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  • 25/12/2012: Exclusive T&M Xmas message from Charlie Harper

Charlie has sent a special xmas message to all Subs fans exclusively through this website.
Full message and a 'festive photo' of the Subs frontman - CLICK HERE

  • 19/12/2012: Jamie drumming with Shellshock

Subs drummer Jamie Oliver has yet another side-project to keep him busy! This time he is playing with Shellshock.
Full news story archived on T&M HERE including Jamie's first ever 'time-lapse' video of the setup he's using for Shellshock.

  • 16/12/2012: Recent Subs gig online

The recent U.K. Subs 14/12/2012 gig at The Garage was recorded for the Paranoid Squirrel programme which is available on the internet. The Subs' show can be heard in full via Paranoid Squirrel's Episode Number 291 (CLICK HERE).
The show is done by Armitage and can be downloaded for free.
Full story archived on T&M HERE

  • 03/12/2012: New Louise Distras video features Jamie playing drums

Produced by Steve Whale and featuring Jamie Oliver (U.K. Subs) on drums, 'SHADES OF HATE' is the second single to be taken from Louise's much anticipated forthcoming debut album 'Dreams From The Factory Floor' due for release in Spring 2013.
Watch it HERE
Full story archived on T&M HERE

  • 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'.

  • 01/12/2012: Spoof UK 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
Full story archived on T&M HERE

  • 30/11/2012: Steve Roberts to host his own radio show

The York Press (30/11/2012) has published a story about ex-Subs drummer Steve Roberts, or, as he is now known, Stevie Ze Suicide launching his own radio show on Wicked Spins Radio on Sunday, December 16th. The 2-hour long programme will be broadcast on Sunday afternoons between 4pm and 6pm.
Wicked Spins Radio website HERE / Read the original story as it appeared HERE

Full story archived on T&M HERE

  • 28/11/2012: T&M worldwide exclusive on Nicky Garratt's new bands (and more!)

Ex-Subs guitar legend Nicky Garratt has an exciting band project with ex-Subs drummer Jason Willer planned and will also be playing with legendary experimental 'krautrock' band Brainticket.
Nicky has also sold his hardcore record label New Red Archives!
Lots more details and more archived on T&M HERE

  • 26/11/2012: Louder Than War website article on the U.K. Subs

There was a great article published today on the fantastic Louder Than War website by Robert Leith entitled 'U.K. Subs – Another Kind Of Blues?' in which "a lifelong fan explains why they could be the ultimate punk band"

  • 25/11/2012: Sci-Fi Mafia EP out now on i-Tunes

The U.K. Subs' indefatigable drummer JAMIE OLIVER has a number of 'side-project' bands, of which SCI-FI MAFIA, have just put out a great 4-track EP on i-Tunes.
Buy it now on i-Tunes HERE
Full story archived on T&M HERE

  • 24/11/2012: Time & Matter's first release sells out!

Our first release, T&M 001 U.K.Subs - Dance & Travel in The Robot Age, has sold out. Originally released in 1980, we finally gave it a cd release, limited to 300 hand numbered copies exactly 30 years after it was recorded. The T&M team would like to say a massive 'Thank You' to everyone who bought a copy and supported the causes that have benefited from the sale of the cd.
Full news story archived on T&M HERE

  • 22/11/2012: Official Merchandise exclusive T&M discount and another offer

Mainstage Merch, the official U.K. Subs merchandiser is offering Time & Matter website readers an exclusive 15% off everything on their website, as well as a 30% off a 'Winter Warmer Special Offer' of a beenie hat, a scarf and a mug.

  • 21/11/2012: Gig news - one cancelled but cheap booze at another!

Cheap drinks for the Subs' December London Garage show

The promoter for this penultimate U.K. Subs 35th anniversary tour date on Friday 14th December in London, at The Garage has done a deal with the venue, so that a pint of Carlsberg lager or a pint of Gaynors cider will only be £2.80. They are also providing a minibar "til late" after the live music ends.  
If you haven't got your ticket yet then BUY ONE HERE for what promises to be a fabulous night, with TV Smith and Outl4w providing some brilliant support sets to the Subs.

Weston-Super-Mare gig cancelled

Unfortunately - the U.K. Subs' scheduled gig for Weds 5th December at the Green Baize Sports Club in Weston-Super-Mare has been cancelled. If you have bought a ticket already, please contact your ticket provider for a refund.

  • 21/11/2012: Pete Davies news

Ex-Subs sticksman Pete Davies, fresh from playing with The Straps and recording their new album, will be playing with his local 'energetic rock covers band' Red Mecca at the Swan in Worlingworth, Suffolk on the evening of Friday, November 30th. If you are in the area, get along and see the band perform the Subs' classic 'I Live In A Car, as well as other rock classics.
Full story archived on T&M HERE

  • 11/11/2012: Charlie sings with Subs covers band

Charlie did a guest vocals slot for U.K. Subs covers band 'Crash Course' this evening at their gig in Littlehampton. See footage and read more on the T&M archived story HERE

  • 07/11/2012: Paul Fox tribute CD release date set

The Paul Fox tribute CD is set for official release on Friday 16th November. This 24 track compilation will raise money for The Michael Sobell Hospice, where legendary Ruts guitarist Paul Fox received palliative care during the final months of his life. The CD will be for sale exclusively through the Paul Fox Social Club website. It will be available to pre-order from midnight Friday 9th November.
Full news story archived on T&M HERE

  • 04/11/2012: Jamie drumming for Louise Distras in studio

Subs drummer Jamie Oliver, fresh from playing a live set for Dumbjaw as well as for the Subs at Nuneaton last night, has hot-footed it down to London today to put some more drum tracks down for Louise Distras' forthcoming album at Pat Collier's Perry Vale studio.
Full news story archived on T&M HERE (with video and photo)

  • 02/11/2012: Steve Roberts to play gangster in Bollywood film?

