Welcome to our Urban Dogs Time & Matter offshoot webpage...

Early line-up shot

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16/01/2017: 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 !

CLICK HERE TO READ THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE

CLICK HERE TO BUY THE ALBUM ON VINYL,
CD OR CASSETTE - OR ALL THREE! ;-)

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

03/01/2017: Urban Dogs gig dates for 2017
 
The band 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...
REBELLION FESTIVAL WEBSITE: Click here
The Dogs have, at present, one other gig confirmed, which is at The Arches in Coventry on the 7th of May, further information at - https://www.facebook.com/events/331908747192894/
 
12/12/2016: Urban Dogs Album Reviewed by Nuzz Prowling Wolf Blog

The superb brand new album by the Urban Dogs, 'Attack', out now on Time & Matter Records gets a superb review on the ever superb NUZZ PROWLING WOLF blogsite...

"Attack, The Urban Dogs fifth album is a real feast. A beautifully crafted and constructed twelve track masterpiece that defies  musical categorization...
Stand out tracks? all of them, there's no sitting down here!" 

Original news article with full review archived on T&M HERE

05/12/2016: Urban Dogs T&M Badge set now in the T&M store

Who doesn't love a classic badge?

This exclusive set of five badges have been produced for the launch of the new Urban Dogs album, ATTACK.

Featuring artwork from the album and single, Trick or Treat, plus the design used for the ATTACK t-shirt, along with a couple of T&M badges just for the hell of it...

29/11/2016: Urban Dogs New Album Reviewed by 'Suspect Device' 'Zine

The superb brand new album by the Urban Dogs, 'Attack', out now on Time & Matter Records gets its first review and it's Gaz from Suspect Device fanzine who's first out of the traps...

CLICK HERE TO READ THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE

CLICK HERE TO BUY THE ALBUM ON VINYL,
CD OR CASSETTE - OR ALL THREE! ;-)

Full news article (with review archived) on T&M HERE

29/11/2016: Urban Dogs 'ATTACK' t-shirts now in the T&M store

Previously only available at the two Urban Dogs gigs in November 2016.

Based on Charlie Harper's painting used on the back cover of the album 'Attack', and the front cover of the single 'Trick or Treat', these heavy cotton tees are a must for all you dog lovers out there.

Available in Small, Medium, Large, XL and XXL.

Limited stock on all sizes and these will not be replaced, once they're gone they are gone.

22/11/2016: Urban Dogs support The Damned in Cambridge

The Urban Dogs supported the Damned this evening at The Cambridge Junction, the T&M gig page with YouTube footage of 'Pawn Shop Special' can be seen by CLICKING HERE

17/11/2016: New 7" Promo Video & LP launch party news stories

Click to enlargeCry “Havoc!” and let slip the dogs of war…

They’re back with a bite!

FOUR LUMINARIES OF THE PUNK AND ALTERNATIVE SCENE RE-UNITE FOR A BRAND NEW KILLER LP!

Charlie Harper (U.K. Subs)
Knox (The Vibrators)
Alvin Gibbs (U.K. Subs)
Matthew Best (Psychic TV)

Recorded at ex-Vibrators’ bassist Pat Collier’s London Studio in May 2016, this fi fth Urban Dogs album really is their best yet, featuring a stunning collection of songs that are breathtaking in their variety, both musically and lyrically.

Selected highlights are Charlie’s harmonica-drenched ‘Pawn Shop Special’ and bittersweet ‘Whisky Song’, Knox’s fascinating songwriting skills, encompassing ageing love, crucifi xion and android analogy, two stunning covers; their take on The Monkees and Sex Pistols’ famous cover song ‘Steppin’ Stone’ and Johnny Thunders’ classic ‘You Can’t Put Your Arms Around A Memory’ as well as Alvin’s best ever song yet, the simply sensational punk raucous sweaty-sweet stomper that is ‘Sidewalk Baby’.

All that and we haven’t even barked on about the Knox sung Gibbs homage to Vivienne Westwood - ‘World’s End Apocalypso’ or Alvin’s perfect politician put-down ‘Goddamn Liar’!

Yet more genius to chew on! Click to enlarge

Track Listing:
01. Dancing On The Heads Of Snakes
02. The Little Song
03. Sidewalk Baby
04. Pawn Shop Special
05. We Are Machine
06. Trick Or Treat
07. Goddamn Liar
08. Storm Over Golgotha Tonight
09. You Can’t Put Your Arms Around A Memory
10. World’s End Apocalypso
11. (I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone
12. The Whisky Song

Following the album launch party at the band's spiritual home, the 100 Club in London, Attack is available to buy now on LP (blue vinyl), CD and very limited edition cassette through T&M's web-shop.

The CD and cassette boast two bonus tracks; Rebellion Song and One Foot In The Grave, both taken from the band's 2014 single released on Time & Matter Records, T&M 016.

   >>> BUY THE LP - CLICK HERE! <<<   

  >>> BUY THE CD - CLICK HERE! <<<  

   >>> BUY THE CASSETTE - CLICK HERE! <<<  

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26/10/2016: New 7" Promo Video & LP launch party news stories
The following news stories appeared on the T&M homepage:

   Time & Matter Records Proudly Presents...   


