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Warhead Revisited 10" Released
Combat Rock Records, France's greatest ever record label, have today (10/2/16) issued a vinyl re-release of the U.K. Subs' 2008 CD-only re-recording of 'Warhead'.
Re-titled 'WARHEAD REVISITED', this 12 track 10" is a limited edition of 500 copies on red vinyl.
Side 1 (Studio) features the original 5 tracks that appeared on the CD: 'I Live In A Car', 'Creation', 'Warhead', 'Straighten Out' and 'Knuckleduster', with the bonus for Subs collectors being that these tracks are appearing on vinyl for the first time. Side 1 is also boosted by the addition of the 2006 Subs single '666 Yeah' and all 6 tracks are licensed from Jet's label Jet 13 Records, who originally put them out.
Side 2 (Live) features 6 tracks recorded live on 15 May 2009 at the Azkena Rock Festival in Spain, with a Charlie Harper, Jet, Chema Zurita, and Jamie Oliver line up; the Subs' Festival set was also shown on TV. The 6 tracks are 'Squat 96', 'Emotional Blackmail', 'Barbie's Dead', 'Bitter & Twisted' and 'Left For Dead'.
The 10" has a catalogue number of CR084 and is available via a Combat Rock secure Big Cartel webshop here: http://uksubswarhead.bigcartel.com/product/uk-subs-10
Previously Unreleased Tracks On New U.K. Subs Compilation
The CD and LP will be available in North America only through Cleopatra and via the Time & Matter webstore for the Rest of the World.
New U.K. Subs DVD Out Now:
'Dance & Travel in the Punk Rock Age with the UK Subs'
John Bentham, who is the man behind Screen Edge, also previously issued his footage as 'Jettisoundz', has written the following synopsis for the new DVD, which is entitled 'Dance & Travel in the Punk Rock Age with the U.K. Subs':
"When I started to think about things it was when Charlie told me he was 70 now, and he'd had 50 years on the road already, I thought this sounds like a good story. The beginning few years were captured, and are all out for all to see. I think the story really begins in 1983, which is with Charlie at the helm, stripped of the rest of the band. Then the following year things take off in LA big time, showing what the band can do, and going through the gigs how often the line up changes along the way. For Charlie what does not change is the band, he is always there! There a bit of my own stuff here along with other people's footage, it does make good viewing, particularly some of the interview footage and documentary. I can only hope that these tapes given to me by Charlie Harper, are seen as a testament to a great player. I would say there is another one yet, at least... John Bentham - 2015."
The new DVD compilation - catalogue number JE319D - runs to just over 3 hours and is region free, can be purchased in the UK from Screen Edge on the following link:
Below: Back cover with track listing - click to enlarge
Rent, buy, download or watch Screen Edge Subs Footage
John has also made his footage available to view, stream, rent or buy/download via the Rameses website...
So, for example, for the video interview John did with Charlie in September 2014 you can rent the footage for $1.00, buy and download it for $3.00 or watch it with a $4.99 monthly subscription.
Additionally, the two U.K. Subs gigs that made up the 'On The Road' DVD can also be accessed via the Rameses website with a rental price of $1.50 each, buy and download for $5.00 each or via the aforementioned $4.99 monthly subscription option.
U.K. Subs gig footage link:
New Darrell Bath Solo Album In T&M Store
Featuring members of one of Darrell's other bands, the Crybabys, 'Roll Up' is nine tracks of Punk Rock Blues that the Uber Rock website described as "...nothing short of an absolute pleasure from opening chord to ending crescendo."
Read the full review by Dom Daley HERE.
Priced at just £10.00 plus postage, you can get your copy via the T&M web-shop HERE.
Darrell's Facebook Page HERE.
Taster track below:
More great reviews at:
U.K. Subs reveal brand new song via Pledge
The band have released a brand new song entitled 'I've Got A Gun' via their ongoing Pledge campaign for the forthcoming final studio album 'Ziezo'
Released through an update on 24 January 2016 via their Pledge page and therefore exclusive to anyone who has so far pledged for the new album, the new song was written by Alvin Gibbs "about a redneck threatening to go on a rampage"; the lyrics are reproduced below:
Dream of killing a president, an avenging angel heaven sent, and if I do don’t be surprised, you should have seen it in my eyes: gifts from god, state approved, mess with me you’ll be removed, bullets that penetrate, exit wounds the size of a plate.'
