FAULT Issue 27 – The Best of British Issue – is now available to order

We are pleased to announce that FAULT Issue 27 – The Best of British Issue – is available to pre-order NOW.

Official release: 27/11/17

FAULT Issue 27 cover star Liam Gallagher was shot by Jack Alexander and styled by Kristine Kilty. Click here to pre-order your copy of this issue!

FAULT Magazine – the Best of British Issue – proudly presents exclusive shoots and interviews with:

Liam Gallagher (front cover)

Paloma Faith (reversible cover)

Seal

Gary Numan

Jake Bugg

Weezer

Hurts

Fall Out Boy

Reggie Yates

Rae Morris

Jared Harris

Plus our usual FAULTless selection of the finest Film, Fashion, Music & Photography to inspire the British Isles and beyond as we celebrate FAULT’s 10 year anniversary!

This is your FAULT

 

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HURTS Preview: Exclusive Interview and Photoshoot for FAULT Issue 27 – Best of British

 

Theo wears jacket, roll neck and belt by Dior Homme;  Adam wears roll neck and jacket by Ermenegildo Zegna.

A heritage band in the making, HURTS have succeeded in doing what few British bands have managed since the Beatles. In regularly playing to crowds of over 10,000 at national stadia across Russia, the Baltics, and more, the cross-Pennine duo can well and truly claim to have conquered the Eastern European market.

 

Now on their fourth studio album, and embarking on their biggest ever arena tour, Theo Hutchcraft and Adam Anderson are firmly en route to becoming part of the music industry elite.

 

HURTS‘ latest music videos –  for ‘Beautiful Ones’ and ‘Ready To Go’ –  don’t shy away from poignant matters in today’s society. From freely expressing male emotions to using their platform to highlight contemporary issues facing transgendered people, HURTS have rightfully earned their spot as one of the most relevant musical acts in 21st century’s every changing pop climate.

Sweater and coat by Dior Homme

 

Let’s talk progression. Sound-wise, your albums are nearly polar opposites. What’s your take on the way that your music has progressed?

TH: It’s strange for us ’cause we just make pop music.  For the second album, we had a plan, we wanted to make an album that sounded a certain way. But with Surrender and this one, we just set out to write a bunch of the best pop songs you could write. In some way, we’ve developed because we don’t want to repeat ourselves. I think it’s mad that we’ve made it to 4 albums.

If you take Desire back to back with Happiness – the first is elusive whereas the latter is vivid. How do you access those vulnerable spots and then channel them?

AA: I think it’s always a progression, every inch of our albums. We were at different stages, psychologically. Everything was always changing. But you never get the opportunity to write music as innocently as you do when you write your first record.

TH: We weren’t writing for a purpose, everything was just very honest. We were just writing songs about how we felt and we’ll never quite get that same perspective again. With this album, we just tried to have a more direct approach.

AA: The first album was soaked in an atmosphere underneath, which made the songs what they were. But it takes a lot of skill to try and strip things back. I feel like that’s a big progression that we’ve made.

Roll neck and coat by Ermenegildo Zegna; waistcoat by Dior Homme

 

With ‘Ready To Go’ – you touch upon a series of very poignant matters. It’s  an allegory between life and death, love, grief, and vulnerability. What led you into that particular direction?  

TH: The song is about living your life and being happy. It was quite interesting to tell a story about death but in a different way. There was something about male emotions that we thought was quite interesting. Men have a very difficult time dealing with their emotions and explain their emotions publicly. It was a story of someone having a difficult time, but in the video, it becomes a dance. It becomes something that the character can’t escape from.

It’s a nice message because it’s a big problem. It’s a really big problem for men all around the world. Society is built in a way that makes people not to have the confidence to express themselves.

 

Shirt by Ermenegildo Zegna; trousers by Coach

 

You’ve received a lot of applause for the music video for ‘Beautiful Ones’. What has been the most intense reaction that you’ve received?   

TH: It was a big subject and a big thing to speak about. We believed in it, but it was hard to know how people would react to it. It was all-positive – people said that it has affected them. It had a purpose and its purpose was to make people realize that this stuff goes on. It’s not the kind of video that you see for a pop song. We’re in a position to put a message across and that’s not something that we take lightly.

 

On a lighter note – can you describe what your first experience on heels was like?

TH: It was hard. I had to make my dinner in them. It’s really hard, especially with ones that high! I had to walk around my house a lot and I had to learn how to run fast in them! But when I ran, I couldn’t stop, so the problem was that I was running full speed but people had to catch me because I was like ‘I can’t stop, I can’t stop.’ So there was someone who had to like catch me at the end. It was a fun process.

 

What’s your FAULT?

AA: Fuck me, I’ve got millions of them. Mine would be impatience. I want everything right now. Theo is better at seeing the bigger picture. I don’t have that perspective.