  • Brand new Urban Dogs 7" single on Time & Matter Records
  • 'Trick or Treat' taken from the forthcoming LP 'Attack'
  • Limited to 350 copies...
  • On emerald green blood coloured vinyl...
  • With lyrical and informational insert...
  • B-side boasts 2 previously unreleased tracks from the band's first demos in 1982:
    'New Barbarians' & 'Utopia'

URBAN DOGS 2016:
CHARLIE HARPER: Vocals / KNOX: Guitar & "Halloween"
ALVIN GIBBS: Bass / MATTHEW BEST: Drums

URBAN DOGS 1982:
CHARLIE HARPER: Vocals / DAVE DUDLEY: Guitar
STEVE SLACK: Bass / MATTHEW BEST: Drums

AVAILABLE TO ORDER - 31 October 2016

http://timematterrecordings.bigcartel.com/

Urban Dogs Album Launch Party Gig 

DATE FOR YOUR DOG DIARY!
URBAN DOGS ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY:
Thursday 17 November 2016 at The 100 Club, London, England

LINK TO BUY TICKETS: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/361554

Time & Matter Records is delighted to announce that they have once again signed up the Urban Dogs to release a brand new studio album entitled 'ATTACK'..

The full original band, originally formed in 1982 - Charlie Harper (vocals), Knox (guitar), Alvin Gibbs (bass) and Matthew Best (drums) have finished recording at ex-Vibrators' Pat Collier's Perry Vale Studios in London, the follow up to the critically acclaimed acoustic album 'Bonefield'. The U.K. Subs recorded their final 4 albums with Pat, as did the Urban Dogs with their superb last T&M release, the 7" single 'Rebellion Song'.

An Urban Dogs album launch show is set for November 17, 2016 at the 100 Club in London...

To coincide with the original Urban Dogs being re-united, there are new social media sites now set up at:

Official Urban Dogs Twitter: https://twitter.com/urban_dogs_1982
Official Urban Dogs Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/urban.dogs.est.1982/

Keep up to date on the above links as well as the Time & Matter website
and Facebook/Twitter pages which are at:
https://www.facebook.com/TimeAndMatterRecordings/ | https://twitter.com/TandMrecords

>>> BUY TICKET(S): CLICK HERE <<<

Facebook Gig Event Page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1239004980824

01/06/2016: New EP Featuring Urban Dogs Drummer Out Now

Urban Dogs drummer, Matthew Best, has been playing and recording with South London rock 'n' roll outfit, The Bad Breed.

Describing themselves as "Finest twisted Rock'n'roll and gutter exotica...", the rest of the line-up is Colbert Hamilton on vocals, Oli Katz on Guitar, Richard Spyers on Guitar and Chris Tymon on Double Bass.

Colbert Hamilton has fronted The Nitros, The Hellrazors and Holyman Jones, plus released solo albums as well as recording with Phil Lynott. He also does a good turn with an Elvis song. Oli Katz from Orange in France, where he played with The Ramblers and The Axe Murderers before moving to London and playing with The Cannibals before forming The Bad Breed. Richard Spyers has twanged his way through various bands including Vegas Trip, The Purple Gang and Janey & the Ravemen.

Matthew Best has sat in the driving seat for many artists from Captain Sensible to Paul Ansell, the Urban Dogs and U.K. Subs. Chris Tymon slaps and whacks that bass like it's done him wrong.

Their debut six track vinyl E.P, The Bad Breed E.P, is available to download via their Bandcamp page and to buy on black vinyl from T&M HERE!

Track Listing

Side 1:
Daddy Rolling Stone
The Dirty Dog
Sea Of Love

Side 2:
Beelzebubba
Flood Of Love
Nightcrawl

BUY THE E.P. HERE!

21/05/2016: New Urban Dogs Album Launch Party
DATE FOR YOUR DOG DIARY!

URBAN DOGS ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY:
Thursday 17 November 2016 at The 100 Club, London, England

LINK TO BUY TICKETS: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/361554

URBAN DOGS: ATTACK!

   New Urban Dogs Album - Day 6 Recording: 19 May 2016   

Dogs drummer Matthew Best has today published the below update from the studio on the Urban Dogs Facebook page as reproduced below...

23:44
All done! We have a CD of mixes to take away and listen to over the next week or so, and if there's any minor tweaks (or major disasters) we can come back and change things after that.

   PREVIOUS NEWS STORIES  

URBAN DOGS NEWS STORY ARCHIVE 2016 ... click this header

URBAN DOGS: ATTACK!

   New Urban Dogs Album - Day 5 Recording: 18 May 2016   

Dogs drummer Matthew Best has today published a number of updates from the studio on the Urban Dogs Facebook page as reproduced below...

21:42
Charlie playing his brand new harmonica. If you listen hard you can get a sneak peek of the song coming through his headphones

VIDEO TO APPEAR HERE

14:35
Alvin Gibbs has finished everything he needed to do so has the day off, and unfortunately Knox has been taken ill today and couldn't make it to the studio, but we are finally able to get Charlie Harper playing his harmonica - and it sounds great!

After that he's got a couple of lead vocals to work on but we are getting very close to the finishing line here.

 

URBAN DOGS: ATTACK!

   New Urban Dogs Album - Day 4 Recording: 17 May 2016   

Dogs drummer Matthew Best has today published a number of updates from the studio on the Urban Dogs Facebook page as reproduced below...

