- 23/12/2010: OFFICIAL U.K. SUBS PAGE NOW ON FACEBOOK
The band now has an official Facebook page, where you can keep up to date with tour dates and major news, whilst on that social networking site. All the latest news appears on this website first though, so always check here first for the very latest...
FACEBOOK PAGE HERE - Please 'Like' it!
Jet 13 Records have also recently got a Facebook page - CLICK HERE
See also the U.K. Subs Fan Club: Click here
- 01/12/2010: U.K. SUBS CONTENT IN MAJOR CRASS ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN THIS MONTH'S MOJO MUSIC MAGAZINE
In the January 2011 MOJO MUSIC MAGAZINE (issue 206) published this month, there is a major article on CRASS, by Jon Savage, which features an interview he conducted with the band whilst researching his ENGLAND'S DREAMING book in May 1989... the interview contains some interesting information/memories concerning the Subs playing with Crass back in 1978 ...scans to follow
- 01/12/2010: T&M U.K. SUBS 2011 CALENDAR LAUNCHED
The Time & Matter 2011 U.K. Subs calendar went on sale.
FULL INFORMATION ARCHIVED HERE
- 21/11/2010: CRASH COURSE MENTIONED BY CHARLATANS' TIM BURGESS IN A BEST LIVE ALBUM ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN THE INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER
'Shake, rattle and roll!: The best live albums of all time', was the title of an article recently published by the Independent newspaper. "To celebrate the 40th anniversary re-release of The Who Live at Leeds, Elisa Bray looks at the history of one of the greatest live albums ever, while musicians choose the albums that define the genre for them..." Amongst the musicians asked was Tim Burgess, singer in The Charlatans, and he chose the 1979 'Sid Sings' album by Sid Vicious as his favourite. In his write up he also mentions the U.K. Subs' Crash Course as "really great".
- 19/11/2010: 'VIVE LE ROCK' POLL RESULT
The poll result from 'Vive Le Rock' website for last month, on the album that most people are looking forward to are in, check it out here. (Like you didn't know already?)
- 18/11/2010: NICKY GARRATT LECTURE THIS SATURDAY
The Sacramento Area Skeptics are proud to present a lecture by Nicky Garratt on Skepticism and the Counter-Culture. The event will be held at the Turner Library on Saturday, November 20th (see details below).
"Nicky Garratt is the lead guitarist of the world famous UK Subversives (Subs) which formed in London, England in 1976 and continue to tour today. As a skeptic he has observed the role of critical thinking and skepticism in cultures (both popular and counter) around the world and will be sharing his thoughts and experiences with us..."
Arthur F. Turner Community Library Yolo County Library
Event organised by: Sacramento-Area Skeptics
- 16/11/2010: NEW DVD TO BE FILMED AT UPCOMING BOURNEMOUTH GIG
The U.K. Subs' forthcoming gig at Champions in Bournemouth on Friday 3rd December is to be filmed for release as a brand new DVD. The Dorset film collective RADAR PROOF RECORDINGS, who filmed the last Time & Matter Recordings release 'Soft Lights & Loud Guitars', will again be utilised for the Bournemouth gig and Charlie has agreed to some of the fabulous extras that will be included on the DVD.
Radar Proof Recordings will be again collaborating with Time & Matter for the DVD release, and once more, a limited edition will hopefully come out first, with all monies raised going directly to Charlie's Charitable Cause.
News story archived here
- 14/11/2010: FIRST PERFORMANCE OF SONG FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM
The band played 3 songs (Creation, Hell Is Other People & This Chaos) from the forthcoming Work In Progress album at the Winchester gig this evening. The performance of THIS CHAOS can be viewed HERE
- 11/10/2010: CHARLIE INTERVIEW ON SAFE CONCERTS WEBSITE
- 27/10/2010: CHARLIE INTERVIEWED IN NEW MAGAZINE
- 29/9/2010: US TOUR DATES AMENDED
Two of the dates for the forthcoming tour of the USA have been amended. Firstly, the venue for the El Paso show on the 17th October has been confirmed as 'Badlands Billiards', and secondly, the show on the 23rd has been moved from the Angels Sports Bar in Corona to V.V.E.C in Victorville, California.
See the U.K. Subs official myspace page for further details.
- 23/9/2010: FRENCH EDITIONS OF ALVIN GIBBS' BOOKS
Alvin has kindly supplied Time & Matter with the 'news' that "both 'Destroy' and 'Neighbourhood Threat: On Tour With Iggy Pop' have been published as French editions, in France and throughout the French speaking world by one of the biggest French publishing companies for rock music and rock music related subjects, Camion Blanc.
