Premiere: The Wandering Hearts debut Western-themed visuals for ‘Devil’

Fresh from their performance at British Summer Time Festival in London’s Hyde Park, supporting
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Stevie Nicks and The Lumineers, folk-Americana group The Wandering Hearts
reveal the visuals for their latest single ‘Devil’, which just released on Decca Records last month, exclusively on FAULT.


Filmed on location at Laredo Western Town, hidden away in Kent, the video shows the band pull up to play a show – except the town appears to be completely empty. They set up to play, and as they sing, the ghosts of the inhabitants of the town appear, with the music bringing them back to life. As the song draws to a close, the ghosts and band all disappear and the town population sign shows to have grown by 4 (indicating the band are now inhabitants of the ghost town).

The Wandering Hearts say: “This is a story about throwing your hands up in the air, admitting your flaws and past
mistakes, and owning them. Living life how you want to live it and knowing that if it all goes wrong, at least it was
your choice. Ultimately, life is about doing what you’re passionate about and having hope for whatever may lie
ahead.”

Watch the video below. You can find the band on Instagram here.

FAULT Magazine attends James Bay X TOPMAN Launch Party

The fashion and music industries have always shared a close bond with artists such as Kanye West, Justin Timberlake and Tinie Tempah making genuine waves and turning heads within the fashion world. Today we’ve been blessed with a new collaborative capsule collection from Brit Award-winning artist James Bay and Topman.

 

Last night we attended the official launch party at London’s Ace Hotel to get a closer look at the 13-piece line and to see the man behind the collection.

The collection is personal and the pieces are all items which we can imagine James Bay would wear himself as opposed to the old ‘Slap a famous name on a predesigned collection’ which we’ve seen so much of from other brands in the past. As with many things, the true beauty of this collection is in the details; the effort put into the meticulous embroidery, addition of personal lyrics, intrinsic patterns truly show and elevate the collection above the norm.

FAULT Magazine alumni were out in full force last night with Ella Eyre, Vanessa White and Becca Dudley all showing up to give their support.  Sipping Patrón Tequila, including Patrónics, Patron Margaritas on the rooftop bar the space was completely decked out like we were on the set of the lookbook shoot – guitars and all!

A wonderful evening of fashion, friends and music – we’re looking forward to seeing what other exciting strides Topman can continue to make!

Rare photos of Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso @ Zebra One Gallery, London

These fantastic, never-before-seen images of legendary artists Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali are currently being exhibited at the Zebra One Gallery in Hampstead, London. The shots, on display until the end of September ’17, give a rare, intimate glimpse into the lives of two of the 20th century’s most influential artists.

Commenting on the shots, the gallery shared the thought that, “Throughout Salvador Dali’s career, a question that reoccurred time and time again was whether he would cut his iconic moustache – a point that is addressed in many of these shots, with him at the mirror with a razor and holding a sword against his moustache.”

Whether he actually cut it or not is still up for debate…

Salvador Dali Moustache Miroir by Paul Popper, 1964.

 

Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Gilles Ehrmann, 1952. This iconic portrait a favourite of Picasso’s wife, Jacqueline Roque, and is the only one which is hung in their house in Mougins.

 

Dali, a woman and his cane by Unknown Artist, 1967. The photo shows Dali standing next to a young woman brandishing his famous cane.

A legend in his lifetime by Edward Quinn, 1968. Here Picasso arranges two works for viewing: Figure carrying a stone, 1931 and Figures by the sea, 1931.

 

Salvador Dali and Captain Moore with an Ocelot by Unknown Artist, 1967. The photo shows Moore holding a pet Ocelot watched by Dali with the port holes of the ship behind them. This is a surrealistic scene which would have appealed to Dali.  The ocelot, named Babou, was Dali’s favourite pet.

 

Visit www.zebraonegallery.com for more information.

FAULT Magazine Premiere: Joel Baker’s ‘Bag Of Dreams’

 

For many of us, our first experience of Joel Baker’s soulful funk music came from his breakout single ‘Story’ feat Abra Cadabra last month. Today, the Nottingham born singer is back with the release of the title track for his upcoming mixtape ‘Bag of Dreams’.

This time round, we’re introduced to a less animated but far more personal look into the life of Joel through his effortless heart-wrenching lyricism, vocal and production.

Written and produced by Joel, through lyrics “got about two people I can trust, rest of them they don’t know enough” we’re given the closest look into the man behind the music as he reveals the stories from a time of his life filled with anguish and self-deprecation

Speaking about ‘Bag of Dreams’, Joel says: “Bag of Dreams was written at a very dark time. The big city sold me a fairy tale and I believed it. Occasionally a song will come around when it writes itself in minutes. You aren’t really writing it, you’re just coughing up your heart trying to capture what comes out. A few people tried to convince me to change lyrics because they said it made me sound ‘bitter’. But I was bitter. That’s how I knew the song worked.”

From Joel’s first two releases we’re very excited to hear his upcoming mixtape which will also feature guest appearances from Kojo Funds and Abra Cadabra.

That’s enough from us though! We’re very proud to officially premiere ‘Bag Of Dreams’ available today!

