subs' Euro tour agency have today (5/10/2015) confirmed a further 4 dates to the January / February tour:
Those marked with ***stars*** are the new dates, and the Barcelona venue is also now confirmed...
20.01.2016 FR / Rouen / Le 106 w/ TV Smith
***21.01.2016 BE / Brussel / Magasin 4 w/ TV Smith***
22.01.2016 DE / Hamburg / Fabrik w/ TV Smith
23.01.2016 DE / Bremen / Lagerhaus w/ TV Smith
24.01.2016 DE / Münster / Gleis 22 w/ TV Smith
26.01.2016 DE / Köln / Underground w/ TV Smith
27.01.2016 DE / Dresden / Chemiefabrik w/ TV Smith
***28.01.2016 DE / Erfurt / Engelsburg w/ TV Smith***
29.01.2016 DE / Berlin / SO36 w/ TV Smith
30.01.2016 PL / Bydgoszcz / M.C.K. (Miejskie Centrum Kultury) w/ TV Smith
31.01.2016 PL / Wroclaw / Stary Klasztor w/ TV Smith
02.02.2016 CZ / Prag / Futurum w/ TV Smith
03.02.2016 DE / Nürnberg / Z-Bau w/ TV Smith
04.02.2016 AT / Wien / Arena w/ TV Smith
05.02.2016 DE / München / Kranhalle w/ TV Smith
06.02.2016 CH / Luzern / Sedel w/ TV Smith
07.02.2016 CH / Lyss / Kufa Club w/ TV Smith
***09.02.2016 FR / Lyon / Ninkasi Kfé w/ TV Smith***
10.02.2016 FR / Montpellier / Secret Place w/ TV Smith
11.02.2016 ES / Barcelona / La 2 de Apolo w/ TV Smith
12.02.2016 ES / Madrid / Wurlitzer Ballroom w/ TV Smith
13.02.2016 ES / Vitoria / Helldorado w/ TV Smith
14.02.2016 FR / Toulouse / Saint des Seins w/ TV Smith
16.02.2016 FR / Rennes / Mondo Bizarro w/ TV Smith
***17.02.2016 FR / Paris / Petit Bain w/ TV Smith***
18.02.2016 DE / Karlsruhe / Alte Hackerei w/ TV Smith
19.02.2016 DE / Bochum / Bahnhof Langendreer w/ TV Smith
Fanzine featuring ex-Subs guitarist Nicky Garratt
"..."Possibly the best zine with a GOLD safety pin sellotaped to it and with PINK on the cover in Manchester today". That's right Cubesville #18 is HOT off the press and making its way to your bathroom NOW!
This issue's interviews are fucking amazing, featuring Poison Idea, Faintest Idea, Ruts DC, Efa Supertramp and Manifest. Action figures come to you courtesy of the Bus Station Loonies.
And former UK Sub Nicky Garrett talks about his vegan cookery book!! Articles on trad jazz, gentrification and all the usual crazy fucked-up shit you expect from Cubesville zine make this a stonking 48-page winner..."
THAT is a REAL bargain!
Make sure your address is included when you PayPal your payment...
READ MORE CUBESVILLE U.K. SUBS:
One Way Ticket To Cubesville previously published a superb 3 page interview with Charlie Harper in 2009 which you can read HERE
New Nicky Garratt Recordings Due November 2015
In other Nicky Garratt news, his Krautrock band HEDERSLEBEN have their third album due out in November 2015, as seen via by the below poster published on their Facebook page
"Hedersleben's new concept album is slated for November 2015. It will be released on 1305 Unterharz/Cleopatra on gatefold LP, CD and download. The original art is by Weshoyot Alvitre. It was recorded at Megasonic sound with Jeremy Goody at the controls then mixed by Jürgen Engler and Chris Lietz. This is the same team that produced Die Neuen Welten.
The Fall Of Chronopolis is based on the book of the same name by Barrington J. Bayley documenting the demise of the great Chronotic Empire."
You can read Nicky's exclusive Time & Matter website recording diary for this album HERE
Above: Hedersleben III LP poster - click to enlarge
Below: Hedersleben 2015 - click to enlarge
U.K. SUBS' 'GROSS OUT U.S.A' LP RE-ISSUED
Let Them Eat Vinyl, who have recently re-issued a number of the U.K. Subs' albums on deluxe vinyl, have today (18 September 2015) re-issued the band's 7th official A-Z LP 'Gross-Out USA' - catalogue number LETV339LP.
This beautiful re-issue comes with a gatefold sleeve and is on deluxe solid white vinyl. Next on the Let Them Eat Vinyl schedule of Subs deluxe re-issues is 'Greatest Hits Live', which is a re-named, re-issue of the band's 12th official LP 'Live In Paris'. This carries the catalogue number LETV218LP, but as yet - has no release date confirmed.
This brand new vinyl edition of 'Gross-Out USA' is priced at just £18-50.
BUY IT NOW...
The Time & Matter website will be bringing you all the updates regarding further re-issues as usual...
U.K. SUBS RE-ISSUE ALBUM MINI FEATURE:
>>> GROSS-OUT USA <<<
The Subs’ seventh official album 'Gross-Out USA' was a live album recorded at McGreevys in Chicago whilst on tour in America during the spring of 1984.
At this point in the U.K. Subs band member merry-go-round, both Steve Slack and Steve Jones had left the band following the previous 'Flood of Lies' LP, so for this release Pete Davies returned on drums and Tezz Roberts (previously of Discharge) played bass, alongside the 'Flood of Lies' guitarist Captain Scarlet.