The York Press has today published a story linking ex-U.K. Subs drummer Steve Roberts with a film role in India in 2013. Click here to read the story...
Full story archived on T&M HERE

  • 31/10/2012: Official 2013 U.K. Subs calendar now on sale

The T&M charity calendar is now on sale. Limited to 200 hand-numbererd copies, all profits go to Charlie's choice of charity - the RNLI. Full details can be seen HERE.

Priced at £5-50 (plus £1-65 p&p to the UK) BUY IT NOW: CLICK HERE

  • 30/10/2012: New Charlie photgraphic portrait

The excellent 'TALES FROM BRADISTAN' Blogsite has today published a new portrait of Charlie Harper, which is the second of the Subs' frontman to be included in their 'Punk Survivors series' of photographic portraits.
Click here to view the new portrait

  • 29/10/2012: Captain Sensible 'tweets' picture of Charlie in the studio

Captain Sensible has today 'tweeted' a picture of him and Charlie in the studio (see previous news story dated 11/10/12) with the comment: "Down the studio today working on Charlie Harper's new Krautrock influenced material."
Full news story and picture archived on T&M HERE

  • 28/10/2012: T&M exclusive interview with Jamie about 'XXIV'

This website today publishes our 6th exclusive interview, this time with U.K. Subs drummer extraordinaire Jamie Oliver, it is also the first in our series of interviews focusing on the eagerly anticipated new double album 'XXIV'. The interview gives Subs fans much to ponder and look forward to with the Subs' forthcoming 24th official long-player, which, due to unexpected problems finalising the artwork for the album, is now set for release in February 2013.
Jamie gives a open, honest and direct appraisal of his influences and inspirations that drove him to help create what he sees as one of the best Subs albums yet...

  • 27/10/2012: Competition to win U.K. Subs gig tickets

The excellent Louder Than War website is currently running a competition to win a couple of pairs of tickets for the forthcoming U.K. Subs 35th Anniversary tour during November and December.
There is one simple question to answer via e-mail, and all the details are on the following link...
Please note that the competition closes on Saturday 3rd November 2012.

  • 26/10/2012: New Steve Roberts video/single

Ex-Subs drummer Steve Roberts, who now goes by the name of Stevie Ze Suicide has a new single and video out called  'Yeah!! Yeah!!'. According to his Facebook page it will be available to buy on i-Tunes, Napster, Amazon and Spotify - amongst others - soon.
Full news story (and view the video) archived on T&M HERE

  • 16/10/2012: Yet another DVD re-release of 'Live From London'

Store For Music Ltd have re-released the 1985 Subs gig at Camden Palace on DVD.
Latest DVD re-release archived on T&M HERE

  • 16/10/2012: Charlie interviewed about new album

The POST PUNK MUSIC website has today posted a fabulous exclusive interview with Charlie Harper concerning the forthcoming album XXIV. The interview, by Ayisha Khan is a fascinating insight into what UK Subs fans can expect from the new double album.
Click here to read the interview

  • 15/10/2012: Pete Davies guest slot for UK Subs covers band

Pete Davies did a guest slot for the UK Subs covers band CRASH COURSE yesterday at the Winchester Punk Festival, playing two songs.

Read the full article and see footage of Pete's guest slot HERE

  • 14/10/2012: This website's charity auction raises over £260

This website's charity auction for a white label copy of 'The Revolution's Here' 7" has sold for £262-55 on e-Bay for Charlie's latest charitable cause - the RNLI.
More details archived on the full news story HERE

  • 13/10/2012: New Charlie interview in forthcoming 'Vive Le Rock'

The next issue (number 9) of the superb 'Vive Le Rock' magazine will carry an interview with Charlie which promises to be a fascinating read.
Full news story with more info archived on T&M HERE

  • 11/10/2012: Charlie recording EP with the Captain!

Charlie Harper has been recording a four track EP with The Damned's legendary guitarist Captain Sensible. Provisionally entitled the ‘Too Much Reality’ EP, the backing tracks are already down and the initial plans are to release the songs as a limited edition 7" single on Time & Matter records.
Full story archived on T&M HERE

  • 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

  • 10/10/2012: New 'Barbies Dead' fanzine out!

Issue 33 of the fab DIY fanzine 'Barbies Dead' is out now. Some great Subs content in this one - only 50p cover price - click on the link to see how to buy a copy HERE

  • 07/10/2012: Charity auction starts today!

A white label copy of 'The Revolution's Here' 7" single, has now been listed for auction in aid of the RNLI on our e-Bay charity seller’s account. Mark & Rob at T&M HQ would like to acknowledge the fantastic generosity of Caps from Combat Rock Records for donating this white label. Cheers Caps!
Bid on it HERE
Update: Within 24 hours we have had 33 bids and the current price is £101...

