Album Review: Jim Noir – Zooper Dooper

Trippy pop and psych-folk snowball quickly gathering speed

Known for his songs soundtracking countless adverts, Manchester’s twisted psych-folk oddball is back plugging only ‘Zooper Dooper’. This six-track EP packs in songs that sound like a northern soul take on the theme from egg-centric ‘80s computer game Magicland Dizzy (‘Kitty Kat’), [a]Super Furry Animals[/a] in a space race with Ray Davies (‘She Flies Away With My Love’ and the Beta Band at their most far out (‘Do You Like Games?’). These are all far too weird to sell anything but, luckily for the ad men, the trippy pop of ‘Car’ could easily help flog a hatchback or two. Commercially sweet with artistic integrity intact – the job’s a good ‘un.

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