Charlie  Harper - vocals & harmonica - click image to enlarge. Photograph courtesy of Jez Keefe. No copying of Jez's work without permission. Alvin Gibbs - bass - click image to enlarge. Photograph courtesy of Jez Keefe. No copying of Jez's work without permission. Jamie Oliver - drums- click image to enlarge. Photograph courtesy of Jez Keefe. No copying of Jez's work without permission. Steve Straughan - guitar - Photo by Fishbones Photography - click to enlarge 

  • 18 September 2017


Charlie's new 7" solo single for Punkerama Records is due back from the pressing plant in the next few weeks. Featuring two acoustic versions of previously released songs 'Warhead' and 'Rebellion Song', the single will be available in limited numbers on 3 different pressings as follows:
150 on yellow and blue splatter vinyl / 175 on yellow vinyl / 175 on blue vinyl.
Priced at £7 each on pre- order, please contact Punkerama to reserve copies via: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Postage is £3 for UK orders but please enquire for non-UK postage prices.
The single also boasts a front and back cover painted by Charlie himself - to view click here

  • 3 August 2017

U.K. Subs 2017 Pledge Music Update No. 4

"Listen to our new single now!".
Archived on T&M HERE

  • 28 July 2017

U.K. Subs 2017 Pledge Music Update No. 3

"40th Anniversary set list poll: Brand New Age".
Archived on T&M HERE

  • 26 July 2017

Alvin Gibbs Revamped Iggy Pop Book Out Now

Subs bassist Alvin Gibbs has just had his brilliant book on his time touring as part of the Iggy Pop band re-published in an expanded and updated form. Also retitled from the original 'Neighbourhood Threat' to 'Some Weird Sin', Alvin announced the new book with a big post on his Facebook page on 24 July, which you can read in full as well as view the front and back cover on the full news story which has been archived on T&M HERE


  • 25 July 2017

U.K. Subs 2017 Pledge Music Update No. 2

"40th Anniversary set list poll: Another Kind of Blues".
Archived on T&M HERE

  • 24 July 2017

U.K. Subs 2017 Pledge Music Update No. 1

"And we're off!!!"
Archived on T&M HERE

  • 21 July 2017

U.K. Subs announce 2 x 7" singles via Pledge Music

Plus 40th Anniversary Show

The Subs have announced that they will be releasing two brand new singles, the band's first recordings featuring new guitarist Steve Straughan, via Pledge Music. Below is the announcement posted on the Subs Facebook page, which was accompanied by a short video of Charlie and Alvin speaking about the new campaign...

We told you that Ziezo was our last album, but we also told you that it wouldn't be the last you'd hear of us...
We've just this second launched two brand new 7" AA-side coloured vinyl singles on Pledge Music - 'PREDATOR' and 'THE BEAST'!!! Each comes with a free download and an exclusive badge and patch. 4 new tracks for your listening pleasure.
Also in the pipeline.... ***On November 16th 1977 Charlie and co played the first ever gig as UK Subs, having changed the name of the band.***This year, on November 16th, 40 years later to the day, we will be celebrating the official 40th anniversary of UK Subs at the Queen's Hall, Nuneaton, and simultaneously launching our new singles! To mark this special occasion, we will be performing one song from each and every UK Subs album right the way through from A to Z. What's more is we'll be giving you the chance to influence our choice of set list!
All of this and more at"

  • Website archive footnote to the above U.K. Subs statement
    regarding the 40th anniversary date...

*** T&M is unsure as to why the band have stated that they became known as U.K. Subs on 16 November 1977, as this website has several pages and items of ephemera that contradicts that date, which actually dates the band name-change to circa June/July of 1977 - including a picture of the band in October 1977 - click here, a demo recorded in the summer of 1977 - click here, as well as gig advertisements listing the U.K. Subs playing in July 1977 - click here.

Full news story archived on T&M HERE

  • 2 July 2017

T&M 027 Release

Charlie Harper & Friends 7" Single

Features Two Ex-Subs Darrell Bath & Pete Davies

T&M's next release will be T&M 027 and sees Charlie Harper reunited with two ex-Subs, Pete Davies and Darrell Bath, for a one off single; Charlie Harper & Friends - Stop Hobophobia.

