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ELLA EYRE – EXCLUSIVE SHOOT FOR FAULT ISSUE 18 (TEASER)

We are delighted to reveal Ella Eyre as FAULT Magazine Issue 18′s opening feature for the ‘Sounds of 2014′ section. Ella’s soulful voice, bold style  and energetic stage-presence encompasses everything it means to be RAW on and off the stage.

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Ella Eyre was shot by Miles Holder and styled by Rachel Holland at the Malmaison Hotel. Click here to get your copy delivered worldwide.

At just 20 years old, Ella Eyre is already making waves with her soulful voice, phenomenal stage presence, and bold style. A graduate of the BRIT School, she cut her teeth on tour with Rudimental, featuring on their no.1 single ‘Waiting All Night’ in 2013 …

FAULT: You’ve got a distinctive personal style, from your clothes to your already famous hair. What about the relationship between music and fashion?

Ella: It’s really interesting because my Mum was a fashion designer for about twenty years and so she’s always sort of forced clothing on me! I was a real tomboy so I’ve always just wanted to be comfortable, but also to look good. My motto is a kind of ‘simple but sexy.’

What do you want to say with the album? Are core themes starting to emerge?

 I wrote my album over the course of three years so it’s a lot of growing up, and a lot of experiences that I had to deal with. As I said, it’s not that my experiences are more important than anyone else’s, I just want people to listen and relate and tune into the feeling of each track.

Your debut single ‘If I Go’ came out in July. Can you tell us a bit about it?

‘If I Go’ is basically about being with somebody and feeling caged in a way, or feeling that it’s not healthy. It was a question of me going, ‘this isn’t working at the moment, before I commit fully can I go away and do what I want to do, and come back to it…It’s not that I don’t want you now, it’s that I want you later. [laughs.]

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Dannii Minogue – exclusive shoot for FAULT Issue 18′s reversible cover

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Dannii Minogue was shot in London by photographer James D Kelly and styled by Rachel Holland exclusively for the front cover of FAULT Issue 18
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FAULT Magazine Issue 18 – the RAW Issue features multi-talented Australian beauty Dannii Minogue as its reversible cover feature. Dubbed (by us, for the feature ‘s title) the “Down Under Designer Darling”, Dannii’s sense of style is self-evident as she shines in looks by the likes of Nicole Farhi, Missoni and Viktor & Rolf.

Shot exclusively for FAULT at the Hoxton Hotel in London by photographer James D Kelly with styling by Rachel Holland, Dannii’s feature includes an in-depth interview and runs over 9 pages in the magazine, including the Style section cover inside the magazine.

In the interview, Dannii speaks about life in Australia with her 4 year old son, Ethan, her desire to get back into TV in the UK, her dreams of working on her own productions and her continuing achievements in the fields of music and fashion.

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FAULT: We hear that you’re looking to do some other things in future in addition to working on ‘X Factor (Australia)’ – could you elaborate?

Dannii: I’ve been having meetings about TV that I might come back and do here. I definitely want to come back and do something – I’m just trying to find the right thing, Leaving X Factor here when it was just such a juggernaut… you kind of want it [the new project] to be something just as special. I guess I am looking for projects where I can be involved, not just as hired talent but more from the production side. I’m starting to look at that as something I can retire into – not just yet but, at some point, I’d love to being doing both: being on camera and also involved in the production.

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Interview by Louis Sheridan

That’s definitely the way to do it, take control! Let’s talk about music too… I hear you’re back in the studio, can you tell us more about that?

Yeah, I recorded some stuff that I’ve co-written and some stuff that friends have written and others that I’ve found and just love. I’m just trying out loads of different stuff with no pressure of a record company or a deal or a date or anything. I’m actually really enjoying it. I’ve spoken to a few record companies, I’ve said I’m not ready to commit to anything and they’re like, “That’s cool, that’s how it should be. Just do it and enjoy it, and from that enjoyment you’ll find something”, so I’m just seeing if I can find that something special but, again, it’s been so long since I’ve done it that I don’t want to come back with something unless it’s special.

You recently announced the launch of your own online e-commerce store, DanniiShop.com, and have also worked on a clothing line in Australia for petite sized women [Dannii for Target, available in Australia]. Tell us about that?

