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NEW VINYL EDITION OF 'ENDANGERED SPECIES' OUT NOW
The brand new Deluxe Gatefold Clear Vinyl Limited Edition
of the U.K. SUBS album ENDANGERED SPECIES is now in
stock at Captain Oi! Records...
Order it online NOW: CLICK HERE
Keep an eye on the Captain Oi! Facebook page
for news on upcoming releases.
LEGO U.K. SUBS!
If you have a Twitter account, you've probably seen that @Lego_UK_Subs has just had a superb new 'Lego U.K. Subs' logo-pic designed for them by http://stcdesigns.com/ (@stcdesignsuk)... Great fun!
Below is the new logo-pic design, taken from the tweets of STC Designs, where there are a number of others Subs related photos!
NEW PETE DAVIES INTERVIEW
Ex-Subs drummer Pete Davies is featured in the February 2014 edition of 'The Rhythmic Lounge' magazine - Volume 8.
You can read the two-page interview on pages 36-37 via this link: CLICK HERE
Alternatively - below is a screenshot of the interview - click to enlarge
THE STRAPS APPEAR ON 'THE PEOPLE'S VOICE' TV SHOW
The Straps, who include ex-Subs drummer Pete Davies, have a appeared on the web based TV channel 'The People's Voice'. Episode 8 of the Sunday night culture programme 'The Banned' features an interview with the band and them also playing two live numbers taken from their current album 'Brave New Anger', Dead Heroes and What's On The Box, plus an improvised acoustic song following a challenge from the programmes host Gareth Icke.
You can watch previous episodes of 'The Banned' on The People's Voice website or on their Youtube channel.
THE TIME & MATTER CAR WINDOW STICKER
T&M 011 NOW ON SALE PLUS JANUARY SALE EXTENDED
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!
JANUARY SALE EXTENDED!
We have also extended our sale until the end of February so you can pick up some bargains at the same time as your sticker. As usual, if you buy more than one item then you only pay postage on the most expensive item, the rest are posted free of charge.
FULL DETAILS - CLICK HERE
2 U.K. SUBS LPs AVAILABLE ON PRE-ORDER FROM 'LET THEM EAT VINYL'
As previously reported, the leading vinyl re-issue specialist 'Let Them Eat Vinyl' are about to re-release a couple of U.K. Subs albums.
All of their releases come with gatefold sleeves and are limited to 1000 copies, usually pressed on coloured vinyl as well.
The first Subs re-issue is scheduled for 17th February and will be 'Endangered Species', on clear vinyl, with the catalogue number listed as LETV115LP.
Following on from this, the live album 'Left For Dead' (front cover pictured right), on blue vinyl, is down for release on 19th April, with a catalogue number of LETV152LP.
KEEP UP TO DATE WITH THE 'LET THEM EAT VINYL' RELEASE SCHEDULE: CLICK HERE
'LET THEM EAT VINYL' FACEBOOK PAGE:
ENDANGERED SPECIES: AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER - CLICK HERE
LEFT FOR DEAD: AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER - CLICK HERE
FILMMAKER PLANS MAJOR U.K. SUBS DOCUMENTARY
INITIAL APPEAL FOR U.K. SUBS FOOTAGE
The Time & Matter website editors are delighted to announce that the newly acclaimed screenplay writer and film director Mike Tweddle (pictured below) of Broken Scar Productions is planning a major new U.K. Subs documentary film over the next few years, with the help of Time & Matter Recordings, and YOU the fantastic U.K. Subs fan-base.
Mike is 47 and lives in North Yorkshire with his partner and two boys. He got into punk aged 11 and saw the Subs for the first time aged about 13 at a kids' matinee at the infamous Rock Garden in Middlesbrough. Ever since then, Mike says that the driving force of D.I.Y. ethics has led him to write fanzines, travel the world, write a book, write screenplays for other people (The Last Blast) and finally in 2013, he directed his first full length film 'Damaged Goods' (www.damagedgoodsfilm.co.uk).
Mike told T&M that 'Damaged Goods' actually came from a screenplay he'd written a few years earlier. The film has had a great response and has been shown in places as diverse as Durham, Windsor, Keswick and San Diego. See the trailer below:
Initial plans are that the documentary will be released around the same time that the U.K. Subs release their 'Z' album, and the documentary film will be funded partly by a 'Kickstarter' or 'Pledge' campaign.
