“I grew up in a family where my father was in a rock band and I saw and heard every story,” says Domino Kirke on this episode of Soul Sisters, where she stopped by to chat about her new album Beyond Waves out August 25, how she and her sisters Jemima (visual artist and Girls star) and Lola (musician and Mozart in the Jungle star) all became reluctant celebrities in their own ways, and her earliest impressions of going on tour with their father, drummer Simon Kirke of the bands Free and Bad Company.
“Mullets and Budweiser and hairy backs” is what she remembers of visiting the U.S. for the first time, away from her native London. Later Kirke became a musician in her own right and was discovered by Mark Ronson as a teenager, but quickly discovered she didn’t fit into the young pop starlet role the world was asking her to fill.
“I would wear the right outfit and get just drunk enough and stay after the show and just flirt enough that they maybe would write something, and I felt kind of awful all the time.”
After becoming a mother and launching her own successful doula business, Kirke is ready to return to music on her own terms. “The songs really feel like they carry me,” she says of the tracks off the new album.
Listen below to the full conversation hosted by Jessie Katz and Darah Golub – and be sure to subscribe to the Soul Sisters iTunes channel for all future episodes!