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IMPORTANT WEBSITE ANNOUNCEMENT
 
Unfortunately, due to this website being built on an increasingly out-dated web-platform, we are now unable to update certain parts of it due to software incompatibility.
This has led to the loss of all the photos on our site being able to be enlarged (NOW FIXED 9/5/19).
Additionally, we cannot now illustrate every page with too many images as this results in pages crashing, and becoming irretrievable.
For the above reasons, we won’t be putting any more images on the homepage but will continue to post updates with text only and links.
The website costs us nearly £600 per year to run and maintain, so in order to maintain our high standards, we have made the decision to move the whole site to being WordPress based, which is now the internet’s main website platform.
This will be a massive, expensive, difficult and time-consuming undertaking and may result in some or all of the content of T&M being offline on occasions. We apologise in advance for the loss of our historical Subs-service, but we need to move forward and preserve all this content we have built for over a decade for future generations to learn about the greatest punk band of them all: U.K. Subs.
T&M continues to be the most up-to-date website resource for all the latest news and gig updates, however, due to the possible disruption to T&M in the future, until we are moved, please also refer to the U.K. Subs Fan Club on Facebook, run by T&M, a group which is ever-growing and full of fabulous content both old and new… Mark & Rob (T&M partnership) - 25 April 2019

For all the latest up-to-date U.K. Subs news please go to either the official U.K. Subs Facebook page or the Subs' Fan Club on Facebook.

Both of these were set up by T&M... 

OFFICIAL U.K. SUBS FACEBOOK PAGE:

 
U.K. SUBS FAN CLUB ON FACEBOOK:
 
 

   T&M U.K. SUBS NEWSFEED 2019...     

 

01/11: NEW TIME & MATTER RECORDS ALBUM ON PRE-ORDER
 
Time & Matter Records - T&M 035
JANUS STARK - ANGEL IN THE FLAMES
(With Charlie Harper guesting!)

The fabulous new T&M album by Janus Stark, 'Angel In The Flames' - see news story below (24/08/2019) - featuring ex-Subs guitarist Gizz Butt, and including a co-written song with Charlie Harper as well as Charlie playing on the LP is available to pre-order NOW...

http://timematterrecordings.bigcartel.com/

https://timematterrecordings.bandcamp.com/

 Above: Charlie with Gizz in the studio recording the Janus Stark album
Below: Janus Stark live on stage 2019
Click images to enlarge


FROM T&M BANDCAMP:

Limited edition 300 hand numbered red vinyl copies  
OR
Limited Edition CD - 500 copies in remus sleeve with 20 page booklet
 
Pre-order 1st November 2019 - Release 1st December 2019
Led by former Prodigy, English Dogs, U.K. Subs and Steve Ignorant guitarist Gizz Butt, Janus Stark return with their second album after a 20-year hiatus. This stunning new album really does set the guitar-led punk-rock world alight, with Gizz’s versatility and virtuoso six-string pyrotechnics more aflame and to the fore than ever, with the four-piece band equally on fire, they also have much to say via their thought-provoking socio-political, and highly personal lyrical content on an album you’ll love and repeatedly play…
Dave Grohl once described Janus Stark as “a great melodic kick up the arse…” Little has changed on that front. Prepare to have your arse kicked all over again. As with the debut album, legendary U.K. Subs frontman CHARLIE HARPER has co-written a song on the album and plays harmonica and provides backing vocals on some of the new tracks...

CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR THE LP

"47 minutes of pure kick ass rock ‘n’ roll... ...at once brilliant and heart breaking, written from the darkest corners of the human psyche but with a hope and cheerfulness for the future that makes it seem almost light hearted. From vocals, to drums, driving guitar riffs to bass, production is spot on. It’s as near to a perfect album as you can get... quite possibly the best punk album of the year..."

DEVOLUTION MAGAZINE (29/09/2019)

"...jaw dropping riffing and virtuoso licks that are part and parcel of what Gizz has always done, lift each and every song to dizzying heights, allowing the record to soar and discover its sublime, unique identity. Angel in the Flames is a near perfect pop record that’s infused with a whole load of punk attitude, energy and aggression and owes as much to the Merseybeat bands of the sixties as it does to early eighties American Hardcore. It’s everything that I hoped it would be and so much more besides..."

MASSMOVEMENT.CO.UK (03/10/2019)

Side 1
1. Crucify All The Leaders
2. Commodity Awakening
3. Last Exit To Change Your Mind
4. Murderers Rights Society
5. Dead! Dead!
6. Karmageddon

Side 2
1. It Can Be Tough Up There
2. Some Stars Never Fade
3. In The Backs
4. Shuffling The Pack
5. Those Who Realise
6. A Traitor's Call

Orders include digital pre-order of Angel In The Flames. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.  
Shipping out on or around December 1, 2019
 
Vinyl: £17.00 / CD: £10.00
 

28/08: STEVE STRAUGHAN NEWS 

 
As well as continuing to be the Subs guitarist, Steve Straughan has now re-joined his old band Loaded 44. To coincide with the 22nd anniversary of Loaded 44s debut gig, in County Durham, actually as support to the U.K. Subs, the news was released today on the band's Facebook page as follows:

"
Mr Stephen Straughan is re-joining Loaded 44 on bass duties.

Steve left Loaded in October 2016 after joining U.K. Subs due to his high workload and touring schedule. We have cut down on the amount of gigs we do annually and now is the time to get Steve back in. We have a new EP due out soon, so watch this space. (Pic by Dave Uglypunk Williams)"

Steve told the T&M website that "In addition to being in the Subs I have decided to re-join my old band Loaded 44. As well as Loaded 44 being a great band I am re-joining them to fill up the gaps in the calendar when I'm not playing with the Subs. Originally I left Loaded 44 to join the Subs as I wouldn't have had much time to gig with them. Loaded 44 are now happy to have me back even though it means they'll be playing less gigs. They will just get a stand in replacement when I'm not available..."

Be sure to keep up to date at - https://www.facebook.com/loaded44/

Steve, along with Charlie, Alvin and Jamie, now has a side-project band to their main Subs involvement - busy lads all!
 
24/08: NEW TIME & MATTER RECORDS ALBUM NEWS
 
T&M SIGN FORMER SUBS & PRODIGY GUITARIST!
 
Time & Matter Records - T&M 035
JANUS STARK - ANGEL IN THE FLAMES
(With Charlie Harper guesting!)

Time & Matter Records are absolutely delighted to announce that Gizz Butt's band JANUS STARK have signed to our label and will be releasing their long-awaited and much anticipated second album entitled 'ANGEL IN THE FLAMES’.

