Review : JIM NOIR - Tower Of Love
The PhiLL(er)While I make a point of singing Lee Greenwood's "God Bless The USA" (aka "Proud To Be An American") every morning when I wake up, Jim Noir's Tower of Love, which is just now seeing US release (August 8th on Barsuk Records), has me a little bit wishing I was singing "God Save The Queen". Why? Well if I had been waking up singing that song everyday than it wouldn't have taken me the extra year and three months to discover this album from Jim Noir. The US release does include two bonus tracks ("Tell Me What to Do" and "Climb a Tree") to help soften the blow, however....full text
GuardianA few streets away from Badly Drawn Boy, Manchester has spawned another melodic genius. Jim Noir, 25, has spent the past year releasing EPs - Eanie Meany, My Patch and Quiet Man - that have gained cult status via eBay. They form the basis of a debut album that is rich in the sort of melodies you'd think went out with Simon and Garfunkel and Smile-era Beach Boys....full text
IndieLondonSAVVY-eared music listeners will recognise the name Jim Noir from several of the brilliant EPs he has been putting out since late 2004.
Titles have included Eanie Meany, My Patch and A Quiet Man which have each been showcased by specialist shows such as Claire Sturgess’ Xposure, or Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 Tape Mix....full text
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