  • 04/10/2012: U.K. Subs track on forthcoming compilation CD

Charlie and Captain Oi! have kindly agreed for the U.K. Subs track 'Robot Age' to appear on the forthcoming 'A Tribute to Paul Fox' compilation CD, entitled 'See You On The Other Side' - which is being released to help raise money for The Michael Sobell Hospice, where legendary Ruts guitarist Paul Fox received palliative care during the final months of his life.
Full story archived on T&M HERE

  • 03/10/2012: Pete Davies to record album with The Straps

Ex-Subs drummer Pete Davies is set to record an album with The Straps in October.
Full news story story and gig dates archived on T&M HERE

  • 02/10/2012: New charitable cause - the RNLI

Time & Matter is delighted to announce that we will be raising monies for a brand new cause, again -  personally chosen by Charlie - which this time will be the RNLI.

Full news story archived on T&M HERE

  • 01/10/2012: Paul Slack to record new version of 'Warhead'

Ex-Subs bassist Paul Slack, who has recently joined The Penny Black Remedy has exclusively revealed to Time & Matter that he will be travelling to Paris in November to record a new radical version of the U.K. Subs' classic song 'Warhead' with his friend Manu Castillo and his band Tio Manuel.
Find out more on the full news story archived HERE

  • 30/09/2012: Acoustic album track listing running order

Time & Matter exclusively reveals today the track listing running order for the acoustic disc that will be the limited edition CD on the forthcoming U.K. Subs double album XXIV due to be released on Captain Oi! Records. There is also pictures of the final mix CD from the studio on the link...

Full news story archived on T&M HERE

  • 28/09/2012: Paul Slack joins The Penny Black Remedy

Ex-Subs bassist PAUL SLACK, who recently split from Monica and The Explosion and has been gigging with a variety of artists, including Allegra Shock and the Roman Electric Band has now joined The Penny Black Remedy and will start gigging with them by the end of the year.
Click here for the full news story archived on T&M

  • 28/09/2012: Steve Roberts Rockumentary

Ex-Subs drummer Steve Roberts, who now goes under the name of Stevie Ze Suicide has had a 'Rockumentary' made about him by the York based photographer and film maker Ollie Bostock.
You can see it on our full archived story HERE

  • 24/09/2012: New album track running order revealed

Captain Oi!'s latest newsletter reveals the running order for the electric album of the new double album XXIV. Full story archived on T&M HERE

  • 23/09/2012: Brilliant Charlie Harper cartoon for sale

Leeds based artist Paul Hannah has produced a stunning cartoon of Charlie for his fabulous 'Big 'Ed' series. These are for sale from Paul, and you can see the cartoon and get the full price range on the full news story archived on T&M HERE

  • 19/09/2012: 6 U.K. Subs LP's uploaded to John Peel archive

John Peel's extensive record collection is in the process of being archived online, with 100 of his LP's at a time being put up for each letter of the alphabet. The archivists have just uploaded the U's and there are 6 U.K. Subs LP's featured: 'Another Kind Of Blues', 'Brand New Age', 'Crash Course', 'Diminished Responsibility', 'Huntington Beach' and 'Peel Sessions'.
Full news story with Subs rarities photos archived on T&M HERE

  • 18/09/2012: U.K. Subs website news

The uksubs.com / uksubs.co.uk site is currently down for a few days due to it changing servers.
It should be back online asap though!

  • 17/09/2012: Paul Slack splits from Monica and The Explosion

Ex-Subs bassist PAUL SLACK has announced that he has split from Monica and The Explosion, who he has been a member of for the past two and a half years.
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. 


  • 09/09/2012: Chema in for Alvin

Alvin Gibbs is unavailable for the next three U.K. Subs gig dates, so Chema Zurita will stand in to play bass at Brudenell Social Club, Leeds on the 13th September, The Jam Jar (Sinky's Bar), Dunfermline on the 14th and the Durham Punk Festival on the 15th.

  • 08/09/2012: A-M-I news (Charlie's grandson's band)

Charlie's grandson Marley Perez, who plays rhythm guitar and is lead vocalist with A-M-I have just secured a monthly residency at the Blind Tiger in Brighton.
Full story archived on T&M HERE

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

The Punknews.org website has today posted a good review of the new Urban Dogs CD.

Click here to read the review

  • 04/09/2012: Paul Slack gig with Allegra Shock

Ex-Subs bassist PAUL SLACK will be playing live with Allegra Shock on Sunday, 16th September at The Wheelbarrow in Camden, London.
Full details archived on T&M HERE

  • 02/09/2012: Book news!

There are a few recently published or to-be-published books with U.K. Subs related content to report on: 'The Art of Punk', 'Covered' & 'Telling Stories'...
Full article archived on T&M

  • 01/09/2012: Jamie to tour with 4ft Fingers in October

U.K. Subs drummer Jamie Oliver is to tour with 4FT FINGERS in October whilst the Subs are off the road, prior to their usual UK winter tour, which this year starts in November.
Full news story 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

  • 29/08/2012: Subs back in studio mixing next album

The UK Subs are back at Pat Collier's studio in London mixing their new 'XXIV' double album over the next two days - 29th and 30th August. Jet has revealed that the first day went really well and the album sounds great.
Full news story archived on T&M HERE

  • 28/08/2012: Some Pete Davies gigs...

