Noir is a critically acclaimed musician from Englands storied Manchester scene, but the 24 year-old Noir was only a lad when his hometown was having its pop music heyday in the 80s.
He confesses that his biggest influence is The Beach Boys Brian Wilson.
Noir agrees that people who make the most unique, complicated and melodic pop music are often crazy or dead at a young age, or both just like Wilson, Frank Zappa, Jeff Buckley and Pink Floyds recently departed Syd Barrett.
But hes pretty sure hes not as crazy as those guys, yet.
In his words, Im known to get lost around the nearby towns and have my own odd experiences, but it only lasts a night.
He adds: I guess what makes me similar to [those types of musicians]: Im really happy when Im writing or making music, and not much else.
Jim Noir will be touring with Lollapalooza and his own U.S. tour this summer; his new album, Tower Of Love, hits stores Tuesday (Aug. 8).
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