15:14
It's all about Charlie and Knox today so to stop them getting worn out we're farming out the work. Charlie's done vocals on one song, Knox added some guitar, and now it's Knox's turn to sing. He's working on one of Alvin's songs so Alvin is directing him from the control room.

14:43
Charlie's lyrics.

14:10
Knox is adding some lead guitar to Pawn Shop Special.

13:57
Charlie has turned up and has gone straight to work singing "Pawn Shop Special", which I think is about a guitar. We were relieved to find that Charlie's spelling of Porn Shop was in fact a mistake.

13:15
Back in the studio, mainly to do vocals, but while we wait for Charlie to arrive, what do you all feel about some Hammond organ?
(A) Great! Bring it on!
Or
(B) No way! Does not belong on a punk album!

Answers below please.

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   New Urban Dogs Album - Day 3 Recording: 11 May 2016   

Dogs drummer Matthew Best has today published a couple of photos of Alvin recording vocals on one of his songs - see right - as well as reporting the following:

Firstly: "Yesterday we managed to get five basic tracks down which means we only have three to do today. I got rained on coming to the studio as I was misled by the weather forecast. So first order of business is a cup of tea before attempting to tackle our two cover versions, leading off with the drum track to "Stepping Stone". We are following the original Monkees/Paul Revere arrangement rather than the very different Sex Pistols version. It's still surprisingly raucous.

After that Alvin has done an arrangement of
You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory", the old Johnny Thunders tune. He's playing bass and guitar on this leaving Knox to eat Doritos, though Knox is going to add a second guitar later.


After that there's one more track to get down and most of my work here will be done, though I'll be sticking around in case there's a desperate need for some out of tune backing vocals or a tambourine overdub. Well, you never know!"

Secondly: "Just done the final drum track, which was a Knox song that we all whipped into some sort of shape which ended up being quite different to his demo. Not sure yet if this was a good idea or not. Time will tell, I guess.

Today is our last day this week but we will all be back next week to finish up. In the time-hallowed Nick Lowe method we've bashed it down, now it's time to tart it up. Though when that includes doing all the vocals I'm not sure "tarting it up" is the right term. Anyway, whatever it is we'll be doing it next Tuesday onwards and I will be doing updates then too."


Thirdly: "Last track of the album and thankfully Charlie remembered to take a photo of me making weird facial expressions (see two photos above), commonly known as "drum face". That's all the basic tracks completed so it's on with overdubs and vocals, starting with Alvin's numbers as he isn't available all of next week."

And finally: "Here I am playing the final drum track of this session. You can see Charlie in the reflection taking the photo. There are other photos with even worse drum faces in them..."

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   New Urban Dogs Album - Day 2 Recording: 10 May 2016   

Dogs drummer Matthew Best has today reported as follows:
 

"It's a miserable day in South London so a good time to spend the afternoon in the studio. At the moment Alvin is working on a song he has written called "Goddamn Liar", which I will shortly attempt to put a drum track to. We are hoping we can get this down before Charlie and Knox arrive. At the moment I am trying to decide whether it should be half speed or double speed. We have settled for a mixture of the two.

Ok drum track down, now Alvin is laying down a guitar and I'm off to have my first cup of tea of the day..."

...and later...

"On a lovely sunny day yesterday we managed to get four basic tracks down and today, while it rains, we are on target to match that, or maybe even beat it. Yesterday the end of the session was curtailed as we had our ugly mugs immortalised by ace photographer Tina Korhonen (Tina K Photography), who now presumably has weeks of work to do with whatever her photo editing software of choice is, in an attempt to make us look less like some random OAPs who wandered past the recording studio. I don't envy her.

Today we've done one of Alvin's songs which was quite challenging for me, and one of Charlie's, which drum wise has a similar feel to Wanna World - very straight ahead and intense. I was able to knock this one out in one take which was a relief as it was kind of tiring!

Now onward, presumably to one of Knox's songs."
 

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   New Urban Dogs Album - Day 1 Recording: 9 May 2016  

Dogs drummer Matthew Best has reported that the band laid down four backing tracks on the first day in the studio, supplying the accompanying pictures...

CHEERS MATTHEW!

To coincide with the original Urban Dogs being re-united, there are new social media sites now set up at:

Official Urban Dogs Twitter: https://twitter.com/urban_dogs_1982
Official Urban Dogs Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/urban.dogs.est.1982/

Keep up to date on the above links as well as the Time & Matter website
and Facebook/Twitter pages which are at:
https://www.facebook.com/TimeAndMatterRecordings/ | https://twitter.com/TandMrecords

08/05/2016: New Urban Dogs Album To Be Recorded

URBAN DOGS: ATTACK!

Time & Matter Records is delighted to announce that they have once again signed up the Urban Dogs, this time to record a brand new studio album.

The full original band, originally formed in 1982 - Charlie Harper (vocals), Knox (guitar), Alvin Gibbs (bass) and Matthew Best (drums) are booked to go into ex-Vibrators' Pat Collier's Perry Vale Studios in London on Monday 9 May 2016 to record the follow up to the critically acclaimed acoustic album 'Bonefield'. The U.K. Subs recorded their final 4 albums with Pat, as did the Urban Dogs with their superb last T&M release, the 7" single 'Rebellion Song'.

Recent Urban Dogs gig 2016 - click to enlarge

The new album will be entitled ATTACK and as Knox told T&M recently: "I have a feeling that this album will be what people will be hoping it is, loud! We'll show that we still have some of our fire left..."

