BPREVIEW: Jim Noir @ Sunflower Lounge, Sat 22nd Nov

Jim Noir - courtesy of Sonic PR / www.jimnoir.com

Jim Noir comes to The Sunflower on Saturday 22nd November, with support from Glitches + Mike Moloney. Tickets are priced at £10 with doors opening at 7:30pm – presented by Birmingham Promoters.

Manchester multi-instrumentalist, Jim Noir, has been banging his psychedelic Pop/Rock drums since 2004.Birmingham Preview logo

His debut studio album, Tower of Love, came out at the end of 2005 on My Dad Records (Manchester, UK) to generally positive reviews – the BBC calling it ‘the debut of the year’ and Drowned in Sound ‘a tasty entrée’.

Not to be outdone (or waste a 50cent metaphor) the BBC further added ‘…a swirling ethereal wonder to soundtrack your dreams and underscore your fantasies.’ Indeed.

A collaboration of his previous three EPs, with some cheeky new numbers thrown in for good measure, Noir’s debut gained pretty ubiquitous comparisons to The Beta Band. His latest and fourth studio album, the syntax mischievous Finnish Line, is also garnering comparisons from another, arguably better known, band beginning prefix/‘B’ – following its release earlier this month.

Finnish Line, med“Alcohol. Life. Death. Aliens; in that order I think,” reveals Jim Noir – of the album’s themes which, even by his standards, are particularly off-kilter. “It’s a roam around what I was thinking at a slightly hard point in my life. I stopped drinking for two months and had a moment of clarity.

A couple of songs are about Manchester and how weird it is. A couple about myself, girls, how I like to think aliens are just laughing at us and the futility of it all, and a couple about mortality and how, when, if, and why anyone should worry about it.”

Out on the road throughout November, Jim Noir is touring Finnish Line in venues from Glasgow to Brighton, with Saturday’s gig at The Sunflower Lounge marking the halfway cusp.

Self produced and self professed ‘altogether fuller, finer, and downright dandy’, Finnish Line is a hard album to dislike, full of cheeky Pop melodies and wah wahs of yesteryear. Plus the video of the lead single, ‘The Broadway Jets’, has a spandex clad ‘trio of ninja tadpole versions of himself (Jim Noir) who wreak havoc on the house whilst he’s asleep.’ Viddy below:

‘The Broadway Jets’ by Jim Noir, click here

The Broadway Jets, lr, sm

Jim Noir plays at The Sunflower Lounge on Saturday 22nd November. For further info & tickets, visit https://birminghampromoters.ticketabc.com/events/jim-noir/

For more on Jim Noir, visit http://www.jimnoir.com/ 


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