The introductory music was taken from the soundtrack for the film 'The Good, The Bad and The Ugly', and the LP was the Subs' second official live album to that date, both of which featured Davies on drums. Pete didn't play on the semi-official 1980 'Live Kicks' album, a recording of a 1977 show, but 'Stiff Records' did mistakenly put his picture on the sleeve!
Originally released in March 1985 on Fall Out Records (FALL LP031), on black vinyl only, there were two different sleeves; the more common pink on green colour scheme and a more rare green on pink, these schemes are also reflected on the labels.
Recorded on a four track 'Portastudio', the performance reflects Captain Scarlet's love of guitar effects with loads of echo, especially on 'Warhead', this would be his last recording with the Subs before going AWOL prior to a Spanish tour in February 1985, but he would later re-appear as the band's roadie for a European tour in November 1986.
Elsewhere, the LP was issued in both West Germany and Japan.
The German issue was on Intercord (INT 145.088) and proved to be the third and last LP via that label. Of further note for vinyl collectors was the fact that something must have got lost in the translation as the labels and spine of the sleeve read 'Cross-Out USA'!
The Japanese release on VAP (VAP 35145-25) was additionally listed as Punks (sic) Not Dead Part 4, part of their British Frontline Series.
This release comes in a clear plastic inner sleeve with an OBI strip around the outer cover and single page insert featuring a biography in Japanese boasting all the lyrics in English and Japanese. As with the German release, the Japanese issue also reveals some interesting translations; for example on the lyrics to 'Emotional Blackmail'... "There's no survival - into the arrivals, just sink or swim - what a pile of junk I'm in, I can't go home - to me that's just not fair, brass melts with blood - keyholes dance with mud"
Charlie, did you really sing that?
With ‘Gross-Out USA’ originally only ever having been issued on black vinyl, collectors will delight that this ‘Let Them Eat Vinyl’ re-issue sees ‘Gross-Out USA’ boast colour vinyl for the very first time. It also represents the LPs first time out on vinyl for 30 years!
Go on - treat yourself - grab a copy now folks...
Other recent LTEV U.K. Subs re-issues are available on the following links:
Jet relaunches his own website
The first news story he has published is about his legendary and much loved cat 'Fatso' who recently sadly passed away...
"IN LOVING MEMORY OF FATSO
Welcome to my new website! This website hasn’t actually been completed yet, I’m still working on biography and discography pages, but it’s ready to go now...
I never imagined myself the first news I could provide is Fatso’s passing. As most of people here know by now that my beloved cat Fatso passed away on 5th September. He was 20 years old which is almost 100 years old in human years..."
READ JET'S FULL MOVING TRIBUTE TO FATSO - CLICK HERE
Jet's new site carries all the U.K. Subs tour dates, Fatso's own merchandise pages as well as his Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds and links.
There is a permanent link to Jet's site to the right of this page in the MAJOR U.K. SUBS WEBLINKS sidebar... or...
U.K. Subs App now FREE to download
The popular U.K. Subs mobile app, which was originally launched in February 2015 is now available for FREE on android and iOS devices.
Search UK Subs on the App Store or Google Play Store to receive push notifications, tours dates, exclusive videos and much much more.
Alternatively, there are links on the right hand side of this T&M page for you to access the app download procedure.
The App has quickly become an essential social accessory for all U.K. Subs fans worldwide...
ALVIN GIBBS' MEMOIRS - NEW CHAPTER PUBLISHED
My Life as a UK Sub,
and other Strange Stories...
***Updated 5 September 2015***
New instalment published!
AMERICANA (part I)
T&M today proudly publishes the 19th instalment of this wonderful series of memoirs from Alvin Gibbs about his life and U.K. Subs-experiences...
Read the latest...
In which our Sub-hero plummets in a plane, experiencing a near death experience whilst laughing at an animal, contemplates licking liquid from Nicky Garratt's ear, fights with the band's management who threaten the sack, loses 2-1 in an important vote, moves house, adorns a book cover for troubled American teenagers and hears Buddy Holly and Frank Sinatra songs at inappropriate times!
Previous chapters are archived in the T & Misc! section to the right entitled "Alvin Gibbs' memoirs"...
T&M 018 Sells out in 23 hours
Time & Matter Records' latest release, the 250 limited edition U.K. Subs 'Amoeba Sounds' 7" single 4 track E.P. has sold out in 23 hours.
Massive thanks to everyone who bought the vinyl...
Previously only available on 'The British PUNKINVASION Vol.2' compilation CD, if you missed out on this vinyl version then please note that as part of the licensing deal with the original CD release's record label, 25 copies will be available from them sometime next week at http://www.amoebenklang.de
FULL DETAILS ON THIS RELEASE CAN BE READ HERE
NEW CHARLIE HARPER INTERVIEW IN STREET SOUNDS
Music paper STREET SOUNDS
has this month published a two page Q&A interview with Charlie, which includes some very interesting information and thoughts from the U.K. Subs' leader, including some very funny answers...
Entitled KEEP ON RUNNING - Charlie Harper Opens Up His Cultural Closet...
Rest assured folks that Charlie doesn't wear a wig, still cuts his own hair and confirms the rumour that...
"...what Shakespeare is to literature, I am to music..."