Yeah, I’ve been working on a big range of stuff, primarily for Australia, at the moment. Earlier this year we were just trying to make sure that you could get the stuff of DanniiShop over here – delivered online and stuff – and now you can. That’s a project that I love working on.

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What is your FAULT?

My fault… I think I’ve noticed I’m a real worrier. Especially since being a mum, I just worry about stuff and I’m like, “I don’t want to be that person!” I worry a lot, it’s stupid. It’s such a waste of energy and time – I need to toughen up!

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OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder – first look at our exclusive Men’s section cover shoot for FAULT Issue 18

 

FAULT Magazine Issue 18 – the RAW Issue features OneRepublic front man and unstoppable hit-maker Ryan Tedder on it’s internal Men’s Fashion section cover. In addition to the cover, Ryan’s feature – which includes an in-depth interview and exclusive photoshoot by photographer Kell Mitchell and stylist Patricia Villirillo – runs over 6 pages in the print issue.

 

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OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder was shot in London by photographer Kell Mitchell and styled by Patricia Villirillo exclusively for the Men’s section cover of FAULT Issue 18
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FAULT: What was working with Leona Lewis for her break-through single ‘Bleeding Love’ like?

RYAN: I would’ve bet money against that song being a hit anywhere outside of the UK.  That’s how cynical I was. I had no idea of the expectation that there was for it. I didn’t even know till after we did the song that she had been on X Factor.

 

FAULT: Did you feel any pressure from Simon Cowell’s label?

RYAN: Of course. Simon didn’t get to where he’s got by sitting back in the passenger seat and just assuming or hoping that things will just take care of themselves. His label is aggressive, flat out aggressive. They have an objective, they have a goal, a single-minded goal and everyone at that label is dead on in their approach. They’re like, ‘here’s when it’s coming out, here’s when it’s due, boom boom boom boom boom boom.’ When you’re making an album you can move things around, but when you have TV involved it is completely different. Their calendar is their bible. They cannot change the dates of when something is going to broadcast and so because of that they have a more militant approach.

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Ryan wears looks by the likes of Alexander McQueen, Givenchy and Ann Demeulemeester. Interview by Chris Purnell.

FAULT: Does it feel different working on one of OneRepublic songs as opposed to a song for someone else?

RYAN: OneRepublic songs are a lot harder for me. I compare it to theatre. A OneRepublic album is a play written, directed, produced, performed by us, by me, but when it’s for another artist I feel like I wrote the dialogue, but I don’t have to stand on stage and deliver it, so I’m not the one getting tomatoes thrown at ‘em if it doesn’t go well.

 

On making pop music: “You have to have hits all the time: that is your currency. You have to have the most cutting edge, innovative, driving, fantastical songs that the world instantly reacts to. They don’t need a lot of thought, and you don’t have to dig deep. “

 

FAULT: Have you ever worked in the situation where the artist hasn’t been in the driving seat but it’s been the machine behind them?

RYAN: Yes. If the artist is part of the machine then they’re too busy to really artistically care, they just say, ‘Give me the biggest hit.’

 

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(Premiere) Ayer – Black Diamond (The Soundmen Remix)

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The cross-country duo The Soundmen (Scott Durday and Justin Jamison) have teamed up with Ayer to record original material along with remixing his most recent single, “Black Diamond.” When asked about the remix, Scott said “our goal was to take the original and dark it up and infuse our hip-hop flavored electro production.” We’re proud to premiere this remix today and The Soundmen have been nice enough to offer it as a free download. Stay tuned for more from The Soundmen for their single featuring Avan Lava. 

 

 

Full Moon Fest at Governor’s Island 2014

 

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On August 8th, The Beach at Grovernor’s Island will light up again for the return of Full Moon 2014. Inspired by the Full Moon party in Koh Phangan- Thailand (which is slowly being taken over by the ravenous scores of “lads on tour”), this festival still remains independent and rooted in bohemian New York culture.

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This year the festival will boast headliners The Aston Shuffle, The Knocks, Le Youth and the recent addition of RnB group Young & Sick.