Led by former Prodigy, English Dogs and Steve Ignorant live guitarist Gizz Butt, who recently also joined the ranks of Alvin Gibbs' Disobedient Servants at the Rebellion Festival, Janus Stark return with their second album after a 20-year hiatus.
Readers may also recall that Gizz played 4 gigs as Subs guitarist in 1996...

This stunning new 12-track album really is going to set the guitar-led punk-rock world alight, with Gizz’s versatility and virtuoso six-string pyrotechnics more aflame and to the fore than ever, with the four-piece band equally on fire throughout, they also have much to say via their thought-provoking socio-political, and highly personal lyrical content on an album that we are sure you’ll love and repeatedly be playing…

Oh and what's more... a certain CHARLIE HARPER has co-written a song on the album and plays harmonica and provides backing vocals on some of the tracks...
T&M are hoping to have the album available for pre-order as soon as possible, but before then we will be providing various snippets of news and features about what we believe is a fabulous album...

Be sure to check out the Janus Stark Facebook page as well here: https://www.facebook.com/JanusStarkBand/

JANUS STARK
Gizz Butt – Lead vocals & lead guitar
Richard Gombault – Guitar & vocals
Simon Martin – Bass & vocals
Fozzy – Drums

The oil painting featured on this post is set to be the album cover, and was painted by Gizz's talented daughter Astrid, and we will be revealing various meanings to the painting and the themes running through this album's songs on various forthcoming posts...

The album will be available on vinyl, cd and digital download...
 
19/08: 40 YEARS OF U.K. SUBS SINGLES BOXSETS
 
DMG/Edsel are set to release two fabulous looking boxsets celebrating 40 years of Subs singles, on both vinyl and CD.
These are the latest promotional pictures of the forthcoming
'1977-2017 40 Years Of U.K. Subs Singles' 
 
 


Further info and pre-orders can be found on the following links:

4 10" LP Vinyl Boxset Pre-order: CLICK HERE
"Product Description
Spread over 4 coloured vinyl 10" LP's, this 39 track box set contains every A side issued by Punk legends U.K. Subs over the past 40 years. From National Chart hit singles like "Tomorrows Girls", "Stranglehold" and "Warhead" through to rarer tracks like "Reclaim The Streets" and "Drunken Sailor" right up to the most recent "Predator" and "The Beast" 45's this chronological set is a must for collectors. Each album comes in its own sleeve with individual inner bags with the music pressed on purple, yellow, orange and green vinyl's. Added in is a highly detailed and illustrated 16 page 10" booklet giving the lowdown on each release."
4-CD Boxset Pre-order: CLICK HERE
"Product description
Housed in a deluxe hard back book, this 120 track 4 CD box set contains every A, B, C and D side issued by Punk legends U.K. Subs. From their first 1977 demo right through to the most recent "Predator" single this really is the Ultimate U.K. Subs release. Early hit singles like "Warhead", "Teenage" and "She's Not There" rub shoulders with rarer 45's like ""Riot 98" and "666Yeah" as chronologically the set trawls through the bands singles over the last 40 years. The highly informative booklet contains info on every single by the bands webmaster and historian Mark Chadderton and there are illustrations of each of these now highly collectable records spread across the booklet's 32 pages. Mastered by James Bragg who oversaw the bands "A-M" and "N-Z" albums box sets. The U.K. Subs have never looked or sounded so good! Each album comes in its own sleeve with individual inner bags with the music pressed on purple, yellow, orange and green vinyl's. Added in is a highly detailed and illustrated 16 page 10" booklet giving the lowdown on each release."
 
19/08: ALVIN GIBBS - 3 NEW GIGS IN SEPTEMBER 
 
Alvin Gibbs & The Disobedient Servants will be playing a 3-date mini-tour in early September in the midlands - this is what Alvin posted on his Facebook page:

"
Just a humble post to let you all know that the Disobedient Servants will be playing 3 shows in the UK next month. We kick off at the Hairy Dog venue in Derby on Friday September 6th, headline the Punk’s Picnic festival at the Wagon & Horses in Birmingham Saturday September 7th and conclude the trio of gigs at the Con Club in Lewes on Sunday September 8th. As with the June tour, Bristol’s finest Punk band, Criminal Mind, will be performing at all 3 but with the added bonus of a certain young, up-and-coming artist named Charlie Harper playing his much-loved solo acoustic set at our Lewes Con Club show – how good is that! As well as the customary threesome of Leigh Heggarty of the Ruts and Jamie Oliver and myself on loan from the UK Subs, for the Birmingham and Lewes’ gigs the Disobedient Servants will also be joined onstage by ex-Selecter and Godfathers’ ace guitarist Steve Crittall. For those of you who didn’t get to see us on the June UK tour or at the Rebellion festival here is an opportunity to catch the band at an early stage of its evolution. It’s gonna be fun brothers and sisters! A X "

SEPTEMBER 2019
06: Alvin Gibbs & The Disobedient Servants,
Hairy Dog, Derby, England
07: Alvin Gibbs & The Disobedient Servants,
Wagon & Horses, Birmingham, England
08: Alvin Gibbs & The Disobedient Servants,
Con Club, Lewes, England
 
 
19/08: EURO 2020 TOUR DATE ANNOUNCEMENT
 
There was an absolutely brilliant announcement and picture (!?) from Muttis Booking about the annual U.K. Subs January/February European tour...

"Same procedure as every year Charles!


The UK SUBS are back in 2020 for a European Tour!
The first dates are set with more to come.
Check them out below or in the ON TOUR section:
16.01.2020 GER / Köln / Helios37
17.01.2020 GER / Hamburg / Fabrik Hamburg
19.01.2020 GER / Husum / Speicher Husum
22.01.2020 GER / Bremen / Lila Eule
23.01.2020 GER / Bielefeld / Forum Bielefeld
24.01.2020 GER / Berlin / SO36
25.01.2020 GER / Dresden / Chemiefabrik Dresden (Chemo)
26.01.2020 PL / Lodz / Magnetofon
28.01.2020 CZ / Prague / Rock Café Prague
29.01.2020 CZ / Budweis / Music Bar Velbloud
30.01.2020 A / Wien / ARENA WIEN
31.01.2020 SK / Bratislava / Randal Club - live&wild rock'n'roll music club
04.02.2020 Cro / Zagreb / Boogaloo Zagreb
05.02.2020 SL / Ljubljana / Menza Pri Koritu
07.02.2020 IT / Seregno / HT Factory
08.02.2020 CH / Luzern / Sedel
09.02.2020 GER / Freiburg / Cafe Atlantik
10.02.2020 GER / München / Feierwerk
12.02.2020 GER / Karlsruhe / Alte Hackerei
13.02.2020 GER / Weinheim / Cafe Central Weinheim
14.02.2020 GER / Dortmund / Musiktheater Piano
15.02.2020 NL / Amsterdam / Melkweg Amsterdam
16.02.2020 BEL / Opwijk / Nosta"
 
