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Early line-up shot

  >>> LATEST NEWS <<< 

04/03/2018: Urban Dogs Debut LP Re-Issue For RSD 2018
 
The Urban Dogs' debut LP is set for a double-LP coloured vinyl re-vamp re-issue for this year's Record Store Day on 21 April. This new re-release through Jungle Records features a live recording as the bonus LP alongside the b-sides from the band's first two singles, and will be issued on red vinyl.
There will be a CD issue as well, released April 27.
 
16/01/2017: Urban Dogs Album Reviewed by Fear And Loathing 'Zine

The superb brand new album by the Urban Dogs, 'Attack', out now on Time & Matter Records gets yet another superb review on the ever brilliant FEAR AND LOATHING FANZINE website...

"Apart from the fairly recent ‘acoustic’ album, this is the first full-on Urban Dogs album for quite a long time, but it still sounds as confident and natural as a band who were playing and recording on a much regular basis...

It sounds as if the band had a lot of fun making this album. Now it’s your turn to enjoy it !

CLICK HERE TO READ THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE

CLICK HERE TO BUY THE ALBUM ON VINYL,
CD OR CASSETTE - OR ALL THREE! ;-)

Full news story with review fully archived on T&M - Click here

03/01/2017: Urban Dogs gig dates for 2017
 
The band have been comfirmed for this year's Rebellion Festival in Blackpool, with the exact date yet to be confirmed, with the Festival running from the 3rd to the 6th of August.
And of course, the Subs will also be appearing...
REBELLION FESTIVAL WEBSITE: Click here
The Dogs have, at present, one other gig confirmed, which is at The Arches in Coventry on the 7th of May, further information at - https://www.facebook.com/events/331908747192894/
 
12/12/2016: Urban Dogs Album Reviewed by Nuzz Prowling Wolf Blog

The superb brand new album by the Urban Dogs, 'Attack', out now on Time & Matter Records gets a superb review on the ever superb NUZZ PROWLING WOLF blogsite...

"Attack, The Urban Dogs fifth album is a real feast. A beautifully crafted and constructed twelve track masterpiece that defies  musical categorization...
Stand out tracks? all of them, there's no sitting down here!" 

Original news article with full review archived on T&M HERE

05/12/2016: Urban Dogs T&M Badge set now in the T&M store

Who doesn't love a classic badge?

This exclusive set of five badges have been produced for the launch of the new Urban Dogs album, ATTACK.

Featuring artwork from the album and single, Trick or Treat, plus the design used for the ATTACK t-shirt, along with a couple of T&M badges just for the hell of it...

29/11/2016: Urban Dogs New Album Reviewed by 'Suspect Device' 'Zine

The superb brand new album by the Urban Dogs, 'Attack', out now on Time & Matter Records gets its first review and it's Gaz from Suspect Device fanzine who's first out of the traps...

CLICK HERE TO READ THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE

CLICK HERE TO BUY THE ALBUM ON VINYL,
CD OR CASSETTE - OR ALL THREE! ;-)

Full news article (with review archived) on T&M HERE

29/11/2016: Urban Dogs 'ATTACK' t-shirts now in the T&M store

Previously only available at the two Urban Dogs gigs in November 2016.

Based on Charlie Harper's painting used on the back cover of the album 'Attack', and the front cover of the single 'Trick or Treat', these heavy cotton tees are a must for all you dog lovers out there.

Available in Small, Medium, Large, XL and XXL.

Limited stock on all sizes and these will not be replaced, once they're gone they are gone.

22/11/2016: Urban Dogs support The Damned in Cambridge

The Urban Dogs supported the Damned this evening at The Cambridge Junction, the T&M gig page with YouTube footage of 'Pawn Shop Special' can be seen by CLICKING HERE

17/11/2016: New 7" Promo Video & LP launch party news stories

Click to enlargeCry “Havoc!” and let slip the dogs of war…

They’re back with a bite!

FOUR LUMINARIES OF THE PUNK AND ALTERNATIVE SCENE RE-UNITE FOR A BRAND NEW KILLER LP!

