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 Magazine Guest Fashion Reporter Dougie Poynter Reviews Katie Eary SS17 LCM Show

This LCM season FAULT Magazine have partnered up with McFly’s Dougie Poynter to add a new perspective to our LCM reporting. Dougie attended the Katie Eary LCM SS17 show and shares his thoughts on the collection below. Stay up to date with Dougie’s thoughts live by following him on twitter and Instagram.

The Katie Eary show was by far my favourite show of LCM. I loved everything about it. The soundtrack was great and totally on point.
The set down the runway itself had fishing nets and other nautical items. FYI I’m a huge fan of the ocean and pirates (is piratoloigist a thing? If it is then I am one).
The show began in true Katie Eary style with bright colorful printed silk shirts and matching shorts, which you can tell just from looking are as comfortable as wearing nothing at all.
I LOVED the striped breathable knitwear which were more on the 90s grungy side of things with the wallet chains.
I literally want every piece from this collection. Check it out. Mind=blown!
Words: Dougie Poynter

Fault Magazine Guest Fashion Reporter Dougie Poynter Reviews Christopher Raeburn SS17 LCM Show

This LCM season FAULT Magazine have partnered up with McFly’s Dougie Poynter to add a new perspective to our LCM reporting. Dougie attended the Christopher Raeburn  LCM SS17 show and shares his thoughts on the collection below. Stay up to date with Dougie’s thoughts live by following him on twitter and Instagram.

 

You can never go wrong with mixing space and fashion in my books. I’m a huge fan of astrology and space exploration, so the theme of this show was totally up my street. Many of the items either had Astro like prints or some kind of nod to modern and old Russian space program suits.

For me the shorts were spot on length wise and cut as I like them – just half way on the knee.  The sound track included the new Radiohead song which I was totally stoked on.
All the usual suspects attended the show. Sadly I have no more Oliver Cheshire in pink speedo stories, but I did shaky handy with Mr Gandy 😉 .

The overall vibe was good, and wearable on a day to day basis. Peace!

 

Words: Dougie Poynter

 

FAULT Magazine Guest Fashion Reporter Dougie Poynter Reviews Topman ss17 LCM Show

 

This LCM season FAULT Magazine have partnered up with McFly’s Dougie Poynter to add a new perspective to our LCM reporting. Dougie attended the Topman LCM SS17 show and shares his thoughts on the collection below. Stay up to date with Dougie’s thoughts live by following him on twitter and Instagram.
When I first arrived I saw lots of friends like Nick Grimshaw and Oliver Cheshire, who told me he had just got back from a shoot where he had been wearing roller skates and speedos :-).
As the show started it was evident it was to be a celebration of Britain. Starting with the soundtrack, which included a number of drum and bass tracks that I grew up with as a kid. The music gave the show real a sense of nostalgia.
When it came to the fashion I was particularly into the top half, especially the silk shirts with the slight western details. I also thought the fall track suits were very cool. The oversized jackets were also something I will definitely be investing in! I also need to find out what the models were using in their hair and how can I get it?
Great opening to LCM!
Words:  Dougie Poynter

McBusted go suave for FAULT Issue 21 – The POP issue

 

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Mcbusted were shot in the The Cuckoo Club, London Photographed by David Titlow and styled by Fashion Editor Kristine Kilty.
Words: Olivia Pinnock

 

FAULT Magazine Issue 21- The POP Issue features supergroup Mcbusted! Starting out as just an idea to go on tour together, the response from fans old and new alike has led them to go on to produce an album, have a top 20 hit, tour with One Direction around the world and have a hell of a lot of fun while doing it. FAULT sat down with band member Matt Willis to get the 411!

At that stage did you think your pop star days were behind you?

Yeah, totally. Me and James talked about going on tour again but we didn’t really see any avenues to do it. It just didn’t seem possible because Charlie wasn’t interested. I felt like we were stepping back already because we were already starting with less of a band than we were. I think if you’re coming back, you’ve gotta come back with something strong and something positive. Then this came along and I thought ‘well this will be fun!’ and it just seemed like an obvious thing to do to go on tour with our mates and play some songs.

 

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Matt Shirt, waistcoat: Sean Christopher Bow Tie: Gucci Watch: Matt’s own
James
Jacket: McQ by Alexander McQueen Shirt: Brutus Tie: Saint Laurent
Harry
Shirt & Jacket: Sean Christopher Tie: Dolce & Gabbana

 

What do you think is the formula for great pop music?

I think there’s got to be a story. With Busted songs and McFly songs they all start from a main concept. The only time when we can’t finish a song or we write a song that’s not very good, is because the concept is wrong or the idea behind the song is wrong.

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Danny
Shirt, waistcoat, suit: Sean Christopher Bow Tie: Valentino Rings: The Great Frog London Watch: Danny’s own
Tom
Shirt: Ben Sherman Jacket: McQ by Alexander McQueen Bow Tie: Tom’s own Jeans: Topman

 

Do you ever feel frustrated that pop music doesn’t get as much credibility as other genres?

Not anymore. I used to when I was younger. I used to care what people who read Kerrang! Magazine thought of me when I was 16, but that’s because I was one of those people who read Kerrang! Magazine. I soon grew out of that. I wanna produce stuff that I think is cool and I have fun with and I think other people will enjoy.

MCBUSTED

Waistcoat, shirt & Scarf: Sean Christopher Belt & Jewellery: Dougie’s own

Who is the Queen of Pop?

I think Taylor Swift is the Queen of Pop right now.

McBusted‘s Most Excellent Adventure Tour is out on DVD from 22 June

 

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*Lead image fashion credits:

Dougie

Tshirt: Sandro
Jacket: Ben Sherman
Waistcoat & Scarf: Sean Christopher Jeans & jewellery: Dougie’s own

Matt

Shirt, waistcoat and trousers: Sean Christopher Bow Tie: Gucci
Watch: Matt’s own

Harry

Shirt & suit: Sean Christopher Tie: Dolce & Gabbana

James

Jacket: McQ by Alexander McQueen Shirt: Brutus
Tie: Saint Laurent
Jeans: Evisu

Tom

Shirt: Ben Sherman
Jacket: McQ by Alexander McQueen Bow Tie: Tom’s own
Jeans: Topman

Danny

Shirt, waistcoat, suit: Sean Christopher Bow Tie: Valentino
Watch: Danny’s own