The 13th Chime formed in 1980 in the small London over-spill town of Haverhill in Suffolk. Born out of the British Punk scene: Vocalist Mick Hand,
guitarist Gary O’Connor and drummer Ricki Cook were previously in The Antix while bass player Terry Taylor, played with the hard hitting three piece
The band released three independent singles: Coffin Maker, Cursed and Fire, and disbanded circa 1983.
Singer Mick Hand is nowadays a window cleaner in Haverhill
Guitarist Gary O’ Connor is in a new band called “Long Bone Trio”
Brooklyn NY record label Sacred Bones has released the music of 13th Chime officially on a 2 LP collection, and one CD. 20 tracks, including
alternate, demo and single versions. 20 tracks in all.
Available April 2008.
post-punk, deathrock, gothic rock, goth, post punk