The full update and comments section can only be accessed using the Access Pass included with your Pledge. Listen to the new song HERE
Pledge Update: Track Titles Revealed
NEW 'VIVE LE ROCK MAG' FEATURES THE SUBS
SUBSCRIBE FROM NEW ISSUE & GET FREE SUBS CD/DVD
Recorded, mixed and mastered by George Lever at G1productions.com, Jamie told T&M that he "...met Mick O'Toole for the first time in Cheltenham and we all just clicked..."
Alongside the band's lead singer and mandolin player Arron, Jamie was unfairly kicked out of a local boozer and "...it was Arron who asked me if I would like to guest vocal on their new track."
Formed in 2012 in a town called Calne in Wiltshire, Mick O'Toole describe their style as "chaotic English Punk with our ancestral Celtic and English Folk creating our style of British Folk Punk." Mick O’Toole was a character in a song from local legends ‘The Boys Of County Hell’ a band whom they get most of their inspiration from. Other inspirations are Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, Gogol Bordello,The Pogues, The Clash, Sex Pistols, Adverts and Rancid.
This new song was actually inspired by an interview that Jon Snow did with John Lydon, where the former Mr Rotten said: "Vile, nonsense, stupidity, lying and deceit. Modern politicians right now are uneducated morons and over privileged" as well as: "Really bloody learn to love each other properly cause you only get one go at it."
U.K. SUBS - THE GEM SINGLES VINYL LP OUT SOON
Having recently put out the popular and superbly packaged complete Gem Records U.K. Subs recordings on a 5-CD boxset, as well as re-issuing the first 4 albums on LP, this latest re-issue comprises 22 tracks and comes on green vinyl, gatefold sleeve and inner bag with liner notes..
Available for pre-order now for £18-99 inc. UK p&p from Captain Oi! Records, who oversaw the design of this superb release...
29 JANUARY 2016
ALVIN GIBBS' MEMOIRS - NEW CHAPTER PUBLISHED
My Life as a UK Sub,
and other Strange Stories...
***Updated 14 January 2016***
New instalment published!
AMERICANA (part 2)
T&M today proudly publishes the 20th instalment of this wonderful series of memoirs from Alvin Gibbs about his life and U.K. Subs-experiences...
Read the latest...
...in which our author looks to, but surpasses his rock 'n' roll literary hero; experiences love at first sight with Manhattan, and other beautiful States; defies the urge to sleep due to such a scary schedule; bumps into some American punk heroes, chinwags with John Lydon over drinks; goes atop the Twin Towers; socialises at the legendary CBGBs; tears it up onstage with the boys and offstage with the girls; befriends the League and further regales the reader with stimulating stories of Hardcore storming America!
Previous chapters are archived in the T & Misc! section to the right entitled "Alvin Gibbs' memoirs"...
The band have posted a new update via their Pledge page:
Hey guys! Here’s the poster for our official album launch party! It’s our first official launch (that we can remember) so we’re all extremely excited and we hope you will be too.
And in celebration of becoming the first band ever to release an album for every letter of the alphabet sequentially, we will perform 2-3 sets containing songs from our vast back catalogue as well as some from Ziezo and of course the classics. We can’t reveal too much at this point but expect a night full of surprises and top quality entertainment hosted by yours truly. Oh and by the way, everyone who attends will receive two big 1977 style commemorative badges!
So put the date in your diary folks: Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May @ Queens Hall, Nuneaton (10 mins walk from Nuneaton station) Tickets are available exclusively via PledgeMusic in the store section.
We’re working to make this a truly special occasion so please give this a share to help spread the word and tell us in the comments which songs you’d like to see thrown into the mix!
T&M Exclusive - Pledgers In The Studio Report - No.2
CLICK HERE TO READ
T&M Exclusive - Pledgers In The Studio Report - No.1
Read Paul's exclusive to T&M article, along with 14 'in-studio' photos...
Time & Matter's dedicated 'Z' album news page archives all news HERE
New U.K. Subs Live DVD Released
Subs Beside The Seaside, 'By The Sea'
Scarborough based Red Tick Films have released a new officially sanctioned DVD featuring the Subs' performance at The Corporation Club in Scarborough, England, on 25th of November 2015.
Titled 'Subs By The Sea', the DVD also includes backstage footage, the band's sound check and an interview with Charlie Harper.
Available to pre-order via the Red Tick website for £12.99, plus postage, until the 10th of January 2016 - after which the price will go up to £14.99 so don't hang around, click on the link below to get your hands on what looks like a fantastic release.
