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FULL Moon Music Festival Comes Back Bigger & Better Than ever!

 

One of our favourite music festivals is back! Full Moon Fest now in its 6th year kicks off on August 20th and is now double the fun as they’ve increased it to a 2 dayer! Full moon festival has gained great acclaim and with that comes bigger artists and you’ll see from the lineup below that the talent is now at an all-time high.

 

This year’s line-up includes household name musicians SBTRKT, Pusha T, Santigold, Kali Uchis, Moodymann and more. Over the 2 days, Full Moon Fest will transform NYC’s Governors Island into a hub of live music, art and culinary excellence, providing a boutique festival experience.

For more info head over to Full Moon Festival 2016

Tickets on-sale now!

Aussie Beatmaker cln Announces Debut North American Tour

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Australian beatmaker cln (aka Callan Alexander) announces his debut North American appearance with a 9-date tour this coming August & September which includes Nocturnal Wonderland and a support slot with The Chainsmokers at their Red Rocks show in Denver.

The tour comes ahead of his October EP release, which includes recent singles “Mist” and “Owls.”

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Wireless Festival reminds London why it’s a must visit!

 

London’s premier day festival returned to Finsbury Park over the weekend of 8-10 July 2016, with a stellar line up to accompany some stellar weather. Headliners across the weekend included Calvin Harris, The 1975, Chase and Status, Future, Sigma and Boy Better Know, with FAULT Magazine attending the first two days.

A former FAULT cover star, and firm favourite in the office, Miguel graced the main stage on Friday and didn’t disappoint. With his incredible and distinctive voice, Miguel performed with a real energy as he lapped up the crowd’s excitement. With a mix of songs from his latest studio album Wildheart as well as his sophomore album Kaleidoscope Dream, those who basked in the London sunshine were treated to one of R&B’s elite talents hard at work. Miguel took time to address the recent police violence in the USA, with an emotional address for an end to violence. In addition to being an incredible talent, it was touching to see Miguel tearing up while he bared his emotions.

Making their Wireless debut, the 1975 were the chief support act to Calvin Harris and showed why they are one of the hottest bands in the world. With their new album (deep breath) I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it topping both the UK Album Chart and the USA Billboard 200, this was a chance for a lucky crowd to see a band soaring to the top. And they more than delivered. With their ability to deliver instantly catchy songs, the crowd sang along to hits such as ‘Girls’ and ‘The Sound’. Chief support act this year, don’t bet against The 1975 headlining Wireless very soon.

By now it was time for the headline act, and they don’t get much bigger than Calvin Harris. The world’s highest paid DJ (and for good reason) was the main event and was introduced by undisputed A-list star Will Smith. An endless run of hits followed including ‘I Need Your Love’, ‘Summer’, ‘We Found Love’ and this year’s summer anthem ‘This Is What You Came For’. Accompanied by an incredible light show, coinciding with the setting of the sun, it made for a perfect end to day one of the festival.

Day two, and an amazing day at Wireless on Friday only strengthened our desire to get back there for more of the same.

One of the hottest hip hop artists in the world, Future, graced the main stage and whipped the Saturday crowd into a frenzy with his highly respected flow and lyrics. Hits such as ‘Where Ya At’, ‘Wicked’, ‘Jumpman’ and ‘F*ck Up Some Commas’, Future satisfied his huge UK fan base with a lively and passionate performance.

We then headed over to the Pepsi Max Arena to see Sigma perform a live DJ set, with stunning results. The impressive tented area made for an intimate atmosphere, with thousands revelling in the drum and bass tones of the English duo. With the sun still shining, the crowd partied hard to a great atmosphere, and showed how Sigma have deserved the acclaim they’ve received after years in the shadows.

Saturday closed with legends of the drum and bass scene, Chase & Status. Having been on this rodeo throughout their career, the duo had no problem entertaining the crowd, calling up Tempa T and George The Poet to supplement their set. Closing with ‘Blind Faith’, it turned out our faith in Chase & Status’ headline set was fully justified.

We loved the diversity of the line-up, with Wireless Festival attracting a broad spectrum of artists and with that, people attending the festival. An incredible weekend came to a close for us, just wishing we could have made Sunday as well.

Until next year!

