Jim Noir is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Davyhulme, Manchester noted for his esoteric dress sense and equally esoteric tunes, which he began making in his childhood bedroom.
To date, he has released bucketloads of EPs and two albums: 2005's Tower of Love and 2008's self-titled follow-up. His ear for brilliant melodies and eye for the absurd is unparalleled.
You wait and wait for signs of life from Manchester’s celebrated Jim Noir and then, lo!, good things come in twos. Following the release of his much praised 6 track Zooper Dooper EP Jim reveal details of his own private members club ‘The Noir Club” – we’ll let him explain:
“Now, I bet some of you are saying ‘what is the Noir Club ?’ ‘what is going on ?’ ‘why are you doing this ?’ ‘how does it work?’ ‘what are the benefits?’”
“STOP asking questions, and I will tell you.”
“Each month I will be uploading a new piece of something to the website which all you lucky subscribers (and all the thieving bastards who will be having it for free) can download and enjoy with your mind. It could be a lost EP, it could be a little film I have made. It could even be the musical I haven't been working on called 'Golf? You can't iron in the woods'.”
So it’s a fans own self-subscription and insight into Jim’s wonder world where for a paltry £2.99 a month they will receive exclusive Jim Noir releases. These will include brand new tracks, unreleased EPs, special side projects, collaborations, personal videos and much more. The first release and available now is an excellent 7 track EP and one of Jim’s side project – The Dook – which recalls Trumpton, Trunk records, library music and Children TV themes of the 60s and 70s.
There will be a third album this year, for now though Noir’s new EP and the Club is more than enough to leave you feeling fine and dandy. To accompany all this our Jim will be making some rare public appearances with live shows at the following places below, until then “as you can imagine I am very busy hastily scrambling all these wonderful new and old things together for you, so I must go now”.
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