Apr 24 • 11M

Finding Lost Chimes

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Nicky and Gemma Kirk from Lost Chimes are pictured playing music in the garden of the Vinyl Revival store on Record Store day. Nicky plays an acoustic guitar and Gemma sings and plays keytar. Her voice gave me goose bumps. She didn't have a mic stand handy so hung the mic over the wooden pergola  they were stood under. Which looked cool as fuck.
Nicky and Gemma Kirk from Lost Chimes

I was cycling past a village record store and suddenly remembered it was Record Store Day. As I entered, I was welcomed with free beer and sunshine.

A few minutes later a band started playing some wonderful dream pop folk.

It felt like summer had arrived. They were called Lost Chimes and their set was one long and lovely sigh. I was blissfully lost in it all.

Music expresses what can’t be said and is one of the most beautiful vehicles for story. And these two do it so well.

The audio above is a chat I grabbed with Gemma and Nicky Kirk as they packed up.

I will assume you have already found their music on Band Camp. Their previous band Hunt Us is also there.

Lost Chimes have new album on the way and while you wait for that, i’ll leave you with their beautiful cover of Joy Division’s, “Love will tear us apart”.

Thanks for listening.


I interview Nicki and Gemma Kirk from Lost Chimes after their gig. I'm using a small stereo, OM systems audio recorder and wearing shure headphones. It's either chilly or I'm excited as my nipples are slightly more visible through my Marino wool running top, than I would like. But everyone else looks fine.
I interview Nicky and Gemma Kirk after their gig.