 

Words: Kelvin Lyster

Dougie Poynter’s Exclusive Photoshoot and Interview for FAULT Magazine Online

 

Dougie Poynter first burst onto the scene back in 2004 as part of the band Mcfly  who in their career spanning over thirteen years have amassed 19 top 10 singles, 5 albums and will be heading off on their 14th tour in September! Dougie’s personal writing skills are just as impressive, credited for his songwriting on tracks by 5SOS and One Direction respectively, he has also cut his teeth as FAULT Magazine’s own guest reporter at London Collection Man. 

We caught up with Dougie to discuss next month’s tour, favourite band moments and where his creative steps will take him.

 

When the news broke that bandmate Harry Judd had suffered a neck injury forcing you to postpone your Mcfly Anthology tour, were you relieved for the extra rehearsal time?

It’s weird, it felt like someone had moved Christmas. I’m still very excited though and now Danny will actually have learned all the songs again. The only bit of production we were bringing on tour was an autocue for lyrics so it’ll be nice to just let loose without it!

 

You’re going from 6 members in McBusted back to 4 in Mcfly, will the stage feel more daunting with less members?

There will be more space, that’s for sure because with 6 of us we were constantly running into each other. When we would play arenas it was fine because the stage was massive but our guitars came away full of dents! I have some gnarly jumps up my sleeve now we have the extra space.

 

In a few words, what can fans expect to see on your tour?

It’s every album back to back. There will be songs that as a band we’ve only ever played one time during recording sessions but never played live. It will definitely be a one off for us.

 

Looking back to 2013 and to McFly’s first album, many people said you’d be a passing fancy but here you are in 2016 you’re about to embark on nationwide tour. How does it feel to prove so many naysayers wrong?

It doesn’t feel like good in a smug sense because for us it’s been a continuous thing. It really weirds us out when people are like “you were my first concert when I was in year 6” and now they’re all adults with jobs and kids! We’ve never really stopped working, even when we took 9 months off after McBusted to work on other projects, we were all still working.

We are just grateful that we have had the opportunity to stay making music because we always say to ourselves that “the band won’t be around forever” although we’re starting to think it will be! Our awesome fanbase keeps us going even though we haven’t released new music in so long. We’ve actually recorded 2 albums and just scrapped them because we can’t make up our minds at all!

 

Do you foresee there will be McFly tour when you’re old and grey?

If we survive that is! Everyone keeps hurting themselves, Harry has slipped a disc and Danny fractured his elbow so it’s pretty good we had more time to recoup and recover!

 

Can you pinpoint one favourite moment from your career?

We’ve done some really cool stuff and won awards and set world records but honestly, when we’re all together and reminiscing, our favourite moments are when we’re just pissing around and getting up to no good. It’s the little things…Although it is nice to win awards.

 

Future plans for the rest of the year?

Everyone has their own thing going on. As we’ve gotten older our solo careers keep us busy, Tom has his songwriting and Danny is a DJ and I’ve been out in the states doing my own thing. We’ll probably postpone the tour again after I hurt myself on this shoot!

What are you working on in the states?

I’ve been studying acting for the last 2 years. I just really enjoy studying and taking on new crafts. It’s a bit of everything and by the end of the tour I plan to relocate to LA and continue the acting.

Despite only ever putting your music out there, the press continuously write about your personal relationships, has that pressure every become too much for you?

I don’t like the personal stories about me. It always freaks me out, I know some celebrities can just brush it off and say any press is good press but there’s something about it that makes me feel very uneasy.

What is your FAULT?

I hate the feeling of powerlessness. I’ve been very involved with charities cleaning up the ocean and stopping plastics and micro plastics from being dumped but it Is bewildering to see just how much needs to be done and how little I can do alone.

 

Words: Miles Holder

 

 

FAULT Exclusive Online Interview: The Hunna

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Hertfordshire 4-piece The Hunna have taken the music world by storm over the past few months. With a steady but secure rise to the top, the boys are just on the edge of releasing their debut album on the 26th of August. Over the past months, they’ve toured Europe, the UK and America. Talk about having a lot of gigs under their belts. And it seems that things are looking even bigger and better for the boys in the months to come. You’ll see them at Lollapalooza, Leeds festival and they’ve got their own UK tour lined up. We caught up with the 4-piece earlier this week and here’s what they had to say about working with Lana del Rey’s producer, jumping continents and their close relationship with their fans.

 

You’ve only started releasing music in late 2015. What’s your story? How did everything come together?

I met Dan when we were in college and we started a band together. After that, about 4 years ago, we came together as you see us now. About 3 years ago, after we started writing music together and recording, we got things going. And now, we’re here.

