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U.K. SUBS NEW ALBUM ‘XXIV’ OUT NOW!
The eagerly anticipated new U.K. Subs album is now out on CD on Captain Oi! Records.
Click on the above advert to go buy it from the Captain Oi! website.
Read our review of this sublime new album HERE.
In addition to the 14 new studio tracks there are 12 acoustic bonus cuts making this the ‘expanded version’ of the album.
The stunning packaging is simply beautiful, and this deluxe hardback digibook also comes with a 20 page booklet including the lyrics, eye-catching artwork and photographs of the band.
The limited Deluxe Hardback Digibook edition is priced at £12.99 INCLUDING UK Delivery.
£1 postage to Europe per CD.
£2 postage to the Rest Of The World per CD.
CHARLIE HARPER & CAPTAIN SENSIBLE NEW SINGLE NEWS UPDATE
The Damned's legendary guitarist and Charlie hook up on new 4 track EP
As previously reported on this website, Charlie Harper has recorded a four track EP with The Damned's legendary guitarist Captain Sensible.
Entitled the ‘Too Much Reality’ EP, the 'artist' title has just been confirmed as CHARLIE HARPER & CAPTAIN SENSIBLE, and the record will be released on our very own Time & Matter Records label with the running order being as follows:
1. ‘Too Much Reality’
2. ‘Space Virgins’
3. ‘Human Traffic’
The four tracks were mastered at the end of April by Tim Turan of Turan Audio, and the run-out grooves have been chosen by the T&M web-eds, as a point of interest to all you vinyl junkies!
Assigned the catalogue number T&M 009, the EP, which runs to 17 and a half minutes of brand new music will be available as a limited edition 7" single at 33 ⅓ rpm, as well as a CD single.
The songs were recorded at Dean Van Jones' studio ‘Oscillate Recordings’, near Brighton with Dean playing drums on the tracks. Charlie sings, and plays guitar and bass on the tracks, with the Captain playing lead guitar, keyboard and iPhone!
The Time & Matter Recordings Facebook page are running a series of postcard style adverts for the new record, of which the most recent can be viewed right.
Time & Matter Recordings Facebook page - 'like' it and keep up to date on this release...
The artwork for the 7" single (T&M 009 - S) and the CD single (T&M 009 - CD) is now in preparation, with the former being a limited run of 250 copies.
A release date will be announced shortly...
Keep watching this space...
NEW CHARLIE INTERVIEW IN 'VIVE LE ROCK' MAGAZINE
The new issue of the brilliant VIVE LE ROCK magazine is now out, featuring a review of the Subs' new album XXIV in which reviewer Shane Baldwin gives it 8 out of 10, concluding that it's "...another highlight in a stunning back catalogue..."
On the same page (93) there is also a brief chat with Charlie concerning the album and future plans in which he reveals the possible album titles for Y and Z !!!!
Vive Le Rock issue 12 (May / June 2013) is priced £4-99 in the UK and is available from all good newsagents.
PUMPY BACK PLAYING SUBS SONGS!
Ex-U.K. Subs drummer Pumpy will be guesting for the U.K. Subs covers band CRASH COURSE for their forthcoming gig at The Crown in Littlehampton on Sunday 19 May. Crash Course are the next best thing to a night out with the UK Subs and they play many songs not currently played in the Subs set, so you are guarenteed a great sing-a-long evening of Subs-fun for sure!
Check out Crash Course's Facebook page HERE
Pumpy's Facebook page HERE
The Crash Course gig with Pumpy Facebook page HERE
'BARBIES DEAD FANZINE - NEW ISSUE OUT NOW!
Issue 34 of the fab DIY fanzine 'Barbies Dead' is out now.
This is an 'old style' cut and paste zine with only a 50p cover price for 18 pages of punk mayhem and opinion. 'Barbies Dead' fanzine has now been running for years, and maintains the chaotic haphazard style that featured in many a punk fanzine circa 1976-85. In the clean-cut world of web-design where a lot of old fanzine editors now take refuge, it is refreshing to see this old format survive into the 21st century. Alex (Mike Alexander) has been slowly reviewing the Subs discography in each issue, along with his articles on some of his favourite things, ranging from punk, music, other zines and also cycling. Includes loads of the usual zine, CD and record reviews, and the always enjoyable guest writer recalling their first gig! Of interest to Subs fans in this issue is a review of 'XXIV' as well as the 'Original Punks Original Hits' CD, along with recollections of the Subs playing the Rock Garden, Middlesbrough in 1979. Give yourself a treat, and something different to peruse - this zine is always fun to read, and a bargain to boot! COVER PRICE - ONLY 50 pence - (send three first class stamps to:)
Alex, Woodhouse, The Square, Gunnislake, Cornwall, PL18 9BW or e-mail Alex for further details at:
Back issues are also available!
PAUL SLACK LATEST NEWS!
PENNY BLACK REMEDY NEW ALBUM, SINGLE & TOUR
Ex-Subs bassist Paul Slack (pictured right) is now playing with The Penny Black Remedy.
