”We're deeply shocked by the allegations that came to light yesterday regarding MJ, and we take them very seriously. As a result we have cancelled all upcoming Hookworms shows and can no longer continue as a band.”
Chicago band The Orwells have broken up, following sexual misconduct allegations against members that were made public earlier this week. They wrote on Twitter and Facebook, simply ”The Orwells have disbanded.”
"Anyone who has worked with us knows that the partnership at the core of this band has always been a very fragile thing, but due to an irreconcilable breakdown we will no longer be working with each other. " - Jack Cooper.
"The four of us have decided, for our own reasons and in our own ways, that it is now time to leave this orbit...We're care takers to something precious and don't want to have it diminish as we move forward in our lives."