Charlie plays harmonica on new Riots LP
Having had a listen to the track a few times (see photos), Charlie then recorded five different takes to accompany the song, with each subsequent time proving a better version.
New Mini-Doc: A day with U.K. Subs drummer Jamie Oliver
Third Hedersleben Album Now Available Via T&M
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
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)
EXCLUSIVE T&M INTERVIEW
The interview includes many photos from Ricky's own personal archive, including previously unpublished U.K. Subs photos...
NEW TIME & MATTER RECORDS MERCHANDISE
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 included in all our triple pack offers that we have available.
T&M WEBSTORE LINK HERE:
U.K. Subs App now FREE to download
CHARGE 69 - New Album Featuring Charlie Harper
FANTASTIC INTERVIEW IN THE PUNKED ONLINE 'ZINE
FANTASTIC REVIEW ON THE FUNGALPUNK WEBSITE
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 CD and vinyl are available in the UK via the T&M webstore here: http://timematterrecordings.bigcartel.com/
The album features a magnificent vocal on one of the tracks:
'Birth of a Century' - by CHARLIE HARPER...
12 page colour booklet with all the lyrics
Free Charge 69 round sticker
Free Charge 69 postcard
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
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VIVE LE ROCK MAGAZINE REVIEW & INTERVIEW
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
BOTH ISSUES ARE AVAILABLE TO READ FOR FREE ON THE FOLLOWING LINKS:
ISSUE 1: http://en.calameo.com/books/0035822494eda0252bda0
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...
T&M 011: THE TIME & MATTER CAR WINDOW STICKER
The Time & Matter catalogue recently made it in to double figures with our U.K. Subs 2014 calendar, helping to raise £2,000 for the R.N.L.I on the way. So to celebrate this we have produced T&M 011, which is a fabulously fun, limited run, high quality ‘Time & Matter’ Car Window Sticker.
Made from static-cling vinyl so it's easy to fix and easy to remove, the sticker celebrates the artists we've had the pleasure of working with over the last 4 years. Measuring 250mm x 50mm, we hope you agree that this is an essential purchase for any true U.K. Subs fanatic.
So whether you live in your car or if it just sometimes feels that way, you can now brighten things up in your vehicle with this suitably sloganed Subs-sticker; and as usual the proceeds will all go to Charlie's Charitable Cause. Only £2.00 plus P&P.
You can pick up yours via the Time & Matter Recordings Big Cartel webstore HERE!
SPOOF U.K. SUBS TWITTER ACCOUNT!
An unknown Subs fan has set up a spoof UK Subs Twitter account combining UK Subs lyrics and the world of Lego! It looks as if 'Lego_UK_Subs' is intent on tweeting some 'lego-ified' UK Subs lyrics from every UK Subs album and they have - obviously! - started with 'Another Kind Of Block'!!!!
Follow Lego_UK_Subs on Twitter - click here
"People, people, people, get involved. Play your guitar, do your fanzines, take photos BE INVOLVED. One day it could all be worth something because it's not only history but the future too. So live it, don't just be part of the audience, participate."
Charlie Harper, 17 December 1998 - quoted from an interview in Scanner Fanzine Issue 3
"Among the many bands on the bill are some of the veterans of the punk/new wave explosion of the late 1970s including... ...the seemingly indestructible UK Subs. Still fronted by Charlie Harper, who first formed the band as an Elizabethan madrigal quartet sometime in the 1600s, UK Subs were one of the original punk bands from 1976 and are notable not least for the fact of having been through at least 35 drummers in their 35-year history."
Nick Horton - Dorset Echo - 12th August 2011
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1st May 2012: TIME & MATTER IS BACK!
After this U.K. Subs historical archive was hacked and disabled on 12th March 2012, we were forced to move it. WE ARE THEREFORE DELIGHTED TO BE BACK - KEEPING YOU BANG UP TO DATE WITH EVERYTHING TO DO WITH THE U.K. SUBS.
Eternal thanks to both Adam Welsh at Fallen Leaf Design and Chris Boehm at Firebird Information Technology Solutions who salvaged the old site, rebuilt it and are now hosting the new Time & Matter website.
Without their professional, efficient and incredibly friendly service, knowledge and know-how we wouldn't be here today. So if you are having IT / website problems or are looking for a reliable service please show your gratitude for this website's return by utilising their businesses.
Finally, thanks to everyone out there in Subs-land who sent us messages of support and encouragement whilst the website was down. It meant a lot.
Keep spreading the Subs love
Mark Chadderton | Rob Cook
T&M website editors
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