You can read the full interview with Charlie by ordering the latest issue of the A3 sized 48 page full colour music newspaper on the following link...
Issue 12 (August 2015) is priced at £2-50 (plus postage and packing) and features the Libertines, Less Than Jake, The Jam exhibition, Peter and the Test-Tube Babies, 20 things you didn't know about Cock SParrrer, fanzines and much much more...
Below - the Charlie interview (pages 26 & 40)
NEW JAMIE OLIVER INTERVIEW
The 13th Floor website has just published a fantastic interview with U.K. Subs drummer Jamie Oliver, primarily covering his additional role as the drummer for SNFU.
However, this excellent interview also covers Subs stuff as well as interesting insights into Jamie's many other drumming duties for other bands...
The interview is by Tim Edwards, who runs Punk Rock Road Trips, supporting the live scene in New Zealand...
"...the Subs are more blues based whereas SNFU are a lot faster with more of a metal vibe going on in places. They’re somewhat different personally too though – the Subs are kinda reserved, they like their comforts like hotels, nice wines, smelly cheeses and all that shit, whereas SNFU consist of a blind nudist, a deaf alcoholic, a one legged former crack addict and a toothless Chinese faggot (his words, not mine). I think the only fucked up thing about me is that I’m English..."
TRIBUTE ARTWORK TO CHARLIE - PRINTS ON SALE
Donation to be made to charity for every print sold
The punkart77.com website offers some splendid limited edition prints of original artwork featuring various punk luminaries.
Each design is hand painted using inks and acrylics, then printed onto high quality 300g paper.
All Prints are A3 size and are individually signed and hand numbered by the artist, with the finished artwork being presented in a black frame.
One of the latest limited edition prints is of Charlie Harper, with all these prints being signed by the artist as well as being autographed by Charlie himself.
Artist Ramaro and Donna from the punkart77 website recently visited Charlie to arrange that for each piece of artwork sold, they will make a donation to Charlie's favourite charity, the R.N.L.I.
The first cheque for £35-00 has already been donated, and as an added extra, a free A4 glossy photograph of Charlie signing the prints will now be sent out with each order.
These special edition Charlie Harper prints are priced at £59-00 with free postage to the UK.
See the website for postage rates to other countries.
Please note that the Punkart77.com business card shown in the photo above left is for display purposes only and will not be on the artwork you buy...
CHARGE 69 - New Album Featuring Charlie Harper
FANTASTIC INTERVIEW IN THE PUNKED ONLINE 'ZINE
The latest online edition of the wonderful 'Punked' fanzine includes a fascinating interview with Charge 69s' Caps concerning the new album 'Much More Than Music' which features Charlie Harper on vocals amongst other punk luminaries.
"Maybe the singer who influenced me the most is Charlie Harper as I bought ‘Another Kind Of Blues’ in ‘79 or early ‘80. I have met him so many times since ‘82/’83 and had the honour to play quite a lot with the UK Subs. But all of the other vocalists have a very big place in my life and in my culture too. Punk changed my life and gave me the opportunity to make it exciting for more than three decades now. What more could I say but, THANK YOU!.."
FANTASTIC REVIEW ON THE FUNGALPUNK WEBSITE
The FUNGALPUNK website has published a glowing review of the new Charge 69 album 'Much More Than Music' which features Charlie Harper on vocals amongst other punk luminaries.
Dave Fungalpunk, the world's most truthful reviewer has given a massive thumbs up on ALL TEN TRACKS! Blimey! There's a first! It really must be bloody good!
"...10 tracks, 10 tip top treats and I am sure something for everyone. Hey if this shouter for the new breed and ever wallowing pig in the mire at the bottom can find this so appealing I am sure there are a fuckin' mass of you out there who'll lap it up - go un ye ravenous dogs, bite hard!.."
READ THE FULL GLITTERING REVIEW ON FUNGALPUNK: CLICK HERE
This massively exciting album is distributed on CD and vinyl exclusively in the UK through the U.K. Subs specialist record label Time & Matter Records...
The album features a magnificent vocal on one of the tracks:
'Birth of a Century' - by CHARLIE HARPER...
plus postage and packaging
plus postage and packaging
CD (catalogue T&M 020) includes:
12 page colour booklet with all the lyrics
Free Charge 69 round sticker
Free Charge 69 postcard
BLUE VINYL LP includes:
Free CD copy in clear plastic sleeve
4 page large colour booklet with all the lyrics
Free Charge 69 round sticker
Free Charge 69 postcard
The blue vinyl LP is limited to 150 copies from T&M...
...exclusively produced for UK distribution
>>> READ WHAT THE CRITICS/REVIEWERS ARE SAYING <<<
"Each track is a punch in the face that floors the listener, these are killer blows from a pounding and pummelling rhythm section, and for anyone left standing razor sharp guitar riffs slash you in two. The guest vocalists inject their own passion into Charge 69's already potent punk rock mix. Powerful, polished and well produced stuff, catchy and tuneful, a frantic action packed adrenalin soaked street punk riot that is indeed much more than music. No self respecting Punk'n'Roller should be without a copy of this album."
"A crystal clear, punchy and full production means that the guitar, bass and drums provide a solid backbone to the whole album. These are great tunes even without the vocals. You can study the back of the sleeve to see who sung what but really anyone familiar with punk won’t have too much trouble working out who’s on which track as the voices are so recognisable.
