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ANNUAL U.K. SUBS XMAS LONDON GIG
Not long now until the annual U.K. SUBS London Xmas gig at the Garage... supports are MENACE & LOUISE DISTRAS... get your tickets asap - click here to get them
CHARLIE HARPER & CAPTAIN SENSIBLE E.P. VINYL REPRESS SELLS OUT IN 24 HOURS
The third and final pressing of Too Much Reality has sold out and is now only available on the merch desk at U.K.Subs and The Damned gigs. Thank you to everyone who bought a copy.
As with the first pressing though, we are auctioing PROMO copies on Ebay with all the proceeds going to our current charitable cause, the RNLI
The first lot of PROMOS raised £500 and we are hoping that the latest copies will make a healthy addition to that total.
We are also auctioning 7 pink vinyl copies of U.K.Subs - A Blast In Belfast on Punkerama Records.
These were very generously donated by Gary for us to sell and were all individually autographed by Charlie Harper at the bands Hinckley gig on the 23rd of November this year.
You can check out all the items we have to sell for charity in the T&M Ebay store HERE!
Including the 2014 calendar which is down to the last 50 copies!
CHARLIE HARPER & CAPTAIN SENSIBLE E.P. VINYL REPRESS
PLUS OFFICIAL U.K. SUBS 2014 CALENDAR
AVAILABLE FROM MONDAY 18TH NOVEMBER 2013
Time & Matter Records are delighted to announce that the third and final repressing of Charlie Harper and Captain Sensible's 'Too Much Reality' EP on 7" single will be available on CLEAR VINYL on Monday 18th November 2013 from 6pm.
This final run will again be limited to 250 copies and hand numbered, but this time will include a free postcard which carries its own T&M catalogue number: T&M 009-P.
Time & Matter Recordings will also have available on the same date, the OFFICIAL U.K. SUBS 2014 CALENDAR, which marks our tenth release: catalogue number T&M 010.
The high quality calendar is limited to 150 hand numbered copies and 100% of the profits will be donated to the RNLI, which is the current charitable cause, chosen by Charlie, which T&M donates to.
We are also proud to announce that this year's calendar features the much renowned photographic talents of Dod Morrison.
OFFICIAL U.K. SUBS 2014 CALENDAR: £6-00
(plus £1-99 UK postage)
CHARLIE & THE CAPTAIN CLEAR VINYL 7": £6-00 (plus £1-99 UK postage)
THERE IS FREE POSTAGE ON MORE THAN ONE ITEM ORDERED, so if you order both of the above, you only pay £1-99 postage...
BOTH PRODUCTS WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM THIS LINK HERE
CHARLIE & CAPT. SENSIBLE CD E.P. STILL AVAILABLE... plus
URBAN DOGS - BONEFIELD - DOWN FROM £8-00 TO £5-00 !!!
The Charlie & Captain CD E.P. version currently remains available through our SECURE Big Cartel website for £5-00 plus postage and packaging, where you can also pick up the acclaimed URBAN DOGS acoustic album 'Bonefield' for a reduced price of £5-00: CLICK HERE
The Time & Matter Recordings' big cartel shop are also now stocking the new Monica & The Explosion 'Keep It Alive!' album plus The Straps' 'Brave New Anger' album, featuring ex-Sub Pete Davies on drums.
Postage is only charged for the biggest item, any additional items ordered at the same time and posted to the same address are posted free of charge!!!
For those of you who prefer shopping on AMAZON, the CD E.P. is now available there as well... HERE
Nuzz Prowling Wolf Review (27/7/13):
"This EP is a mind blowing Punkadelic spaced out spiked up trip. A seventeen minute assault on the senses that really does take you to a place deep in space. Ignore at your peril!"
'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"
OFFICIAL U.K. SUBS MERCHANDISE UPDATE
Harrington Jackets & 'Born A Rocker' T-shirts!
The U.K. Subs' official merchandiser Mainstage Merch have recently
added some great new items to their high quality range of official U.K. Subs merchandise.
Both the U.K. SUBS HARRINGTON JACKET and the 'BORN A ROCKER' T-SHIRT look absolutely superb, and would make ideal early Xmas presents for yourself or that Subs fan you love or know! Check the photos, click to enlarge the images.
Mainstage currently have 29 U.K. Subs items of merchandise available - click here to have a look, with the Harrington and 'Born A Rocker' T-shirt being the latest in an ever expanding high quality range. Importantly, a percentage of each sale goes straight to the band.
