Turnsole is an alternative rock group from Cincinnati Ohio. Eric Bates, the creative force behind the group, writes music inspired by many different genres; everything from classical composers to 80s alternative bands. Influences range from Depeche Mode and The Cure, to Leonard Cohen and Franz Schubert. The Big Takeover Magazine, Brooklyn New York, compares Eric's voice to Ian McCulloch of Echo and the Bunnymen. In November 2020, Turnsole was featured with Concert Nova/Cincinnati's premier avant-garde ensemble, and the single Kaleidoscope Eyes was commissioned for the Kansas City Ballet, for their New Moves Series, which will be premiered in 2021.