As many of you will now be aware, in the early hours of Friday June 10th, our friend and brother Adam Young took his own life.
Adam was known by most as one half of Sockweb, whose Bullies Are Mean EP and debut album Werewolf we helped release in 2013 and 2014 respectively. The other half of Sockweb was his beloved daughter Joanie. This is all anyone really had a right to know about him publicly.
Earlier this year, details of criminal allegations against him were made public via a number of news outlets. The story was spread immediately after his arrest, while said allegations were unsubstantiated, and a matter solely for Adam and the courts.
These allegations were nothing to do with Sockweb, his daughter, or the music they made.
We would ask that Adam’s family and friends be allowed to grieve without the hurricane of speculation that has arisen over the weekend; this situation is difficult enough, and it is no-one’s business but theirs.
For now, our hearts hurt. Rest in peace Blackula.