08/06: FEATURING CHARLIE HARPER - SAM JONES CD 
 
The AA side featured Charlie contributing to Sam Jones' 'Berlin Lights' project with a top tune called 'Hit The Floor'.
The single is now long sold out, but you can get the track on Sam Jones' new retrospective CD available direct from his webstore...
Sam Jones - Retrospective: Deluxe Edition (2019) - £12.00
 
RETROSPECTIVE: DELUXE CD 2002-2017 (2019) + BONUS TRACKS
Notable contributors to this album include Charlie Harper of UK Subs, Brian James of The Damned, PJ of Anti-Nowhere League, Malcolm Joseph of Grace Jones band, Robbie Kelman of The Dripping Lips, Richard Marcangelo of Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Danny Ward of Gengahr & Tony Piper of Vice Squad.
This deluxe edition features 5 live bonus tracks performed by Sam Jones in his current band Angry Town.

29/03: ALVIN GIBBS' MEMOIRS - NEW CHAPTER PUBLISHED

ALVIN GIBBS:
Alvin Gibbs - click to enlarge
Diminished Responsibility: 
My Life as a UK Sub, and other Strange Stories...

CoolNew instalment published!Cool
Chapter 11 - NEAR DEATH AT EMI

T&M today once again proudly publishes a brand new instalment of Alvin's brilliant series of memoirs about his life and U.K. Subs-experiences...

As usual, the latest episode - the 27th - is a fascinating, behind the scenes memoir that all Subs fans will love...

Read the latest...

In which, following the fall-out from the Subs' split, the Harper-less remaining Subs set about getting a new band off the ground. Will they fly higher, will a wasted youth turn out to be a wasted adult? Despite a brief happy break as a Dog, our narrator narrowly avoids seeing his life go down the pan...

Previous chapters are archived in the T & Misc! section
to the right entitled "Alvin Gibbs' memoirs"...
 

10/03: JAMIE SIDE-PROJECT BAND NAME CHANGE & NEWS

Subs drummer Jamie Oliver's side band YOU have changed their name to DEAD IDLE and are currently out on tour whilst releasing a brand new single to go with a promotional video of the band.

As Jamie stated in a recent U.K. Subs e-mail update...

"So then, the brand new single ‘I’ll Give You Hell’ by my band Dead Idle, is available on CD for the princely sum of just £4 plus P&P. The single is available from our website. You can also check out our hilarious new music video by clicking the picture above. I think most of you will have a good giggle with this one! I’d appreciate you taking a look."

DEAD IDLE WEBSITE: https://deadidle.com/

DEAD IDLE FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/DEADIDLE/

CD single – ‘I’ll Give You Hell’. Features two tracks plus a demo version of the single not released anywhere else! 


BUY THE SINGLE: https://deadidle.com/product/single-cd-ill-give-you-hell/

Check out the video below:


Video at YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAyYhHzkdaQ

28/02: 'ANOTHER KIND OF BLUES' RSD 2019 RE-ISSUE

Captain Oi! and the www.uksubstimeandmatter.net website editors have been liaising over the forthcoming re-issue of the U.K. Subs' debut LP 'Another Kind Of Blues' and today the release can finally be officially announced as part of Record Store Day 2019.

The release is exclusive to #RSD19, and it also represents the 40th anniversary edition of 'Another Kind Of Blues’.
Originally issued in 1979, this much-loved album is now being re-issued as a deluxe double 10”, in two different shades of blue vinyl. It comes with a gatefold sleeve and two inner bags featuring four separate new liner notes by the band members Pete Davies, Nicky Garratt, Charlie Harper and Paul Slack. All the lyrics are on the gatefold as well, whilst there is also a repro of the original inner bag. This new edition now features 6 bonus tracks as it includes the two UK top-30 hit singles lifted from the album - which were different versions of the songs “Tomorrows Girls” (No.26) and “Stranglehold” (No.28), along with their 4 b-sides.

"When we returned - several beers later - they wanted us to record some more! We were told ‘you two can’t play, you’re drunk’… ah-ha, we could…"
(Extract from Pete Davies' notes for the double 10" 'Another Kind Of Blues' - RSD 2019.)

This beautiful new release is limited to just 1500 copies and is released on Demon Records.

Record Store Day takes place on Saturday 13 April 2019 in the UK.

24/02: ALVIN GIBBS SOLO TOUR DATES UPDATE

Image may contain: Alvin Gibbs and Jamie Oliver, people smiling, people on stage and textALVIN GIBBS & THE DISOBEDIENT SERVANTS have added a couple
of more dates in support of their T&M album 'YOUR DISOBEDIENT SERVANT'.

UPDATED TOUR SCHEDULE:

June
 
04: The Waterloo Music Bar, Blackpool, England
05: Victoria Vaults, York, England
06: The Star & Garter, Manchester, England
07: The Castle & Falcon, Birmingham, England
08: Albert's, Nottingham, England
09: The Louisiana, Bristol, England
10: The 100 Club, London, England
11: The Crew Bar, Queens Hall, Nuneaton, England
14: DNI Miasta Festival, Zdunska Wola, Poland
 
August
 
03: Rebellion Festival, Blackpool, England
 

The CD of the album is available on pre-order at £10-00, which includes a digital download of the album, or, alternatively, you can also just buy a digital download of the album for £7-00. 

BUY THE CD OR DIGITALLY DOWNLOAD VIA

Alvin Gibbs & The Disobedient Servants' bandcamp page at: https://alvingibbsthedisobedientservants.bandcamp.com/releases

CD also available at http://timematterrecordings.bigcartel.com/



23/02: ENDANGERED SPECIES VINYL RE-ISSUE ON SPANISH LABEL

We can blow you all to pieces...Spanish record label 'Beat Generation' will be re-issuing the Subs' fourth studio album 'Endangered Species' on vinyl (catalogue number BEAT 071LP) on 12 April 2019.

