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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

 

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Billy Lockett premieres new track ‘Who I Am’ exclusively on FAULT

Get to know singer/songwriter Billy Lockett, whose style of deeply personal and emotive storytelling translates into a body of music that sonically is akin to Bon Iver, mixed with the pop hooks of a London Grammar and with the piano elements of composer Ludovico Einaudi. With a 2016 debut EP under his belt that shot straight to the top spot of the iTunes Singer Songwriter Charts, Billy has taken 2017 by storm with a flurry of sold-out London dates and European festivals. With support slots for the likes of Lana Del Ray and Birdy, the 25-year-old Northampton native delivers a style of intelligent songwriting that is fiercely passionate.
FAULT spoke to him about the influences and narrative behind new single WHO I AM, and the tracks that helped him to shape this particular song. Get stuck into it here:

Read below to discover more about Billy and read about 5 seminal tracks that act as the inspirations behind the new track and stream it on FAULT exclusively ahead of its release tomorrow.
Cinematic Orchestra – To Build A Home
I love how the piano builds from 0-100 in this song, while the vocal stays chilled throughout.

Coldplay – Midnight
Initially I wrote Who I Am using a vocoder! Coldplay’s Midnight vocoder instantly grabbed me the moment I heard it and pretty much set me off feeling inspired to create something as amazing.

Foals – Spanish Sahara
 This track is an anthem, the structure blew my mind when I first heard it. I love the repetitiveness and simplicity in the track, constantly focusing on a build. I like to think I’ve achieved that dynamic with Who I Am.

Martin Luke Brown – Into Yellow
One of the weirdest tunes I’ve heard this year from a new artist but one of my favourites. His falsetto really cuts through the track, I can only hope my track can achieve the same feeling.

Everything Everything – Duet
One of my favourite songs from one of my favourite bands, the lyrics from this song were one of the main influences on my track.

 Catch up with Billy on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

FAULT Weekly Playlist: Anson

Pop punk has a new face fronted by rising three-piece ANSON. Comprised of Anson Li (Vocals), George Tello (Bassist), and Zack Mueller (Lead Guitarist) offer an array of introspective songs about life and discovering who you are as a person, while also paying homage to the early 2000s emo rock scene that launched the careers of Taking Back Sunday, Paramore, and Jimmy Eat World.

Their latest single “Hailey” comes from the band’s debut EP entitled “To Be or Nothing At All,” which is set to released later this month on September 29th. Ahead of the EP drop, we asked Anson, George, and Zack to share with us tracks that have been formative for them as musicians. Take a listen below.

“To Be or Nothing At All” is available for pre-order here.

Taking Back Sunday – A Decade Under The Influence
“This song comes from my favorite record of all time. I cannot think of how many times this
album has saved me from my depression and has lifted me up when I’m down. No matter what
time period in my life, this song has always touched my soul with so much emotion that it
reminds me of why I write music in the first place.” – Anson

Neck Deep – Don’t Wait (ft. Sam Carter)
“I’m a fan of pop punk, this song is the perfect mix of pop punk and heavy. Wait it has Sam carter
what a surprise .” – George

Minus The Bear – Pachuca Sunrise
“‘Midnight on a Beach in the Mediterranean, and I miss you’. The first verse could be one of the
most beautifully written lines in all of indie rock and the guitars are doing some really cool lines.
This song is a masterpiece. “– Zack

Relient K – College Kids
“This song always puts me in a good mood. This particular album this song comes from always
reminds me that music is fun. The style and the lyrics of the music you make are what you want
to make of it. In this specific case, a funny song about why college sucks. We’ve all been there.” – Anson

Beartooth – Me In My Own Head
“This one is an oldie but a Goldie. I suffered with depression for a bit and this song did the trick
to pull me out. Everything can be fixed, it’s just me in my own head. “ – George

Brand New – Guernica
“Really any song off Deja Entendu can be on the list, it’s one of the albums I listen to from top to
bottom every couple days. That’s partly because of LA traffic but I digress.” – Zack

Mayday Parade – If You Wanted A Song Written About You, All You Had To Do Was Ask
“Nothing better than some old school Mayday Parade. This song always intrigued me because of
the melody as well as the notable bass and drum intro. This song has a lot of subtle cool
background production that I always have appreciated.” – Anson

