Polyvinyl Pull Beach Slang Catalogue Following Alex James Abuse Allegations

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Polyvinyl have decided to pull the Beach Slang catalogue from streaming services.

Earlier this week the band’s former manager placed a statement online, detailing “years” of physical and psychological abuse at the hands of frontman Alex James.

Numerous other women also came forwards, each with similar claims; Alex James was later hospitalised, with his family issuing a statement on his behalf.

Now Beach Slang’s label Polyvinyl have severed their relationship with the band, pulling their catalogue from streaming services.

In a statement to Billboard, Polyvinyl says it “stands in solidarity with those who have come forward about their experiences with James Alex of Beach Slang.”

“We have said it before and it bears repeating: Our company operates on the core principle that everyone deserves to be treated with fairness and respect. Active accountability builds safer and healthier communities.”

Digital distribution rights now revert back to Beach Slang. Alex James is currently in hospital.