The promotional blurb for the re-issue reads:

"Beat Generation presents a reissue of the U.K. Subs' Endangered Species, originally released in 1982. The Subs' fourth studio album is considered by many of the band´s fans their finest moments, and there´s many reasons why it could very well be: the record´s powerful sound (courtesy of the production of the band's Nicky Garratt) did justice to a band on top of their game, recording some of the best songs of their career. With Endangered Species, the legendary UK punk outfit proved their songwriting skills were extremely sharpened and ready to cut! From classic punk numbers like "Endangered Species", "Living Dead", "Lie Down And Die" or "I Robot" to slower stompers like "Countdown" or "Down On The Farm" (infamously covered by Guns ´n` Roses on The Spaghetti Incident (1993)), the record is strong proof of what the Subs are capable! There´s even space for a bit of post punk in great tracks like "Sensitive Boys"! No self-respecting punk should let this one pass, up The Subs!"
 
The re-issue is now available on pre-order... in the UK, for example at Rough Trade at:
Although at the time of writing Amazon are the cheapest at £20-54 here:
 

20/02: U.K. SUBS MERCH DESK RNLI COLLECTION

The Time & Matter website has recently paid in the latest donations collected from Yuko's Subs merch desk at gigs to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), totalling £144-29.

Charlie, Yuko, Alvin, Jamie and Steve would like to send a huge thank you once again to all the Subs fans out there for their generosity in continuing to donate to this charitable cause, ultimately helping to save lives at sea. T&M and the Subs have donated thousands of pounds to the RNLI over the last decade via the merch desk collection box as well as various T&M releases and merch sales. 

Since the RNLIs foundation in 1824, their brave lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 140,000 lives, and working together with partners and communities, they aim to educate, influence, supervise and rescue those at risk from drowning.
The RNLI is committed to saving lives on the water indefinitely, which means they make the best use of any donations and are as sustainable as they can be in everything the charity does.
The RNLI are separate from the Coastguard, independent of the Government and rely on their volunteers and supporters to run this crucial and wonderful lifesaving service.

More info at : https://rnli.org/
 

17/02: U.K. SUBS CANCEL SOUTH AMERICAN TOUR 

The U.K. Subs regret to announce that they have had to cancel the recently scheduled tour of South America in August and September 2019.

07/02: ALVIN GIBBS CD PRE-ORDER NOW AVAILABLE

Time & Matter Records are delighted to announce that the standard CD version of ALVIN GIBBS & THE DISOBEDIENT SERVANTS' album 'YOUR DISOBEDIENT SERVANT' is now available to pre-order via their T&M Big Cartel webshop, as well as through the Alvin Gibbs Bandcamp site, along with a digital download of the album.

This really is a stunning debut solo album from the ever-popular U.K. Subs bassist, as the recent critical acclaim has confirmed:

"Seriously folks if these tracks were on a new Iggy record the mainstream music media would be spunking their chinos over them..."
 
"...challenges the listener with each new listen twisting and turning itself into your very soul..."
 
"...the immediate thing that leapt out at me was just how much this sounds like a band, not a solo record..."
 
"So, trust me when I say, ‘Your Disobedient Servant’ is one record you really do not want to be without..."

Showcasing Alvin's strong and distinctive lead vocals, alongside his glorious guitar and bass playing throughout, as well as his intelligent, thought-provoking lyrical skill, the guest musicians gracing this album make an impressive list of luminaries from the punk and alternative rock scene from the past 40 years; feast your eyes (and ears) over these disobedient servants:

Brian James
(The Damned / Lords Of The New Church)
Leigh Heggarty
(Ruts DC)
Mick Rossi
(Slaughter & The Dogs)
Timo Kaltio
(Hanoi Rocks / Cheap 'N' Nasty)
Mel Wesson
(Ambient music designer / The Verve 'Bittersweet Symphony' / U.K. Subs 'Diminished Responsibility' LP / Films Mission Impossible 2, Batman Begins, Hannibal etc)
Steve Crittall
(The Godfathers)
James Stevenson
(Generation X / Chelsea / The Cult / The Alarm)
Barrington Francis
(The Saints)
Jamie Oliver
(U.K. Subs)

Side 1
 
1. Arterial Pressure
2. Ghost Train
3. Dumb
4. Camden Town Gigolo
5. Clumsy Fingers
6. Heaven And The Angels
 
Side 2
 
1. Back To Mayhem
2. Polemic
3. No!
4. Desperate Dave Is Dead
5. I’m Not Crying Now
6. Deep As Our Skin

The 12-track LP recently sold out of its limited edition of 300 hand numbered copies.

The Digipack CD will include the fold out double sided lyric poster that came with the original LP.

The CD is priced at £10-00, which includes a digital download of the album, or, alternatively, you can also just buy a digital download of the album for £7-00. 

BUY THE CD OR DIGITALLY DOWNLOAD VIA

Alvin Gibbs & The Disobedient Servants' bandcamp page at: https://alvingibbsthedisobedientservants.bandcamp.com/releases

CD also available at http://timematterrecordings.bigcartel.com/


04/02: ALVIN GIBBS & THE DISOBEDIENT SERVANTS GIG DATES UPDATE

Alvin Gibbs has confirmed another gig in June for his solo project band The Disobedient Servants, this time in Blackpool on the 4th.
 
Alvin currently has six shows booked during the first couple of weeks in June, with the possibility of further shows in the pipeline.
 
CONFIRMED ALVIN GIBBS GIG DATES:
 
June 2019
 
04: The Waterloo Music Bar, Blackpool, England
06: Alvin Gibbs & The Disobedient Servants, The Star & Garter, Manchester, England
(Tickets info via: https://www.facebook.com/events/998467410540824/)
07: Alvin Gibbs & The Disobedient Servants, The Castle & Falcon, Birmingham, England
(Tickets info via: https://www.facebook.com/events/292600384735487/)
08: Alberts, Nottingham, England
(Tickets info via: (https://www.gigantic.com/alvin-gibbs-the-disobedient-servants-tickets/nottingham-albert-s/2019-06-08-18-30)
09: Alvin Gibbs & The Disobedient Servants, The Louisiana, Bristol, England
(Tickets info via:
The Rock Shop, St Nicks Market (No Booking Fee) https://www.facebook.com/therockshop
Bristol Ticket Shop: https://www.bristolticketshop.co.uk/ Seetickets: https://www.seetickets.com/)
10: Alvin Gibbs & The Disobedient Servants, The 100 Club, London, England
(Buy tickets at: https://www.ents24.com/london-events/100-club/alvin-gibbs-and-the-disobediant-servants/5477013)
 
 
Alvin photo thanks to Aleksander Korobczuk - click to enlarge
Check out Aleksander Korobczuk photo work at APK Event Photography: www.apkeventphotography.com
 
 
 

01/02: ALVIN GIBBS & THE DISOBEDIENT SERVANTS LP SOLD OUT

Alvin Gibbs & The Disobedient Servants' forthcoming album on Time & Matter Records, 'Your Disobedient Servant' - limited to 300 hand numbered vinyl copies (with free CD and download code) has now SOLD OUT on pre-order.
 