Click to enlargeThe prospect of recording URBAN DOGS: ATTACK is also something that has got drummer Matthew Best (pictured right) excited; he enthused to T&M that he "...can't wait to get back in the studio with Knox, Charlie and Alvin for the first time in what seems like - and for some people actually is - a lifetime. Looking forward to doing some originals and a couple of interesting covers in our own - hopefully - inimitable way. I will be doing a studio diary and taking lots of photos so stay tuned for further updates!  Starting Monday!"

One of the tentatively planned covers is of the Monkees' 1967 hit '(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone', but with the Dogs back growling at their roaring best - anything could happen!

There are also plans to release a single from the sessions, as both Charlie and Knox both revealed to T&M that they have a big cache of new songs to choose from for the recording sessions, with Knox adding that "I'm still deciding on my songs and the titles as they might be different or changed when the album comes out..."

Charlie told T&M that he "has three really strong songs for definite, one of which has a Halloween theme, possibly to be called 'Trick or Treat'."

The album artwork, which we will reveal details of after the recordings, will be of a 'traditional Urban Dogs release' nature! We can however reveal that Knox will do the front and Charlie the back!

Time & Matter are excited to also announce that they have engaged the renowned London-based portrait, music and editorial photographer Tina Korhonen, who is a big fan and friend of both Charlie and Knox, to provide publicity shots as well as inner sleeve images.
(https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tina-K-Photography/88052332135)

Alvin Gibbs - click to enlargeOriginal and returning bassist Mr Alvin Gibbs has also revealed further details to T&M:
"I’ve written three pretty strong songs - if I say so myself, both music and lyrics - for the Dogs album; the titles of which are as follows: ‘Goddamn Liar’, ‘Sidewalk Baby’ and ‘World’s End Apocalypse’, the latter song being a musical love letter to Vivienne Westwood. I’ve also arranged a rocking version of ‘You Can’t Put Your Arms Around a Memory’ by Johnny Thunders as one of the cover tracks, which Charlie tells me he’s eager to sing and also incorporate in his solo set..."

An Urban Dogs album launch show is being set up for November 17, 2016 at the 100 Club in London, so keep watching this space folks!

To coincide with the original Urban Dogs being re-united, there are new social media sites now set up at:

Official Urban Dogs Twitter: https://twitter.com/urban_dogs_1982
Official Urban Dogs Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/urban.dogs.est.1982/

Keep up to date on the above links as well as the Time & Matter website
and Facebook/Twitter pages which are at:
https://www.facebook.com/TimeAndMatterRecordings/ | https://twitter.com/TandMrecords

  •  04/05/2016: Compilation LP featuring the Urban Dogs reviewed

The ever-superb Fungal Punk website has reviewed the recent Cleopatra Records released 'U.K. Subs' compilation album 'Friends & Relations', which includes the Urban Dogs' 'Rebellion Song' 7" single
Read the full review on the Fungal Punk website: CLICK HERE
Review also archived on T&M HERE

  • 16/03/2016: Urban Dogs Gig

Urban Dogs gig in London - T&M dedicated page - click here

URBAN DOGS NEWS STORY ARCHIVE 2015 ... click this header

  • 28/12/2015: Urban Dogs Full Band Gig Scheduled For March 2016

Charlie Harper & Knox's ever-popular side project band The Urban Dogs have been booked to play with a full line up this Spring.
 

The gig, on Wednesday 16 March 2016 is at the Hope & Anchor in London where the Dogs will be supported by The DeRellas.


Tickets are available now: CLICK HERE TO BUY

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  • 21/12/2015: Dogs To The Damned!
Charlie Harper, as well as fellow Urban Dog Matthew Best made guest appearances at last night's Damned gig at the Islington Academy in London.
Alongside another guest, Gaye Advert, Charlie and Matthew, who was nicknamed 'Turkey' for the early Urban Dogs releases, participated during the performance of the Damned's classic B-side track 'The Turkey Song'.
You can read more about the song's origin alongside photos of the gig and YouTube footage on T&M HERE
 
  • 15/10/2015: Urban Dogs To Support The London SS

Charlie Harper and Knox are set to play another acoustic Urban Dogs show in London on Saturday 31 October, as part of the launch party for a new release from The London SS.
"It only took 40 years but the London SS first official release is here on Combat Rock Records! Come and celebrate with us this Halloween at the Dublin Castle with special guests Knox of the Vibrators and Charlie Harper of the UK Subs and more to be confirmed! The party starts early so there's even time for trick or treating! Monster LUV XXX SS"

More info at:
London SS & Urban Dogs gig FB event page:
Full news story archived on T&M with posters HERE
 
  • 12/10/2015: Urban Dogs Acoustic Show Announced
Charlie Harper and Knox are set to play an acoustic Urban Dogs show in London on Sunday 25 October 2015. Billed as 'Princes Amongst Men', the dynamic duo will play this free entry show at 'Upstairs at the Ritzy' at the Ritzy Cinema in Brixton, London.

The Ritzy Cinema, Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane, London, SW2 1JG. Tel: 020 7326 2627

"Urban Dogs are an acoustic duo made up of two British punk rock legends - Charlie Harper of THE UK SUBS and Knox of THE VIBRATORS. As Urban Dogs, they perform together and solo, playing both new material and tunes from across their long careers. This rare event is a very special night and guaranteed to rock The Ritzy!"