Charlie Harper does a magnificent job on Birth Of A Century taking the song up through the gears with ease. This is a quality album throughout and with the prospect of Volume 2 to come later in the year it’s going to be an essential duo for many fans of both Charge 69 and their borrowed vocalists."
"CHARGE 69, the revered French 3-piece punk rock band have released a fabulous and fascinating new ‘Best Of’ record with a quite brilliant twist. Featuring 10 punk luminaries singing the band’s own songs, not in French, as per the originals, but in English. This really is a superb ‘Best Of’ collection with a difference, fully deserving of its title: ‘Much More Than Music’.
Just look at the list of contributors:
TV SMITH (The Adverts) / MATT DANGERFIELD (The Boys) / BEKI BONDAGE (Vice Squad) / COLIN (GBH) / GREG (Outcasts) / CAMPINO (Die Toten Hosen) / CHARLIE HARPER (U.K. Subs) / MICKY FITZ (The Business) / ROGER MIRET (Agnostic Front) / ARTURO BASSICK (The Lurkers / 999)
Formed in 1993, Charge 69 have released 5 studio albums, numerous singles, and had tracks appear on various compilation albums, having also toured all over Europe and Canada."
Vive La Difference!
TO GET A FURTHER TASTE OF THIS WONDERFUL NEW ALBUM - FEATURING CHARLIE HARPER OF COURSE... watch the first trailer
below folks :-)
The second trailer for the album can be watched below:
VIVE LE ROCK MAGAZINE REVIEW & INTERVIEW
The new issue of Vive Le Rock magazine (number 27 - June/July 2015) has a great review of the new Charge 69 album on T&M Records, as well as an interview with Caps from the band...
Click the images below to enlarge
CHARGE 69 ALBUM REVIEW IN 'PUNKED' ONLINE MAG
'PUNKED' is the brand new bi-monthly on-line punkzine published by Johnny Heartbreaker.
The new issue carries a glowing review for the new Charge 69 album featuring Charlie Harper as guest vocalist.
Readers will recall that Issue 1 featured ex-U.K. Subs bass player Paul Slack about his new project.
BOTH ISSUES ARE AVAILABLE TO READ FOR FREE ON THE FOLLOWING LINKS:
Check them out folks!
Below: The album review - click to enlarge image
TIME & MATTER RECORDS - T&M 018 NEWS!
Call The Sunday Star!
The U.K. Subs specialist record label Time & Matter have taken delivery of some Test Pressings for their next release!
4 Subs tracks previously unissued on vinyl:
'The Amoeba Sounds' EP
will be released this summer folks...
More details soon
SUPERB NEW CHARLIE INTERVIEW
There is a great interview with Charlie that has recently been published in Discussions Magazine, entitled 'Rebellion Songs: An EXCLUSIVE interview with U.K. SUBS’ Charlie Harper'.
The interview is by Stephen SPAZ Schnee
"I was exposed to all those old Blues guys. You know, Muddy Waters, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Howlin’ Wolf… I saw ‘em all live and they were just amazing gentlemen and to me, that was the thing – to dedicate your whole life to play music..."
Read the interview online HERE
JET'S CAT 'FATSO' - NEW MERCH - HOODIES
U.K. Subs fans know that the band's guitarist Jet has a legendary pet cat called 'Fatso', who has just had his 20th birthday!
Jet is always being asked about his feline friend whilst out on tour, and has decided to turn this interest into something positive by producing some 'Fatso' designer t-shirts, with 10% of proceeds from the sale of the merchandisebeing donated to The Cats Protection charity.
Jet will do this every June, the month in which Fatso was born; The Cats Protection charity (formerly known as Cat Protection League) is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity, helping over 194,000 cats and kittens per year through its national network of over 250 volunteer-run branches and 31 adoption centres... you can read more about this excellent charity here: http://www.cats.org.uk/
Jet's first donation story - 4 June 2015 - read about it HERE
You can get the HOODIES in THE JET SHOP by clicking the logo below or HERE
'YELLOW LEADER' - new vinyl re-press OUT NOW
The third pressing of the critically acclaimed latest U.K. Subs album YELLOW LEADER is now available to order from Captain Oi! Records and comes with a 4 Track EP (proper vinyl – not flexi) which is limited to THIS PRESSING ONLY!
Both the LP and the 7″ are striped tri-colour vinyl of RED, YELLOW and BLUE.
Following the incredible sold out success of the yellow and red vinyl pressings of 'Yellow Leader' and taking on comments from both fans and stores alike, Captain Oi! decided that the third pressing should be 500 copies rather than the normal 250.
Captain Oi! also gave over a month's notice that this was on sale TODAY – so hopefully no-one will miss out this time...
This package looks amazing and it’s great that the entire album is now available on vinyl. Enjoy!
Also available via Amazon - click here
All the previous 'Yellow Leader' news stories archived HERE
'XXIV' - STANDARD CD VERSION NOW IN STOCK
From the Captain Oi! website:
"XXIV" is the UK SUBS 24th official album (hence XXIV). In their quest to release one album for every letter of the alphabet (and following on from the excellent Captain Oi release Work In Progress).
XXIV contains 14 original tracks plus an excellent 20 page booklet with all the lyrics.
Originally released in 2013 in a limited edition deluxe hardback digibook with a dozen acoustic bonus cuts added.
This has now sold out and been replaced by the standard album version which you see here. It's in the usual CD Jewel case and is available at our normal CD price of £9.99 including UK Delivery.