City and Colour – Hello, I’m In Delaware
“This song is about being on tour and missing your loved ones. It’s helped me get through a lot of
lows on the road and there is a live version on Youtube with a full band, and it is show-stopping
stunning.” – Zack

Architects – Youth Is Wasted On The Young
“This song is powerful, and maintains a heavy beat with meaningful lyrics love it.” – George

ANSON Socials:
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FAULT Weekly Playlist: elkkle

Melbourne artist elkkle is making waves there’s no dying that. The burgeoning artist has recently closed out a tour supporting Golden Vessel along to run alongside a feature on the fellow Australian’s single “Shoulders.” With all of this under his belt, elkkle is an artist that’s starting to bubble over the surface.

In anticipation of his debut solo EP, elkke has released a new single “Fails,” a track about the relationship between mental and physical health. Your ears and imagination will conjure up images of fragility, yet leave you feeling empowered with his strength of conviction.

We asked elkkle to put together a playlist of his current favorite tracks, and it’s clear that he has a wide range of influences. Check out his selections below and fall into a deep, deep groove that will carry you into the weekend.

Noname – Shadow Man

“This song is pure existential bliss. I love the thought of all these fantastic musicians sitting around the studio sharing their thoughts and experiences of death, and trying to paint their own cool picture of the afterlife and the world they leave behind. Makes me all warm and fuzzy and humbled.”

Lonelyspeck – Settle

“It would be understatement to say I love the music of Lonelyspeck. I’m really inspired by everything in here – the kick placements that toy with your expectations, the delicate vocals and thoughtful lyric of self-realization, the incredible sound design. Most of all what I love is that it all just sounds fearless.”

Aphir – Can’t Comfort

“Aphir is making some of the most unique music coming out of Australia. Her soft vocals bring a sensitivity made powerful by bold production.”

Apollo – Nobody (ft Jay Cooper)

“There’s something happening in LA, stirring and hidden, and this is the first glimpse.
Not much more to say. This track is huge.”

Galimatias – Won’t Forget

“I’ve never heard a song climax like this. Not to mention the journey that comes afterwards. It’s hard to stop this track from putting you right where it wants you – nostalgic, thinking about your crush and wishing they were there to dance with you.”

Leftenent – We Can Do Better

“I remember I was on a train in Sydney to a friend’s house (who happens to also be on this list) when I first heard this. The profound feeling I experienced was something I’d never had happen before.

Leftenent’s music conjures up imagery of vast spaces and vivid colors, yet somehow feels restrained – like it wants to let you down easy, and make you understand.”

Lupa J – Keep Back

“Lupa J’s esoteric sound is one you cannot find in any other artist.
She’s pushing song writing somewhere gritty and honest, while retaining pop undertones. Her blistering production that’s always striking to hear. All self-produced!

I’ve seen her live, too, and that is something special indeed.”

htmlFlowers – Chrome Halo

“htmlFlowers is making music that gives a voice to those that rarely get a chance to. Without putting him up on a pedestal, I just think it’s straight-up important listening. Besides that the lyrics are thoughtful and honest and the beats are as just as heavy.

Banoffee’s vocals hit that spot Banoffee is best at hitting: Standoffish, charming and unapologetic.”

Nico Niquo – In A Silent Way

“Silence is a part of music often misunderstood by artists and listeners as empty time. No sound, no meaning, nothing said. But oh boy does this piece say a lot with its silence, careful pacing and movement. Nico is an artist worthy of the tunneled eyes of history.”

Golden Vessel – Shoulders ft. elkkle & Mallrat

“Golden Vessel is one of the sharpest producers out there, creating sounds that are immediately relatable and fun to listen to, while still having enough bite and intrigue to keep lovers of sound design on their toes. He’s probably going to change the game altogether pretty soon. This track was so much fun to work on. It came together so naturally which is a testament to GV as a collaborator. Keep an eye out for his name in the credits of your next favourite car-trip track; ‘cause everything he touches turns golden (eyyyyyy lmao).

Mallrat is already changing the game, to be honest. A super talented writer and vocalist, she’s ahead of her time in many ways. Also has the best fan base I’ve seen.”

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New music Monday: Toby Randall

Roc Nation has a tradition of signing great artists and discovering young talents far before anyone else in the industry. With the signing of young Brit, Toby Randall, it certainly seems like they’re on to another winner.