Time & Matter Records and Alvin would like to send their heartfelt thanks to all those of you who pre-ordered the LP on vinyl, which will hopefully start shipping in mid-February.
 
The album, which has attracted some amazing reviews, will also be issued on a standard CD, possibly with extra tracks from the b-side of a proposed second vinyl 7" single from the LP. More details will be announced as soon as possible.

31/01: GREAT 'PUNKONLINE' REVIEW OF ALVIN GIBBS LP 

The fab PunkOnLine website have posted a great review of Alvin Gibbs' forthcoming album...
Thanks to Gaz of Punkonline.
 
"...big guitar solos, tight riffs and a solid, fast drumbeat supporting slightly snarled vocals…"
 
"...barrels out of the speakers with punk rock credibility and intent..."
 
"...and Gibbs and his ‘servants’ deliver us home with a raucous rocker replete with big solos and urgent vocals..."
 
 

 

30/01: ALVIN GIBBS & THE DISOBEDIENT SERVANTS FACEBOOK PAGE

Alvin has now created an 'Alvin Gibbs & The Disobedient Servants' Facebook page in support of his forthcoming album on Time & Matter Records, 'Your Disobedient Servant' - as well as the shows that have been booked and those to be announced in support of his 'side-project' band.
 
Please go and 'LIKE' the page in order to keep up to date direct from the man himself...
 
 

29/01: ALVIN GIBBS & THE DISOBEDIENT SERVANTS ANNOUNCE 100 CLUB DATE

Alvin Gibbs has announced the biggest and most prestigious date yet, in support of his forthcoming album on Time & Matter Records, 'Your Disobedient Servant'; being that of a gig at the legendary 100 Club in London, on June 10th.
 
 
Alvin currently has four shows booked during the first couple of weeks in June, with the possibility of further shows in the pipeline.
 
CONFIRMED ALVIN GIBBS GIG DATES:
 
June 2019
 
06: Alvin Gibbs & The Disobedient Servants, The Star & Garter, Manchester, England
(Tickets info via: https://www.facebook.com/events/998467410540824/)
07: Alvin Gibbs & The Disobedient Servants, The Castle & Falcon, Birmingham, England
(Tickets info via: https://www.facebook.com/events/292600384735487/)
08: Alberts, Nottingham, England
09: Alvin Gibbs & The Disobedient Servants, The Louisiana, Bristol, England
(Tickets info via:
The Rock Shop, St Nicks Market (No Booking Fee) https://www.facebook.com/therockshop
Bristol Ticket Shop: https://www.bristolticketshop.co.uk/ Seetickets: https://www.seetickets.com/)
10: Alvin Gibbs & The Disobedient Servants, The 100 Club, London, England
(Buy tickets at: https://www.ents24.com/london-events/100-club/alvin-gibbs-and-the-disobediant-servants/5477013)
 

29/01: MAINSTAGE MERCH U.K. SUBS T-SHIRT SALE

Click this logo to visit Mainstage Merch's websiteThe Subs online official merchandiser, MAINSTAGE MERCH, have a number of U.K. Subs t-shirts in their SALE at the moment for just £8.99.

Postage in the UK is free and goes first class post in the next post every time.
A percentage of each sale also goes to the Subs.

UK Subs - 'Diamond' - Mens T-shirt - £8.99
UK Subs - 'Diamond' - Ladies T-shirt - £8.99
UK Subs - 'Born A Rocker' - Mens T-shirt - £8.99
UK Subs - 'Born A Rocker' - Ladies T-shirt - £8.99
UK Subs - 'Harper 70' - Black & Red T-shirt - £8.99
UK Subs - 'Black Flag' - Black & White Men's T-shirt - £8.99

There are also other items of Subs merch available, such as hoodies, tote bags, beanie hats, CDs, shoulder bags, flat caps and harrington jackets.

View all the items, including the SALE t-shirts at:
https://mainstagemerch.com/search?q=UK+Subs

 

28/01: U.K. SUBS ANNOUNCE SOUTH AMERICAN TOUR 

The U.K. Subs have announced that they will be going back to tour South America in August and September 2019.

Scheduled over an 18 day period, the band will play 5 dates at the end of August and a further 5 at the beginning of September, with the 10 dates taking in 6 countries, namely... Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica and Mexico.

August
22: Curitiba, Brazil
23: Porto Alegre, Brazil
24: Sao Paulo, Brazil
25: Buenos Aires, Argentina
30: Santiago, Chile
31: Medellin, Columbia
 
September
01: Bogota, Columbia
05: San Jose, Costa Rica
06: Monterrey, Mexico
07: Guadalajara, Mexico
08: Cuidad de Mexico, Mexico
 

27/01: SUPERB ALVIN GIBBS LP REVIEW ON RETRO MAN BLOGSITE

The excellent Retro Man Blog website, written and run so brilliantly by Steve Worrall have posted a fabulous review of Alvin Gibbs' forthcoming album...
 
"...Alvin's impressive vocals that hold everything together along with a great powerful production. It's also a varied album that runs through some of the musical styles that Alvin has been involved with over the years from sleazy Glam-tinged Rock'n'Roll to a full-on Punk Rock and fans of the U.K. Subs, Hanoi Rocks and Iggy Pop in particular are going to love this record..."
 
 
 

26/01: STUNNING ALVIN GIBBS LP REVIEW ON RPM WEBSITE

The excellent RPM website have posted a stunning review of Alvin Gibbs' forthcoming album, announcing via their Facebook site that reviewer "Johnny Hayward almost exploded with excitement when he heard the Alvin Gibbs album - it's so good we are delighted to bring you our review of 'Your Disobedient Servant,' it is everything Johnny says it is and more..."
 
"Seriously folks if these tracks were on a new Iggy record the mainstream music media would be spunking their chinos over them..."
 
"...challenges the listener with each new listen twisting and turning itself into your very soul..."
 
"...the immediate thing that leapt out at me was just how much this sounds like a band, not a solo record..."
 
"So, trust me when I say, ‘Your Disobedient Servant’ is one record you really do not want to be without..."
 
  

25/01: ALVIN GIBBS LP REVIEW ON FUNGALPUNK WEBSITE

Click image to visit the Fungalpunk websiteBig thanks to Mr Dave Fungalpunk for his detailed review of Alvin's forthcoming LP on T&M, as always with his reviews it is brutally honest, funny, confusing and entertaining, whilst being thought-provoking...