TH: From a personal perspective – mine would be that I’m very rarely satisfied with things. I strive for a perfection that doesn’t really exist. It’s not great on a personal level, but it’s positive on a professional level.

Jumper by Filippa K; trousers by Ermenegildo Zegna

Words: Adina Ilie

Photography: Charl Marais

Fashion Editor: Kristine Kilty

Grooming: Enzo Volpe using Lab Series and Fudge Haircare

Fashion Assistants: Lily Davies and Hannah Sheridan

Photo Assistant: Lotti Brewer-Gmoser

Special thanks to Circus, London

 

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FAULT Magazine in conversation with Kamille – FAULTs and All

 

Words: Miles Holder

Kamille first caught my attention with the release of the official music video to her single ‘Body’ featuring Avelino. While it might be the first time you’ve heard her name, she has been the songwriter behind some of the biggest pop hits. Kamille penned FAULT featured artists, Little Mix’s ‘Black Magic’ and ‘Shout Out To My Ex’.

‘Body’ is not at all like the songs above; it’s an electronically infused RnB single where Kamille exclaims “You only want me for my body, you don’t give a fuck about my mind”. The video isn’t your standard your “get your shit I’m gone” twirling on the haters, RnB music video either, it’s a beautiful ode to the body’s most attractive of flaws which here at FAULT magazine, we clearly loved. Directed by Crack Stevens and staring Munroe Bergdorf – it’s a masterpiece for the way it beautifully captures the human body, in all its beautiful shapes, colours and sizes.

With her EP dropping last Friday, I sat down with Kamille to find out more about her songwriting to discuss body image and to bask in all her FAULTs.

 

 

As a songwriter, you have all these hits under your name, what drove you to spend more time on yourself to get your own voice out there?

I always wanted to be artists, and that was always my goal, but at the time I started, I think my songwriting was stronger than my voice. I tried to make it as a singer at first but at the time it didn’t work, so I stuck to songwriting because I loved it. Through the songs, I’ve written for other people I felt like I was living as an artist through the singers performing them and that was enough. I always mean what I write and that kept me satisfied.

 

Is there a different process when you write for yourself and other people?

With songs that I sing, I’m not censored because I know exactly what it is I’m feeling; I don’t mind swearing, and you’ll hear it in my EP that I’m raw and unfiltered. I think when I write for other people I have to think about their fan base and their age, but for myself, I can be a lot more critical and take more time to get into my head.

 

On your EP you’re letting it all out, is it difficult to put so much of your heartache out on your debut?

Not at all! It’s so easy I finally I have a voice. I’ve been doing it through all the songs that I’ve written like ‘Rain’ which was recorded by The Script was about a break up I’ve experienced. I’ve always been talking about it but through other people but now that all the focus is on my own experience it’s so much easier.

Watch the music video to ‘Body’ above

 

Body is a beautiful video, how did you and Crack Stevens get together on that?

I’ve loved him for years and thought he was incredible, but I never thought he’d be available to work with me because he’s so massive and I’m a new artist. As it turns out, he loved the song and wanted to be an art of it, so we met up in Brixton and got talking; he wanted to showcase the body and all its flaws which is something I wanted to do. I think we both had a lot of insecurities about ourselves through myself and my friends, social media and it’s something we felt strongly about.

 

Did you feel responsible as an artist to show impressionable fans the truth behind perceived perfection?

I feel strongly about body image and body positivity; I have another song on my EP about it. I’ve had a lot of insecurities and being a woman and seeing visions of beauty on social media every morning it did and does affect me. I’m pleased to tackle that topic straight away, and I want people to feel strongly about their image because there have been times I’ve deleted my Instagram account because I’d seen so many beautiful photos of women and I wasn’t them. I love everyone for who they are, and I feel like the most beautiful flaws are what makes us perfect.

 

Is it easier for you to now engage with social media now that you understand that the images you’re seeing aren’t real and that nobody is perfect?

It is, but it’s all in moderation. There are times when you can be on Instagram, and you end up with a random person who you don’t know and feeling envious. That’s something I’ve had to be aware of and just cut back on how much I’m taking in.

 

Are you an artist who knows when a song is done or do you go back and make changes up until the last minutes before release?

I do that a lot! I could write a song now, and it won’t come out for two years, and in that time you can get in your head and think you need to perfect all these little things. My management is good at telling me “no Kamille, it’s fine!” There are some songs that I have changed since I first got in the studio and I love how real they sound.

 

What are you listening to at the moment?

It’s so hard because I listen to everything, but I’d have to say, Post Malone, I think he’s incredible!

 

What is your FAULT?

I just ghost people! If I get scared of business or getting in too deep I can just go ghost and I know it’s so bad! It’s something I need to work on!