Recorded at Pat Collier's Perry Vale Studios in November 2015, it also sees the Straps Phil McDermott playing bass on the A-Side.

Limited to 500 hand numbered copies on blue vinyl with two sided insert and sticker. Available to buy via the T&M Big Cartel web-store from mid-day on Sunday 2nd July 2017

A-Side: Stop Hobophobia / B-Side: Night Crawler

Charlie Harper: Vocals / Darrell Bath: Guitar, plus bass on Night Crawler / Phil Mc Dermott: Bass on Stop Hobophobia / Pete Davies: Drums


Full news story archived HERE

  • 12 June 2017
A limited edition picture disc of the U.K. Subs final album, Ziezo, has been released via the band's website -
Jamie Oliver made the following announcement on Facebook on the 12th of June 2017:

"Hi folks, we've been getting a lot of requests for a Ziezo picture disc to go with our previous 3 albums so we've decided to put out a limited run of 500 only, available to order now from the store section of our website at

Once these are gone they're gone guys so if you want one be quick!

Shipping at the beginning of August 2017"

Full news story archived on T&M HERE

  • 24 May 2017

 T&M and U.K. Subs hand over £4,000 cheque to RNLI

At the U.K. Subs' gig at the 'Talking Heads' music venue in Southampton on Friday 19 May, Time & Matter Recordings and the U.K. Subs made their latest donation to the RNLI, which is Charlie Harper's favourite charity.
The T&M cheque, representing total donations of £4,000 raised since May 2014 via Time & Matter's charity releases, e-Bay auctions as well as Yuko's collections via the band's merchandise desk was handed over to Jez Cronin, the RNLIs Legacy &
In Memory Team Co-Ordinator, who is based at the RNLI headquarters in Poole, Dorset.

Read the full news story with photos and what Jez had to say about what these donations mean for the RNLI: Click here

  • 22 May 2017
Charlie will be one of the support acts for The Skids on their 8 June 2017 date in Bristol in a few weeks...
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 - Scared to Dance goes like this!

  • 9 May 2017


Time & Matter are proud to announce a new series of charity auctions.

All proceeds will be going to the RNLI again, Charlie Harper's favourite charity, and will take the form of four consecutive auctions on Ebay through the T&M account.

We have four test pressings very generously donated by Captain Oi! Records:

Auction 1: AHOYEP317 - U.K. Subs - Yellow Leader/Sin City Blues EP
Auction 2: AHOY704 - U.K. Subs - The Peel Sessions Volume 1
Auction 3: AHOY705 - U.K. Subs - The Peel Sessions Volume 2
Auction 4: AHOY706 - U.K. Subs - The Peel Sessions Volume 3

We also have a very exciting annoucement to make about T&M's recent fund raising activities, keep an eye out for the latest news!

Read more about what the RNLI does - click here
Read more about previous T&M causes - click here
T&M charity e-Bay seller's account - click here

Full news story archived on T&M HERE

  • 2 April 2017

Nicky Garratt Track Used In Peter O'Toole's Last Film

A track from the latest album by Hedersleben, Nicky Garratt's ongoing band has been used as part of the soundtrack to the new film 'Diamond Cartel', which turned out to be Peter O'Toole's final film role.
The track 'Rarified Air' - from 'Hedersleben 4 - Orbit' - was conceived by Garratt after he awoke in the middle of the night with the riff in his head. Jai Young and Alicia Previn co-wrote the track, adding their parts later...

Full news story on T&M HERE
  • 25 March 2017

U.K. Subs Record Store Day 2017 Release

This year's Record Store Day contains one U.K. Subs vinyl release, a re-issue of the 'Live In Paris' LP, which has been re-titled 'Live 'N' Loud (aka Greatest Hits In Paris)'. Issued by Interference Records, the LP will be hand numbered, on colour vinyl and with an insert, which presumably will be the same content from the booklet that came with the recent CD version of this release.

