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Usher releases video for ‘She Came To Give It To You’

 

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Unless you’ve spent the last few days under a rock on Mars with ear plugs in, you are fully aware of two things: 1) People have been pouring ice cold water on their heads to raise money for ALS and 2) Usher performed ‘She Came to Give It to You’ live at the VMAs along side Nicki Minaj and people haven’t stopped talking about it since.

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We have now been treated to an accompanying music video for the new single. The track is everything loyal fans have grown to love about Usher’s voice while the music video sees Usher prove that he is still king of the dance-floor as he slides, pops, locks and shows off his fancyfootwork.  Not to be missed is a cameo from the tracks producer Pharrell Williams, who seems to work on every hit single this year so this can only been seen as a good omen.

While the video begins simple enough with Usher entering an electronics store, it soon turns into a surreal club scene fit with gravity defying dance moves as Usher croons on stage before following a girl into a puzzling  M. C. Escher-esque stairwell.

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Of course we can’t forget to mention Nikki Minaj’s perfectly delivered verse midway through. As a rapper, Minaj has been churning out the best features and singles reminiscent of her early string of hits which propelled her to stardom. This verse is no exception, it makes sense, it’s gibberish free and is the icing on the cake for yet another Usher hit single.

While we hopelessly tried to keep it a secret it’s pretty much known that Usher is set to feature in the next issue of FAULT. While we’ve been inundated with messages regarding the feature, we can reveal that your wait is almost over! Just keep things FAULT for a few more days and all shall be revealed. In the mean time, Check out the music video below to get your Usher fix until the big reveal!

 

Flight Facilities unveil debut album “Down to Earth”

 

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The announcement that Flight Facilities are releasing an album this October came out of nowhere but the news has pleased fans and FAULT readers worldwide. Their debut 14 track album humorously entitled ‘Down To Earth’  is set for release on 27th October followed by a 11 date international tour.

The Australian Duo flew relatively under the radar (we’re allowed one pun) at the start of their career as they began mixing songs by other artists. However since their hit single ‘Crave You’ ft Giselle back in late 2010, music lovers have taken a lot of interest in the duo as their original tracks and mixes began to play in clubs worldwide.

Giselle will once again lend her vocals on this album along with other stars such as Emma Louise, Reggie Watts, Owl Eyes,  Bishop Nehru and Micky Green.

Flight Facilities are well aware of the single driven culture we are currently living in and it’s an even larger risk for any producer to release an album and expect traction, however with a strong fan-base and proven talent driving them, it looks as though they will pass it off with very minor turbulence (sorry).

Taylor Swift reveals new album entitled ’1989′

 

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With seven Grammys currently under her belt, Taylor Swift is showing no signs of slowing down as she announces her brand new album entitled 1989. It’s rare to see modern day Country singers gain such a large following outside of the US but Taylor has managed not only to make a splash but to flood the charts worldwide with hits such as ‘Love Story’, ‘I Knew You Were Trouble, ‘22’ and her latest single from the album which she performed at this week’s VMAs ‘Shake It Off’.

Taylor Swift’s new video for single ‘Shake It Off’
Writing all her own songs, Taylor’s new album will feature 13 songs and a cd booklet designed by Taylor herself. Taking two years to record, Taylor has described the record as a ‘rebirth’ as she leaps into the big bad world of pop music. However it seems Taylor has found her true calling stating that this has been her ‘favourite album’ to make to date. While for many artists, taking the bold step into a brand new genre of music is a huge risk, for Taylor, it feels like a very fluid transition and one that we believe will only add her gargantuan fan base.

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The album drops on November 27th, however preorders are available HERE. Those that buy the record through pre-sale are also entered into a #1989SwiftStakes which offers the chance to meet Taylor in person. There is also a deluxe version of the album that features a collectible photo print and 3 bonus songs showing that Taylor has all bases covered when it comes to pleasing her fans. As many of our readers know, this something FAULT admires in every performer, so it’s great to see someone of Taylor’s caliber staying true to those who support her.