UPSTAIRS AT THE RITZY: Facebook page - click here FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE: click here 
RITZY CINEMA WEBSITE: click here

Full news story archived on T&M - with poster - here

  • 24/04/2015: Time & Matter Records Limited Edition Designer T-Shirt

The U.K. Subs specialist record label Time & Matter Recordings issued the first in a planned series of collectible designer t-shirts on Friday 24 April 2015.

Strictly limited to 77, a number specially chosen for this merchandise to commemorate the year the Subs formed - 1977 -  this first beautifully designed 100% cotton, black t-shirt features the Time & Matter Records' striking logo across the chest, with the three main T&M artists listed around that logo - U.K. Subs - Charlie Harper - Urban Dogs.

The T&M logo is the one used on all the vinyl issued by Time & Matter Records, with the 'stylus arm' listing this item's catalogue number - T&M 019 - and the website address www.uksubstimeandmatter.net. 

The main 'T&M' writing is in light green, which Subs fans will know was originally designed for T&M as a pastiche of the old GEM Records' logo, for whom the Subs had their greatest success, circa 1979-81.

Each designer t-shirt comes with a double sided rounded edge thick collectors' card, individually hand numbered and hole-punched. These are attached to the t-shirt info material-label via blue (...of course!) coloured ribbon and a light (lime) green safety pin! (...of course!!!)

These highly collectible stylish garments really are THE essential sartorial Subs item for this summer...

FULL NEWS STORY WITH PURCHASE LINK (& PHOTOS) HERE

  • 09/03/2015: Accoustic Urban Dogs Gig announced

Charlie Harper and Knox will be playing an acoustic set at The Monty in Brighton on Saturday 28 March 2015 at 8:00pm.
"Show starts at 8pm with Charlie Harper on acoustic singing U.K. Subs songs. Followed by Knox - Vibrators set. Final set sees them together as the Urban Dogs."

Entry is free, and you can keep up to date about this gig via the Facebook page for it (https://www.facebook.com/events/363794437160810/) or on the venue's website (http://themontybrighton.co.uk/)
 
  • 27/02/2015: 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.."
 
READ THE FULL REVIEW - CLICK HERE
Full article archived on T&M HERE
 
  • 01/02/2015: '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)...
 
READ THE REVIEW - CLICK HERE
Full article archived on T&M HERE
 
  • 21/01/2015: 'Nuzz Prowling Wolf' Reviews 'Rebellion Song' 7"
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
Full news story archived on T&M HERE
 
  • 17/01/2015: Charlie & Knox play Knox's Charity Shop

Charlie Harper and Knox will be playing some acoustic songs at Knox's Rock 'N' Roll Charity Shop (see previous story here) in Camden Town, North London, this Saturday, 17th January 2015. They will both be at the shop between 3pm and 6pm with them playing from around 4pm.
Full news story archived on T&M HERE - with photos and video link

  • 06/01/2015: First Radio Play For New Urban Dogs 7"

The new Urban Dogs single 'Rebellion Song' will be getting its first airplay tonight. It will feature on the Pelirocco Platters show on Brighton based Radio Reverb from 6pm. You can listen live in the area on 97.2 fm or online at www.radioreverb.com

URBAN DOGS NEWS STORY ARCHIVE 2014 ... click this header

  • 23/12/2014: KNOX'S ROCK 'N' ROLL CHARITY SHOP
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. 
Please read the full news story HERE and get involved in this amazing new project.

  • 21/12/2014: URBAN DOGS - REBELLION SONG 7" OUT NOW!
TIME & MATTER RECORDS PROUDLY PRESENTS...  
A NEW CLASSIC URBAN DOGS 7" SINGLE: 'REBELLION SONG' 

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
  • INDIVIDUALLY HAND-NUMBERED
  • 2-SIDED LYRICAL INSERT
  • DUAL COLOURED RED & WHITE MIX VINYL 
  • PRICED AT A BARGAIN £6-00 (PLUS £1-80 P & P TO UK)

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.

>>>> CLICK HERE TO BUY <<<<

Full news story archived on T&M HERE

  • 03/12/2014: CHARLIE FEATURES IN FAB NEW BOOK
A new book entitled 'The Truth Of Revolution, Brother' has just been published featuring a two page interview with Charlie and an exclusive photograph of him outside his home in Seaford.
"My view is work for yourself! Do something yourself, don't go and sit in any office working for someone else..."
This fantastic book also includes interviews with other luminaries from the punk scene including: Dick Lucas (Subhumans), Steve Ignorant (Crass), Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys), Tim Smith (The Adverts) and Vi Subversa (Poison Girls).
Funded through Kickstarter, the book's creators have produced it at cost and it is clearly a labour of love. The book is available through Amazon but funds will go direct to the project if you buy it through their website and any profit goes into a second pressing.
The Time & Matter editors are very happy to have contributed towards funding this project and getting Charlie added as an interviewee.
You can order a copy on the following link: http://www.situationpress.com/
Full news story archived on T&M HERE
 
  • 12/11/2014: 'SEX DRUGS & HIV' CHARITY ALBUM OUT NOW ON CD

Featuring Charlie Harper, Alvin Gibbs and Knox 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 TrustReleaseRape Crisis and Cancer Research UK

The album is now AVAILABLE AS A 3-disc release from Amazon:

CLICK HERE TO BUY IT

Charlie 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. 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). Other ex-Subs on the album include Karl Morris and Tezz Roberts.