 

 

 

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Premiere: Ed Harcourt debuts new video for ‘The World is on Fire’

Ed Harcourt premieres new video for ‘The World is on Fire’ on FAULT Online. Photo: Steve Gullick

Former Mercury prize nominee Ed Harcourt has unleashed a new music video for ‘The World is on Fire’, the opening track from last year’s album ‘Furnaces’.

Harcourt’s seventh album was critically acclaimed, picking up an average 4/5 star rating from jaded critics and aficionados of deeply melodic, atmospheric pop alike.  If ‘The World is on Fire’ sets the tone for a richly immersive aural feast, the new video by Annick Wolfers matches its brooding intensity step for step:
 

 
Described as an apocalyptic painterly video, the short film was inspired by the mythology of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire, and was filmed in the Scottish Highlands. Taking a near-literal take on the song title, the video sees a statuesque warrior as the last woman standing in preparation for the end of the world as we know it.

The video continues a theme of exceptional art direction from Harcourt – the artwork for both this single and the ‘Furnaces’ album was designed by highly regarded British cartoonist Ralph Steadman:
 

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Jaguar unveil brand new E-PACE with star studded event.

 

Last week Jaguar hosted a star studded event filled with music, fashion and unrivalled cinematic styled stunts. With a clear focus on style, luxury and entertainment, we attended to see if the British manufacturer could mirror the same booming successes of Britain’s current luxury fashion and entertainment industries.

The event was all in celebration of Jaguar’s brand new compact performance SUV, the E-PACE. On first glances, it’s clear that Jaguar has combined their legacy of artistic and unique design prowess with the comfort and practicality of a five-seater body.

The E-Pace exterior design is sleek, tasteful and above-all-else one of the most fashionable designs you’ll find on a five-seater SUV on the market. The interior boasts modern amenities from its five USB connections, four 12-volt charging points and 4G Wi-Fi hotspot for up to eight devices; so despite the practicality of vehicle, owners will also benefit from the innovative amenities seen in sports car ranges.

We got to witness the aforementioned high-performance qualities of the E-PACE put to the test with famed stunt driver Terry Grant performing a 15.3 metre-long jump complete with a 270-degree ‘barrel roll’ across London’s EcXel which landed the car safely into the official Guinness World Records book.

Coming in at an affordable £28,500, Jaguar has opened their arms to both a younger and more practically minded consumer base commendably without compromising on the great design we’ve come to expect the manufacturer.

Director of Design, Ian Callum has this to say “Established Jaguar design principles ensure the
E-PACE is immediately recognisable as the sports car of its class. Our new compact SUV combines the interior space, connectivity and security that families expect with the kind of proportions, purity of design and performance not usually associated with such a practical vehicle.”

But the night was not only for lovers of fast cars and stunts as the presentation was rounded off by a whirlwind set performed by Pete Tong, The Heritage Orchestra and special guest Raye, the latter of whom we spoke to only a few weeks ago. Discussing the set after the show, Raye jubilantly told FAULT:

“It was such an incredible experience to perform with Pete Tong and The Heritage Orchestra! I’ve always been a fan of fast cars and have fallen in love with the new E-PACE – it’s beautiful!”

Fashion model and (true) philanthropist David Gandy was also in attendance on the evening. David Gandy has long-been associated with Jaguar, and we asked what from the lineup he was most excited for

“I’m always excited Jaguar’s new launches; there’s no one thing I can tell you I am most excited for tonight because there’s no one thing I love about cars and the brand”.

In all honesty, these events aren’t something we cover too often as they can be rather boring in the eyes of our affluent younger readership. Many times unveilings can miss the mark of what younger audiences are interested in, so we must commend Jaguar for engaging and understanding that their contemporary fan base is harbouring an appreciation of luxury, design and technology without any less of the excitement afforded to them elsewhere.

The evening even boasted a spectacular VR demonstration of the E-PACE which allowed us to get a close-up, 360 inspection of the internal components which allows for such a practical car to perform so well. Blending the innovative and exciting technological advances of Jaguar with the equally compelling format of VR technology was a genius move on their part.

All in all the event was a success, and from what we’ve heard from the automotive journalists in attendance, Jaguar is set to see a winner with the E-PACE. Our take away from the event is Jaguar’s clear and successful push from Jaguar to be an industry leader for the often forgotten consumer base of the young and affluent. The musical performances, showcases and incorporation of new technology are a clear signal that despite over eighty years in the business, Jaguar is still very much on trend.

 

 

FAUL Magazine Playlist: What We’re Listening To This Week

JAY-Z  4:44

Hare Squead – Pure

Dan Caplen – Flat Champagne feat. Ray BLK

Rhys Lewis – I Know The Feeling

Vera Blue – Mended

 

LFWM: SS18 -FAULT’S BRAND TO WATCH – BODYBOUND

This season Bodybound burst onto the LFWM catwalk for the first time and they blew us away with their SS18 collection. Check out FAULT’s full review of the collection here.

We have tipped this design-duo as our top brand to watch for the future.  Chidubem from Lost in Talent has photographed the details exclusively for FAULT, so you can take a closer look at the exciting fabrics and details that Bodybound presented for SS18.

Menswear Editor: Kristine Kilty