 

Annie Lennox announces imminent new album, ‘Nostalgia’

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Iconic Eurythmics singer and solo artist Annie Lennox is set to release her seventh studio album on 27th October ’14. Entitled Nostalgia, the new record features twelve covers of seminal songs primarily from the 1930s and ’40s.

Classics played and popularized by the likes of Billie Holiday, Nina Simone and Louis Armstrong all appear on the album, which marks a return to the industry for Ms Lennox after a four year absence.

Lennox describes the album as “a challenge” when describing her decision to revitalise the old masterpieces: ““I thought, ‘I wonder what my voice would be like. Would these songs suit my voice?’ It was like a little challenge. I just sort of got to know them, became friends with them really and had a great deal of joy in the process.”

Nostalgia Track Listing

Memphis in June
Georgia on my Mind
I Put a Spell on You
Summertime
I Cover the Waterfront
Strange Fruit
God Bless the Child
You Belong to Me
September in the Rain
I Can Dream, Can’t I?
The Nearness of You
Mood Indigo

Nostalgia will be released on 27th October 2014 by Island Records in the UK and internationally, and by Blue Note Recordings in the US.

FAULT Reviews: Beacons Festival

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To the surprise of most Londoners, BEACONS Festival is incredibly quick and direct to get to. Set in the Yorkshire Dales, BEACONS is approximately a 3 hour train journey from Kings Cross and, unlike other festival commutes, you actually get a seat on the train. Arriving in Skipton was a breath of fresh air, with beautiful scenery and welcoming locals aplenty. So welcoming, in fact, that two kind hearted villagers offered us a lift from the station to the festival site. A quick press pass collection and we managed to catch the end of the romantic-nostalgic set put on by British Sea Power (remember them?). As people lay around in the tent ,the live band, with their back to the audience, serenaded the black and white visuals, closing with a dramatic classical finish.

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Raining disco balls

We took a long tour of the festival site and were instantly taken aback by how friendly everyone was. Numerous times we were approached for nothing more than a casual chat. Amazingly, the guest demographics were an equal mix of young locals, dedicated music geeks, families and mature adult couples mutually enjoying the festival. BEACONS seemed to be a proud supporter of local produce, dedicating an entire bar to independent bitters and lagers, whilst the food ranged from American BBQ Ribs to Caribbean Jerk Chicken.

Daphni (aka Caribou)

Daphni (aka Caribou)

As the day grew older the atmosphere became electrifying- everyone wanted to party. The first act of the weekend that completely blew the crowd away was Daphni (aka Dan Snaith aka Caribou) when he played Caribou’s new single ‘Can’t Do Without You’. The powerful performance set up the stage nicely for Daniel Avery’s arrival and he delivered an upbeat, fast-paced, techno driven performance, engaging the guests most with his track ‘Drone Logic’. The night went all too quickly, with an early finish of around 1:30am, but the party seemed to go on regardless – whether it was in the form of the silent disco or hidden burlesque shows.

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Daniel Avery

The next day was a beautiful one; the hot weather and bright skies making it perfect conditions for lounging around nursing hangovers. We lay near the Argyle Stage for most of the day where we could pick up quality coffees and cold pressed juices whilst listening to bands such as Years&Years. Before they even came on stage they attracted young gatherings of teenage girls screaming to the lead singer “We love you, Oli, we want your babies!”. What’s rock and roll without groupies, right? Classic…

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Jack Master

As the day went on we scouted the area for da time activities and local organic beers. To get us in the mood for the night ahead we dropped in to Moko playing the main stage. New on the scene but claiming her rightful place as the new bringer of Soul music, Moko originates from New Cross in South East London. We were blown away by her show and, from her reaction to the crowd, she was too! Although the crowd didn’t fill the tent, they certainly made up for it in cheers and dancing.