 

Kamille’s EP is out now! 

 

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FAULT Weekly Playlist: Ella Vos

Ella Vos is one of those artists whose true captivation comes from her live performances. Though petite in stature, Ella has a unique ability to command attention with her cool confidence. As well as being a rising artist, Ella is also a new mother, proving that indeed, you can have it all.

After the runaway success of her singles “White Noise” and “Little Brother,” Ella recently released her debut full-length album, written in the wake of her son’s birth and was inspired by the challenges she faced as both a new mother and artist. With more than 90 million streams on Spotify to date, Ella is well on her way to becoming a household name.

We asked Ella to put together some of her all-time favorite tracks for a FAULT Magazine exclusive playlist. Check out her selections below!

Leslie Gore – You Don’t Own Me
“My friend Garrett Borns turned me onto this song. I remember him showing it to me and saying, “Isn’t it crazy that this came out in the 60’s?” I agreed, it’s crazy because it was such a strong statement then, and it still is now. It hasn’t lost any weight or meaning. It’s really empowering.”

Dolly Parton – Jolene
“This is by far my favorite Dolly song. After I heard the story about this song—which was basically how she’d joke with her husband that she was worried he might leave her for their tall, slender, red-headed banker—it made a new impression on me. I guess it really stuck with me how it is such an honest and simple story, but at the same time so heavy. It made me think about how I write music; how it can be about a single feeling or moment, but also about everything.”

The Beatles – For No One
“The entire Beatles catalog was released on Spotify when my son was a few months old, and it was all I listened to those day when most of my time was spent with him and I was writing some of my first tracks. The Beatles have always inspired me, regardless of where I’ve been in life, but especially during my Postpartum Depression as it offered me some sort of an escape. The melody on “For No One” is one of those songs that is constantly popping into my head.”

David Bowie – Quicksand
“Throughout writing this album we lost several great musicians. It was really strange for me, as a new artist, to be releasing music in a time when all of my musical heroes were leaving this earth. I reflected a lot on what their music meant to me, and what I would do with that meaning. I always ask myself—am I adding something of importance or change to the world, or is what I’m doing going to have a positive impact? Will anyone care? I was listening to this song quite a bit, strangely enough just before he passed away, while I myself was struggling with depression and the meaning of life. ‘Knowledge comes with death’s release.'”

Big Thief – Paul
“My producer showed me this song at the beginning of the year, and I quickly fell in love. I’ve probably listened to her more than any other artist during the process of writing this album, and she’s one of my favorite new artists. Rarely do lyrics stand out to me the way hers do, in a way that makes me want to actually read them over and over and over.”

Lana Del Rey – God Knows I Tried
“The first time I heard this song I literally said, “FUCK THAT’S A PERFECT SONG, I wish I had written it.” Lana Del Rey is one of the only new(er) artists that has really inspired me and shown me that there is still room in the world to say and do something new. I’m a huge fan.”

Alice Boman – Waiting
“This song came up several times as a reference while recording “Words I Never Said” because we loved the piano sound so much. And it’s just a gorgeous song. Additionally, I was watching the show “Transparent” while writing a lot of my songs. “Waiting” appears several times in the episode when the Pfefferman’s go to the “Wimmins Music Festival.” This episode really made an impact on me because it so hilariously embodies everything that turns me off about exclusivity in “female empowerment,” and that was just really cool to see in a television show.”

James Brown – It’s a Man’s World
“This song, and the story about this song, was a source of inspiration when I was thinking about what it meant to me to be an independent female artist in a male-dominated industry. The song is about how man has achieved everything, but he couldn’t do it without a woman—but the kicker is that James Brown didn’t write the lyrics; his girlfriend did, and he ‘forgot’ to pay her royalties.”

Beyonce – ***Flawless
“This was another “Oh shit” moment for me. I’ve always been a Queen Bey fan. As she’s taken her voice and platform to another level, she’s impacted me even more. It’s hard to choose one song, but the spoken word in this song hit me hard. It’s a sample of spoken word from Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, basically asking the question “Why do we raise boys and girls differently?” To hear this in a pop song by Beyonce, made me realize that it’s going to be ok to say what you think. (Maybe not easy, but you’ll survive.) And if you don’t say it, then what’s the point.”

Pink Floyd – The Great Gig In The Sky
“I can’t leave this one out because, 1) it’s from my favorite album of all time and 2) I heavily referenced it on the bridge of “White Noise.” This album, more than any other album I’ve ever listened to, is one that I know I can listen to when I can’t explain or even comprehend what I’m feeling, and it understands me.”