If you were after the deluxe version you've missed the boat! Their latest studio album YELLOW LEADER (available here http://shop.captainoi.com/shopexd.asp?id=272
) will also eventually move to a standard pressing so if you want the deluxe one you better get in quick before that one goes too!"
CAPTAIN OI! NOW STOCKING DEMON U.K. SUBS RE-ISSUES
Captain Oi have grabbed a couple of boxes of the recent Demon first 4 Subs album re-issues to add to their many excellent Subs products they have for sale online...
Captain Oi! have got a lot of Subs regulars so if you’d prefer to buy from them - which you should! - you now can!
Here are the links to each one:
ANOTHER KIND OF BLUES: http://shop.captainoi.com/shopexd.asp?id=290
BRAND NEW AGE: http://shop.captainoi.com/shopexd.asp?id=291
CRASH COURSE: http://shop.captainoi.com/shopexd.asp?id=292
DIMINISHED RESPONSIBILITY: http://shop.captainoi.com/shopexd.asp?id=293
'YELLOW LEADER' CONVERSE SHOES
ANOTHER KIND OF SHOES
The Subs have recently received as gifts some bespoke 'Yellow Leader' converse shoes as pictured below...
Click the image to enlarge - apologies for the SUB-heading pun (Web-Ed
Photo: Heather Grayson
Converse Facebook page link HERE
Recording the new Hedersleben album
Time & Matter are absolutely thrilled that ex-U.K. Subs guitarist Nicky Garratt has resumed his popular 'NICKY'S GUITAR NOTES' exclusive articles for this website.
The latest piece has been published today (18/05/2015)
>>> CLICK HERE TO READ THE LATEST <<<
Nicky details for us the recording of Hedersleben's third album 'Fall of Chronopolis', which is now complete.
HENRY ROLLINS & HEDERSLEBEN
Henry Rollins is a massive fan of both the U.K. Subs, Nicky and Hedersleben and in his 14 May column for LA WEEKLY, he writes about them all...
Henry Rollins article on Nicky - click here
"This will be our most ambitious project to date - The Fall Of Chronopolis. Movements from this concept album were played live on the 2013 and 2014 tours and now the band is in rehearsals for a spring recording... my articles for T&M will give you exclusive insights to this exciting time for Hedersleben.."
CDs SIGNED BY NICKY GARRATT AVAILABLE...
The Time & Matter webstore has got the first two Hedersleben CDs in stock, of which we have a limited amount signed by Nicky, and we have also just taken stock of a limited number of Brainticket CDs, which Nicky has kindly also exclusively autographed for us...
Buy Hedersleben I CD - click here (autographed by Nicky Garratt)
Buy Hedersleben II CD - click here (not autographed)
Buy Brainticket CD - click here (autographed by Nicky Garratt)
The eagerly anticipated and long awaited brand new studio album from the U.K. Subs, entitled 'Yellow Leader' is now available to buy on Limited Edition Hard Back CD from Captain Oi! Records' mail order.
There will be a variety of formats released but the main release, which is this stunning Hardback CD, comes complete with full colour booklet with lyrics to every song.
For those that aren’t Captain Oi! customers and would prefer to buy from AMAZON, the direct link to purchase from Amazon is HERE:
In the meantime - below is a glimpse of what to expect when you order the brand new album on Hard Back CD - don't delay folks, this is another awesome slice of Subs superbness which you have to hear NOW!
'YELLOW LEADER' DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
For those who prefer to listen to their music in this Brand New Digital Age... the new U.K. Subs album 'Yellow Leader' is available to download on iTunes from today 23/2/2015...
OFFICIAL U.K. SUBS MERCHANDISE UPDATE
SUBS CHARITABLE DONATION
SUPERB SUBS RANGE
The U.K. Subs official merchandiser Mainstage Merch have recently been experiencing some major website problems... the site was having technical issues out of their control...
Thankfully the problem has now been rectified and anyone who has recently been having difficulty purchasing anything from Mainstage Merch should now be able to do so.
Iain at Mainstage Merch has informed us that after weeks of technical problems with their site, they have moved providers and the site is now back up and running. They apologise to U.K. SUBS fans the world over who have been coming in and have been unable to purchase the items they would like, but if they would be so kind as to try again, they should be fine.
To show their appreciation Mainstage have added a discount code for all U.K. SUBS fans, offering 15% off everything bought from now until the end of the month. Simply type in "Warhead" when checking out.
Mainstage have also started stocking some of the Subs' CDs including 'Yellow Leader', so if people start picking these up from Mainstage, they will look to do their whole range of CDs.
A percentage of each sale goes direct to the band, and postage and packing is free for all UK orders over £5-00.
CHARITABLE DONATION FROM MAINSTAGE
IAIN AT MAINSTAGE WILL DONATE 10% OF PROFITS ON ALL SALES TO CHARITY.
THIS WILL RUN UNTIL 25 MAY 2015. THE CAUSE WILL BE PERSONALLY CHOSEN BY CHARLIE HARPER...
Mainstage currently have 37 U.K. Subs items of merchandise available:
CLICK HERE TO VIEW
U.K. SUBS MERCHANDISE RANGE INCLUDES:
CDs, Beanies, Polo shirts, Camo Cap, Vests, T-shirts, Harrington Jacket, Ladies T-shirt, Flat Cap, Mug, Hoodie, Kids T-shirts, Fridge Magnets, Rain Jacket, Flight Jacket,
Bottle Opener, Scarf and Badges...
