Pop Noir is a Los Angeles-based indie dancerock trio formed by British-born twin brothers Joe and Luke McGarry in 2004, while they were 16-year-old students at the Orange County High School of the Arts. The band began to build a following in the indie clubs of Southern California, and did a brief tour of Europe in late 2006, showcasing at In The City in Manchester, and playing dates in London and Paris. On their return to Los Angeles, drummer Nico Saavedra, formerly of Univision Lo Nuestro Award-nominated latin rockers Enjambre, was recruited to the line-up.
The band has supported Doves, Sebastien Tellier, The Wombats, The Pinker Tones, A Certain Ratio, Iglu & Hartly, and Robyn, and as of November, 2009, played more than 200 shows.
Pop Noir has been featured on a number of compilation CDs, including Mr. Shovel’s Check One… Two, Volume III, SweetFA3 (a charity album in aid of Joe Strummer’s Strummerville), and the original SweetFA compilation, which was given free as a covermount on UK music magazine Artrocker.
Check out Pop Noir’s debut single “DIY” below: