Every Monday we will be bringing you an unsigned singer or band as part of our Independent Music Monday feature. This week, we caught up with Jordan from Circle Casino find out more about them…
Who is in the band, how did you meet, where are you from and how did you come up with the band name?
The band consists of Jordan on vocals and rhythm guitar, Tom on lead guitar, Arran on bass and BVs and Chris on drums and BVs. We are mainly from Wigan and Chorley and met through mutual friends and music events. The name came from a very nice homeless man, he came up to Arran and told him that we look like band on a day session in Liverpool. He then started to talk about Wigan Casino and how he likes to keep his circle small to avoid frenemies.
Who were your musical influences when you were growing up and who are your influences now?
We have a very eclectic taste in music as a whole and individually and we think this is because our parents exposed us to different music growing up. From Queen to Otis Redding. Right now we listen to a lot of hip hop, new wave and old school and of course, indie music like Foals.
How would you describe your sound?
Our single “Bierkeller” is quite dancey indie, but recently we have delved into our hip hop and rnb influences, so you can expect somewhere in the middle for the next track.
What is your latest single called and what was the influence behind it?
“Bierkeller”; the influence behind the song was just having a good time with good company.
What’s your local music scene like?
Locally, the venues are pretty good, but one in particular goes the extra mile to help new artists and bands, The Old Courts. In Manchester, there are lots of opportunities to perform to students.
What do you have planned for the next 12 months? Any albums or festivals?
Hopefully, get our new song “Numbers” recorded and released and maybe tour the north west. Would love to get on onto some festivals too.
Is there anyone you’d love to collaborate with?
A cool collab would be someone like Tom Misch or SZA.
Any funny stories surrounding your live performances?
At an acoustic gig in Chorley, two girls started fighting in front of us and knocked a drink all over our manager Craig, he wasn't happy.
What is the one thing that you want readers to know about your band?
We’re here to have a good time, write some tasty tunes and make babies.