FULL STORY ARCHIVED ON T&M HERE 
(Including video of Charlie recording part of this album)

  • 23/09/2014: CONGRATULATIONS ALVIN!

ALVIN GIBBS: OU BA (Hons) History

Time & Matter is delighted to report that after 6 years of studies with the Open University, the U.K. Subs and erstwhile Urban Dogs' bassist Alvin Gibbs attended his graduation ceremony on Friday 19 September 2014 in London to receive his BA Honours degree in History.
Both Mark and Rob at T&M would like to pass on their hearty congratulations to Alvin, on what is a quite incredible achievement, with Alvin’s studies, involving extensive reading and writing, being undertaken whilst he was also committed to the Subs’ own intensive touring schedule.
All of Mr Gibbs’ admirable hard work has paid off and he will be extremely pleased that he can now append to his name: OU BA (Hons) History.
Read Alvin's account of his experience: HERE

Alvin also confirmed to T&M that the next instalment of his memoirs will be ready for exclusive publication on this website very soon: read all previous chapters HERE

  • 22/08/2014: NEW URBAN DOGS SINGLE COMING SOON ON T&M
Time & Matter Records' are delighted to announce they will be bringing out the next Urban Dogs 7" single later this year. All the news with pictures and the full story with insights by band members, and a mini-review on the T&M link HERE
 
  • 02/07/2014: T&M / U.K. Subs to continue to raise money for the RNLI

The Time & Matter web-eds are delighted to officially announce that Charlie Harper recently confirmed that he wished for us to continue to raise money for the RNLI through our charity record label ‘Time & Matter Recordings’.

Full news story with personal thanks given to Charlie by RNLI HQ employee: click here

 
  • 25/05/2014: Happy 70th birthday Charlie Harper
The T&M web-eds would like to wish Charlie a fabulous 70th - the Nuzz Prowling Wolf blogsite has today published a fantastic celebratory piece on the great man too...
Click here to read it
Full story archived on T&M HERE
 
  • 13/03/2014: Brand new CD issues of 'Stolen Property' & 'No Pedigree'
At last! The magnificent Captain Oi! Records have made available and restored to its original unedited self Charlie's debut LP from the early 1980s.
In addition to this, the Urban Dogs' second LP 'No Pedigree' has also just been re-issued by Captain Oi! Again, this has been mastered from the original studio tapes so sounds great. 
These two much desired new CDs also look great as the artwork includes rare pictures and detailed liner notes. There's also brief liner notes from Charlie himself on both releases.
With a pressing of just 500 copies this is only available mail order from Captain Oi! or from the merch stall at one of the U.K. Subs' forthcoming shows. 
CHARLIE HARPER – STOLEN PROPERTY - http://shop.captainoi.com/shopexd.asp?id=254
URBAN DOGS – NO PEDIGREE - http://shop.captainoi.com/shopexd.asp?id=253
Priced at £12.99 each including UK Delivery.
COLLECTORS NOTE:
BUY BOTH AT A DISCOUNTED PRICE!
Captain Oi! are doing a deal if the Subs faithful want both.
Get both CDs for just £20 inc UK Delivery. 

The only way to get that deal is to buy from this link:
http://shop.captainoi.com/shopexd.asp?id=255

Full story archived on T&M HERE

  • 05/02/2014: T&M 011 now on sale: 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, including the name URBAN DOGS!
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.

Full news story with car window sticker photo and purchasing link: CLICK HERE

URBAN DOGS NEWS STORY ARCHIVE 2013 ... click this header

  •  15/07/2013: Left Of The Dial website review of Bonefield

There has been a late - but rather fabulous - review of the recent Urban Dogs' 'Bonefield' album by the splendid David Ensminger on his Left Of The Dial website...

READ IT ON THE LINK HERE

Archived on T&M HERE

  • 07/02/2013: Skrutt Magazine review of 'Bonefield'

The online magazine Skrutt likes the new CD:
READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE
(Click the review link then look up 'Urban Dogs' on the band list)

Archived on T&M HERE

  • 26/01/2013: Suspect Device zine out now including Urban Dogs CD review

Issue 54 of the superb Suspect Device zine is out now and features a review of the Urban Dogs album Bonefield, released on the T&M label Time & Matter Records. At £2.00 including postage it's a great read and you can order your copy here. Full text of the review available HERE.

  • 13/01/2013: Time & Matter Records Amazon account

The Urban Dogs' 'Bonefield' album is now available through our Amazon sellers account.
Click here

URBAN DOGS NEWS STORY ARCHIVE 2012 ... click this header

  • 02/12/2012: New Urban Dogs CD review on 'Louder Than War website

Another fab review of the latest Urban Dogs CD 'Bonefield' has been published today. Reviewer Ray Burke gives a glowing review which you can read on the full story archived on T&M HERE, or...
Click here to read the review on 'Louder Than War'.

  • 11/10/2012: New Urban Dogs CD review in Record Collector

The just published 'Record Collector' magazine dated November 2012 (Issue 407) includes a review of the Urban Dogs' latest CD 'Bonefield', in which reviewer Shane Baldwin gives the record 4 out of 5 stars.
You can read the review on the full story archived on T&M HERE

  • 16/09/2012: New Urban Dogs video single

TIME & MATTER RECORDS are proud to present the brand new Urban Dogs video single, (which is a different 'war sound effects' version of the song) 'NOT IN MY NAME' from the new acoustic Urban Dogs CD entitled BONEFIELD. 