View the release on the official Record Store Day 2017 website at:

Full story archived on T&M HERE

  • 24 March 2017

Charlie Harper Solo Show at Blank Generation Festival

Charlie is set to play at this year's Blank Generation Festival on Sunday 28 May.
Charlie is currently scheduled to play on Stage 2 at the Bridge House II in London, between 17:15 and 17:45 - more info can be found at
Facebook event page:

  • 9 March 2017

New Charlie Harper Single To Be Released

Punkerama Records will be releasing a brand new Charlie Harper 7" single soon. Featuring an acoustic version of 'Warhead' and an electric version of 'Rebellion Song', the test pressings are due soon, with the single artwork being done by Charlie himself.
Limited to 500 copies, it will be released in 5 different colours of 100.
  • 8 March 2017

Pete Davies News - Blackmayne

Ex-U.K. Subs sticksman Pete Davies has been drumming with the recently reformed NWOBHM band Blackmayne, alongside his fellow Straps member Phil McDermott.
Pete recently told T&M that "The Blackmayne CD is now avaliable on Eat Metal Records (click here). I'm not gigging with the band but have been asked if I'll record with them again, for their next/new album."
The CD features Pete on some newly recorded tracks, with the press release reading as follows:
Pete also revealed that he will also start rehearsing with covers band Never Mind the Sex Pistols in a couple of weeks...

Full news story archived on T&M HERE

  • 26 February 2017

Paul Slack News - The Flying Padovanis

Ex-U.K. Subs bassist Paul Slack has recently been back playing with THE FLYING PADOVANIS, who have just finished a re-union tour as detailed HERE with pictures...




  • 24 January 2017

U.K. Subs U.S.A. April 2017 Tour Dates

The Subs return to the States in April for a mini tour, and here are the dates...

02: Rude Fest, St Louis, USA
04: Clutch Cargo's, Chicago, USA
05: Cattivo (lower level), Pittsburgh, PA, USA (with Riots & Scene of Irony)
06: Side Bar, Baltimore, MD, USA (with Riots & Scene of Irony)
07: Voltage Lounge, Philadelphia, PA, USA (with Virus, Riots & Scene of Irony)
08: Berlin, New York, USA (with Riots & Scene of Irony) - Sold Out
09: Bowery Electric (all ages matinee), NYC, NY, USA (with Les Stitches, Riots & UFC)
09: Bowery Electric (night show), NYC, NY, USA (with Riots &  Ice Cold Killers) - Sold Out
  • 16 January 2017

Urban Dogs Album Reviewed by Fear And Loathing 'Zine

The superb brand new album by the Urban Dogs, 'Attack', out now on Time & Matter Records gets yet another superb review on the ever brilliant FEAR AND LOATHING FANZINE website...
"Apart from the fairly recent ‘acoustic’ album, this is the first full-on Urban Dogs album for quite a long time, but it still sounds as confident and natural as a band who were playing and recording on a much regular basis...
It sounds as if the band had a lot of fun making this album. Now it’s your turn to enjoy it!

Full news story with review fully archived on T&M - Click here

  •  6 January 2017

Punk Globe Mini Interviews With All Four Subs...

All four members of the U.K. Subs recently had a little chat with Lisa Monday-Gomez ('PunkrPrincess') at the Let's Talk Punk section of the ever-excellent USA-based PUNK GLOBE website - check it out by clicking here

All the quickfire questions were centred around 2016 and this new year 2017...

Jamie's most memorable occasion in 2016 was "...qualifying for my skydiving licence and skydiving over Niagara Falls...", Charlie said his favourite gig of the year was the Urban Dogs supporting the Damned in Cambridge, Steve mentioned he loved "playing at the Great British Alternative Music Festival" whilst Alvin's highlight of last year was "...recording the critically acclaimed brilliant new album 'Attack' by Urban Dogs, available now on Time and Matter Records..."


Interviews also archived on T&M HERE

  • 3 January 2017

Urban Dogs Gigs For 2017

The Urban Dogs have been comfirmed for this year's Rebellion Festival in Blackpool, with the exact date yet to be confirmed, with the Festival running from the 3rd to the 6th of August.
And of course, the Subs will also be appearing...
The Dogs have, at present, one other gig confirmed, which is at The Arches in Coventry on the 7th of May, further information at -
  • 1 January 2017

Happy New Year Subs Fanatics...

Happy new year to all you Subs fans out there from the T&M admins Mark & Rob...


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