Tom Grennan storms the pages of FAULT Issue 26

 FAULT are pleased to announce that the man of the moment, Tom Grennan, features inside Issue 26 with an exclusive shoot and interview.
Nestled on the back streets of a slightly sunny Shoreditch, we’re having breakfast with Tom Grennan. “I haven’t seen my mum in time” the singer tells us over a juice, and it’s no surprise – this past year has been a whirlwind. after lending his distinctive vocals to Chase & Status (and more recently Bugzy Malone) he’s now gearing up to release his third solo EP in-between a plethora of live dates and festivals. Tom’s outstanding vocal ability to stop you dead in your tracks also saw the musician nominated for the prestigious BBC Sound of 2017 at the beginning of the year, the latest benchmark in a career which shows no sign of slowing. Naturally, we had to sit down with the rising star to find out more…

The new EP is out soon, what’s your favourite song from it?

Probably ‘Found What I’ve Been Looking For’. The EP only has four tracks on it, I love ‘First Day Of The Sun’ as well though, that one’s wicked.

You’re on tour in September?

Yeah I’m buzzing to play KOKO, I’m buzzing to play Birmingham and Manchester too. I’m just buzzing for the whole tour really, it’s going to be sick!

What’s the best bit of advice Chase & Status have given you?

Probably to keep being me and keep believing in what I’m putting out, because if I believe in it then other people hopefully will. Just keep it real really.

What are you getting up to in your spare time… or, is it just music, music, music at the moment?

At the moment everything is about this, the EP really. I play football but at the moment I haven’t got the time. I sometimes get in a couple of runs here and there but apart from that I haven’t got much time on my hands.

Is there anyone else you’d like to collaborate with?

I haven’t really thought about it [pauses], Adele would be cool.

Photography Jack Alexander
Styling Gary Salter
Grooming Doey Drummond

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Tom’s debut album LIGHTING MATCHES releases on 10th March 2018: pre-order here. He plays the following shows throughout 2017 and 2018.
September 2017
Tue 26th Rescue Rooms, Nottingham – SOLD OUT
Wed 27th  KOKO, London – SOLD OUT
Thu 28th Thekla, Bristol – SOLD OUT
Fri 29th The Globe, Cardiff – SOLD OUT
Sat 30th The Old Market, Brighton – SOLD OUT
October 2017
Sun 1st The Old Fire Station, Bournemouth – SOLD OUT
Tues 3rd Riverside, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Wed 4th Leaf, Liverpool – SOLD OUT
Thu 5th Sound Control, Manchester – SOLD OUT
Fri 6th o2 Institute 3, Birmingham – SOLD OUT
Sat 7th St Lukes, Glasgow
March 2018
Fri 16th March SWX, Bristol
Sat 17th Institute1, Birmingham
Sun 18th Waterfront, Norwich
Tue 20th, Shepherds Bush Empire, London
Thu 22nd Ritz, Manchester
Fri 23rd ABC, Glasgow
Sat 24th Rock City, Nottingham
Sun 25th Leadmill, Sheffield
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Martin Garrix covers FAULT Issue 26 – available to order now

Martin Garrix was shot in Ibiza by photographer Eva Kruiper and styled by Rachel Holland exclusively for the front cover of FAULT Issue 26. Click here to pre-order your copy of this issue!

FAULT Issue 26 cover star Martin Garrix was shot by Eva Kruiper and styled by Rachel Holland. Click here to pre-order your copy of this issue!

Ten minutes into an hour-long conversation with Martin Garrix, it’s blindingly obvious that there’s something more simmering underneath the surface of what people now call ‘The World’s Number One DJ’.

If you dispel the chaos and sparks that surround him on a regular basis, you’re faced with a 21 year old who is wise beyond his years – maybe even too smart for his own good. Martin is the brain behind the songs that we’ve had stuck in our heads for the past years. He knows what we want to listen to before we do. Labeled as the top EDM DJ and a self-confessed computer nerd, Martin’s got it all figured out. What makes him tick though? We try to find out. Here’s Martin Garrix – FAULTs and all.

On the pressure that followed after ‘Animals’:

“I made ‘Animals’ as a club song. I couldn’t wait to play it live to like… 300 people at that time?! Next thing I knew everybody started playing it. And then the pressure followed. The label people were like – so when’s the follow up coming? I had no fucking clue. I had nothing.”

On maintaining his integrity as an EDM artist:

A lot of EDM artists go like – ah you’re a sell out. [After the radio success of ‘Animals’] It took me a really long time to get my credibility back in the club scene. I had to do a crazy amount of club songs. And radio people kept asking about new radio singles. I had to shoot them down every time until this year – when I started doing radio songs again.”

Martin wears looks by McQ by Alexander McQueen, Homme Plissé by Issey Miyake and more in the lavish ‘I Am On Top of the World’ penthouse suite at the stunning Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel in Ibiza

On his personality:

“Oh me? I’m just a nerd, a pure 100% computer nerd. And I’m always very happy. If you ask anybody – they’d just say that I’m a crazy person who always runs around with a big smile.”

How he handles the pressure of being in the public eye:

“At the end of the day, I have a responsibility to put songs out there for my fans – so you won’t really catch me drunk before a show. I do drink and go out with my friends, but I have some common sense not to Snapchat the whole thing, do you know what I mean?”

On his decision to launch STMPD RCRDS:

“I started my own label last year called STMPD RCDRS – just so I could do whatever I wanted and whenever I wanted it. Now nobody can tell me what I can and can’t release. Plus I really wanted to support new talent in the industry – but it’s nice that I’m able to do whatever I feel like.”

On “the naughtiest thing he’s ever done”:

“We were in Paraguay … We came back after doing a show and I really wanted to go for a swim. The swimming pool was shut and I had nowhere to go – apart from the small pool in the hotel lobby. It was more like a mini-fountain, totally part of the hotel décor, by the way.

“And I just went swimming in there. Which was more like lying on the floor playing with water ’cause it was about 10 cm deep!”

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FAULT Issue 26 – The Millennial Issue – is now available to pre-order

We are pleased to announce that FAULT Issue 26 – The Millennial Issue – is available to order NOW.

Official release: 25/09/17

Martin Garrix was shot in Ibiza by photographer Eva Kruiper and styled by Rachel Holland exclusively for the front cover of FAULT Issue 26. Click here to pre-order your copy of this issue!

FAULT Issue 26 cover star Martin Garrix was shot by Eva Kruiper and styled by Rachel Holland. Click here to pre-order your copy of this issue!

FAULT Magazine – the Millennial Issue – proudly presents exclusive shoots and interviews with:

Sophie Cookson

Nat Wolff

Alfred Enoch

Justin Prentice

Tom Grennan

Kacy Hill

Amber Mark

Brando

Everything, Everything

Plus our usual FAULTless selection of the the finest Film, Fashion, Music & Photography to emerge from Generation Y in the latter months of 2017.

This is your FAULT

 

FAULT MAGAZINE ISSUE 26 – THE MILLENNIAL ISSUE – IS AVAILABLE TO ORDER NOW

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London Fashion Week SS18, ON|OFF presents Jack Irving, Luke Anthony Rooney, and CAPLANENTWISLE

   

Designs by Jack Irving, Luke Anthony Rooney, and CAPLANENTWISLE (presented by ON|OFF)

Photographed by Adele Baron

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London Fashion Week SS18 – A.W.A.K.E.

 

Photographed by Adele Baron

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London Fashion Week SS18, Backstage with Faustine Steinmetz

     

Photographed by Adele Baron

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