Ex-Subs sticksman Pete Davies has a couple of gigs booked to play with, firstly, Red Mecca on 8 September, and then he also plays drums with The Straps on 20 October.
Full news story archived on T&M HERE

  • 27/08/2012: U.K. Subs Japanese charity fund

During the U.K. Subs' gigs from May through to August 2012 Yuko continued to collect donations for the Japanese relief fund via her collection bucket on the Subs' merchandise desk, raising a further £160.
Full news story 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

  • 20/08/2012: Jet's new Facebook and Twitter accounts

U.K. Subs guitarist Jet has set up a new Facebook page as well as a new Twitter account.
Jet on Facebook - click here  
Jet on Twitter - click here
Full news story archived on T&M HERE

  • 14/08/2012: New UK Subs merch - Two Tone Hoodie

The official UK Subs merchandiser, Mainstage Merch have a superb new 'Two Tone Hoodie' available for £34-99 including free p&p in the UK - click here to order one

Full news story 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

  • 11/08/2012: Charlie guests with his grandson's band

Charlie this afternoon did some guest vocals with his grandson Marley's band A-M-I at the 'Afternoon Sessions' at the Blind Tiger Club in Brighton.

Full news story and photos 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

  • 03/08/2012: Interview with Charlie in Blackpool Gazette

There was an interview with Charlie Harper published in today's Blackpool Gazette about this weekend's Rebellion Festival.
Click here to read online
Archived on T&M HERE

  • 03/08/2012: Video of recent Converse gig at 100 club

Converse have today published a video and review of the recent 'Converse Represent' gig that the UK Subs headlined on 31st July 2012 at the 100 Club in London.

The video features Charlie and Jamie talking about the gig, as well as the Subs in action on stage.
Full story (with video/review) 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)

  • 01/08/2012: Initial plans for new album revealed by Captain Oi!

The good Captain Mark Brennan (Captain Oi! supremo), who provided Time & Matter with regular updates on the last album 'Work In Progress' will again be keeping us all 'in the loop', as the much anticipated next Subs album 'XXIV' goes into post recording planning.
Click here to read the first Captain Oi! 'XXVI' exclusive T&M update

Click here to get bargain CDs at £6-99 inc free UK p&p
This offer includes the UK Subs' A, B, C, D, E, U & W albums!
Full news story archived on T&M here

  • 01/08/2012: New European Booking Agency for the Subs

The U.K. Subs are now signed up to Muttis Booking, who will handle their gig bookings and schedule in Europe. Full story archived on T&M HERE.

  • 30/07/2012: Hear Jamie drum on new Lousie Distras track

You can hear Subs sticksman Jamie Oliver drumming on Louise Distras' new track 'Shades of Hate' as part of an in-depth interview with the acclaimed UK acoustic-punk artist by Bianca Valentino.
Full story archived on T&M HERE

  • 29/07/2012: New T-shirt for Rebellion Festival

Paul 'Hendy' Henderson has produced a new official U.K. Subs 'Crash Course' t-shirt, which will be on sale at Rebellion this year. Go see Yuko at the merchandise desk to grab yourself one.
Click here to view

  • 29/07/2012: Full track listing of all 28 songs recorded for 'XXIV'

Time & Matter website can exclusively reveal today the song titles of all 28 songs the UK Subs recorded for their next 'XXIV' album...
Click here for full story and exclusive photos

  • 27/07/2012: Forthcoming 100 Club gig to be streamed live

The UK Subs' forthcoming gig at the 100 Club in London on 31st July is to be streamed live via the internet on the Converse Facebook website or check out http://www.ustream.tv/conversetv
Louder Than War website story HERE

  • 26/07/2012: Charlie in 'The Guardian' newspaper

Charlie is briefly quoted in today's Guardian newspaper in an article by Dave Simpson about the forthcoming Rebellion Festival in Blackpool, entitled Rebellion festival: 'If the mohicans are wilting by Sunday, then it's a good year'.
To read the original article: CLICK HERE / Archived on T&M HERE

  • 26/07/2012: Charlie interviewed about Die Toten Hosen

Charlie was interviewed today by a German TV crew for a forthcoming programme which will celebrate 30 years of Die Toten Hosen. Thanks to Yuko for the info...

  • 25/07/2012: Recording finished for the new album

The UK Subs have spent 10 days at Pat Collier's studio in London recording their new 'XXIV' double album. The recording is now complete and will be mixed in due course.
Click here for all the T&M news stories about the album

  • 25/07/2012: Get well soon Monica!

Time & Matter website regrets to report that ex-Subs bassist Paul Slack has had to "announce that Monica and the Explosion have cancelled all of their gigs for the foreseeable future. Monica is currently in Sweden receiving specialist treatment for an acute illness and will require a lengthy period of recuperation." T&M would like to send our heartfelt wishes to both Paul, and to Monica and here's hoping for Monica's speedy recovery...

  • 21/07/2012: UK Subs new album track listing

Time & Matter website today exclusively reveals the 15 new tracks the band have recorded for their much anticipated new double CD album called 'XXIV'.
Click here to see the track listing

  • 20/07/2012: UK Subs new album title change!