He obviously knows his stuff too, as he summarises T&M as "silly buggers" :-)
Spot on Dave, spot on... ;-)

"...my verdict is primarily of 'hit' designs..."

"Thankfully we get entertained and although I don't roar at the end as regards a 100% winner this is still a decent do and will attract the attention and acclaim of many - but are they being honest - ooh there is always one isn't there! …"

 
23/01: ALVIN GIBBS LPs DELIVERED TO T&M HQ
 
Fantastic news!
 
Alvin Gibbs & The Disobedient Servants' 'Your Disobedient Servant' vinyl LPs have been delivered to T&M HQ... and they look absolutely beautiful!
 
T&M are now awaiting delivery of the CD that will go inside the vinyl LP along with the double-sided colour lyric/info insert and a download code flyer.
 
Limited to 300 hand-numbered copies only, the LP is close to selling out, so don't miss out on this brilliant album by pre-ordering now at:

http://timematterrecordings.bigcartel.com/

CLICK IMAGE RIGHT TO ENLARGE...
 
 
22/01: CHARLIE GUESTS ON NEW RAMONAS LP
 
Charlie Harper has made another guest appearance with The Ramonas, appearing on two tracks for their soon to be self-released second album entitled 'Acoustic Problems'.
Recorded at 'Brighton Road Recording Studio' last year, the official release date for the LP is 15 February 2019 with the iTunes pre-sale being 25 January.
Charlie previously played on one track - 'Tearaway' - on the band's debut album 'First World Problems' (T&M story - click here) and Ramonas' bassist Vicky also recently played on Charlie's solo album 'Little Black Crow' (T&M story - click here)
Time & Matter has spoken exclusively about the album to Charlie as well as all four members of The Ramonas ahead of its release, with Charlie enthusing to T&M that:

"...playing harp on any Ramonas track is always great fun, as you can imagine. They are a very bubbly bunch of girls, their creativity and energy is contagious, and when I'm with them it takes me right back to those early halcyon days of that good old D.I.Y. ethic. It was such a pleasure to be involved, whenever they say jump, I'm right there!"
 
TRACK LISTING:
1. HARD & FAST AT 69
2. HIGH ON LIFE
3. TEARAWAY (FT CHARLIE HARPER)
4. SO CALLED THIS, SO CALLED THAT
5. QUARTER LIFE CRISIS
6. THE DAILY FAIL
7. FROM BELGIUM WITH LOVE  (FT CHARLIE HARPER)
8. SUE ME
9. FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS
10. COTTON WOOL KIDS
11. TAKE ME HOME
 
Pictured right - Charlie leading a 'good old ding-dong' at the 'old Joanna' with the girls, who had the following to say about the new album as well as working again with the legendary Subs singer...

Victoria (Pee Pee Ramona): Bass
We’re always looking at trying new things as a band and the idea of us doing something stripped back really appealed to us, we also used it as a way to write some more songs that would work well acoustically. The idea really started to materialise after playing an in-store for the release of our debut album. Later that year I also recorded bass for Charlie’s solo album ‘Little Black Crow’ which is acoustic based, that was really inspiring for me personally. Charlie has been so supportive and great to work with, it was amazing to have him feature on a couple of our tracks for this release.

Camille (Cammy Ramona): Drums
I really like how the songs work acoustically, it gives them a totally new dynamic. Especially with the re-written guitar and bass parts, even some of the harmony has changed from the original, which makes for a really interesting sound. Even though being a ‘drum kit’ drummer and not having much real experience with any other percussion instrument, it still made for a really enjoyable experience recording in this way, different but in a great way!

Lisa (Cloey Ramona): Vocals
We had done an acoustic show in Brighton at our vinyl launch and had enjoyed it as it is so different to what we normally do (make lots of noise). It really has to make you think about the songs and adjust them to work in that setting. We had a day booked in the studio to see how many we could put down. We managed more than we thought as we recorded the songs together live all in the same room which was fun. It kept us on our toes as there was no room for error! It is always great to have Charlie on board and we're always happy to have him join us in the studio. We like to give him free range to play what he likes on the harmonica over the tracks. There are 4 new tracks on the acoustic album that we haven’t recorded previously so that should be something new for people to hear too!

Maxine (Rohnny Ramona): Guitar
I adore acoustic guitar and love being faced with challenges like making different arrangements of songs or parts, it can often give a song a whole new dynamic. I think the songs sound great stripped back. Plus having Charlie involved is a pleasure, he's a genuine lovely man bursting with creativity.

The Ramonas 'Acoustic Problems'
iTunes Pre Sale starts 25/01/19
Official Release 15/02/19
https://www.facebook.com/ramonasuk/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/91357070682/
 
Time & Matter Recordings' Big Cartel Online Shop will also be stocking the new album if you'd like to order the LP/CD alongside all the other Subs and Subs related goodies we stock - click here for T&M shop
 
 
21/01: ALVIN GIBBS INTERVIEW IN NEW VIVE LE ROCK MAG

PLUS - CHARLIE HARPER PRINTS FROM VIVE LE ROCK
 
HEADS UP!
There is a brand ne ALVIN GIBBS interview in the new Vive Le Rock magazine...

"PRE-ORDER NOW!! Vive Le Rock 60- and the story of Ruts/Ruts DC and their brilliant album The Crack!! Plus The Old Firm Casuals/ Rancid Lars Frederiksen, Bob Mould, Sid Vicious, The Beat, LENE LOVICH BAND, The Specials (Official), UK SUBS ALVIN GIBBS, Millencolin, David Bowie, Joe Jackson n' more! SUBSCRIBE- get Vive Annual No 1 FREE"
 
Click cover image to enlarge...
 
PLUS CHARLIE HARPER LIMITED PRINT
 
Vive Le Rock also have for sale on their website some quality prints of Charlie Harper as follows:

"VIVE LE ROCK ICONS PHOTOGRAPHY – Charlie Harper, UK Subs
Unique, collectable, limited edition photographs of Vive Le Rock icons by Tina Korhonen.
Printed on high quality, professional premium pearl photographic paper.
Embossed, with a letter of authenticity.
Available print sizes
A4  –  210 x 297 mm  –  8.3 x 11.7 in
A3  –  297 x 420 mm  –  11.7 x 16.5 in
"

CLICK HERE TO ORDER THE PRINT
 

20/01: ALVIN INTERVIEW & EXCLUSIVE LP TRACKS PLAYED

Alvin Gibbs was recently interviewed at the U.K. Subs' 100 Club show  by Armitage Smith regarding his forthcoming album 'Your Disobedient Servant' on Time & Matter Records. You can hear the interview, along with a handful of exclusive tracks played from the album on Armitage's ever-brilliant Paranoid Squirrel show, now available via podcast.
 