VIEW THE VIDEO HERE

  • 07/09/2012: Urban Dogs review on Punknews.org website

The Punknews.org website has today posted a good review of the new Urban Dogs CD.
Click here to read it...

  • 02/09/2012: Book news!

A new book, entitled COVERED features the first Urban Dogs album cover...
Full article archived on T&M
HERE

  • 30/08/2012: Urban Dogs review on Fungalpunk website

The fab Fungalpunk website has today posted a wondrous review of the new Urban Dogs CD.
Click here to read

Archived on T&M HERE

  • 23/08/2012: Urban Dogs review in Vive Le Rock magazine

The brand new issue of  VIVE LE ROCK magazine (No. 8) is now in the shops and carries a great review of the new Urban Dogs CD 'Bonefield' by Scott Zverblis, who gives the album a very high mark of 8 out of 10...

Full news story archived on T&M HERE

  • 22/08/2012: Urban Dogs review on Retro Man Blogsite

The Retro Man blogsite has today posted a brilliant review of the new Urban Dogs CD
Click here to read

Archived on T&M HERE

  • 12/08/2012: Urban Dogs review on Nuzz Prowling Wolf Blogsite

The Nuzz Prowling Wolf blogsite has today posted a blinding review of the new Urban Dogs CD
Click here to read

Archived on T&M HERE

  • 04/08/2012: Urban Dogs track on new Vive Le Rock magazine CD

A track from the new Urban Dogs CD 'Bonefield', will appear as one of the 12 tracks featured on the free covermount CD that comes with the forthcoming issue of the superb 'VIVE LE ROCK' magazine.
Full news story archived on T&M HERE

  • 02/08/2012: Time & Matter Records release the new Urban Dogs CD

This website is proud to announce the release of the brand new Urban Dogs CD, entitled 'Bonefield'.
Full news story archived HERE

Buy it HERE (£8-00 plus p&p)

  • 18/06/2012: Time & Matter Records to release new Urban Dogs CD

Time & Matter website has recently formed a new record label called TIME & MATTER RECORDS and are very excited to announce that they will be releasing the brand new Urban Dogs CD.
Further information archived on T&M HERE

  • 04/06/2012: Urban Dogs demo surfaces on new CD

Jungle Recordsare releasing Knox's side project FALLEN ANGELS' second and third albums on a double CD. Of interest to Urban Dogs fans will be the news that on the bonus tracks there will be "a demo for an Urban Dogs track".
Full story archived on T&M HERE

URBAN DOGS ACOUSTIC ALBUM UPDATES 2010 - 2012 ...

TIME & MATTER RECORDS are proud to present the brand new URBAN DOGS video single, (which is a different 'war sound effects' version of the song) 'NOT IN MY NAME' from the new acoustic Urban Dogs CD entitled BONEFIELDEnjoy!

Massive thanks to Wes Cohen for producing this video

Here is our press release for this brilliant new album!

TIME AND MATTER RECORDS
PRESS RELEASE AUGUST 2012
URBAN DOGS - BONEFIELD

Well here’s a thing! 
Two of punk’s greatest survivors, Charlie Harper of the UK Subs and Knox of The Vibrators have come up with a startling new album by their side project band URBAN DOGS.
This CD-only release features a stunning painting by Knox as its eye-catching cover, full colour 8 page booklet including photos by the world famous rock photographer Paul Slattery and well known punk photographer Gemma 'LibraSnake' Eggle.
Charlie has also written exclusive liner notes on each of the album's songs.
altFeaturing a mixture of new songs, cover versions and old Subs, Dogs or Vibrators classics, you will find much delight in this sparkling 11 track toe-tapping acoustic-attitude album. Striking the right balance between political message and great sing-along acoustic songs, this collection of tunes will certainly surprise and entertain you.
Recorded over a two year period, Charlie jokes that it is a “bare bones production”, but that betrays the lightness of touch and intricate musicianship that shines through on this classic material.

So... there's life in these old dogs yet!
Who said old dogs can't have their day?

Where to buy it!
Distributed by www.uksubstimeandmatter.net
Available at: http://timematterrecordings.bigcartel.com
Price: £8-00 plus p&p

altCD track listing: 
1. WARHEAD /  2. WAR BABY / 3. HOBO'S LULLABY /
4. NOT IN MY NAME /  5. SUMMERTIME /
6. TOMORROW'S GIRLS / 7. NEW BARBARIANS /
8. MOVE IT ON OVER / 9. 
COCAINE /
10. SWAMP DOG BLUES /11. DRAGNET

>>> CD REVIEW BY FUNGALPUNK WEBSITE HERE <<<

>>> CD REVIEW BY NUZZ PROWLING WOLF BLOGSITE HERE <<<

>>>CD REVIEW BY RETRO MAN BLOGSITE HERE<<<

>>> CD REVIEW IN RECORD COLLECTOR HERE <<<

18 June 2012: Time & Matter Records to release new album

Time & Matter website has recently formed a new record label called TIME & MATTER RECORDS and are very excited to announce that they will be releasing the brand new Urban Dogs CD.
Further information archived on T&M HERE

30 November 2011:

The final track listing will be announced soon for new Urban Dogs LP/CD, to now be titled 'Bonefield'. The release date should be early February 2012. More news soon folks...

