PREVIEW: Jim Noir Headlines Manchester’s First Clash Issue Launch Party

Clash Magazine is hosting it’s first Issue Launch Party in Manchester!  With our help we are bringing the party to one of Manchester’s most respected and love venues – The Deaf Institute – and will showcase some the country’s most exciting talents.

It’s Clash with a Manc accent.

£6 tickets available online –

Jim Noir:

As this is the first time we’ve had a launch party in Manchester, we thought we’d celebrate by having an all Manc line-up. Headlining this great occasion will be Jim Noir.

With a new album “Jimmy’s Show” being released in September this is a great chance to see the man dubbed as “Manchester’s Ziggy Stardust” perform tracks new and old. Psychedelic, electro pop with wonderful lyrics, Noir’s music really catches the imagination and has both the humour and the darkness of a true Northern soul.

But were Jimmy’s Show a TV programme, what would it be like? “A children’s show about a flying piece of cheese that solves crimes that involves cheese theft. Half black and white, half colour visuals, and the theme tune from Henrys Cat mixed with a bit of One Man and His Dog. Starring Shaft,” says Jim.

In the glorious surroundings of The Deaf Institute, Jim Noir cannot be missed.


One of the best and most supported bands in Manchester. Frontman Duncan Edward Jones and the rest of the band showcase synth-sprinkles, programmed elements and scratching, bass undercurrent and fervid drumming. Expect to hear well-crafted songs which live seem to undergo a metamorphosis, changing into huge electro-anthems.

City Reign:

Manchester based four-piece, with a mainstream-minded indie outlook. Idlewild are a definite influence, with the group citing R.E.M and The National as favourites, they’ll soon become your favourites too.

words by Daniel Savage


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