- U.K. Subs Harrington Jacket- £39-99 - click here
- U.K. Subs 'Born A Rocker' Mens T-shirt - £14-99 - click here
- U.K. Subs 'Born A Rocker' Ladies T-shirt £14-99 - click here
REMEMBER - FREE UK SHIPPING FOR ALL ORDERS OVER £5-00
TOO MUCH REALITY PROMOS AUCTIONED FOR CHARITY
29/09/2013: This weekend will see the first of our charity auctions raising more money for the R.N.L.I, the first of which will be Promo Copies of the first pressing of Too Much Reality on cream and purple splatter vinyl.
Each copy is marked 'PROMO' where the individual number goes and includes a copy of the press sheet.
The auction will be on Ebay via the T&M charity seller account tandmrecordingsu.k.subscharityauctions.
SOLD FOR £54-55 - Thanks to all bidders :-)
06/10/2013: Second copy now up for grabs on e-Bay - CLICK HERE
SOLD FOR £55.41 - A big thank you to all bidders!
14/10/2013: Third & Fourth copies now on Ebay - CLICK HERE FOR #3 and HERE FOR #4
Sold for £51.00 and £47.00 respectively - Thank you again to all bidders!
22/10/2013: Fifth & Sixth copies now on Ebay - CLICK HERE FOR #5 and HERE FOR #6
Sold for £73.23 and £52.00 respectively - Thank you again to all bidders!
27/10/2013: Seventh & Eighth copies now on Ebay - CLICK HERE FOR #7 and HERE FOR #8
Sold for £46.00 and £43.24 respectively - Thank you again to all bidders!
03/11/2013: Ninth & Tenth copies now on Ebay - CLICK HERE FOR #9 and HERE FOR #10
Sold for £34.55 and £ 35.00 respectively - Thank you again to all bidders!
10/11/2013: Eleventh & Twelth copies now on Ebay - CLICK HERE FOR #11 and HERE FOR #12
Sold for £39.25 and £35.12 respectively - Thank you again to all bidders!
CHARLIE FEATURES IN NEW 'PUNK' DOCUMENTARY FILM
U.K. Subs mainman Mr Harper features in the new documentary film called
THE BIRTH OF ANARCHY: PUNK '76'.
WATCH THE MOVIE TRAILER BELOW:
"Sex, Drugs, Fashion & Rock 'n' Roll. London '76 - every ingredient was present for the cultural and musical Molotov cocktail that was about to explode as Punk. Following its UK cinema release, this brand new documentary explores punk's beginnings at 430 Kings Road, London, the SEX shop of punk's 'enfant terrible' pair of Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood. SEX was the melting pot that spawned the punk movement and its cultural vanguard - The Sex Pistols. Featuring major contributions from Tony James, Gene October, Jon Savage, Glen Matlock, Jah Wobble, Caroline Coon, Steve Severin, Charlie Harper, plus archive performances from some of Punk's early London bands, this is one of the great stories of British music in the 20th Century."
The film is in cinemas from 18th September 2013.
Available on DVD from http://www.odeonent.co.uk
Or Amazon: Click here
U.K. SUBS WEB-WATCH
Keeping you up-to-date with snippets of Subs related news from the internet...
17/10/2013: It's a saw point from Stevie Ze - York Press
08/10/2013: Stevie Ze Suicide pays tribute to bass player Trevor Bolder
16/09/2013: Charlie Harper’s 70th Birthday: Special Gig In Manchester Next May
08/08/2013: 'Another Kind Of Blues' Blog article published
06/08/2013: York artist creates portrait of musician Stevie Ze Suicide
30/07/2013: The Music Australia: 'UK Subs Announce Final Australian Tour'
28/07/2013: Retro Man Blog announce Charlie E.P.
11/07/2013: Henry Rollins' '20 Favorite Punk Albums'
07/06/2013: 'Punks head for the seaside' - Sussex Express
06/06/2013: Louder Than War website review of 31/5/2013 Derby gig
29/05/2013: Louder Than War website review of 25/5/2013 Morecambe gig
29/05/2013: 'Charlie Harper returns for UK Subs' - Lancashire Evening Post
25/05/2013: Soundtrack4life Blog - Happy Birthday to Charlie post
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
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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Official launch date: 1 December 2009.
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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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