Charlie Harper (U.K. Subs)
Knox (The Vibrators)
Alvin Gibbs (U.K. Subs)
Matthew Best (Psychic TV)

Recorded at ex-Vibrators’ bassist Pat Collier’s London Studio in May 2016, this fi fth Urban Dogs album really is their best yet, featuring a stunning collection of songs that are breathtaking in their variety, both musically and lyrically.

Selected highlights are Charlie’s harmonica-drenched ‘Pawn Shop Special’ and bittersweet ‘Whisky Song’, Knox’s fascinating songwriting skills, encompassing ageing love, crucifi xion and android analogy, two stunning covers; their take on The Monkees and Sex Pistols’ famous cover song ‘Steppin’ Stone’ and Johnny Thunders’ classic ‘You Can’t Put Your Arms Around A Memory’ as well as Alvin’s best ever song yet, the simply sensational punk raucous sweaty-sweet stomper that is ‘Sidewalk Baby’.

All that and we haven’t even barked on about the Knox sung Gibbs homage to Vivienne Westwood - ‘World’s End Apocalypso’ or Alvin’s perfect politician put-down ‘Goddamn Liar’!

Yet more genius to chew on! Click to enlarge

Track Listing:
01. Dancing On The Heads Of Snakes
02. The Little Song
03. Sidewalk Baby
04. Pawn Shop Special
05. We Are Machine
06. Trick Or Treat
07. Goddamn Liar
08. Storm Over Golgotha Tonight
09. You Can’t Put Your Arms Around A Memory
10. World’s End Apocalypso
11. (I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone
12. The Whisky Song

Following the album launch party at the band's spiritual home, the 100 Club in London, Attack is available to buy now on LP (blue vinyl), CD and very limited edition cassette through T&M's web-shop.

The CD and cassette boast two bonus tracks; Rebellion Song and One Foot In The Grave, both taken from the band's 2014 single released on Time & Matter Records, T&M 016.

   >>> BUY THE LP - CLICK HERE! <<<   

  >>> BUY THE CD - CLICK HERE! <<<  

   >>> BUY THE CASSETTE - CLICK HERE! <<<  

Click to enlarge

26/10/2016: New 7" Promo Video & LP launch party news stories
The following news stories appeared on the T&M homepage:

   Time & Matter Records Proudly Presents...   


  • Brand new Urban Dogs 7" single on Time & Matter Records
  • 'Trick or Treat' taken from the forthcoming LP 'Attack'
  • Limited to 350 copies...
  • On emerald green blood coloured vinyl...
  • With lyrical and informational insert...
  • B-side boasts 2 previously unreleased tracks from the band's first demos in 1982:
    'New Barbarians' & 'Utopia'

URBAN DOGS 2016:
CHARLIE HARPER: Vocals / KNOX: Guitar & "Halloween"
ALVIN GIBBS: Bass / MATTHEW BEST: Drums

URBAN DOGS 1982:
CHARLIE HARPER: Vocals / DAVE DUDLEY: Guitar
STEVE SLACK: Bass / MATTHEW BEST: Drums

AVAILABLE TO ORDER - 31 October 2016

http://timematterrecordings.bigcartel.com/

Urban Dogs Album Launch Party Gig 

DATE FOR YOUR DOG DIARY!
URBAN DOGS ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY:
Thursday 17 November 2016 at The 100 Club, London, England

LINK TO BUY TICKETS: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/361554

Time & Matter Records is delighted to announce that they have once again signed up the Urban Dogs to release a brand new studio album entitled 'ATTACK'..

The full original band, originally formed in 1982 - Charlie Harper (vocals), Knox (guitar), Alvin Gibbs (bass) and Matthew Best (drums) have finished recording at ex-Vibrators' Pat Collier's Perry Vale Studios in London, the follow up to the critically acclaimed acoustic album 'Bonefield'. The U.K. Subs recorded their final 4 albums with Pat, as did the Urban Dogs with their superb last T&M release, the 7" single 'Rebellion Song'.

An Urban Dogs album launch show is set for November 17, 2016 at the 100 Club in London...

