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Live stream scheduled for tonight!
SATURDAY 21 NOVEMBER
Live stream updates on Pledge...
"Live stream tonight at 8pm GMT
Don’t forget we are streaming live from the Fleece, Bristol tonight from 8pm! Check the updates section for the video feed in just under 2 hours!"
"UK Subs streaming LIVE from the Fleece, Bristol
And we are live! For the next couple of hours we’ll be streaming live from the Fleece in Bristol and guess what? We’ve made this available to everyone! If you’re in the area then get down to the gig and get yer mug in the video. Our stage time is 9pm so if you’re stuck at home with the kids or skyving at work or even if you’re having a house party with your friends or whatever tune in and be part of the action!"
Below: Screengrabs from the live stream - click to enlarge
U.K. Subs PledgeMusic Final Album Launched
We have lift off folks!
The U.K. Subs’ final album ‘Ziezo’ is being made through PledgeMusic and was officially launched on Sunday 1 November 2015 here:
The band’s last album in their alphabetical quest to name each SUBsequent album from A-Z, has a fulfilment date of 22 April 2016, so there is plenty of time to get involved in the making of this truly remarkable piece of musical history.
The first selection of ‘Exclusive Pledges’ is now available, of which there were 15 with a price range of £6 to £350.
There really should be something for everyone, including getting your name on the album credits, vinyl and CD copies (all signed), Subs Pledge exclusive enamel badges, hoodies and t-shirts as well as the opportunity to spend time in the studio with the band during the making of this exciting new album…
Over and out – Ziezo!
LATEST PLEDGE UPDATES:
Recording 'Ziezo' - Day Three: Studio Photo from Jet
Jet has posted the below photo on Facebook with the following commentary:
"Studio Day 3: @jamieoliverdrums currently recording the drums. 2 more songs to go then rhythm section all done!" ...click the image to enlarge...
Time & Matter's dedicated 'Z' album news page archives all news HERE
New Mini-Doc: A day with U.K. Subs drummer Jamie Oliver
Rick Simpson has today (17 November 2015) published on YouTube a fantastic mini-documentary entitled "A day with UK Subs drummer, Jamie Oliver"
Third Hedersleben Album Now Available Via T&M
T&M are chuffed to be able to offer copies of the third Hedersleben album, The Fall of Chronopolis, via our Big Cartel web-shop on CD and vinyl.
Nicky Garratt wrote about the album exclusively for Time & Matter earlier this year and you can read about every song in detail as well as Nicky's tour diary HERE.
All the CDs are signed by Nicky, and the vinyl copies have been signed by the whole band, which includes ex-Subs drummer Jason Willer.
Both of the previous Hedersleben albums, Upgoer and Die Neuen Welten, are available also, CD copies of Upgoer are signed by Nicky and vinyl copies of Die Neuen Welten by the whole band.
All stock is very limited, less than 10 copies of each, and will not be restocked this side of Christmas.
Hedersleben releases available HERE
New Official DVD Being Filmed in November
A new live DVD is planned for the band's Scarborough gig on the 25th of November 2015 at the Corporation Club.
Titled 'Subs by The Sea', the project is the brainchild of Ken Webster and Stu Irvine and is publicised as being in conjunction with Red Tick Films; promising exclusive interviews and backstage footage all filmed in full HD.
The DVD is scheduled for release in early December and available via Red Tick Films, the U.K.Subs.com website and Amazon.
U.K. Subs Peel Sessions
The Captain Oi! 7" Single Series
Captain Oi! Records have today released the first in a set of three 7" singles that will feature the U.K. Subs' three superb John Peel sessions which the band recorded from 1978 to 1979.
These magnificent and stunningly designed singles will be available in a choice of two different colours, strictly limited to 250 copies of each, with this initial release being on yellow vinyl and white vinyl.
The first John Peel session, featuring the Harper / Garratt / Slack / Davies line-up, was recorded at the BBC Maida Vale studios on 23 May 1978 and first broadcast on the John Peel show 8 days later, comprising five classic Subs tracks: 'I Couldn't Be You', 'Tomorrow's Girls', 'Disease', 'C.I.D.' and 'Stranglehold'.
Each release comes with a full colour heavy-duty card gatefold sleeve, boasting previously unpublished photos of the band by Virginia Turbett, as well as exclusive comprehensive liner note essays from the U.K. Subs 'Time & Matter' website editors Mark Chadderton and Rob Cook, the first of which is by the former, entitled 'Background: Recorded 77-78'.