 

When: Friday, August 8th
Where: The Beach at Governor’s Island

 

Check out a video from last year below along with short playlist of performing artists:

 

The Aston Shuffle

The Knocks 

Le Youth

Young & Sick

Pixie Lott – first look at our exclusive shoot for FAULT Issue 18′s front cover

Pixie Lott: “Beauty comes from the inside out. If you are feeling good on the inside and give out love and kindness it does show, and makes you look and feel more beautiful.”  

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Pixie Lott was shot in London by photographer Simon Harris and styled by Marika Page exclusively for the front cover of FAULT Issue 18
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FAULT Magazine Issue 18 – the RAW Issue features British songstress Pixie Lott in anticipation of the imminent release of her eponymous third studio album. In addition to the front cover, Pixie’s feature – which includes an in-depth interview and exclusive photoshoot by photographer Simon Harris and stylist Marika Page – runs over 9 pages in the print issue. Pixie also covers the issue’s Music section inside the magazine.

The shoot, based on the issue’s theme of ‘RAW’, shows off Pixie’s natural beauty with the singer taking up some frank, unassuming poses to complement FAULT’s traditionally distinctive, often monochromatic, editorial style.

In the interview, entitled ‘Made for This‘, Pixie discusses the pressures of life in the public eye and her approach to staying positive, regardless of public reaction to her life away from music. She reflects on how the new album reflects her personality better than anything else she has released and her total conviction, even from an early age, that she was destined for a career in music.

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Interview by Chris Purnell

FAULT: I was wondering how it feels as a musician to have so many other aspects – particularly your fashion and beauty choices – sometimes overshadowing your chosen mode of expression?

PIXIE: I always want my music and live shows to be the most important [thing], as that means the most to me. There is no better feeling for me than singing live for people and I really want that to come across, especially with the new sound of my new album. But I do have a passion for fashion, make up and costume, and it’s fun that I get to combine it all.

You have said that your new record best represents you as opposed to your others. Why is that?

It’s very soul influenced but still current. I grew up listening to music from the 60s/70s and mixed that with who I am. It’s the favourite album I’ve made so far. It best represents me, with is why I named it ‘Pixie Lott.’

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Did you go into the studio with a clear plan for what the record was going to be, or was it more of a process?

I knew I wanted it to have a cohesive sound and not lose the soul.  It’s what I want my second album to be, but that didn’t end up happening.

From an early age you seemed destined to be singing and performing. Is that how it feels?

Yes, definitely. I always wanted to be a recording artist. I always had that goal to strive towards from an early age.

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Was there ever any doubt that what you were doing was the right thing?

Never.

Is there ever any doubt now?

Not at all.

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FAULT Issue 18 – The RAW Issue – is now available to pre-order

We are pleased to announce that FAULT Issue 18 – The RAW Issue – is available to order NOW.

Official release: 20/07/14

Pixie Lott was shot in London by photographer Simon Harris and styled by Marika Page exclusively for the front cover of FAULT Issue 18  Click here to pre-order your copy of this issue!

FAULT Issue 18 front cover star Pixie Lott was shot by Simon Harris and styled by Marika Page. Reversible cover star Dannii Minogue was shot by James D. Kelly and styled by Rachel Holland.
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FAULT Magazine  - the RAW Issue - proudly presents exclusive shoots and interviews with:

Dannii Minogue – REVERSIBLE COVER FEATURE

Pixie Lott

Ryan Tedder/One Republic

Example

Stromae

Ella Eyre

Lydia Hearst

Zara Martin

Corinne Bailey Rae

Alpines

SXSW ’14 – backstage exclusives

Plus a FAULTless selection of the the finest Film, Fashion, Music & Photography that ripped up the status quo in 2014 – all presented in style that juxtaposes, on the one hand, a sense of minimal, effortless style characterised in the world of contemporary fashion and, on the other, the untamed, in-your-face passion that underpins so much of the natural talent in the arts and entertainment industries.

 

This is your FAULT

 

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The Pierces – INTERVIEW AND PHOTOSHOOT FOR FAULT ONLINE

American sisters Allison and Catherine Pierce are The Pierces, who came to the forefront in 2011 with their album You & I. Three years in the making, The Pierces are back with their brand of catchy melodies
and strong lyrics. The first two singles Believe in Me and Kings have whet the appetite for their much anticipated release of ‘Creation’, which is scheduled for a 1st September release. Back here in London, The Pierces sat down with FAULT Online to discuss the album and their plans for the future.