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Jon Hopkins

After seeing Jon Hopkins a few months ago at SONAR Festival, I was really excited to see him closing the main stage on the Saturday night. The tent was jam-packed and it seemed the whole festival was in attendance. As I was stood in the press pit I saw that it was filled with huge white beach balls and after a few tracks in, security threw them into the crowd which erupted in a sea of colour! The balls were touch sensitive so that every time they encountered movement their colour changed. This, along with the soul wrenching beats, made for one of the most incredible festival performances I have ever seen.

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Crowd

 

Words and photography courtesy of Lux & Noah

FAULT ‘Sounds of 2014′ feature in Issue 18 – Alpines and Marie Naffah

 

FAULT Magazine Issue 18 - Our Sounds of 2014 section, opened by Ella Eyre, also features the impressively talented duo Alpines and MTV’s Unsigned Artist of 2014 winner Marie Naffah.

Alpines released their debut album entitled Oasis via their own label, Untrue Records, in late May. In the midst of writing and producing Oasis, they discussed their journey so far with us at FAULT – from meeting at a wedding back in 2009, to touring with Florence and the Machine, to now releasing their own record. 

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Photography & Interview by Miles Holder
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FAULT: As a fairly new band you’ve shot straight to touring, supporting some big names including Florence and the Machine. Was it hard to stay focussed on your own album?


Catherine:
In the last 4 years we’ve constantly been learning at a fast pace but you have to stay grounded and true to your vision to keep living in the industry.
Bob: There have been a lot of ups and downs in the last few years just getting to this point. Although it’s only our first record it feels like we’ve come such a long way.

What is your FAULT?


Bob:
I’m impatient, and I know I am but I just can’t do anything about it.
Catherine: I’m a bit of a workaholic I can’t switch off. I think that’s part of being a creative.

 

Check out Alpines brand new single – ‘Zero’ – for which the video was just unveiled today! ‘Zero’ is Alpines’ 7th single and their third from the Oasis album:

Marie Naffah is currently riding high on the success from winning MTV’s Unsigned Artist of 2014. She describes the experience as ‘surreal’ as she tries to ‘define’ her musical style. However the young musician appears grounded and has a clear strategy for progressing in the shark-tank that is the music industry so we’ll continue to watch for the remainder of 2014 and beyond…

Get the full shoot and interview – only in FAULT Issue 18. Click here to order your copy for delivery worldwide!

Get the full shoot and interview – only in FAULT Issue 18.
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FAULT: What is your FAULT?

Marie: I think when people meet me they expect me to be all made up and in heels but I’m not that kind of gal and it throws people off

 

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Example – FAULT Issue 18 star announces new single and UK tour dates

Example was shot in London by photographer Rachell Smith and styled by Dan Blake exclusively for FAULT Issue 18  Click here to order your copy of this issue!

Example was shot in London by photographer Rachell Smith and styled by Dan Blake exclusively for FAULT Issue 18
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Elliot John Gleave, aka FAULT Issue 18 star Example, has just announced the release of his fourth single from most recent album, Live Life LivingThe release of ’10 Million People’, a tribute to the UK’s clubbing culture in the early ’90s, on 5th October coincides with the start of Example’s live tour of the UK. The latter kicks off in Llandudno, North Wales for the start of a nationwide tour which will see Example play 90 minute sets filled with tracks from his 5 studio albums to date (and much more).

Listen to the track here:

 

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Ariana Grande and FAULT Issue 15 star Big Sean release new track, ‘Best Mistake’

So, FAULT Issue 15 Music cover star Big Sean is at it again! Check him out on this new track by 21 year old singing sensation Ariana Grande: ‘Best Mistake’.

 

 

Here’s the shot of the Detroit-born rapper with model Elle Evans in FAULT issue 15 that went viral as soon as it was published. Sean split from his girlfriend at the time, Naya Rivera, shortly afterwards…

 

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Big Sean was shot by Steven Gomillion & Dennis Leupold (GNL Studios) and styled by April Roomet exclusively for the Music section cover of FAULT Issue 15
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