Volume 2 is set to be released in December with the final Volume 3 scheduled for a January 2016 release date as yet to be confirmed.
BUY U.K. SUBS PEEL SESSION 7" VOLUME 1 (Yellow vinyl): CLICK HERE
BUY U.K. SUBS PEEL SESSION 7" VOLUME 1 (White vinyl): CLICK HERE
New Official U.K. Subs T-shirt To Aid Workers' Rights
Officially endorsed by Charlie Harper himself, the U.K. Subs are now a part of a fantastic new working class t-shirt project!
These t-shirts are being produced by a self-organised workers co-operative in Croatia. The income generated from their sales will be shared between the participating bands, as well as supporting workers in South Asia in their fight for higher wages and better working conditions.
These special and limited U.K. Subs t-shirts will be available from 3 November 2015 until 3 January 2016. Utilising the classic U.K. Subs round logo over the lyrics to 'Warhead', please take time to have a look at this great cause via their crowdfunding website at www.startnext.com/en/dnamerch.
There's a short video explaining the project, as well as various sections of information concerning all you need to know to get behind this inspiring project both on the website as well as the dna merch Facebook page, which you can 'like' at: https://www.facebook.com/dnamerch/
dna merch is the creation of two longstanding friends Doreen Zelmer and Anton Wundrak, from Berlin. Anton is involved in trade union activism and plays the drums in the ska and punk band Arthur & the Spooners. Doreen is engaged in environmental youth education.
The Subs t-shirt artwork is by Chris W. Jany from New Way Tattoo Berlin: https://www.facebook.com/newwaytattooberlin/
NICKY GARRATT EXCLUSIVE!
Exploring the new Hedersleben album
Time & Matter are absolutely thrilled that ex-U.K. Subs guitarist Nicky Garratt has written another exclusive article for his popular T&M section 'NICKY'S GUITAR NOTES'.
After writing a recording diary exclusively for T&M earlier this year, Nicky, as he previously did with the first two Hedersleben LPs, reveals the inspiration and story behind the soon to be released third Hedersleben album 'The Fall Of Chronopolis', in another fascinating article.
The latest article published today (20/10/2015)
Charlie interviewed in new issue of Vive Le Rock
In the latest issue of the ever-wonderful must-have music magazine VIVE LE ROCK, issue number 30, dated November 2015, there is a half page interview with Charlie Harper on page 107 in the regular section entitled 'Curtain Call'.
Charlie chats about how things have changed in music over the years...
The latest issue has all the latest album reviews, DVD and book reviews, tour dates and interviews and articles with the likes of John Lydon, Michael Monroes, Killing Joke, The Sonics, Joe Jackson, The Professionals and much, much more.
Priced at £4-99 and available at any good newsagent, be sure to grab your copy soon...
Above: the Charlie interview, click to enlarge...
EXCLUSIVE T&M INTERVIEW
The U.K. Subs official website 'Time & Matter' is proud to present a brand new in-depth 'exclusive' interview with ex-Subs bassist Ricky McGuire.
Ricky is perhaps better known to U.K. Subs fans as 'Plonker Magoo', the nickname given to him for the Subs albums he appeared on, namely 1985s 'Huntington Beach' and the following year's double 'live' album 'In Action'.
Ricky also plays on the 7" EP 'Live In Holland', which in turn was taken from the semi-official 'Left For Dead' album.
T&M editor Mark Chadderton chatted to Ricky about his time in the Subs as well as his other musical experiences, including a stint in Charlie's side-project band the Urban Dogs. Ricky also chats about his early years getting into punk and about being a member of punk bands such as Chaotic Youth and The Fits, as well as being a member of the legendary folk-punk band The Men They Couldn't Hang since 1986, who recently released their critically acclaimed 'Pledge Music' campaign album 'The Defiant'.
The interview includes many photos from Ricky's own personal archive, including previously unpublished U.K. Subs photos...
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
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"...
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..."
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
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
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
Click the image to enlarge
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...
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
T&M website born: October 2008 .
Official launch date: 1 December 2009.
The basis of ‘Time and Matter’ is to provide a chronological listing, day by day; month by month; year by year of the band’s many activities.
Our aim is to provide as full an historical archive of the
U.K. Subs as possible... Full website editors' statement... click here
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Time & Matter Recordings, P.O.Box 5261, CV37 1JR
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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...