REMEMBER - FREE UK SHIPPING FOR ALL ORDERS OVER £5-00
HOMEPAGE PICTURE CHOICE NUMBER 31
U.K. SUBS IN 1977
It's amazing what can turn up after so many years!
Early U.K. Subs drummer Steve J. Jones - who later returned to play on 1983s 'Flood of Lies' LP - sent in this amazing, previously unpublished photo of the Subs, just after Nicky Garratt had joined in early October 1977.
Steve had this to say about this stunning find!
"Here's a picture of the UK Subs from 1977 - playing the Western Counties pub in Paddington. Not sure if it's been published before. I've had a copy in my scrapbook since '77. I'm sure it was one of the first we played after Nicky Garratt joined. We played that particular pub a number of times - often with Rob Harper also in the band. I'm not sure if Rob is with us on this occasion and simply missing from the shot. I've no idea who took the picture..."
T&M contacted Nicky Garratt about the photo and he confirmed for us that the photo was taken on his "...first weekend with the Subs..."
U.K. SUBS - WESTERN COUNTIES PUB, PADDINGTON, LONDON OCTOBER 1977
Left to right: Steve Slack, Nicky Garratt, Charlie Harper, Steve J. Jones
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A MASSIVE THANKS FROM T&M TO STEVE J. JONES
FOR ALLOWING US TO PUBLISH THE PHOTO
STRICTLY no reproduction allowed without written permission of Steve J. Jones
Previous rare and unusual pictures can be found under the T & Misc. section to the right - click 'Homepage Picture Choice Archive...
TIME & MATTER RECORDS PROUDLY PRESENTS...
A NEW CLASSIC URBAN DOGS 7" SINGLE:
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Charlie Harper and Knox's URBAN DOGS are back with an almighty bark!
After their last fantastic release, the critically acclaimed acoustic ‘Bonefield’ album on Time & Matter Records, Harper and Knox return with an electrifying couple of new songs entitled ‘Rebellion Song’ and ‘One Foot In The Grave’.
Produced by Charlie himself, with Pat Collier as engineer and bassist, the latest Urban Dogs line-up also features original drummer Matthew Best.
A Knox painting of an 'Urban Dog' features as the 7" single's cover, which also includes a lyrical double-sided inner sleeve. The single is a limited edition of 500 hand numbered copies, on dual coloured vinyl with the T&M catalogue number of T&M 016.
LIMITED EDITION - 500 COPIES
2-SIDED LYRICAL INSERT
DUAL COLOURED RED & WHITE MIX VINYL
PRICED AT A BARGAIN £6-00 (PLUS £1-80 P & P TO UK)
Rebellion Song (3:31)
Charlie Harper takes the vocal duties on this outstanding song about the will of the people to keep writing ‘the Rebellion song’ in reaction to the destruction caused by war-mongering leaders. Singing about believing in “creative rebellion”, this mid-tempo instant classic with a catchy chorus rides throughout on some fabulous soaring guitar work.
Key lyric: “…born in a war-torn land, raised with a gun in my hand, where the victors write the history, we write Rebellion song…”
One Foot In The Grave (3:33)
“No one can save me now as far as I can see”, Knox sings on this up-tempo dazzling Urban Dogs number, with haunting deep murmured backing harmonies. With some world-weary Knox political commentary on the rich and the poor, which provides perfect symbiosis with Harper’s ‘Rebellion Song’, there’s also a parallel personal commentary on mortality infused into this song via Knox’s dark humour.
Key lyric: “…thousands of years of politics, but the poor are still the poor…”
U.K. Subs fans, Vibrators fans, Urban Dogs aficionados et al can rejoice that this dynamic duo are back, better than ever, and snarling and howling to their fans’ content.
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21 January 2015: 'NUZZ PROWLING WOLF' WEBSITE REVIEW
The brilliant blogsite Nuzz Prowling Wolf has posted a great review of the new Urban Dogs single:
"This single is a gritty growling socio/political statement, possibly the best couple of songs the Urban Dogs have released....Ignore at yer peril, but be quick cos those cheeky chappies at Time & Matter have only pressed up 500 copies..."
CLICK HERE TO READ IT IN FULL
'MONSTER' REVIEW FOR URBAN DOGS 7" SINGLE
Dom Daley loves the new Urban Dogs 7" single...
Read his splendid review of the latest Time & Matter Records release on the Uber Rock Singles Club February 2015 webpage on the link below...
"'Rebellion Song’ is a monster of a song. Whilst it’s mid pace this Harper number is immense and a really accomplished song. 'One Foot In The Grave' on the other hand sees Knox step up to the mic for another must own Time & Matter release..."
SINGLES: A sadly unloved format by many new kids on the block but we can't get enough of 'em especially when they come pressed up on multi-coloured vinyl. Singles are the lifeblood of rock and roll always have been and always will be. It’s the perfect way to discover new music (not fucking downloads)...
FANTASTIC REVIEW FOR URBAN DOGS 7" ON FUNGALPUNK
The fabulous FungalPunk website has reviewed the new Urban Dogs 7" single...
Read another fab review for the latest Time & Matter Records' release on the link below...
"''Rebellion Song' is a golden oldie, here draped in concentrated artistry loaded with textured emotion and heartfelt questioning that deals with political, warmongering idiocy and kickback beliefs that need to shake up many stances and create new liberated dances - no easy task.