2 October 2011:
Charlie has told Time & Matter that the long-delayed forthcoming Urban Dogs acoustic album is now close to completion, with Charlie and Knox having now chosen the cover art work, which is by Knox but Charlie's idea; being a zombie dog, with a bone in its mouth.
The album title has once again changed, and it'll be now called DIG THOSE BONES. Charlie added the following observation about the chosen title "...as it's a bare bone production!"
More news when we get it folks!

Knox's painting for possible Urban Dogs album cover - click to enlarge9 July 2011:
The release of the eagerly awaited Urban Dogs acoustic album, recorded by Charlie and Knox between 2009 and 2010, looks like being delayed until early 2012... Time & Matter has recently been informed by Knox that they are still waiting for Stan (of Demented Are Go) to finish mixes, but he's having to work all the time at the moment so hasn't found the time to do them.
Knox has recently sold one of his paintings which is an idea for the album cover. It was done in pen and acrylic on paper, and measured roughly 6 " x 8 " (15cm x 20cm). See right. Click to enlarge.

Charlie & Knox currently have one Urban Dogs accoustic gig pencilled in for Portsmouth (venue to be confirmed) on Sunday 17 June 2012, and there are plans afoot for some more... more news when we get it!

15 June 2011:
From Knox's website: "More work has been completed on this and it's now scheduled for release in Jan/Feb 2012..."

Charlie and Knox, 2009. Picture by Gemma Eggle, click image to enlargeAugust 2010:
Charlie has confirmed to Time & Matter website that the new Urban Dogs album is very nearly fully mixed, and has also confirmed that the likely album title is going to be UNDERDOGS. Some of the songs are accoustic versions of Tomorrows GirlsWar Babies and Warhead, as well as a cover of Hobo's Lullaby, which is a an old folk song covered by a few of Charlie's musical heroes, including Woody Guthrie and Ramblin' Jack Elliot. The opening line of Hobo's Lullaby is "Go to sleep, you weary hobo, let the town drift slowly by; listen to the steel rails humming, that's the hobo's lullaby."
Harper historians will know that one of Charlie's bands in the 1970s was called the Steel Hummers, who were named from these song lyrics. One of the brand new songs is called Not In Our Name, and there are also plans for a follow up Urban Dogs album in the not too distant future!

Urban Dogs logo

April 2010:
Latest info from Knox: (April 2010) This long awaited album is more than 3/4 done, recorded at Stan's (of Demented Are Go) studio, off Holloway Road, London. Songs include Urban Dogs' favourites such as "Limo Life", "War Baby", "New Barbarians", and the Subs "Warhead" to mention a few, plus some new songs.

BORN A ROCKER DIE A ROCKER - THE MOVIE

The excellent Vive Le Punk website has just (May 2010) exclusively announced news of a major documentary on the lives of two of punks’ most famous faces. Already in production, and with a host of well known stars already interviewed, there is more news promised soon from Eugene Butcher, who is making the film.
‘Born A Rocker Die A Rocker - the movie', will be the story of punk rocks' eternal flames, Charlie ‘UK Subs' Harper and the Vibrators' Knox, who have lived their life through music on a never ending world tour, because sometimes the music never stops...' Charlie and Knox have been filmed recording their new Urban Dogs LP in the studio since July 2009 and this promises to be a fabulous film homage to these two...
Coming to a screen near you in 2011’

More news when we get it...

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  >>> URBAN DOGS DISCOGRAPHY <<<  

Dublin Castle, 15/11/1998

7" SINGLES:

CD SINGLES:

CASSETTE SINGLES:

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LPs:

CD ALBUMS:

CASSETTE ALBUMS:

Click here for the 'Record Collectors Of The World Unite' discography


  >>> URBAN DOGS GIGOGRAPHY <<<  

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Band picture 1999 from Raw Power Records website

Above: 1999 band picture - Harper, Knox, Best & Gibbs


  >>> URBAN DOGS BIOGRAPHY <<<  

Taken from Knox's site (written circa 2007/08):

Started in 1982 by CHARLIE HARPER of the U.K. SUBS to play the 100 CLUB because the U.K. SUBS wouldn't... click here to read the full biography

Early line-up shot

  >>> KNOX'S U.K. SUBS PAINTINGS <<<  

Pictured below are a couple of Knox's paintings, of obvious interest to visitors to this website. Thanks to Knox for permission to reproduce them, why not take a look at Knox's other art - click here

Knox - brief art history:
"I went to art school in Watford around 1965 I think and then went on to art college in Bristol, then back to Watford. Although I was interested in painting I couldn't get on a painting course. I painted all the time between 1965 and 1992, that's what I was doing when I wasn't having to get money to live on when I was playing in the Vibrators, so I've accumulated quite a lot of work over the years. I've done portraits, landscapes, probably bits of everything, and if there was all the time in the world I'd paint a lot more."

 

Painting 1:
"UK Subs" (2007) - Pen and acrylic on paper, approx 7" x 10 " (18cm x 25cm)

Copyright Knox - click image to enlarge

Painting 2:
"UK Subs 1977" (2008) - Pen and acrylic on paper, approx 10 " x 7 " (25cm x 18cm)

Copyright Knox - click image to enlarge

 

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