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Stefflon Don Back With Another Banger: ‘Ding-A-Ling’

Stefflon Don Releases New Track ‘Ding-A-Ling’

Words: Miles Holder

Just when singing ‘Hurtin’ Me’ over and over again was starting to wane on the old vocal cords, Stefflon Don returns with another banger this time featuring grime legend Skepta. New track entitled ‘Ding-A-Ling’ samples a uncredited vocal which fans of The Simpsons are sure to recognise from their elementary school take on the Chuck Berry classic of the same name.

Of course, don’t take only our word for it, Stefflon’s success can also be measured by the level of artists who are also clambering to work with the london rapper. Artists including Krept & Konan, Lil’ Yachty, Giggs and previous FAULT Cover star Charli XCX have all collaborated with Stefflon and now with the addition of Skepta to the aforementioned list, it looks like the sky is the limit!

Listen to ‘Ding-A-Ling’ below and if, like us, you’ve fallen head over and heels in love and want to catch Stefflon live – dates below!

 

Catch Steff live at:
Nov 29th – LEEDS – First Direct Arena (MOBOs)

Nov 30th – LONDON – Alexandra Palace (Spotify’s ‘We Who Be’ Event)

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FAULT Weekly Playlist: Alana Henderson

Former Hozier band member Alana Henderson draws from her classical background and Irish roots in her solo effort. A brilliant cellist and singer-songwriter, Alana channels vulnerability and beautiful, stripped down melodies as evident in her latest single “Let This Remain.” It’s an icy and unforgiving anti-ballad, fusing an electronic undercurrent to her darkly organic indie-folk sound.

We asked Alana to put together a playlist of tracks and artists who have influenced her solo material, including Joni Mitchell and Sia. Listen below!

Fever Ray- Keep The Streets Empty For Me

“This track has almost all of my favourite things; sweeping synth, melancholy vibe & spooky vocals. It gets better with each listen.”

Joni Mitchell- Cactus Tree

“I was reading a book of interviews with Joni Mitchell called ‘In Her Own Words’ at about the time I wrote ‘Let This Remain.’ I’d been touring for about 1.5 years. ‘While she’s so busy being free’ resonated.”

Sia- Fair Game

“Sia’s track about the ‘game-playing’ of a relationships is really smart. This minimalist string-laden track was my favourite on her ‘1000 forms of fear’ album.”

Arthur Russell- That’s Us/ Wild Combination

“Arthur Russell has been a huge influence on me. He was the first ‘cello-singing’ artist that I ever encountered. The distorted cello on the album ‘calling out context’ and his use of electronic elements is something I took inspiration from for ‘Let This Remain.'”

This Mortal Coil- Song To The Siren

“This Tim Buckley cover is a long-time favourite of mine. Its so mystical and evocative. It really draws you in. That little ornamentation on the line ‘waiting to hold you’ reminds me of old-style Irish ‘Sean-nós’, which I grew up singing. “

Esme Patterson- My Young Man

“Esme Patterson describes this as ‘the feminine aspects of herself writing a love song to the masculine aspects.’ There is definitely an element of that in ‘Let This Remain’… it’s the heart and the head having a conversation about the risks involved in loving someone.”

Ani Di Franco- Untouchable Face

“So much wonderful contradiction in this. I’ve loved this song since I was a teenager.”

Laurie Anderson-O Superman

“This track is still so unsettling, strange and brilliant. The fact it got to #2 in the charts is also heartening!”

Ane Brun-Do You Remember

‘Do you remember when we forgot how to smile at each other? To believe that the other wants only what’s good for you?’
“Maybe its a Scandi thing but there’s just something so gut wrenching in Ane Brun’s lyrics. The tribal beats belie the fact that the words are totally devastating.”

Fionn Regan- Dogwood Blossom

“Fionn Regan is an underrated and inventive Irish Singer-Songwriter. His lyrics are second-to-none. I had this on heavy rotation for a spell.”

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Indie pop newcomer LeyeT shines on her new single “Long Way” (FAULT Premiere)

A reverb-laden acoustic guitar open LeyeT’s latest single “Long Way.” Based in Los Angeles, the burgeoning indie pop artist’s moniker means “light,” and it’s a feeling she carries throughout her music, her latest offering being no exception. “Long Way” feels like a warm embrace, perfect for snuggling up to as the leaves turn colors and Autumn falls into full swing.

“This is a song that captures exactly what I’m feeling right now. It is me being honest and vulnerable with where I’m at…something that I always strive to be in my songwriting,” LeyeT told us over email. “This past year, I’ve been in a season of joy, independence and freedom…it’s been amazing really. Now, with the thought of loving someone else again/dating crossing my mind, I’ve found the thought of it a bit scary to think about (haha). This song plays on that emotion and point in time – the moment where you’re toying with those thoughts again, realizing maybe you’re not quite ready to jump into love again, or if you are…maybe you’d prefer to take the long way?”

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