I spoke to Otis ahead of the show to talk about influences and favourite bands.
MIMR: Great to have you on the blog Otis, how did you get into music and what influences do you have in creating your sound?
Otis: Thanks for having me ! Ah I’ve always been into music or completely fascinated by it, as long as i can remember, but i feel that i’m getting more and more deeply immersed in it as i get older.
Otis: I’ve been playing gigs around Manchester either solo or with friends, and I did some gigs as a group as Folklore Tapes and we went around the UK to London, Bristol and to the Lancashire Moors, but also lots of recording and different collaboration projects. I also did a video/some drumming with the band Underworld.
At the moment i’m finishing a new solo album, and working on an album with Sam Mcloughlin which will be coming out next year through a label, kind of homemade folk horror/electronic/psych album.. and have a plan to collaborate live with Manchester space wizzard Paddy Steer in the near future..
Otis: Ah yeah i do ! I usually walk around town for a bit.. you always come across all sorts of crazy things happening in that strange window between sound-checking and performing..
Otis: That’s hard ! I’d get the Memphis Jug Band on there for some crazy jug action, Moondog doing his mad beats, Harry Partch for his massive glass chamber bowl music, Can for the energy, Pavement for the pop song goodness!
MIMR: Thanks Otis for chatting to us, how can people follow you on social media and check out some music too?
Otis: Ah no worries, thanks again for having me !
My bandcamp is the main stuff for my music.. https://otisjordan.bandcamp.com/releases
but i also have this website and my facebook,