The band have shelved their plans for a triple CD album for their 'X' release. The new album will now be a double and be called XXIV.
Full story archived on our 'X' webpage HERE

  • 16/07/2012: UK Subs start recording brand new studio album

The UK Subs entered the recording studio today to start recording their much anticipated 'XXX' album. This will be the second album recorded by the long established line-up of Charlie, Jet, Alvin and Jamie. The band will once again be utilising the excellent Perry Vale Studios in south east London and you can keep up to date with all the latest news on our dedicated Time & Matter 'X' webpage HERE

  • 15/07/2012: Charlie's Harbour Rats single sold out

Charlie Harper's latest side-project CHARLIE'S HARBOUR RATS have just sold out of their debut single, which came out on Northern Ireland's PUNKERAMA RECORDS in early June. The single, which was a picture disc on 7" only was limited to 275 copies.
Full news story archived on T&M HERE

  • 13/07/2012: Steve Ignorant Blogs about the Subs

Ex-Crass vocalist STEVE IGNORANT has today published his Blog on his recent meeting up with the Subs when they played in Norwich on the 7th July. Steve had a great time by the sound of it, even reckoning it was like being back at the Putney White Lion where Crass and the UK Subs shared the same bill in 1978.
Click here to read Steve's Blog

Photos of Charlie and Steve from this gig archived on T&M HERE

  • 11/07/2012: Competition to see the Subs for free...

Do you fancy being in with a chance to see the UK Subs free in London on 31 July at the 100 Club?
If so, you can enter a competition via Jamie Oliver's other band Dumbjaw, who are also on the bill...
Just follow them on Twitter @dumbjawuk and retweet their post from 10th July to be in with a chance of winning... winners announced 17th July... ;o)

  • 11/07/2012: Pete Davies playing with The Straps

Ex-Subs drummer Pete Davies is re-joining The Straps for their gig at The Fighting Cocks in Kingston upon Thames on Thursday 19th July, followed by a gig at the 100 Club in London on Saturday 21st.
Full news story (with posters) archived on T&M HERE

  • 02/07/2012: Jamie's scientific drumming lecture cancelled

The demonstration of the scientific tests scheduled for Tuesday 3rd of July 2012 has been postponed, probably until the autumn. We will bring you the news on the rescheduled date as soon as we get it. Apologies to anyone who was looking forward to what promised to be a very interesting evening.

  • 29/06/2012: Charlie donates harmonica to "T&M Museum"

Charlie has very kindly donated one of his harmonicas he uses on stage to the "T&M museum". The Hohner Pro Harp is Charlie's favourite make and is in the key of A. The one he has donated is very road worn and is being replaced with a nice new one. A big thank you to Charlie, more info on the Harp's last stand here.

  • 25/06/2012: Second 'support' slot to Rancid announced

The U.K. Subs will be supporting Rancid on another one of their forthcoming tour dates in December. They will appear with ex-Sub Lars at the Rock City, Nottingham on the 1st December. This is in addition to the Subs 'supporting' Rancid at the Rebellion Xmas Bash in Birmingham on Saturday December 8th, see news story below dated 04/06/2012. Additional support at Nottingham comes from Drongos For Europe.
Tickets HERE

  • 25/06/2012: Steve Roberts 'in the studio' film

Ex-Sub STEVE ROBERTS, who now goes by the name 'Stevie Ze Suicide' has just released a short film on YouTube entitled 'In The Studio With Stevie Ze Suicide', a film by Ollie Bostock, concerning the recording of his latest album...
YouTube film HERE
Archived on T&M HERE

  • 20/06/2012: Angry Songs & Bitter Words CD CDR re-issue for limited time

The UK Subs' superb cover of 'Tube Disasters' by Flux Of Pink Indians originally appeared on the 'Angry Songs & Bitter Words' compilation CD, now long out of print. However, for a limited time it is available as a CDR with a copy of the original sleeve and booklet from Ruptured Ambitions, who originally released this wonderful compilation, which also includes contributions from the English Dogs, Subhumans, Varukers and Bus Station Loonies and many more covering songs by Crass, Rudimentary Peni, Poison Girls, Omega Tribe et al

Cost is £5 (including UK p+p). Just PayPal your 'fiver' to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Offer lasts one more week for one of the best punk rock compilations you'll have ever heard... Once again all proceeds go to Rape Crisis

The Facebook page for this offer is linked here...
Story archived on T&M here

  • 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

  • 17/06/2012: Jamie Oliver Podcast

Subs drummer JAMIE OLIVER has started a new PODCAST project. Jamie will be doing a regular podcast concerning all aspects of his life as a musician as well as his many other interests. This should prove to be a fascinating series, fun, informative and highly entertaining... so all Subs fans should immediately bookmark Jamie's podcast link below:

  • 16/06/2012: Subs play for free at alternative PBTS

The UK Subs played a free gig in Portsmouth, set up as an alternative to the cancelled Punk By The Sea Festival. Congrats to the organisers who, in the true punk DIY spirit, created a positive out of such a negative...
More info archived on T&M HERE

  • 16/06/2012: 'Punk By The Sea' Festival cancelled

Just to confirm that the UK Subs will NOT be playing tonight at the 'Punk By The Sea' Festival in Southsea, Portsmouth as the event has been cancelled.
There is a statement on the PBTS website:

  • 13/06/2012: T&M interview number 5: Pete Davies

Time & Matter website has today published an exclusive, mammoth interview with legendary U.K. Subs drummer Pete Davies. Conducted by Marc Brekau, who has recently joined the T&M team, and running to just short of an incredible 20,000 words, this really is a fantastic article that every fan of the early classic Subs line-up will want to read with relish.
Containing lots of information previously unknown, as well as being illustrated with plenty of unpublished 'behind-the-scenes' personal photos from Pete's own memorabilia, this interview also delves into Pete's early musical endeavours as well as his other musical experiences outside of the Subs right up to the present day.


  • 12/06/2012: Warhead second best anti-nuclear song from 1980s

The U.K. Subs' classic track 'Warhead' is the second best anti-nuclear song from the early 1980s according to Dave Jennings in his top 10 article written for the 'Louder Than War' website which was published today.

  • 11/06/2012: Nicky Garratt to publish vegan cookbook in 2013

The U.K. Subs' most famous guitarist Nicky Garratt is to publish a fabulous new cookbook next year via PMPress, based in Oakland, USA. Nicky has been a vegetarian for decades, including the period when the Subs were at their most successful from 1977-81.
The book is entitled Mango & Mint: Arabian, Indian, and North African Inspired Vegan Cuisine and is scheduled for a March 2013 publication.
Full story and lots more detail archived on T&M HERE

  • 06/06/2012: Pete Davies news

Ex-Subs drummer Pete Davies, who has just released with Charlie a new 7" as 'Charlie's Harbour Rats' has a few gigs coming up this month. First off he re-joins The Straps for their slot at the Punk By The Sea Festival on 16th June, and then Pete has a couple of gigs to play with "a local (Harleston) energetic rock covers band called Red Mecca, who have been around for about 20 years."
Full news story with gig dates archived on T&M HERE

  • 04/06/2012: Rancid added to the Rebellion Xmas Bash line-up

The U.K. Subs will now be third on the bill to Cock Sparrer and Rancid at the Rebellion Xmas Bash in Birmingham on Saturday December 8th.
Further information and tickets - click 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

  • 03/06/2012: Charlie's Harbour Rats single due out next week

Charlie Harper's latest side-project CHARLIE'S HARBOUR RATS will release their debut single on Northern Ireland's PUNKERAMA RECORDS next week...(8/6/2012)
Full story archived on T&M HERE

  • 02/06/2012: This website's Punk World Cup II progress report page

To keep you up-to-date with Steve Lamacq's BBC 6Music radio show's Punk World Cup II tournament please bookmark T&M website's Punk World Cup progress report page here

  • 31/05/2012: Last Jubilee Festival in Bath cancelled

BAD NEWS: UK Subs were due to play 'The Last Jubilee Festival' at Bath Racecourse on Sunday 3rd June, but the whole event has just been cancelled today!
Full news story archived on T&M HERE

  • 30/05/2012: U.K. Subs fan and the Olympic Torch

The Olympic Flame is currently being carried throughout the UK and whilst it was passing through Devon recently it was pictured with long-time U.K. Subs friend and fan Patrick Kerrane.
Picture with obvious headline archived on T&M HERE

  • 28/05/2012: Can the U.K. Subs retain the 'Punk World Cup'?

The UK Subs start their defence of the Punk World Cup they sensationally won in 2010 today.
After the Subs won the inaugural Punk World Cup on Steve Lamacq's BBC 6Music radio show, today's (28/5/2012) first show for the second Punk World Cup saw the announcement that the U.K. Subs are one of 8 seeds. The first round proper will kick off next Monday 4th June. The U.K. Subs Time & Matter website will once again keep you up to date with all the latest news as the tournament progresses...
Full news story archived on T&M HERE

  • 27/05/2012: Chance to see Jamie demonstrate drumming science

As reported below Jamie underwent some scientific experiments at the recent 100 Club gig in London, carried out by the Clem Burke Drumming Project. Jamie will now be demonstrating some of these scientific tests with Dr Steve Draper at the University of Gloucestershire at 7pm on Tuesday 3 July 2012.Find out who to contact if you'd like to go on the full story archived on T&M HERE

  • 26/05/2012: Captain Sensible's Charlie Harper Birthday Poem!

Captain Sensible wrote a poem for Charlie for his birthday on Friday 25th May and 'published' it via his Twitter account (@sensiblecaptain). CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE POEM

  • 23/05/2012: Bristol, The Fleece, 19th May gig reviewed on Louder Then War

'Louder Than War' reviews the UK Subs' recent Bristol gig: "It's time Charlie Harper got an MBE for services to punk rock." Read the full article HERE

  • 20/05/2012: Listen to the recent 17/5/12 '100 Club' gig

The recent U.K. Subs gig at the 100 Club was recorded for the Paranoid Squirrel programme which is available on the internet. The Subs' show can be heard in full via Paranoid Squirrel's Episode Number 254 (CLICK HERE).
Full story archived on T&M HERE
Review of this gig by Ayisha Khan with photos by Imelda Michalczyk on the POST PUNK MUSIC website. CLICK HERE

  • 19/05/2012: Jamie runs live stream of the Subs gig

The U.K. Subs ran a live stream of their gig at the Fleece in Bristol tonight (see previous news story below 30/04/2012). Jamie is also looking to make the audio recording of the show available on iTunes.
Full details archived on T&M HERE

  • 17/05/2012: Jamie experimented on at 100 Club gig

As reported below (26/04/2012) Jamie underwent some experiments, carried out by the Clem Burke Drumming Project, including the digesting of an edible radio transmitting thermometer, both before and after tonight's Subs gig at the 100 Club in London. Time & Matter will carry a full report when all the results have been analysed...

  • 11/05/2012: Captain Oi! Special Subs offer

For a limited period, Captain Oi! are offering you the first 5 Subs albums (A-E) on CD for just £35 including FREE UK delivery. You can therefore get:

All CDs have bonus tracks and superb booklets so this special offer works out at a bargain £7 each!