 

Your debut single ‘Bonfire’ was produced by Tim Larcombe (Lana del Rey’s producer) and mixed by Dan Grench who’s also worked with Wolf Alice and Circa Waves. How did it all come together? Was there something in particular that you wanted them to encapsulate in your music?

When we worked with Tim Larcombe, we had a really good relationship with him. We call him uncle Tim now. It all came together in a very natural way. We had the song for quite a while and took it up to him. We shared the same vision for how we wanted things to sound. And both Tim and Dan really managed to capture our sound. They knew what we wanted and they had a vision on what we had. We wanted it to sound like it did live and less is more with our set-up.

 

You’ve already toured Europe, have some UK dates in the bag and you’ve only just got back from America. How would you differentiate the three?

America was insane, it was like a movie. It’s something that I’ve always wanted to do, so it was very much a dream come true. We tried to take it all in and have as much fun as we could. Meeting the American fans for the first time was amazing, they’re all really nice and really supportive. Obviously, over here we’re doing like bigger venues, so it was all kind of like when we first started in the UK. It’s kind of going back to that, but it’s a really nice vibe. The fans sung along, we played our first festival, people were singing along to our songs and that was great.

 

You’re releasing your album at the end of August. What should your fans expect from it?

It’s definitely got ‘The Hunna’ stamp on it. From start to finish, it’s just the story of everything that we’ve experienced trying to finally be in a recognized band and the things that have happened to us along the way. Also, there are lots of different vibes, different sounds on the album that people haven’t heard from us yet. It kind of shows a different side to us. We worked really hard on it to make sure that it’s good enough for the fans. We wanted to make sure that it was the best it could be.

 

Speaking of your fans, you’ve got quite a close relationship with them. What do you think draws people to your music?

Everyday experiences. We write about things that we’ve all been through personally and together, from before we got signed and released up until now. And yeah, as long as we keep things real, we’ll keep people connected. Which is why we wanted to do this. We have artists and bands that we listen to and connect with. We want to do that as well. And also, the music is raw but it’s catchy. It’s also about capturing a sound that people are interested in.

 

What’s your favourite track off of it and why?

I’ll go with Bonfire because it was our first single. We’ve had lots of different versions of it, but we refined it to a version where we felt that it captured exactly what we wanted it to capture. And also, the video with it is good fun. But to be honest, for us, just having an album is mind-blowing.

 

In terms of influences, is there anything in particular that has translated clearly into your album?

We like to think that we’ve got our own sound. But there’s obviously stuff like AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Jimmy Hendrix, Bob Marley. We’ve got some hip-hop influences as well, I feel like that can come across sometimes. Soul as well – vocally speaking. On stage, we’ve got a bit of a throwback Nirvana vibe. And also, 30 Seconds to Mars are a bit of an influence.

 

What else do you have lined up for 2016?

So much. We’ve got Leeds festival, a UK tour, Lollapalooza, we’ve got an HMV in store show, and we’ll be going to America again. We’re very busy.

 

What’s your FAULT?

We’re too noisy. Too loud – very loud.

 

FAULT Magazine Festival Pre-Coverage: Ultra Europe Festival

 

Bringing some of the hottest acts in electronic dance music to the sun, sea and sand of Split in Croatia, the Ultra Europe festival is most definitely the destination of the summer music scene.

With more than 150 acts set to grace 4 stages across 3 days, accompanied by a stunning array of light shows, fireworks and state-of-the-art sound systems, it promises to be an incredible experience.
Headlined across the first two nights by EDM powerhouses such as Alesso, Above and Beyond, Armin van Buuren, Nero and Deadmau5, the final day’s entertainment sees the likes of Afrojack, David Guetta, Martin Garrix and Hardwell man the decks to close out an amazing three days on the Main stage.

This impressive roster is strongly supplemented throughout the festival on the supporting stages too. Keep an eye out for the drum-and-bass inspired beats of Camo & Krooked lighting up the Arcadia stage on day 1; legendary British DJ Carl Cox bringing along his eclectic mix of house and techno to the Resistance stage on day 2; and Dutch duo Bassjackers following up their Main stage set at 7pm by tearing it up on the Worldwide stage 5 hours later on day 3.

The festival will take place at the Poljud Stadium from Friday 15th July to Sunday 17th July 2016, with one, two and three day tickets still available at €99, €149 and €199 respectively. A number of group ticket offers are also still available for those travelling in parties of 4 or more.