'One Foot In The Grave' (is) a restless song sticking posers into many political pots, a pot pourii of pondering with much disillusion and disgust foamed from a belly obviously on fire.
The weft of the rhythm is colourful and effective despite tones that could be initially deemed as subdued with intricacies that could easily be passed by. Take time dear onlooker with this, a steady creeping vine of vibration that has a incessant growth pattern is to be revealed.
...get yer Speedo’s on and dash for the din - not a bad do at all.."
KNOX'S ROCK 'N' ROLL CHARITY SHOP
Please get involved if you can...
Music makes a difference and this charity project will further prove it!
Great news! Charlie Harper's fellow Urban Dog Knox has started up a fantastic new venture.
The Rock 'n' Roll Charity Shop in Camden Town, London, opened on Friday 12th December 2014, the location being 96 Parkway, NW1 7AN, next to the Dublin Castle.
Knox originally put out a message via his Facebook page on the 11th December stating:
"Help (all sorts) and stock needed to get it going. I will be there from 2pm - 8pm. Thanks in advance! - Knox."
On the day it opened, Knox further expanded his magnanimous vision for the project:
"ROCK ‘N’ ROLL CHARITY SHOP IN CAMDEN TOWN – INITIAL IDEA:
It is part of, and being done in conjunction with the Dublin Castle. It currently says “Dandelion Café” over the door. Hopefully the Rock ‘n’ Roll Charity Shop will do really good business, and also be a centre for organising more charity ideas. It’s luckily in Camden Town as that is regarded as London’s music centre. The shop could sell musical instruments, amps, vinyl, CDs, T-shirts, gold records, etc., etc. Most musicians have tons of stuff they don't really need, but don't want to either sell or throw away. Giving the stuff to a Rock ‘n’ Roll charity shop would be an ideal solution. Musicians (the ones I know at any rate) also have lots of free time, so there would hopefully be no shortage of volunteers and manpower.
The charity shop could make money for:
- local charities like the food bank
- people struggling at the lower end of the welfare system
- abused women
- give kids musical instruments and music lessons
- advice on drugs to kids
- help animals
- help people in terrible conditions in other parts of the world, etc., etc.
Unfortunately a seemingly ever-growing list of things.
Plus the charity shop could be a centre for lots of other activities like:
- planning and carrying out charity events
- setting up Rock ‘n’ Roll jumble sales
- taking stuff to sell at gigs, etc.
Music people generally have a fairly good sense of community so I’m pretty sure the ideas suggested here would work, and if they worked the charity shop idea might spread.
I think that there's an enormous untapped charity market here, plus people with free time who'd really like to help. The idea is to get the shop going and sort out the charity status as fast as possible to both avoid being crippled by the local business rates, and to be able to call the shop a charity shop which officially we’re not able to do at the moment. I think it should somehow be independent of other charities so it can decide where the money goes.
It will very soon have a dedicated website, etc. The main requirement is for people to help with all forms of skills: painting and decorating, moving stuff (drivers with vehicles willing to do that for petrol money), web design computer people, electrical engineers to look at equipment, people to fix broken/damaged instruments, people who can pop out and buy stuff locally (‘runners’ I think they’re called), staff people, etc., and as there’s a bit of a café in the shop we need people to man that, etc., etc. Also we need money!! Maybe Rock ‘n’ Roll can save the world!"
The pictures on this news story were taken by Yuko, on her and Charlie's second visit to the new charity shop on 23rd December, when Charlie donated lots of his stuff to help this incredibly fantastic cause.
FURTHER INFO & LINKS - PLEASE GET INVOLVED...
LOUDER THAN WAR WEBSITE ARTICLE: CLICK HERE
'SEX DRUGS AND HIV' CHARITY ALBUM OUT NOW ON CD
Featuring Charlie Harper, Alvin Gibbs and Pete Davies et al
As previous reported on T&M, the beginning of 2012 saw the release on iTunes of a superb charity compilation album called 'SEX DRUGS & HIV". The brainchild of Mat Sargent, bassist with Sham 69 from 2001 to 2006, it features over 200 musicians, boasts 40 Tracks and was an incredible 15 years in the making, with Mat having started in 1996. The album is in support of four charities:
The Terrence Higgins Trust, Release, Rape Crisis and Cancer Research UK.
The album is now AVAILABLE AS A 3-disc release from Amazon:
The Product Description on Amazon reads:
"In 1995 Mat Sargent (Sham 69, Chelsea and Splodgenessabounds) decided to ask a few fellow musicians to help him put an album together to give something back to the charities that had helped him on his journey in life. Fast forward 19 years, over 200 guest musicians, 40 original songs and 170 hours of video footage and the Sex, drugs and HIV album was finally born! This double CD also includes a DVD of all the songs and 28 page booklet listing all the musicians on each track. Proceeds from the sale of the album will go to Cancer Research, Rape Crisis, Release and Terrence Higgins Trust. For the full listing of musicians and more information on the project please visit www.sexdrugsandhiv.com"
Below: The 3-disc package - click image to enlarge
Charlie (pictured left) sings vocals on the song 'Getting Better', which also features fellow Urban Dog Knox, as well as providing backing vocals on 'No Fun Here' to Micky Fitz of The Business' lead vocals, of which there is a video clip of the recording to watch below... Charlie also plays harmonica on another track, entitled 'Gone So Long', which has Mat Sargent (pictured below right) on vocals as well as ex-Sub Daryl Bath on guitar.
