Now & Then – Volker Eichenhofer’s exclusive editorial for FAULT Online

Jacket and Shorts – Maison Margiela

 

Shirt – You Must Create
Trousers – Jil Sander

 

Tank Top – Schiesser
Trousers – Comme des Garçons

 

Customized Jump Suit – Dickies

 

Whole look – Dior Homme

 

Trousers – Comme des Garçons

 

Photography and Styling by Volker Eichenhofer / www.studioVE.net
Model Azhar S. (Kult Models)

FAULT speaks to Ella Eyre about her new single ‘Ego’ and upcoming album

BRIT School-educated Ella Eyre first stepped into the spotlight back in 2012 with a feature on drum and bass hit ‘Waiting All Night’ by London band Rudimental. Since then, the award-winning singer-songwriter has featured on feel-good tracks with Wiz Khalifa, Naughty Boy, DJ Fresh and more recently, Sigala. Now, Eyre is back with pop single ‘Ego’ and a sophomore album in the works.

We spoke to the songstress about taking a new direction with her new music, guilty pleasures, supporting her rivals, and learning not to swear on social media.

Hoodie – Gucci at MyTheresa.com / Sunglasses – For Arts Sake

Your new song ‘Ego’ ft. Ty Dolla $ign is out now! What were the inspirations behind the track?

Finally! I wrote it last year so it’s been a long drawn out process trying to make sure it’s perfect. I think it’s fair to say that most of the men I’ve ended up dating have been quite sure of themselves and confident. When you first have a crush on someone you wind each other up. It’s that sort of playfulness in the early days of dating that I wanted to capture for this song.

Dress – Vetements at MyTheresa.com / Earrings throughout – O Thongthai / Trainers – Vans / Socks – Topshop

You’re currently in the process of writing your new album. Will you be changing direction from your debut album ‘Feline’ [2015] at all?

Completely, yeah! I’d say there was quite a bit of pop on the first album so I’m definitely honing that more and moving away from drum and bass. I love drum and bass and I’ve had so much fun touring it but I want to show diversity in my voice and explore a different genre. At 23, I’m still very much in my youth so I want to maximise that. I feel like my first album was rather sad and depressed because as a teenager you think the world is against you. Off the back of that, though, I’ve taken some time to reflect, travel the world, see my friends and realise life’s not all that bad!

Dress – JW Anderson at MyTheresa.com / Trainers – Converse

Who are you working with on the album? Any exciting collaborations with other artists?  

There will be a few more [besides Ty Dolla $ign on ‘Ego’]; I don’t know how many yet as it depends on what songs are on the album. I came up on collaborations and I feel like it’s a really great way of introducing new artists who’ve come up with something new, different and exciting, so there will definitely be more!

You recently teamed up with Sigala for feel-good dance track ‘Came Here For Love’ as well!

The fact that it was the official soundtrack for London Pride was amazing! I’m so glad I was a part of that.

Hoodie – Gucci at MyTheresa.com / Trousers – Topshop / Sunglasses – For Arts Sake

You have been a well-known face in the music industry for several years now. How have you developed as an artist in that time?

I’ve definitely learnt to be more patient. I’m quite an impatient person, especially when it comes to things like my career. Even if you don’t want to be, you become a role model and people aspire to be like you. One of the hard things for me has been learning not to swear on Twitter. I still do sometimes but when you have young people following you, you gotta stay PG [laughs]!

Have you noticed a change in the way people treat you [in the industry]?

I came from the Rudimental team and they’re all about family, so whenever I meet somebody who might be seen as a competitor, like Jess Glynne or Raye, I’ll always be friendly. I think being happy for other successful people is something people really struggle with in this industry but it’s something you have to do because the industry is so unpredictable.

Dress – Topshop Boutique

What is your biggest bugbear?

A lot of things piss me off. For a start, I hate automated phone calls. Having to call up a company and speak to a robot for half an hour before I can speak to an actual person. I hate balloons – I hate the rubber ones because when they pop they’re so loud! It makes me anxious when people hold them [laughs]! I also really hate slow drivers.

Who would be your dream dinner party guests?

Joanna Lumley, Stormzy, Barack Obama and Lauryn Hill!

Bra – Love Stories / Jacket – Le Seine & Moi / Trousers – Rick Owens at MyTheresa.com / Trainers – Adidas / Choker – O Thongthai

What is your guilty pleasure?

When I was younger, I would mix butter and sugar in a bowl and eat it! I still do it sometimes when I’m sad.

What is your FAULT?

Never being satisfied with what I have and not appreciating how lucky I am. I would like to think I could retire happy.

Ella’s new song ‘Ego’ ft. Ty Dolla $ign is now available on Apple Music, Spotify and iTunes. Find Ella on Instagram.

Words Aimee Phillips

Photos Jack Alexander

Styling Daisy Deane @ Frank Agency

Hair and Make Up Yasmina Bentaieb using Kerastase hair and MAC Cosmetics

Stylist’s Assistant Lois Jenner

Special thanks Jon Greenland

Tom Taylor: An exclusive chat with The Dark Tower’s leading lad

Tom Taylor first came to our attention in award-winning BBC drama series Doctor Foster. Next, he popped up as the lead in the film adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘The Dark Tower’, which shot to the #1 spot in the US box office. Here we chat to the rising young actor about the numerous projects he has releasing this year.

What was the biggest difference between shooting a TV series and a film? Which did you prefer?