For full details, head to www.ultraeurope.com.

 

Words: Geoffrey Burgin

‘Nimmo’ Curate the FAULT Magazine’s ‘Ultimate Summertime Playlist’

Summer is well and truly upon us (even if it doesn’t feel like it) and this summer we’ve teamed up with Nimmo for help curating our Summer Playlist.  Nimmo have steadying gained acclaim throughout the years and have now embarked on their own nationwide tour. Their modern synth sound and unashamedly honest songwriting  has taken the indie world by storm and we’re sure you’ll enjoy playing their tracks as much as we do in the office. For now, we are proud to present you with the FAULT Magazine X Nimmo Summer Playlist below!
Nimmo are set to play LeeFest Presents: The Neverland (28th-30th July) and Kendal Calling (28th-31st July) this summer. For more information and ticket details head toleefest.org and kendalcalling.co.uk respectively
Tears For Fears – Everybody Wants To Rule The World 

This is my  favourite song ever!

Carol King – Too Late 

This is a song Reva has always shared with her mum. We recently saw Carol King perform this in Hyde Park and it was unreal. Reva cried a lot 🙂


Fleetwood Mac – Family Man

Fleetwood Mac were one of the key bands that influenced our songwriting. Tango In The Night was one of the ones that really made me realise there’s nothing else I ever want to do with my life than make people feel the way I do when listening to that album.
 

Laurent Garnier – Man With The Red Face  

This track has soundtracked a lot of great nights out with our friends and debauched house parties. It just has an unreal journey and energy.


702 – You Don’t Know


This is s song from both mine and Reva’s childhood that we bonded over. we were probably about 11/12 years old when we used to listen to this track. My older sister showed me it. I remember her and her friends getting ready to go out and meet boys and I’d just sort of sit and absorb everything they said and did. This track was regularly on in the background.

Candi Staton – Young Hearts

Because it’s a classic.

Andre 3000 ft Kelis – Millionaire

This is one of those tracks we all weirdly clicked with in our teens. Never gets old and makes me feel SO SO happy every time I hear it.
 
Nirvana – Come As You Are

This song will always remind me what it feels like and what it is to fall in love. My first ever girlfriend showed me Nirvana and every time Kurt’s vocal enters on this track i feel 14 and drunk with emotion.

Cat Power – Cross Bone Style

this is a track off the record Moon Pix which is one of the saddest things i have ever heard and also one of the most perfect. Just the drums alone in this track are enough to take you somewhere extremely blue and extemeley beautiful!

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Angie Stone – I Wish I Didn’t Miss You

I wish I wrote you.

PRE-COVERAGE – FRESH ISLAND, CROATIA – FAULT MAGAZINE

 

Returning for its fifth anniversary in 2016, Fresh Island takes over the open air clubs of Aquarius, Kalypso and Papaya on Zrce beach and is the only beach festival in Europe where you’ll see DJs, MCs, boat parties, pool parties and more representing the absolute best in hip-hop, r&b and grime. Three day tickets are on sale from just £89 and VIP tickets are available from £239. Those who just want to catch the Chris Brown’s performance can buy day tickets from £55. Tickets and more information can be found on the link below:

www.fresh-island.org

The fun in the sun starts with pool parties everyday on Zrce beach and the action only gets hotter throughout the day. Then if you really want to get wavy, you have to check out the boat parties which board from the port of Novalja each day.

As we dip in to the cool of the night the party does not stop as some of the world’s best Hip-Hop, Grime and R&B names light up the clubs on the beach. With acts such as Chris Brown, Kehlani, Wiz Khalifa, Chip, Big Narstie and many more killer artists you know this will be one festival to remember. See you there!

 


FRESH ISLAND PROGRAMME 2016

Chris Brown / Wiz Khalifa / Kehlani / Ty Dolla $ign / DJ Premier / Big Narstie / Shakka / Chip /Statik Selektah / Tim Westwood / Logan Sama / Latin Prince / Applebum . Cheese On Bread / DJ Cut Supreme / Demr Cesar & Kidcut / DJ Phox / Faded / D.O. Gibson / Fame & Luck & Cliqme / Illvibe / Julie Adenuga / Mahreen Luv / Masterstepz / Melody Kane / Miss DJ Candy & Truth / Pfund 500 / Rompa’s Reggae Shack / Shorebitch / Sian Anderson / Sladica / So Fresh So Clean / The Menendez Brothers / Two Crooks / Yard