Turnover’s bassist Danny Dempsey took a break during their tour with label mates, Citizen to answer some questions for Casual Friday. Danny elaborates on how it feels to have their split with Citizen already on its second pressing and what else will consist of Turnover’s plans for the near future. Make sure you check out Turnover on tour this August with Young Statues and Pj Bond!
1. Turnover has been gaining more popularity, especially after releasing the Turnover/Citizen Split 7” through Run For Cover Records. When and how did you all come together to form Turnover?
We formed in April of 2009. We met each other through living in the same area and going to school/shows together.
2. You guys signed to RFC Records at the same time as Citizen. How did this opportunity come about? Was it planned to announce that both you and Citizen were joining RFC at the same time?
We were planning this release for quite some time and had to make many changes. Jeff finally heard the record and was into putting it out. After a few days of talking, we were on board and working together. We also planned to announce everything at once. We figured it’d be better to announce all the news at once rather than a bunch of different posts.
3. How did you and Citizen come up with the idea to put out a split together as the first thing for both bands to release off RFC?
We didn’t really plan to make it our first release. It just sort of worked out that way.
4. Did you guys do anything differently when it came to your writing process for the split than from your S/T 7”? How do your newer songs differ from your older stuff?
This time around our guitar player was living in a different city. We had to do a lot of writing separated and sending ideas in emails. These newer songs aren’t as “pop punk”, if that makes any sense.
5. Your song “Permanent” off the split features Dave Carter (lead singer of MAKER) on guest vocals. How did you guys think to have Dave sing on this song?
“Permanent” actually has guest vocals from Joe Boynton of Transit and Mat Kerekes of Citizen too. They’re all people we’ve met on the road and kept in touch with. We honestly just like the way they sing and wanted them on our record.
6. How does it feel to already have the split on its second pressing?
It feels amazing. We were never expecting to sell as many records as we have already. I think it has exceeded the expectations of everyone involved in the making of the split.
7. Can you fill us in on how your future songs might sound like? Will your writing approach be different than it has been?
The new songs will be very similar to the songs on the split. The writing process has been a little different this time around. We’ve been on tour for for almost 7 weeks now and have another 2 weeks touring coming up fairly soon. It’s been really hard to find time to get everything worked on.
8. Have you already been writing for your next release? When do you think you will release new music?
We’ve got a few songs worked out and a lot of ideas. We’re hoping to have our full length out in early 2013.
9. Who have you guys been listening to lately? Anyone that you’d love to tour with?
Personally, I’ve been listening to a ton of Now, Now. I’d love to tour with that band. Maybe one day I’ll win the lottery and pay them to take us on tour.
10. Do you guys have similar influences when it comes to bands and other musical artists? Any fights over who gets to choose what while traveling in the van?
We all have a similar taste in music. We listen to a little bit of everything in the van. Not too many arguments over what we’re jamming.
11. Any tours or shows coming up in the near future that we should know about?
We’re going on tour with Young Statues and Pj Bond this August and that’s about it right now. We’re using the entire month of September to work on writing our record.
12. Anything else left to add?
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Check out Turnover’s song “Permanent” featuring Joe Boynton from Transit, Dave Carter from Maker, and Mat Kerekes of Citizen
Turnover on bandcamp