Alvin Gibbs plays bass on a track called 'Private Agenda', and another ex-Sub, drummer Pete Davies appears on 'Heroin', which has Pauline Black (The Selecter) on vocals, Tony Barber (The Buzzcocks) on bass, as well as guitar work from Paul Fox (The Ruts), Dave Parsons (Sham 69) and Boz Boorer (Morrissey).
Charlie and Pete Davies recorded their tracks in 1996 with Alvin coming to a later session in 1998. Other ex-Subs on the album include Karl Morris and Tezz Roberts.
You can see each track's musician list on the website www.sexdrugsandhiv.com as well as reading all about how the project has progressed - there are also some trailers and video montages which features footage of everyone, along with lots more information.
There is also merchandise to buy to support this fabulous project.
WATCH A CLIP OF CHARLIE RECORDING BACKING VOCALS BELOW...
PLEASE SUPPORT THIS AMAZING PROJECT
Below: The recording studio wall of participants' signatures - click to enlarge
THE BLACK FLAG WEBSITE REVIEW - CLICK HERE
BORN A ROCKER
A U.K. Subs Book
By Marc Brekau
Forthcoming book requires your help...
Marc Brekau, part of T&Ms website team, has recently started the mammoth task of interviewing as many ex-U.K. Subs members as possible for his forthcoming book on the Subs, provisionally titled 'BORN A ROCKER'.
To further gain contacts, information, interviewees and suggestions, a new Facebook page has been set up in order that Marc can keep people up to date with how his book is progressing.
READ MARC'S T&M WEBSITE SUBS ARTICLES & INTERVIEWS
: CLICK HERE
Here is Marc's initial call out...
"Calling on U.K. Subs fans around the world - a new book project urgently needs your stories, recollections and insights about the world’s longest running, continuously performing, inspirational, enduring and hugely popular punk rock acts.
It’s the Mount Everest of literary challenges, to research and document the highly productive, entertaining, eclectic, creative, engaging, illustrious, turbulent, meandering and global history of the cottage industry that is the U.K. Subs.
Lifelong fan and Time and Matter contributor Marc Brekau is attempting this challenge, placating time zones and continents to research and recreate the concise, unbiased and in-depth history of the band, from A to Z and beyond. With a strong focus on researching new information, the project features exclusive commentary, insights and stories from the many musicians who have performed in or with the band, alongside academic, business and literary analysis and commentary on the band's brand heritage, genre contribution, recording and touring history, and punk rock legacy.
Obviously, a project of this magnitude urgently needs your support. It needs to hear from the countless dedicated individuals whose unequivocal, unquestionable allegiance, generosity and support for the band has spanned the decades: the fans, musicians, promoters, drivers, roadies, record and merchandise collectors, arcivists and independent media types. In particular, the thousands who live in Japan, Germany, France, Spain, Norway, Hungary, Poland, Belgium, Greece, Canada, Brazil and the USA, places the band have toured extensively, but whose personal commentary, insights and recollections have rarely been shared, reported, published or covered outside of their native countries.
Currently being compiled under the working title of ‘Born A Rocker’, this expansive literary project enjoys the full support of the band's enterprising, productive and passionate Time and Matter web team, and a plethora of former band members, musical associates and independent punk rock writers, many of whom were interviewed this year, with the promise of many more to come.
or post same on Marc’s Facebook page
, and if you have extensive stories and insights to share, an interview can be arranged via Skype (preferred) or land line, at a time convenient to your time zone. Just contact Marc via FB or email and let him know what suits your diary and schedule.
Pledge your support and lend a helping hand, for the band are genuinely worth it. For as Charlie himself once said, “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."
So don’t delay, get writing today…"
OUT NOW ON THE U.K. SUBS SPECIALIST LABEL TIME & MATTER RECORDS
A-M-I - 'Anti-Meathead-Inc'
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I wanna be teenage!
Dazzling debut by 4 kids from Brighton with punk in their blood...
A-M-I are a truly inspirational young punk band from Brighton.
Extraordinarily, they've created a blisteringly prodigious punkrawk inspired debut album. The line-up consists of brothers Marlon (15) and Bram Payne (13), their best friend from primary school Marley Perez (15) and rock school friend Harry Stagg (12).
Marley is Charlie Harper's grandson, and Charlie himself helped to produce some of this stunning album.
Having supported U.K. Subs, 999, Louise Distras and many others, the band are now getting a bigger following, with support slots booked for Penetration, Vice Squad, 999, Menace, The Straps and of course the Subs at the 100 Club on 24 May 2014.
A-M-I are also booked for the Rebellion and Undercover festivals later in the year.
Their songs tackle a range of issues - including rampant consumerism (Stuff), bullying (Meathead / Billy No Mates), environmentalism (The Beach), treachery (Implode / The Worm), rebellion (R.A.T.S) and so called pop-music moguls (Svengali).
“…‘Stuff’, with its memorable backing vocals is a magnificent opener; 'Billy No Mates' and ‘Meathead’ are bone fide punk classics; the former boasting spiralling grinding guitar, gladdening your punksoul. Sharp lyrics, attitude and a sense of humour all add to this mix of punk perfection, which would grace any punk era; 1977 and now! Stimulating song structures - magnificent music – simply stunning!...”
The CD is available in 3 different colours; red, orange or green...
Packaging includes a snazzy die cut sleeve and a 4 page booklet...
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
"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
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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
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