Please check out the band's excellent website HERE, where you can read about their forthcoming new album, featuring Paul, as well as their new single and upcoming tour dates...
"In anticipation of our forthcoming album ‘Inhale… Exhale… OK, Now You Can Panic!’ we will be releasing ‘Some People Just Don’t Know When To Quit’ as a digital single. The song will be accompanied by TPBR live favourite ‘Misirlou’ as a B-Side. The single will be released on Monday 13th May, but until the official release date, we are offering both songs for free to all of our dear chums who subscribe to our mailing list..."
PETE DAVIES LATEST NEWS!
PETE RECORDS MORE WITH THE STRAPS
Ex-Subs drummer Pete Davies was back recording the forthcoming album with The Straps, on Friday May 10th, at Pat Collier's studio, putting down some more tracks, making a total of 14 so far recorded for the album to be entitled 'Brave New Anger' that the band hopes to see released at their Rebellion show in August.
Pete also revealed to T&M that they also recorded the classic 1966 hit single by The Bob Crewe Generation, 'Music To Watch Girls By' for the last track on the album. Also present on the latest recording session was Jon Mills on keyboards, as 8 tracks are now finished...
Listen to 'Music To Watch Girls By' on Soundcloud - click here
4 photos from the sessions can be seen HERE
NICKY GARRATT LATEST NEWS!
NICKY GUESTS ON NEW VIBRATORS ALBUM & TO LAUNCH NEW WEBSITE
Ex-U.K. Subs guitarist Nicky Garratt, who has just finished supplying Time & Matter with a fascinating 5 part diary of his time recording an album with ex-Hawkwind founding member Nik Turner, is one of the many guests who will appear on the forthcoming Vibrators' album entitled 'On The Guest List', due out on Cleopatra Records on May 7, 2013. The album boasts 16 tracks featuring "13 all new tunes written and recorded by founding Vibrators Knox and Eddie with longtime bassist Pete and engineered by original Vibrators bassist Pat Collier!"
Incidentally, ex-U.K. Sub Darrell Bath has just re-joined
Other guests include Brian James (The Damned), Wayne Kramer (MC5), Hugh Cornwell (The Stranglers), Campino (Die Toten Hosen) as well as Leonard Graves Phillips & Stan Lee (The Dickies).
Garratt appears on track 13 entitled The Ohio.
Vibrators interview about the new album - click here
Nicky, who's Vegan cookbook is about to land on bookshops' shelves will also be launching a Sci-Fi audio book website called Turn Back Dear Mortals. See the screenshot above right... or...
NICKY WRITING FOR 'GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE'
Ex-U.K. Subs guitarist Nicky Garratt is currently writing articles for the American publication ‘Guitar Player Magazine’.
His column is entitled ‘Chatter – Nicky Garratt’ and in the issue featuring The Rolling Stones on the cover (see left) his article has a sub-heading of ‘From Prog to Punk and Back - The Always Evolving Concepts of Tones, Instruments, and Styles.'
Nicky's article runs to a full page (with no adverts) in the magazine.
There will be another Guitar Player article in the May and June issues.
You can purchase 'Guitar Player Magazine' HERE
'Guitar Player Magazine' website - click here
'RIOT' ALBUM OUT ON VINYL AT LAST!
The U.K. Subs' 1997 album 'Riot' is finally making an appearance on vinyl.
Czech label PHR Records will be issuing it on LP on 31 May 2013, the catalogue number being PH127.
It appears that this first outing on vinyl for 'Riot' will be in a limited edition of 500 copies.
The PHR website is HERE
You can get in touch with them now to either pre-order or buy copies wholesale.
Click on the PHR advert left to enlarge.
Mark Brennan at Captain Oi! Records has told T&M that he has ordered 20 copies and will be selling them from the Captain Oi! website for ease and convenience. Price details will follow once we know...
U.K. SUBS WEB-WATCH
Keeping you up-to-date with snippets of Subs related news from the internet...
10/05/2013: 'Elvis in the Clouds' Blogsite review of 9/5/13 100 Club gig
25/03/2013: Link2Wales website recalls Subs gig in Liverpool 25/3/1988
05/03/2013: Steve Roberts found guilty of racism in court - York Press
13/03/2013: Lengthy review (& pics) of the Donisti 26/2/13 gig with photos on insonoro.com
20/02/2013: Louder Than War review of Hamburg 1/2/2013 gig
03/02/2013: Subs featured on BBC Radio 4 'Desert Island Discs' programme
10/01/2013: 'Easy English Episode 1 - York' YouTube language channel features Steve Roberts
12/12/2012: 'Snappers rock on in new video shoot' - Steve Roberts story in Goole Courier
30/11/2012: York Press - Steve Roberts to do radio show
26/11/2012: Great set of photos and review of 23/11/12 gig by Gobo Photography Glasgow
24/11/2012: Neil Crud's below review also on 'Louder Than War' website
22/11/2012: Neil Crud's 'Link2Wales' website review of Buckley 22/11/2012 gig + pics
02/11/2012: Stevie Ze Suicide gunning for film gangster glory - Steve Roberts/York Press
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
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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.
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