If you check out the Camion Blanc website you can see the revised covers and read the publicity blurb, which might be of interest to French/Belgium/Swiss/Quebec Canadian fans of the UK Subs and others with a knowledge of the French language."
News story archived HERE
- 13/9/2010 - NEW BOOK WITH U.K. SUBS CONTENT
'The Wrong Outfit' by Al Gregg has many references to the U.K. Subs and a main chapter of a gig with the Subs headlining the Clapham 101 Club on July 21st 1980 with Honey Bane's band The Allies supporting (with ex-Sub Paul Slack on bass). The book also has a fair bit on two ex-drummers of the Subs; Rab Fae Beith and Dave Wilkinson, so it's definitely a must purchase for all U.K. Subs fans. Published by AuthorHouse in August 2010, the book is available in paperback and hardback.FULL DETAILS OF WHERE TO PURCHASE
AND TO READ A 'U.K. SUBS EXTRACT' - CLICK HERE
- 9/9/2010 - SOFT LIGHTS AND LOUD GUITARS DVD RE-ISSUED
The Time & Matter website's Soft Lights And Loud Guitars DVD has been re-released by the original film makers RADAR PROOF RECORDINGS. The new issue was commissioned by Charlie Harper, after demand for the DVD exceeded that of the original T&M limited edition issue of 100. The new edition contains new bonus material plus brand new artwork designed by one of the T&M editors Mark Chadderton. Joint T&M editor Rob Cook has also designed a special 6Music 2010 World Cup Winners postcard which will be included with each copy.
The DVD will only be available at Subs gigs at the merchandise stall.
- 7/9/2010 - U.K. SUBS NEW ALBUM UPDATE!
The album is scheduled to come out on Captain Oi.
WORK IN PROGRESS UPDATES PAGE HERE
- 6/9/2010 - TWO PAGE INTERVIEW WITH CHARLIE HARPER IN THE S.N.T FANZINE
- 21/8/2010 - NICKY GARRATT SIGNS UP AS TIME & MATTER WRITER!
- 20/8/2010 - USA OCTOBER TOUR LINE UP
- 17/8/2010 - CHARLIE & YUKO VISIT THE BEYOND PUNK EXHIBITION
Charlie and Yuko attended the 'Beyond Punk' art show in London today.
To view Charlie's painting (framed by Paul Slack), and to see the information displayed next to the painting and Charlie and Knox chatting to some of that day's visitors to the art exhibition...
- 14/8/2010 - OCTOBER 2010 USA TOUR DATES
Punks from the other side of the pond will be delighted to hear that the U.K. Subs will be playing some dates in the USA in October. The line up will be confirmed soon, and the gigs are:
14th: The Rocbar, Houston, Tx / 15th: The Trees, Dallas, Tx / 16th: The Korova, San Antonio, Tx / 20th: Thee Parkside, San Francisco, Ca / 21st: Galaxy Theater, Santa Ana, Ca / 22nd: Brixton, Redondo Beach, Ca / 23rd: Angels Sports Bar, Corona, Ca / 24th: Brick By Brick, San Diego, Ca
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ABOVE DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE...
- 12/8/2010 - NEW URBAN DOGS ALBUM UPDATE
More news on the forthcoming Urban Dogs album...
Charlie has confirmed to Time & Matter website that the new Urban Dogs album is very nearly fully mixed, and has also confirmed that the likely album title is going to be UNDERDOGS. Some of the songs are accoustic versions of Tomorrows Girls, War Babies and Warhead, as well as a cover of Hobo's Lullaby, which is a an old folk song covered by a few of Charlie's musical heroes, including Woody Guthrie and Ramblin' Jack Elliot. The opening line of Hobo's Lullaby is "Go to sleep, you weary hobo, let the town drift slowly by; listen to the steel rails humming, that's the hobo's lullaby."
Harper historians will know that one of Charlie's bands in the 1970s was called the Steel Hummers, who were named from these song lyrics. One of the brand new songs is called Not In Our Name, and there are also plans for a follow up Urban Dogs album in the not too distant future!
- 27/7/2010 - SOFT LIGHTS AND LOUD GUITARS DVD TO BE RE-ISSUED
The Time & Matter website's Soft Lights And Loud Guitars DVD is set to be re-released. The new issue has been commissioned by Charlie Harper and will contain new bonus material plus brand new artwork. More details to follow...
- 17/7/2010 - MYSPACE & OFFICIAL WEBSITE HANDOVER!