Toby first rose to prominence on the video-sharing app, Vine where he amassed a huge following and became recognized by some of the biggest creators on the platform. It’s 2017 now and Vine is long dead and buried and what of Toby? He’s gone from earning the recognition of other viners to being recognized by the likes of Nicki Minaj, Troye Sivan, Camila Cabello…So he’s doing pretty well…!

Toby hasn’t abandoned his online followers, however; now on YouTube, he’s still uploading his covers to over 700,000 subscribers and has now had over 120 million views/loops in his very short career.

Today Toby Randall has released the music single for his single ‘Landslide’ ft DJ Khaled – (yes THE DJ Khaled) and the industry has halted to attention – us included! We’ll be keeping an ear to the ground to see what’s next for Toby but we’ve learnt anything from his past movements – he’s going straight to the top!

Listen to single ‘Landslide’ ft DJ Khaled below!

Yonaka – Live at The Borderline, London

Brighton four-piece Yonaka tore through the stage tonight here at Borderline London as lead singer Theresa Jarvis swaggers on stage to the thunderous sounds of their opening track Run. It’s a tenacious blend of fiery metal with a hip-hop twist that pounded through speakers as audiences lunged towards the front.

 

Crowds pooled and swirled like waves as limbs collided across the stage, almost but not quite as fiercely as drummer Rob Mason’s piercing percussion as he crashed down on tracks like Wouldn’t Wanna Be Ya and Drongo stirring listeners into a fervent frenzy.

Whilst Theresa stood poised, commanding her fans at all times, the frequent smile was a humble sign that perhaps the passion of her devoted crowd hasn’t quite sunk in and was enough to catch her by surprise on several occasions.

Both guitarist George Edwards and bassist Alex Crosby frequently contorted on stage giving it flair and vigour in true rock n roll fashion raising a few cans of Red Stripe before exploding into Ignorance. Not long after, the venue was doused in sweat and glitter, perhaps the only two things appropriate as they burst into their upcoming new single Bubblegum, with its colourful and vibrant melodies met with a bite that will no doubt be a sure fire hit amongst listeners.

What with their fan base on the rise, frequent radio play and various festivals under their belt, it’s safe to say this bands lustrous career is blowing up and certainly not due to burst anytime soon.

 

Find the band on Instagram.

Words and photos Jack Lloyd

Sampha takes home The Hyundai Mercury Prize for Album of the Year 2017

 

For all the social and economic turmoil the U.K. Has been through these last 12 months, the British music scene, on the other hand, has gone from strength to strength this year. Stormzy’s ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’ ushered in a new age of Grime fans, Kate Tempest’s political ‘Let Them Eat Chaos’ has been a call to arms for the disenfranchised worldwide – the list goes on! See the full shortlist below:

alt-j Relaxer

Blossoms Blossoms

Dinosaur Together, As One

Ed Sheeran Divide

Glass Animals How to be a Human Being

J Hus Common Sense

Kate Tempest Let Them Eat Chaos

Loyle Carner Yesterday’s Gone

Sampha Process

Stormzy Gang Signs & Prayer

The Big Moon Love in the 4th Dimension

The xx I See You

 

It is said many times that “tonight they’re all winners”, but last night it truly meant something – each artist in their own way has reshaped the landscape of UK music and set the bar high for those to follow.

There certainly weren’t any losers last night but alas there was a winner! The winner of the Mercury Prize 2017 was Sampha with his debut album entitled, ‘Process’ was universally loved upon its release. Taking to the stage to accept his award he thanked his mother, father and brothers who were an endless support for him throughout his career and life. Closing the night, Sampha sang a heart-wrenching rendition of ‘(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano’, which was all the acceptance speech he needed. It goes without saying that Sampha can sing, but it’s his ability to tell a story and display a vulnerability on stage which earned him his standing ovation and indeed the 2017 Hyundai Mercury Prize.

See music through the kaleidoscopic lens of Australian beatmaker Daily Holla

Gold Coast producer Harry Deadman, aka Daily Holla, is back with a full body of work with the HYPERCOLOUR collection, a cosmic soundscape of fluid synths. Each track represents a certain time, place, or memory of Deadman’s, taking listeners on a deeply personal listening journey.

The collection is the culmination of two years of writing and today we’re happy to share it. Take a listen below.

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