Turnover have parted company with guitarist Eric Soucy, following allegations of emotional abuse.
The following statement was posted on the Band’s Facebook page:
Eric has left the band for the foreseeable future to address personal issues, and has been receiving professional counseling related to his personal relationships and emotional abuse allegations made against him. The band agreed this was the best course of action to accept responsibility for this behavior and to help Eric make personal changes in how he manages his interpersonal relationships.
We are sorry for not addressing this publicly earlier on. We wanted to address the issue directly with Eric in a private space but now realize this wasn’t the right way to go about things. We stand with victims of abuse – always. We are working hard to find real solutions to these issues that force all people in these situations to address their actions and to accept accountability and responsibility for them.’
Soucy joined the band in 2014, prior to the release of the band’s second album, ‘Peripheral Vision’. This record saw a marked change in Turnover’s sound; with the emo and pop-punk of ‘Magnolia’ replaced with a more ambient brand of indie-rock. Songs from the earlier release have been almost entirely removed from the band’s live set, due in no small part to Soucy’s addition.
It remains to be seen if Soucy’s departure is a permanent fixture. Turnover have today released the single ‘Super Natural’, which combines the sounds of ‘Magnolia’ and ‘Peripheral Vision’.
The band today also revealed new single Super Natural, the first song off their new album Good Nature, out 25th August 2017