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FAULT: How have the last three years been for the two of you?

Allison: It’s had its ups and downs, but it’s really gone quickly, we still can’t believe it’s been 3 years. We moved to LA, and we made a new record. It’s been good, we started making the record and we had a slight false start; we started with one producer, and the chemistry just wasn’t right…so we had a little moment of ‘What are we going to do? Are we going to get dropped?’, because the music industry is so shaky these days, you never know what’s going to happen – but then we got back on track and we started recording with Christian ‘Leggy’ Langdon and it just started to feel right, it just started to feel natural and that’s when you know it’s the right thing.

 

Have you found your careers change since the release of ‘You and I’ in 2011?

Catherine: I think our comfort level changed emotionally – we struggled for so long and then when we finally had that success it feels really good, really rewarding in every way – it was a nice, satisfied feeling…but then there was a lot of pressure to follow that up

 

What inspired the name ‘Creation’ for the album?

Allison: It’s one of the songs on the record and also we felt it was a really big, beautiful word that holds a lot of different meanings to different people and a lot of different meanings in general – the record is a creation of ours and life is a constant creation, we’re all constantly creating and I think it’s a really beautiful word.

 

What are your biggest musical influences and have they changed since you first started out?

Catherine: I think we still love a lot of the music we grew up listening to and we had a really broad range. We listen to what our parents love – they love The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Simon and Garfunkel, so we grew up on that. We also loved what was on the ‘Top 40’, like Madonna, Prince, Michael Jackson – so I think we drew from lots of different kinds of music, and I still enjoy tons of different genres. If you ask me what kind of music I like, I say ‘good music’!

 

Given that the two of you don’t write your songs together, how does the writing process unfold?

Catherine: We put forward what we have, and see what works together and see what makes a complete picture – a lot of the songs I wrote, we were like ‘this is good but it’s not right for the record’ – so we bring it together and see what fits

 

What led you to choosing Kings and Believe In Me as the first two singles?

Allison: It was a really difficult decision trying to pick the first single, and everyone has an opinion – and you just never know what’s the best song to choose – you just kind of have to pick one and see what happens! Because nobody really knows what is the best song to put out first or second, or third.

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What direction would you like to see the two of you head towards musically?

Catherine: You always go in with ideas, and then they always change so we could tell you something now – I think we both want to do solo records, and I feel that’s where we feel we could probably veer off a little bit more.

Alison: I would probably do something folkier and Catherine would do something a bit experimental.

 

How do you reflect back on your journey, and what lessons do you take going forward?

Catherine: I think you learn over time that something can come into your world that seems great and turns out to be not so good, or vice versa – so I think we’ve learnt to not take anything too seriously and just know it’s going to pass and it kind of gives you a Zen perspective on life – don’t take the highs with the lows too seriously

 

How have you found it as sisters working together?

Catherine: I think it’s probably the most challenging thing we’ve ever experienced, but it’s also really beneficial and if you’re in a relationship with someone and you’re being creative with someone, you’re going to be met with challenges and you have the opportunity to say ‘Fuck you’, ‘you’re pissing me off’, ‘I hate you’ and backing down from that and not growing, or the option of facing it and rising and growing – and it’s really hard but it’s good because it pushes us to be better people, because we do see each other’s faults! – and we challenge each other and call each other out on stuff…

Is there anyone you would like to collaborate with?

Allison: I would love to work with Daniel Lanois, if I were to make a solo record – or Rick Rubin

Catherine: I find the best stuff that we’ve made have been with our friends – the last 3 records we made were with people we knew and love

Allison: They happened to be very talented friends C: (laughs)Yeah make sure your friends are highly talented and you’re good! – But then you have a connection and if you’re in the room with someone that you idolise, you might be intimidated and not be able to give your best – you need to work with people that draw out your best, and I don’t necessarily know who that is until I’m working with them….so try them all!

 

What is your FAULT?

Catherine: I worry too much, but I’m working on it!

Allison: I could probably push myself harder in some ways!

 

Photography- Miles Holder

Words: Kevin Lyster

Makeup – Emma Miles using MAC Cosmetics 

Hair – Natalie Viner