Jim Noir is the stage name of Alan Roberts, an English singer-songwriter from Davyhulme, Greater Manchester. Noir''s stage moniker is in homage to Vic Reeves, whose real name is Jim Moir. He has released two albums to date, 2005''s Tower of Love and 2008''s self titled LP. Tower of Love and all of the preceding EPs were self-recorded at Noir''s parents'' home in the suburb of Davyhulme in Manchester. Noir''s music has been described as psychedelic pop electronica with simplistic, often repetitive lyrics. Noir is a multi-instrumentalist, playing all the instruments on his work. However, he uses a band at performances. He played at the 2006 and 2008 South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas and is currently signed to Seattle-based indie label Barsuk Records in the States, and Manchester label My Dad Recordings in the UK. Noir released the single "My Patch" in the UK on 1 May 2006. Jim Noir''s second album, Jim Noir was released on 14 April 2008, and Noir announced via MySpace blog that his currently unnamed third album was complete as of 14 March 2009.
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