Firstly, with a film there is a lot more time to get the perfect scene which can be great as you get to explore the character in different ways.  Whereas with TV there is less time to do this and you just speed through scenes.  For example, I spent about 4 months of filming for a 1.5 hour film and in the same time for Doctor Foster we made 5 hours worth of film.  I think I like the extravagance of film but I love the realness of TV.

The Dark Tower was predominantly filmed in South Africa – was it a bit of a culture shock? How did you find filming there?

Filming in South Africa was mad!  It was a huge culture shock, which is made obvious the moment I landed in the Country.  I’d only ever seen towships on television but seeing them in real life was surreal, to know that there is so much going on in the world that sat at home in England, people have little idea about.  But, yeah, in few words, I feel grateful.  The views and scenery are phenomenal and if not for movies I don’t think I would have ever had seen the rare cave paintings and animals that I did.  South Africa was a truly eye-opening experience and people should try to go there if they can.

Being an adaptation of a book by an author as iconic as Stephen King, did you feel pressure to satisfy fans of the book and their image of the character of Jake?

I tried to portray the character, Jake, in a way that pleases the fans of the books, because I know how much it betrays you when someone you’ve imagined is ruined by movies.  But I also added elements that made the character feel really and hopefully all audiences will notice this.  I have not met Stephen King but I hope he approves – ha!

You’ve been a lot more active on Twitter lately – have you received much feedback from the fans of the book about their thoughts thus far?

On Twitter, I see reactions of the film and book and most people say “Oh the film only got 18% on rotten tomatoes.  I was hoping I’d like the film…..” and I believe that the audiences should make their own minds up and not be influenced by the “superior critics” – ha!  But to be honest, I think the film is awesome and I can’t believe I’m in it in the first place!

Doctor Foster returns later this year. Your character finds himself torn between his parents as they go through a divorce. What can you tell us about how he handles it?

Tom goes through a lot in the next series! 😉

You’re still so young but already have numerous notable accomplishments under your belt – what can we expect next?

I have some things in the pipeline…….

Finally, what is your FAULT? 

My bedroom’s really untidy (I have a floordrobe) and my handwriting could be better which my Mum will vouch for when she’s trying to type these answers up!

 

Tom stars in The Dark Tower, in UK cinemas from 18th August.

 

Photos and words Jack Alexander

Bulldog Gin announce Neverland London partnership

This month, one of our faves BULLDOG Gin are linking up with Neverland London – that being, London’s only
Thameside beach venue! They’ll be opening their doors to an alfresco brunch offering. As of
Sunday 13th August, Neverland London will play host to a new brunch menu with entertainment
and DJs, served alongside unlimited (!!!) prosecco, cider or bespoke Neverland House Cocktails which
have been specially curated by BULLDOG Gin.

After the success of the initial BULLDOG Brunch series last month at London’s latest rooftop hotspot, SISU, on Sunday 20th August BULLDOG Gin, in partnership with the legendary Pikes Hotel, will be combining Neverland’s brunch offering with Ibiza’s historic party culture; featuring special guest DJs, gin cocktails and more!

We’re told BULLDOG Gin cocktails will be served right to your table, as well as a whole host of ingredients for your party to craft your very own Red Snappers, and a DJ playing Balearic beats whilst shake off the week’s stress.

In partnership with Pikes Hotel, Ibiza (who brought you Wham’s Club Tropicana and have played host to a whole catalogue of bohemian celebrity escapades), and millennial lifestyle brand Urbanologie, BULLDOG Gin are combining the now institutionalized brunch party with Ibiza’s historic party culture for a set of one-off brunch experiences at select locations in the heart of the capital.

RRP £30, Tickets* available at Design My Night
*Tickets include: 1x admission (all day entry), bottomless prosecco, cider or BULLDOG Gin Neverland
House Cocktail for 3 hours (2pm-5pm), Red Snapper ingredients, food with any trader on site (up to
the value of £10), entertainment.

For more information on BULLDOG Gin, please contact Lara MacAlpine:

lara.m@brand-revolution.com / 0207 259 9499

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’s exclusive backstage portrait photo gallery at Standon Calling Festival

There was a time when festivals only really meant Glastonbury or Reading, but the rise of the smaller festivals has saturated the market in the best possible way. For festival and music lovers alike, the summer period is rife with weekends away, and the festivals that once housed only local bands and a few stalls, now have global superstars and the finest culinary stands; Hertfordshire’s Standon Calling is a perfect example of this. This year’s line up saw a wide range of acts in both genre and era of prominence; from Clean Bandit and Slaves, through to Gary Numan and Orbital. It was a veritable feast of musical diversity.

Photographer and writer Robert Baggs was backstage from dawn til dusk over the duration of the festival, offering an intimate glance in to both backstage with the acts and their live performances through his collection of portraits.

Laura Mvula

Doc Brown

Slaves

KT Tunstall

Clean Bandit

Orbital

Alex Francis

Tom Grennan

Clean Bandit

Nothing But Thieves

Slaves

Clean Bandit

Clean Bandit

Fickle Friends

Clean Bandit

Flyte

Gary Numan

Nothing But Thieves

Clean Bandit

Strong Asian Mothers

The April Rainers

Orbital

Slaves

Tom Grennan

Clean Bandit

Nothing But Thieves

KT Tunstall

Slaves

Gary Numan

 

Words & Photography: Robert Baggs (Website/Instagram)

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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