The U.K. Subs' official website webmaster, Paul Mileman has decided to step down from this role for the official site and that of administrator of the U.K. Subs official myspace website. Paul initially set up his first Subs 'fan site' in May 2001, with that site taking over the 'official' title around the turn of 2002/03. Paul also then took on the myspace site in August 2006, and the part he has played in the U.K. Subs story is immeasurable. The editors of this website would like to take this opportunity to thank Paul for all that he's done to keep us all informed about everything that's happened with gigs, new releases, news and the full time job that is keeping track of the line-up!
Paul has been a true inspiration to us, and his history and archive collection on the official website are invaluable. His superb knowledge of the U.K. Subs and painstaking research has helped this new website as well, as it is Paul who provided the majority of gigs that was initially published on our ever expanding gigography. Paul is planning to concentrate more on his own band Goldcrush, so please show them the support they deserve.
The Time & Matter editors Mark & Rob will now attempt to follow in Paul's footsteps with the official site and myspace... but how do you follow a legend?
Cheers Paul... for EVERYTHING!
T&M archived here
- 15/7/2010 - OFFICIAL U.K. SUBS WEBSITE DIRECTED TO TIME & MATTER!
The official U.K. Subs website is currently being re-directed to this website, whilst its editor Paul Mileman re-designs the site... More news to follow...
You can still access the official website's message board HERE, or we have a TALK IS CHEAP forum on this website!
- 14/7/2010 - CHARLIE'S ARTWORK FEATURES IN NEW EXHIBITION
'Beyond Punk' is a unique art show curated by Gaye Advert, and will be held at the Signal Gallery in London, with the exhibition running from 13 to 21 August 2010, opening 12 til 6pm.
MORE INFORMATION HERE.
- 8/7/2010 - BARBIE'S DEAD - THE POP ART PAINTING!
A 'Pop Art' acrylic painting, based on the U.K. Subs song Barbie's Dead, by Chris P. Jones, on wood board and framed, measuring 28 x 20 inches was placed for aution on eBay.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO.
- 4/7/2010 - RARE SUBS LP SELLS FOR OVER £500 ON E-BAY!
A Spanish promo copy of Diminished Responsibility, with information sheet went for a whopping £532-23 plus postage on e-bay today. MORE INFO HERE
- 4/7/2010 - CHARLIE FEATURED IN NEW CANADIAN BOOK
Black Sheep: An unconventional look at good ol’ family values by Karyn A. Gray is a 9 x 9 coffee table/photo book, consisting of 158 pages, and is published today. It features Charlie and more information can be seen by clicking here
- 3/7/2010 - JAMIE OLIVER INTERVIEW ON 'PUNK GLOBE' WEBSITE
Jamie's interview with Ginger Coyote's USA based website, published today, is a must read...
- 1/7/2010 - PAUL SLACK ON NEW ALBUM RELEASE
Paul Slack plays bass on the new album by Monica and The Explosion, which is released today.
- 29/6/2010 - CHARLIE INTERVIEWED ON ARGENTINIAN RADIO
Charlie was interviewed on the Argentinian radio station FM La Boca in the early hours (UK time: approx 3:00am) on 29th June. There is a link to the radio station's website HERE where you may be able to listen or download Charlie's chat. ARCHIVED ON T&M HERE
- 27/6/2010 - FINAL LIMITED EDITION DVD UP FOR BIDS ON E-BAY - SIGNED UNIQUE COPY
This website decided to get the current line-up to autograph number 100 (of 100 copies) of their recently SOLD OUT Soft Light And Loud Guitars DVD and auction it on e-bay...
More information here
- 26/6/2010 - TIME & MATTER WEBSITE PRESENTS ITS FIRST CHARITY CHEQUE
At the U.K. Subs' Kettering gig, this website presented Charlie with a cheque for £500.
- 22/6/2010 - CHARLIE INTERVIEWED ON SALFORD CITY RADIO
Charlie Harper was interviewed on Roland Gent's Punk show on Salford City Radio, in an exclusive U.K. Subs music only show. Download or listen HERE
- 19/6/2010 - LIVE STREAM OF U.K. SUBS GIG ON THE INTERNET
Subs drummer Jamie Oliver has set up a live stream facility to broadcast Subs gigs live on the internet, the first of which is tonight at The Box, in Crewe.
LINK FOR FUTURE GIG BROADCASTS: http://www.ustream.tv/user/jamieoliverdrums
- 15/6/2010 - TIME & MATTER DVD SOLD OUT!
Our limited edition 'Soft Lights And Loud Guitars' DVD has sold out in only 17 days. Thanks to everyone who purchased a copy and helped us raise some money for Charlie's Charity...
- 2/6/2010 - NEW U.K. SUBS OFFICIAL ONLINE MERCHANDISER
The new official place to buy U.K. Subs merchandise on the web is MAINSTAGEMERCH.
Click here to see what you can buy...