Full story archived on T&M HERE

  • 09/05/2012: New official '35 Years Of Chaos' t-shirt

Mainstage Merch have got a brand new double-sided UK Subs t-shirt to commemorate 35 years of the band. Available in 5 adult sizes - S | M | L | XL | XXL - Pictures HERE
Retailing at £15-99 (including free postage and packaging to the UK)

  • 07/05/2012: Jamie drums on forthcoming Louise Distras album

“Feminist punk” Louise Distras has been interviewed for The Guardian Music Weekly Podcast which is now online! The podcast also features the album version of her track ‘Bullets’, whichfeatures Jamie Oliver on drums, as well as Mick Talbot on keys. The track isn’t available to hear anywhere else prior to Louise’s debut album release later this year.
For more details see the full news story archived on T&M HERE

  • 06/05/2012: Japanese Tour Merch still available

Subs fans might be interested to learn that there are still official merchandise items available from the recent U.K. Subs Japanese tour. There are some great T-shirts as well as some brilliant Eco Bags bearing the famous U.K. Subs round logo. Although originally available in Japan, people can order from abroad as well: CLICK HERE
See pictures of the T-shirts and Eco Bags HERE
Full news story archived on T&M HERE

  • 02/05/2012: Paul Slack in the studio

Ex-Subs bassist Paul Slack is in the studio today with Monica and The Explosion, finishing off their forthcoming album - the second on which Paul has played.
More info archived on the T&M link HERE
Exclusive T&M Monica and The Explosion pages HERE

  • 01/05/2012: T&M returns!

This website is re-launched after being hacked on 12/3/2012.
Read the message of thanks from the website editors HERE
See what the Retro Man Blog had to say about our return HERE

  • 30/04/2012: Jamie plans to broadcast the Subs live

Jamie is currently planning to do a LIVE broadcast on 19th May at the U.K. Subs' gig at the Fleece in Bristol. The last time Jamie attempted this (see 16/03/2012 news story below) he set up a webcam but didn't have time to do any pre-production or advertising. Even so, the broadcast still attracted over 500 viewers to watch the show live. Jamie is now hard at work to improve the quality and is confident he can get around 10,000 viewers this time. So if you can't make the show you can tune in and watch online for FREE by going to Jamie's Facebook page and clicking the 'Ustream Live' button.
More details on the full news story (and a well done message to his mum from Jamie):

  • 26/04/2012: Jamie to be subject of 100 Club experiment

Further to the news story below from 03/04/2012, Jamie has revealed that he will be experimented on further by the Clem Burke Drumming Project at the forthcoming Subs gig at the 100 Club on 17 May.
Further information can be viewed HERE

  • 24/04/2012: Magnaminous donation from Jet

Jet has generously donated the last T&M charity cheque for £270 - originally raised for his family by us -  to Takahagi City in Ibaraki, Japan where Jet went to school for 9 years.
Full news story archived on T&M HERE

  • 20/04/2012: Jet and Jamie's tattoos to feature in new book

Jet and Jamie are to be featured in a new Japanese tattoo photo book.
Further details archive on the T&M news story HERE

  • 17/04/2012: Rare Subs photo from 1979

An old and rare photo of the Subs in September 1979 is featured in the latest issue of Mojo magazine. Full story archived on T&M HERE

  • 06/04/2012: Another Subs donation to Japan

After the UK Subs and this website raised over £3,000 in 2011 for the people of Japan after last year's earthquake disaster, Yuko, on the Subs' merchandise desk continued to collect monies via the donations bucket during the recent February to March European Tour. Therefore another donation will be made whilst the Subs are touring Japan in April.
Full news story archived on T&M HERE

  • 03/04/2012: Subs drummer being experimented on!

Jamie is taking part in an exciting drumming project started by Blondie drummer Clem Burke. Jamie went to Gloucester Uni today to take part in some experiments with many others planned.
Read lots more on the news story archived on T&M HERE

  • 01/04/2012: Paul Slack's Blog

Whilst we were salvaging the T&M website, ex-Subs bassist Paul Slack, who had been publishing his Blog on T&M, decided to move it to a new Blog host - CLICK HERE

  • 22/03/2012: BBC TV interviewing Charlie today!

BBC 4 are currently working on a music documentary project which is for a series being produced as part of the 'Cultural Olympiad', due to be screened this summer. Charlie was in London today being interviewed.
For the full news story archived on T&M, including pix taken by Yuko - click here

  • 17/03/2012: UK Subs named as support to NOFX

UK Subs will be supporting NOFX on one of their UK tour dates in June...
Date: Tuesday 5th June 2012
Venue: Bournemouth o2 Academy
Further details on this link - CLICK HERE

  • 16/03/2012: Jamie runs live stream of gig in Hamburg

Jamie Oliver ran a live stream of both TV Smith and the Subs tonight at their gig at the Fabrik in Hamburg, Germany.

  • 12/03/2012: This website hacked and disabled...

This website was hacked with the hacker(s) ruining the 'edit' and 'update' facility so nothing could be added to it in its then form, with its then host. At first the homepage was not loading but other pages would, but eventually this was fixed but it was damaged beyond repair. Basically the hacker(s) took a chainsaw to the inner workings of the site and ripped it to shreds. Although we managed to get the site back online, we were left with a 'shell' of the website, but from the 'administrative' side of things, the mechanics were unworkable as the site couldn't be edited or updated.
The only solution was to pay for professional help in shifting the website from its previous host, to a new, more secure server.