To coincide with the original Urban Dogs being re-united, there are new social media sites now set up at:

Official Urban Dogs Twitter: https://twitter.com/urban_dogs_1982
Official Urban Dogs Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/urban.dogs.est.1982/

Keep up to date on the above links as well as the Time & Matter website
and Facebook/Twitter pages which are at:
https://www.facebook.com/TimeAndMatterRecordings/ | https://twitter.com/TandMrecords

>>> BUY TICKET(S): CLICK HERE <<<

Facebook Gig Event Page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1239004980824

01/06/2016: New EP Featuring Urban Dogs Drummer Out Now

Urban Dogs drummer, Matthew Best, has been playing and recording with South London rock 'n' roll outfit, The Bad Breed.

Describing themselves as "Finest twisted Rock'n'roll and gutter exotica...", the rest of the line-up is Colbert Hamilton on vocals, Oli Katz on Guitar, Richard Spyers on Guitar and Chris Tymon on Double Bass.

Colbert Hamilton has fronted The Nitros, The Hellrazors and Holyman Jones, plus released solo albums as well as recording with Phil Lynott. He also does a good turn with an Elvis song. Oli Katz from Orange in France, where he played with The Ramblers and The Axe Murderers before moving to London and playing with The Cannibals before forming The Bad Breed. Richard Spyers has twanged his way through various bands including Vegas Trip, The Purple Gang and Janey & the Ravemen.

Matthew Best has sat in the driving seat for many artists from Captain Sensible to Paul Ansell, the Urban Dogs and U.K. Subs. Chris Tymon slaps and whacks that bass like it's done him wrong.

Their debut six track vinyl E.P, The Bad Breed E.P, is available to download via their Bandcamp page and to buy on black vinyl from T&M HERE!

Track Listing

Side 1:
Daddy Rolling Stone
The Dirty Dog
Sea Of Love

Side 2:
Beelzebubba
Flood Of Love
Nightcrawl

BUY THE E.P. HERE!

21/05/2016: New Urban Dogs Album Launch Party
DATE FOR YOUR DOG DIARY!

URBAN DOGS ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY:
Thursday 17 November 2016 at The 100 Club, London, England

LINK TO BUY TICKETS: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/361554

URBAN DOGS: ATTACK!

   New Urban Dogs Album - Day 6 Recording: 19 May 2016   

Dogs drummer Matthew Best has today published the below update from the studio on the Urban Dogs Facebook page as reproduced below...

23:44
All done! We have a CD of mixes to take away and listen to over the next week or so, and if there's any minor tweaks (or major disasters) we can come back and change things after that.

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  >>> URBAN DOGS DISCOGRAPHY <<<  

Dublin Castle, 15/11/1998

7" SINGLES:

CD SINGLES:

CASSETTE SINGLES:

  • Trick or Treat - UK 2016

LPs:

CD ALBUMS:

CASSETTE ALBUMS:

Click here for the 'Record Collectors Of The World Unite' discography


  >>> URBAN DOGS GIGOGRAPHY <<<  

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Band picture 1999 from Raw Power Records website

Above: 1999 band picture - Harper, Knox, Best & Gibbs


  >>> URBAN DOGS BIOGRAPHY <<<  

Taken from Knox's site (written circa 2007/08):

Started in 1982 by CHARLIE HARPER of the U.K. SUBS to play the 100 CLUB because the U.K. SUBS wouldn't... click here to read the full biography

Early line-up shot

  >>> KNOX'S U.K. SUBS PAINTINGS <<<  

Pictured below are a couple of Knox's paintings, of obvious interest to visitors to this website. Thanks to Knox for permission to reproduce them, why not take a look at Knox's other art - click here

Knox - brief art history:
"I went to art school in Watford around 1965 I think and then went on to art college in Bristol, then back to Watford. Although I was interested in painting I couldn't get on a painting course. I painted all the time between 1965 and 1992, that's what I was doing when I wasn't having to get money to live on when I was playing in the Vibrators, so I've accumulated quite a lot of work over the years. I've done portraits, landscapes, probably bits of everything, and if there was all the time in the world I'd paint a lot more."

 

Painting 1:
"UK Subs" (2007) - Pen and acrylic on paper, approx 7" x 10 " (18cm x 25cm)

Copyright Knox - click image to enlarge

Painting 2:
"UK Subs 1977" (2008) - Pen and acrylic on paper, approx 10 " x 7 " (25cm x 18cm)

Copyright Knox - click image to enlarge

 

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