- 28/5/2010 - NEW U.K. SUBS DVD RELEASED BY THIS WEBSITE
'Soft Lights And Loud Guitars' is the brand new U.K. Subs DVD released by Time & Matter Recordings. Limited to 100 copies.
- 20/5/2010 - CHARLIE INTERVIEWED IN DORSET WEBZINE
Wes Cohen, who is part of the Bournemouth and Dorset based Radar Proof Recordings collective, who are releasing the new U.K. Subs DVD 'Soft Lights & Loud Guitars' very soon, in assocation with this website, has also recently conducted an excellent interview with Charlie for his TAPED Webzine site...
19/5/2010 - JAMIE OLIVER'S OWN WEBSITE LAUNCHED
Jamie Oliver has today launched his own website jamieoliverdrums.com. Check out the new website by clicking HERE.
- 18/5/2010 - BORN A ROCKER DIE A ROCKER - THE MOVIE
The excellent Vive Le Punk website has just exclusively announced news of a major documentary on the lives of two of punks’ most famous faces. Already in production, and with a host of well known stars already interviewed, there is more news promised soon from Eugene Butcher, who is making the film.
‘Born A Rocker Die A Rocker - the movie', will be the story of punk rocks' eternal flames, Charlie ‘UK Subs' Harper and the Vibrators' Knox, who have lived their life through music on a never ending world tour, because sometimes the music never stops...' Charlie and Knox have been filmed recording their new Urban Dogs LP in the studio since July 2009 and this promises to be a fabulous film homage to these two...
Coming to a screen near you in 2011’
- 18/5/2010 - 'THE SLACKO EGGSTRAVAGANZA' - JAMIE OLIVER'S MODERN ART!
- 13/5/2010 - JAMIE OLIVER'S GUIDE TO PUNK DRUMMING - NEW ON-LINE INTERVIEW
"Get the lowdown on punk playing" RHYTHM MAGAZINE - The UK's best-selling drum magazine have recently posted an excellent on-line interview with Jamie under the title 'Jamie Oliver's guide to punk drumming'... Check out Jamie's thoughts here
- 1/5/2010 - CHARLIE INTERVIEWED IN CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE
In this month's CLASSIC ROCK magazine there is an interview, spread over 4 pages, with Charlie Harper, by John Robb. The article focuses on Charlie's experiences over the past five decades playing music in various musical scenes, as part of a special feature section called 'The Rock & Roll Survivors Issue'. CLASSIC ROCK magazine is available from most newsagents, and the issue is dated June 2010, issue number 145. Price £4-99. MORE INFO HERE
- 11/4/2010 - URBAN DOGS ACOUSTIC ALBUM UPDATE FROM KNOX
This long awaited album is more than 3/4 done, recorded at Stan's (of Demented Are Go) studio, off Holloway Road, London. Songs include Urban Dogs' favourites such as "Limo Life", "War Baby", "New Barbarians", and the Subs "Warhead" to mention a few, plus some new songs... more details to follow...
- 9/4/2010 - CHARLIE GUEST APPEARANCE WITH MICHAEL MONROE
Charlie made an appearance at the Islington Academy for the first encore of ex-Hanoi Rocks' Michael Monroe's set, as he covered the Subs classic Endangered Species. More information here
- 4/4/2010 - CHARLIE'S GRANDSON MAKES HIS LIVE DEBUT
Charlie Harper’s grandson, Marley Perez made his live debut on Easter Sunday, 4 April 2010 at the Brunswick public house in Brighton, in front of around 200 people. An impressive set was played by Marley (vocals & guitar), with Marlon on lead guitar, who are both only 11. Bram plays bass, and the drummer, Harry is only 8. Marley's band are called A.M.I. (Anti Meathead Inc.) and some more pictures can be viewed in our Time & Matter chronological archive, plus YouTube footage of the band performing 'American Idiot' - CLICK HERE
13/3/2010 - CAROL CLERK - R.I.P
Time & Matter website is sorry to hear of the untimely death of rock music journalist Carol Clerk on 13 March 2010. Carol championed the Subs during the late 70s and early 80s, and actually wrote a book on the band which remained unpublished due to unfortunate circumstances - MORE INFO HERE
- 12/3/2010 - U.K. SUBS WIN THE 6MUSIC PUNK ROCK WORLD CUP
The Subs were crowned Punk world champions on the BBC 6music radio Steve Lamacq show. You can read a full Time & Matter round up here.
16/2/2010 - NEW U.K. SUBS CD RELEASED BY THIS WEBSITE
Time & Matter Recordings was launched exactly 30 years after the recording of the historic Subs bootleg 'Dance & Travel In The Robot Age'.