On the heels of the release of their fifth full length album, alternative-indie kings, Turnover, is making its way across North America in celebration of their recent album release. Myself In The Way, released November 5th, is another genre shifting work of art created by the Virginia based group that allows them to stay true to their sound while dishing out some soothing melodies and soft synths. In their San Diego headlining show on December 1st at the Observatory North Park, the audience was ecstatic to see the guys crush their new songs as well as sing along to some old fan favorites. But this didn’t go without support, for what is a show without their opener? New Zealand based Yumi Zouma started us off and boy did she start if off right.
Christie Simpson, the vocalist/keyboardist in the three piece alternative pop group Yumi Zouma, was absolutely stunning in her vocals, her stage presence, and her energy. Backed by Josh Burgess on guitar/vocals/keyboards, Charlie Ryder on guitar/vocals/keyboards, and Olivia Campion on drums the quartet absolutely nailed the newly named genre “dream pop” with melodic guitar riffs and harmonies straight from a dream; creating an atmosphere of total comfort and warmness. The audience was drawn into the stage by the light and couldn’t get enough. I could have sworn that we were all floating on cloud 9 for just a moment there. Yumi Zouma performed many of their new songs from their recent 4th album release Present Tense like “Astral Projection” (perfect vibe for the room) and “Mona Lisa”, but also giving the fans in the room a few older jams like “Lonely After” and “Sage”. When the band bid their farewell, the audience braced for the headliner.
Turnover is a band that has gone through many metamorphosis, coming from psychedelic rock roots in their 2015 release Peripheral Vision to ‘mellowing out’ with soothing guitars and synth lines in Myself in The Way.
Through all these different sounds, Turnover has adapted to many different writing conditions and found more of themselves along the way. Their most recent release showcases the trio’s, Austin Getz (vocals/guitar), Casey Getz (drums), and Danny Dempsey (bass guitar), ability to write and create while living on opposite coasts. “Instead of making things more difficult, being far apart helped us learn to appreciate each other even more,” says A. Getz. “As a band, we’re closer now than we’ve ever been before.”
And as a band, you could see the the chemistry flow between them like a group of friends just having a good time. The audience got a big taste of their new album, as well as old fan favorites like “Cutting my Fingers Off,” “New Scream,” and “Take My Head.” Turnover continues their headlining tour through the USA in the east coast and the south, hitting major cities like Atlanta, Philadelphia, Washington DC and more before a well deserved break to gear up for a spring Australia tour. Thank yourself later and check these guys out now!