LSTD 2018 Kicks off British Festival season with a bang

 

While stateside, Coachella is the place to be to kick off festival season, here in the UK, FAULT tradition is to always start our summer with a trip to Love Saves The Day Festival. Granted, it’s not the usual choice, however, for years we’ve watched the festival grow in both accolades but also in the acts that they pull in to perform.

This year, Fat Boy Slim, Bicep, Tom Misch and FAULT’s very own ‘Raye’ headlined the Saturday billing with Mercury award 2017 rivals Sampha and Loyle Carner topped the billings for the Sunday amongst the likes of Mabel, Mostack, Shy FX many more.

We attended the Saturday dates and as with every year, rain was on the forecast, but also as with every year, not a single drop fell that day, while this is by no means the doing of the organisers…we’re just saying, it’s tradition.

The standout performances of the day definitely go to festival veterans, ‘Bicep’ who never fail to give a standup performance year after year and they’re always a crowdpleaser which could account for their regular attendance every LSTD.

Of course, it must be said that previous FAULT star Raye was sensational on the day. Her career might still be in its infancy, but her discography is electric enough to keep the crowd well and truly pleased.

As night fell, it was time for the legendary Fat Boy Slim to take to close the festival. All in attendance gathered around the main stage for what was billed to be the closing performance of ALL closing performances, and we can say with some authority that he lived up to the hype. With a city as diverse as Bristol is, LSTD tends to draw a crowd of varying ages and as much as it pains us to say, we weren’t quite as sure just how wise it was to end with such a seasoned artist but we were certainly proved wrong! The crowd, in its entirety, went wild and partied together under the moonlight right there, right then, for the perfect closing to an awesome day out.

And just like that, another year down and another year the organisers of LSTD knocked it out the park (the Eastville Park if you will). So, would we recommend LSTD to our hardcore music fan readers? Yes! While it might not be the most “alternative” nor is it a festival which takes itself too seriously (neither does the crowd), one thing is for certain – if you’re looking for a good time, great crowd and wonderful music – Love Saves The Day is the place for you.

FAULT Weekly Playlist: Anabel Englund

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We first got tipped off on LA-based singer/songwriter Anabel Englund from her vocal features on Hot Natured’s (Lee Foss, Jamie Jones, Luca C & Ali Love) 2013 album “Different Sides of the Sun” and after taking some time off to focus on writing and her own artistic creation, Anabel re-emerges with her solo project and debut single “London Headache.”

The futuristic yet classic production on the record allows Anabel to bring both lyrical and vocal talents to the forefront, proving that her level of storytelling is second-to-none within the world of house music. “London Headache” is a stunning piece of alternative pop/house, with elements of disco running throughout, which coupled with her deeply personal lyrics makes for a unique and fascinating listen.

We asked Anabel to put together an exclusive playlist and with it she takes us through her private listening experience as she boards an international flight back to LA.

Misty – Ella Fitzgerald


“I chose this song for my alarm. It doesn’t matter what time I’m waking up if I’m waking up to her voice.”

Kilo – Walls To Build (Mall Grab Remix)

“Regretting booking my flight so fucking early, wiping the sleep from my eyes gathering my last minute things before I hop in the Uber waiting downstairs.”

Max Cooper – Woven Ancestry (Lusine Remix)

“In the Uber on the way to LAX, really excited the trip to my favorite place has begun.”

RÜFÜS – Untie The Sun Needs To Rise

“Walking through security, saying hi to all the airport security peeps appreciating all they do to keep us safe.”

Blaze – Lovelee Dae (Bicep Remix)

“Boarding the plane, grateful I got myself a first class ticket…orange juice and soda water when I sit down. Virgin mimosa #TREATYOSELF”

Tennis – Make It Good (Larry Heard Vocal Remix)

“Writing my thoughts in my journal thinking about all the things I’m gonna do when I land and the days to come.”

The Acid – RA (Weval Remix)

“Going through customs…ALMOST….FUCKING…THERE…….”

Madonna – Don’t Tell Me

“I’M HERE BITCHESSS. CAN’T WAIT TO TEAR THIS CITY UP WITH LOVE AND LIGHT. Don’t tell me to stop.”

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