  • 06/03/2012: YouTube interview

Hard-Core.sk website interviewed Charlie and Alvin at the FBC Club in Martin, Slovakia on 26/2/2012.
View it HERE on their website
Archived on T&M HERE

  • 03/02/2012: New interview with Charlie

There has been a new interview with Charlie (with TV Smith) by Nick Josten published in German on the www.useless-fanzine.de website. If anyone can provide a translation please contact the website editor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - It was conducted at the 14/2/2012 Düsseldorf gig in Germany.
Archived on T&M HERE

  • 01/03/2012: 'Louder Than War' article comments on Charlie and U.K. Subs

Ged Babey previews Punk-By-The-Sea’s 4-Dayer on the Louder Than War website, with plenty of references to the UK Subs...

  • 26/02/2012: New interview with Charlie

There has been a new interview with Charlie published in German on the stadtbekannt.at website. If anyone can provide a translation please contact the website editor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Click here to view original article
Archived on T&M HERE

  • 20/02/2012: Jet 13 Records Facebook Page

This is a reminder for all you Subs fans out there that one of the best ways to follow the current U.K. Subs European (and any) tour is to 'Like' Jet's Facebook page. Jet regularly updates his status/wall/news and also posts pictures on his page, both backstage and from stage as well as from the various places the tour visits.
Full story archived on T&M HERE with picture

  • 20/02/2012: Limited edition Canvas print

The ever-excellent Fishbones Glover (Fishbones Photography) who provided the photos for the U.K. Subs' last studio album 'Work In Progress' is currently offering a magnificent limited edition U.K. Subs Canvas Print.
Priced at £60-00 plus £6-00 postage and packaging, this is a never to be repeated piece of collectable Subs memorablia.
Full story and picture of canvas print archived on T&M HERE

  • 13/02/2012: Charlie to play 'Party In Norway' in August

Paul Mileman's new band RIOTS are up and running, and Charlie Harper will be playing Paul's 45th birthday party on 24th August 2012 at Gamle in Oslo in Norway.
Click here for further details...

  • 09/02/2012: New merchandise update - Charlie designed kids t-shirt now in adult size

The popular kids' UK Subs 'Down On The Farm' tractor t-shirt designed by Charlie Harper exclusively for Mainstage Merch, has now, due to popular demand been made available in adult sizes.
Full story archived on T&M HERE

  • 02/02/2012: New merchandise available

Mainstage Merch, the official U.K. Subs outlet have just made available a couple of jackets and a fun bottle opener/keyring...
Full story archived on T&M HERE

  • 01/02/2012: Charlie's Harbour Rats 7" single news

Charlie Harper's latest side-project CHARLIE'S HARBOUR RATS will soon have their debut single out on Northern Ireland's PUNKERAMA RECORDS. It's going to be limited and on picture disc...
Full news story archived on T&M HERE

  • 31/01/2012: Charlie performing at Newhaven Pub ‘Open Mic’ nights

Charlie has been appearing at a local ‘Open Mic’ evening at The Ark Inn pub, West Quay, Riverside Hall in Newhaven, East Sussex for the past two weeks on a Wednesday evening.
He will also be appearing there on the 1st and 8th February...
Message from Charlie: "...if anyone is in the area, come down it’s free!"
Full news story with video archived on T&M HERE

  • 27/01/2012: Band's Japanese disaster fund donation received

A donation of £400 has today been received in Japan from Yuko, representing the monies raised from the U.K. Subs fans' generosity in contributing to the 'U.K. Subs Japanese Earthquake Disaster Appeal'.
Full story archived on T&M HERE

  • 23/01/2012: New album update - Number 2

Lots of news on the latest songs the band have come up with for the next album 'XXX'...
Full news story archived on T&M HERE

  • 21/01/2012: Charlie and Alvin appear on new charity album

The beginning of 2012 saw the release on iTunes of a superb new charity compilation double album called 'SEX DRUGS & HIV". The brainchild of Mat Sargent, it features over 200 musicians, boasts 40 Tracks and has been an incredible 15 years in the making. The album is in support of four charities: The Terrence Higgins Trust, Release, Rape Crisis and Cancer Research UK.
Full story archived on T&M HERE

  • 18/01/2012: Charlie performs solo

Charlie performed at an 'Open Mic' night at a pub in Newhaven this evening.
News story archived here with further info and picture.

  • 13/01/2012: Pete Davies news

Ex-Subs drummer Pete Davies is set to rejoin The Straps, a band that supported the Subs in 1978. Pete, who is also working with Charlie on his side-band Charlie Harper's Harbour Rats will be in the drum stool for The Straps' appearance at the 'Punk By The Sea' 4-day punk Festival (14th - 17th June 2012), held at the South Parade Pier in Southsea, Portsmouth.
Full news story archived on T&M HERE

  • 10/01/2012: New merchandise update - black polo shirt

Mainstage Merch, the official U.K. Subs merchandising company now have a fabulous new black polo shirt available, including free postage in the UK. Priced at a bargain £24-99.
Full news story archived on T&M HERE

  • 02/01/2012: New merchandise update - badges

Mainstage Merch, the official U.K. Subs merchandising company now have 7 badges available at a bargain 75p each, including free postage in the UK for orders over £5.
Full news story archived on T&M HERE

  • 01/01/2012: Happy New Year

Happy new year to all you Subs fans out there from the T&M admins Mark & Rob...

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