The episode is now available to listen to - streamed or downloaded - at:
https://theparanoidsquirrel.podbean.com/e/the-paranoid-squirrel-ep-668/

The Paranoid Squirrel Rock Show
'Where we play music that you should hear on the Radio but don't.'
 

15/01: ALVIN GIBBS GIG NEWS

As well as playing this year's Rebellion Festival at Blackpool in August, Alvin Gibbs will be bringing his Disobedient Servants to Manchester for one of only a select few UK shows.
The touring band will include Alvin, Jamie (U.K. Subs), Leigh Heggarty (Ruts DC) and more.
The date for your diary is 6 June 2019 at The Star & Garter, Manchester.
Doors 7.00pm
Criminal Mind - 7.45pm - 8.25pm
Alvin Gibbs & The Disobedient Servants - 8.45pm - 9.45pm
Tickets £10.00 from STP (see link below)
www.ticketline.co.uk
Rockers England on Oldham Street
 
The following evening, on 7 June, Alvin's band will be playing in Birmingham as follows:
The Castle & Falcon
402 Moseley Road, B12 9AT Birmingham, United Kingdom
https://www.facebook.com/events/292600384735487/
Click below poster to enlarge
 
On 9 June, Alvin's band will be playing The Louisiana in Bristol.
https://www.facebook.com/events/2405757249636045/
16+ Doors 7.30pm / Tickets £10 advance available at:
The Rock Shop, St Nicks Market (No Booking Fee) https://www.facebook.com/therockshop

14/01: ALVIN GIBBS LP DELIVERY DUE AT T&M HQ

News just in... delivery to T&M HQ from the manufacturers is expected to be 29th January...
Stay tuned folks...
 

12/01: ALVIN GIBBS DIGITAL PRESS PACK DANGERS!

BREAKING NEWS!
T&M press pack causes nightmares!
The brilliant Paranoid Squirrel show’s Armitage Smith has revealed on the latest episode, where he gives Alvin Gibbs’ T&M single another play, that he will be interviewing Alvin all about the forthcoming ‘Your Disobedient Servant’ LP next week for the show, but also that  the T&M press pack’s lyric sheet caused him to dream that their different sizes were fighting for supremacy!!!

You can hear the full story - as well as enjoying the usual superb selection of music on episode 667 at...

12/01: HEAR NEW ALVIN GIBBS LP TRACK!
 
LISTEN!
Alvin Gibbs​ LP track exclusive play...
You can hear the third track off the forthcoming Alvin Gibbs & The Disobedient Servants’ LP on Stephen Schnee’s Woody Radio show on this link...
Please have a listen to all the show if you can as it features a superb selection of music to enjoy, but for impatient Subs fans, Alvin’s track can be heard around the 23 minute mark...
This ear-grabbing track is called ‘DUMB’, with excellent thought-provoking lyrics - plus! Nobody can resist a tune complete with handclaps!
Sing along folks...
“He’s the king of fragmentation, an alt-right VIP...
You were all made, conned and played by a gloating expert of sophistry...”
Great lyrics and great guitar work from James Stevenson to boot!
 

06/01: ALVIN GIBBS 7" SINGLE TEST PRESSING AUCTION

T&M are auctioning off a few goodies over the next few weeks. First up are a couple of test pressings of Alvin Gibbs' debut single - Ghost Train.

There will be a second one going up in a week's time but collectors should please be aware that there's only the two available!

Link to bid here:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Alvin-Gibbs-The-Disobedient-Servants-Ghost-Train-7-Test-Pressing-UK-Subs/332999729083

E-Bay listing description/details:

"Alvin Gibbs & The Disobedient Servants - Ghost Train 7" Single - Test Pressing
- 1 of 5 produced
Comes with proof sleeve and insert that came with the original release.
This is the first of only two copies we are auctioning.
Includes 2 page 'Release Data Sheet'"

13th January update - the first test pressing sold for £80-00, thanks to all those who bid, the second and last test pressing is now up for auction at:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/333013274591?fbclid=IwAR2HcBJvnL_VlBru-Et6Ipno8i9sAS852EWqzlkn2VGv3J4di--MfRh5V8A

20th January update - the second test pressing sold for £82-00, thanks to all those who bid again...

01/01: HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM T&M

Time & Matter would like to wish all Subs fans, members and ex-members a happy new year, and thank you for your continued support...

Cheers - Mark & Rob

   SELECTION FROM THE 2018 NEWSFEED     

22/12: ALVIN GIBBS LP PRE-ORDER NOW AVAILABLE

Time & Matter Records are absolutely delighted to announce that their next release, catalogue number T&M 032 -
ALVIN GIBBS & THE DISOBEDIENT SERVANTS' LP, entitled 'YOUR DISOBEDIENT SERVANT' is now available to pre-order via their T&M Big Cartel webshop.

This really is a stunning debut solo album from the ever-popular U.K. Subs bassist.

T&M are hoping to have the LPs available to post by the end of January or early February, for which we are also delighted to here also reveal the track listing for THE essential album of 2019.

Showcasing Alvin's strong and distinctive lead vocals, alongside his glorious guitar and bass playing throughout, as well as his intelligent, thought-provoking lyrical skill, the guest musicians gracing this album make an impressive list of luminaries from the punk and alternative rock scene from the past 40 years; feast your eyes (and ears) over these disobedient servants:

Brian James
(The Damned / Lords Of The New Church)
Leigh Heggarty
(Ruts DC)
Mick Rossi
(Slaughter & The Dogs)
Timo Kaltio
(Hanoi Rocks / Cheap 'N' Nasty)
Mel Wesson
(Ambient music designer / The Verve 'Bittersweet Symphony' / U.K. Subs 'Diminished Responsibility' LP / Films Mission Impossible 2, Batman Begins, Hannibal etc)
Steve Crittall
(The Godfathers)
James Stevenson
(Generation X / Chelsea / The Cult / The Alarm)
Barrington Francis
(The Saints)
Jamie Oliver
(U.K. Subs)

Side 1
 
1. Arterial Pressure
2. Ghost Train
3. Dumb
4. Camden Town Gigolo
5. Clumsy Fingers
6. Heaven And The Angels
 
Side 2
 
1. Back To Mayhem
2. Polemic
3. No!
4. Desperate Dave Is Dead
5. I’m Not Crying Now
6. Deep As Our Skin
 

The 12-track LP will be a limited edition of 300 hand numbered copies, and each copy includes a CD of the album plus a download code. There is also a full colour double sided lyric insert and it will be issued on red and white splatter vinyl.

