Don't let the sunny melodies and cute lyrics fool you; Jim Noir is one tough cookie. His latest single, the irresistible My Patch (released on May 1st) comes with a stern warning. "If you ever step on my patch, I'll bring you down, I'll bring you down."
Think of Jim's patch as a psychedelic allotment, where musical morsels sprout from multicoloured soil. Jim, our able gardener, nurtures his seedlings with tender care, until harvest brings a bunch of delicious ditties for our delectation. In this sense, My Patch is Jim's prize-winning rose. No wonder he wants you to tread carefully.
A standout track from his outstanding Tower Of Love album (near-enough perfect, according to the nation's critics), My Patch scored a winning reception on Jim's recent UK tour, where fans nationwide bounced along to its rubbery bassline with glee. Built of ukulele pluckings, a skiffle-time drumbeat and heavenly harmonies, My Patch is, quite simply, one of the year's most inventive tracks.
Check out the Featurette, it's a little insight in to Jim Noirs 'Patch'
As you're no doubt aware, Jim Noir has recently taken his show on the road, performing to delighted audiences on his sell-out debut tour, and will continue to whiz hither and thither for the foreseeable future. Notable events in Jim's diary include three appearances at South By Southwest in March and California's Coachella festival in April. Back on home soil, he'll be touring with Shack throughout May, with more headline dates to follow.
Tour dates in May (supporting Shack):
12th â Liverpool Academy
13th â Salford Lowry
14th â Oxford Zodiac
15th â London King's College
18th â Newcastle The Cluny
19th â Glasgow King Tut's
21st â Bristol Fleece
22nd â Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Headline tour dates:
24 May: Brighton Spiegel Tent
25 May: Cardiff Barfly
26 May: Cheltenham Hub
27 May: York Fibbers
29 May: Newcastle Evolution Festival
30 May: Edinburgh Venue
31 May: Glasgow Arches
2 Jun: Stoke Sugarmill
3 Jun: Sheffield Leadmill
4 Jun: Manchester Academy 3
6 Jun: London Kings College
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