Alpine Release Statement On Guitarists’ Sexual Assault Charge, Announce Breakup

CONTENT WARNING: The following article discusses sexual assault

Music Feeds has received a statement from Alpine this morning. It comes after reports the Melbourne band’s guitarist Christian O’Brien had been charged with sexually assaulting a child under the age of 16-years-old.

The band has revealed they disbanded last year and former members Phoebe, Tim, Phil, Ryan and Lou say they’re concerned and saddened by the allegations.

Read their statement in full below.

Alpine Former Members’ Statement

Regarding the reports on Alpine’s guitarist Christian:

We are deeply concerned and saddened by these allegations. Any matter of sexual assault is an extremely serious one, however, as the matter is still before the courts we are advised that we are unable to provide further comment at this time.

Our thoughts are with those involved and hope all parties have the privacy and support required to deal with this devastating matter. The band disbanded in 2019 and will not be releasing music or playing shows in the future. It is very disappointing to announce this news in this way to our fans.

A reminder that help is available on 1800 RESPECT, Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800 or Lifeline on 13 11 14 if you need any support on such affecting issues.

– Phoebe, Tim, Phil, Ryan and Lou

Alpine last released music in 2019. They released their single ‘Dumb’ — a long awaited follow up after 2015’s Yuck.

If you need assistance, 1800 RESPECT – the National Sexual Assault, Domestic and Family Violence Counselling Service — can be reached on 1800 737 732.

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