Mike has asked that in order to start things off, if any Subs fan has any footage (good, bad or ugly); either live, or interviews, or otherwise, then please get in touch with Mike at
You can also contact Mike via the BROKEN SCAR PRODUCTIONS website - click here - where you can also read much more about Mike and his work.
Keep up to date on Facebook too!
Like the 'Broken Scar Productions' Facebook page: CIick here
'WORK IN PROGRESS' & 'XXIV' LTD EDITION PICTURE DISC PACKAGE DEAL
From Captain Oi!
LIMITED EDITION PACKAGE DEAL
Stunning Picture Disc vinyl of the UK SUBS albums "Work In Progress" and "XXIV"
£30 for both INCLUDING UK DELIVERY saving you £6 on the package.
Part of a series of 4 (Captain Oi'll be doing the same for albums Y and Z), this could turn out to be the most collectable UK SUBS discs ever.
Housed in a unique black UK SUBS die cut sleeve, these releases looks amazing. The sleeve is stamped with the band's logo on the front and back and also has our unique LIMITED EDITION stamp on the front stating that only 250 copies are for sale.
This really is a one-off chance to get these on picture disc. When they're gone they're gone.
REMEMBER! Only 250 of each. They are available individually (at £17.99) but as a package they’re £30 (saving £6) and include FREE UK delivery) As usual prices for delivery elsewhere is £3 per album to Europe and £6 per album to the rest of the world.
ALVIN GIBBS' MEMOIRS - NEW CHAPTER PUBLISHED
ALVIN GIBBS: Diminished Responsibility:
My Life as a UK Sub, and other Strange Stories...
***Updated 15 October 2013***
New instalment published!
Chapter Five: HELLIONS (part 3)
T&M today proudly publishes the 12th instalment of this fabulous series of memoirs from Alvin Gibbs about his life and U.K. Subs-experiences...
Read the latest... In which Alvin tries Damned hard, is sick of being sick, takes advantage of Jack English, 'liaises' with a lovely lady (not a groupie!), has some shows cancelled by Sting, sees his pay diminish, and experiences a future Sub making a pact which sees his introduction to a brand new pair of musicians called Harper & Garratt...
Previous chapters are archived in the T & Misc! section to the right entitled "Alvin Gibbs' memoirs"
U.K. SUBS WEB-WATCH
Keeping you up-to-date with snippets of Subs related news from the internet...
17/12/2013: Stevie Ze Suicide thanks shop staff for looking after dog following attack
SPOOF U.K. SUBS TWITTER ACCOUNT!
An unknown Subs fan has set up a spoof UK Subs Twitter account combining UK Subs lyrics and the world of Lego! It looks as if 'Lego_UK_Subs' is intent on tweeting some 'lego-ified' UK Subs lyrics from every UK Subs album and they have - obviously! - started with 'Another Kind Of Block'!!!!
Follow Lego_UK_Subs on Twitter - click here
HOMEPAGE PICTURE CHOICE NUMBER 30
U.K. SUBS ON A FERRY IN 1982
John Seeley submitted to T&M 3 photos he found of Charlie Harper, Nicky Garratt and Steve Roberts on a ferry from Germany in 1982. John's mate Mike James is on the far right of Charlie in the photo of them meeting the band and road crew on a ferry trip with Radnor College of F.E, travelling from
Bremerhaven (Germany) to Harwich in 1982 (October?)
The two additional photos can be viewed HERE
"People, people, people, get involved. Play your guitar, do your fanzines, take photos BE INVOLVED. One day it could all be worth something because it's not only history but the future too. So live it, don't just be part of the audience, participate."
Charlie Harper, 17 December 1998 - quoted from an interview in Scanner Fanzine Issue 3
"Among the many bands on the bill are some of the veterans of the punk/new wave explosion of the late 1970s including... ...the seemingly indestructible UK Subs. Still fronted by Charlie Harper, who first formed the band as an Elizabethan madrigal quartet sometime in the 1600s, UK Subs were one of the original punk bands from 1976 and are notable not least for the fact of having been through at least 35 drummers in their 35-year history."
Nick Horton - Dorset Echo - 12th August 2011
T&M website born: October 2008 .
Official launch date: 1 December 2009.
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
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" Time don't matter at all..."
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...