Previews of some of the tracks will also be available soon on the Alvin Gibbs & The Disobedient Servants' bandcamp page at: https://alvingibbsthedisobedientservants.bandcamp.com/releases

ALVIN GIBBS LP PRE-ORDER LINK HERE:

http://timematterrecordings.bigcartel.com/

20/12: ALVIN GIBBS & THE DISOBEDIENT SERVANTS
CONFIRMED FOR REBELLION 2019

Time & Matter Records are delighted to announce that Alvin has been confirmed for next year's Rebellion Festival in Blackpool in August. Plans are afoot for further dates, with various guest appearances from his 'Disobedient Servants' being put in place to promote his stunning debut LP.

13/12: 'SCREAMIMG SENILE' E.P. MAILING LIST UPDATE

ALL COPIES TO BE SENT OUT UNSIGNED

The latest update on the U.K. Subs E.P. 'Screaming Senile' has been sent out via the official mailing list from Jamie and reads as follows:

Screaming Senile update.

Hi folks, Jamie here again. Well, the Screaming Senile vinyl has finally arrived, FINALLY!!!! This time around it's actually been a very frustrating process and we've been let down a number of times with regards to deadlines and stuff, even the effing delivery was late!
The records were supposed to be delivered on Friday ready for us to sign on Saturday ahead of our gig in Derby, and then sent to our shipper ready to be then sent to you. However, they didn't show up until yesterday (Tuesday) so unfortunately our tour has now finished, Alvin is back in France, Charlie is back in Brighton, Steve up North in Sunderland and I'm in the Midlands, meaning it's going to be nigh on impossible for us to get together to sign them before shipping, unless we wait another month which we don't want to do. We want to get them out to you now (NOW DAMMIT!) so you have them in time for Christmas.
So yes, I'm afraid all copies will have to come unsigned, but we just want to let you know that you can come to any of our gigs at any time and we will be more than happy to sign the records for you, each and every one of them. We're truly sorry if this has let any of you down, I know we said we'd sign them like we did the last two campaigns, but it's either that or have you wait another month before you get your items.
So to give you a rough shipping schedule, I'm sending the records to our shipper tomorrow, he's on tour until Monday, and then shipping should start on Tuesday/Wednesday next week. All items will be sent out on a 48hr tracked delivery service so your items should definitely all be with you in time for Christmas!!
Apologies once again for the delays. If anybody has any questions by the way, feel free to respond to any of these emails and I'll get back to you right away!
Oh, and before I forget, the vinyls look lush!!!!
See you soon, Jamie
 

10/12: FABULOUS ALVIN GIBBS INTERVIEW ON DEVOLUTION WEBSITE

Ahead of Alvin Gibbs & The Disobedient Servants' stunning debut album being released on Time & Matter Records in the new year, Alvin has given a fascinating and fabulous interview to Devolution Magazine's Mark Bestford, in which he talks about the process of making his debut solo recordings and much more...
The interview is now published online, the link being below
...

Devolution Interview: Alvin Gibbs
“I actually surprise myself when I look back and think my god, how did I get away with that”
 
"...all the feedback on the single so far has been very good, because it’s been played on radio and podcasts and things like that and everyone who’s heard it has come back and said it sounds great. It’s exciting, it’s nice to have something at this late stage in my career to have something new to quicken me and excite me. Not that I don’t get that from the Subs, I love the Subs, I love playing with the Subs. We’ve just done an EP which will be released in November. I love doing all that, but it’s kind of fun when you’re in control and it’s your own thing, and you can make the decisions really. There’s something liberating about that too...”
 


Alvin photos by Mark Bestford - click images to enlarge

Read Devolution Magazine Website's review of Alvin's single here:
https://devolutionmagazine.co.uk/2018/08/31/review-alvin-gibbs-disobedient-servants-ghost-train/
 
 
There is now a Time & Matter Records Bandcamp page for Alvin Gibbs & The Disobedient Servants from which you can have a listen to the two single tracks as a taster for the forthcoming album 'Your Disobedient Servant'.
 
ALVIN GIBBS & THE DISOBEDIENT SERVANTS BANDCAMP PAGE:

 
Alvin's 'Ghost Train' / 'Clumsy Fingers' debut 7" single is now sold out and has been fully shipped. 
 
09/12: SUPERB ALVIN GIBBS SINGLE REVIEW ON RPM WEBSITE

The RPM website, run and written by Dom Daley has published a superb review of Alvin's debut single...

'Ghost Train' "...sounds like the finest bit of punk rock n roll Iggy never wrote..."


'Clumsy Fingers' "...is spectacular and has Alvin’s motoring bass line that really attacks your core. Now if Guns n Rose were to announce a new single and they played this on the radio there would be a collective wetting of gentlemen’s undercrackers and the magazines would be clamoring over themselves to tell you how good it is so with a bonkers solo from the one and only Brian James to boot..."

Thanks to Dom Daley for the fab words... 
http://rpmonline.co.uk/2018/12/09/45-rpm-round-up-2/

Read the full review on the link, and please check out the rest of this wonderful new website... (there's also a great Alvin interview to read HERE)

04/10: ALVIN GIBBS' MEMOIRS - NEW CHAPTER PUBLISHED

ALVIN GIBBS:
Alvin Gibbs - click to enlarge
Diminished Responsibility: 
My Life as a UK Sub, and other Strange Stories...

CoolNew instalment published!Cool
Chapter 10 - SOLIDARITY: Part 2

T&M today proudly publishes the 26th instalment of this suberb series of memoirs from Alvin Gibbs about his life and U.K. Subs-experiences...

As usual, the latest episode boasts many previously unpublished photos from Alvin's personal archive...

Read the latest...

In which the Subs' most successful tour ends in tatters, before which they witness Polish poverty, perversely partaking of Russian caviar and champagne, provide the soundtrack to a riotous protest, spend thousands in the toilet without Charlie, and harp on about taking the band to the next level, building on their success, but this plan of action is shot down by the leader of the opposition!!

Previous chapters are archived in the T & Misc! section
to the right entitled "Alvin Gibbs' memoirs"...
 


    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...


Photo by Nick Knight - click to enlarge"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."

 

Laughing Nick Horton - Dorset Echo - 12th August 2011 Laughing


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Official launch date: 1 December 2009.

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