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
To get your copy of this back issue click HERE

BRIT Awards 2014 Nominations Announced

Disclosure and Bastille lead the way with four nominations each, while Critic’s Choice Awards winner Sam Smith has also just topped the BBC Sound of 2014 poll.

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Disclosure

The full list of nominees for this year’s BRIT Awards was announced on January 9, to coincide with the broadcast of ITV teaser show ‘The BRITs Are Coming’, hosted by Nick Grimshaw.

Disclosure look set to clean up at this year’s ceremony, held at the O2 Arena on February 19. The duo have been nominated for British Group, British Breakthrough Act, British Single (with White Noise) and Mastercard Album of the Year. Joining them in the four-nomination stakes are Bastille, who are also touted for British Single and British Breakthough Act, while FAULT Featured artist Ellie Goulding and One Direction follow close behind with two nominations each.

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“We’re completely blown away by four nominations!” says Dan Smith of Bastille. “When we started the band, we never thought we’d be recognised in such a way so the whole thing is an awesome surprise.”

London Grammar, who are nominated for British Breakthough Act alongside Bastille, called it a ‘huge honour’.

New to the music scene last year, Passenger and Lorde are also up for British Single and International Female Solo Artist respectively.

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Ellie Goulding – as featured inside FAULT Issue 15

Confirmed to perform on the night are Arctic Monkeys, Katy Perry, Bastille, Bastille, Rudimental, Bruno Mars and Ellie Goulding, who herself won the Critic’s Choice award in 2010. “I remember how important and exciting the BRITS were to me as a child,” says Goulding. “I’m so happy and grateful to be a part of it again this year.” More performers are yet to be announced in the run-up to the ceremony.

Watch Sam Smith perform new single ‘Money on my Mind’ on ‘The BRITs Are Coming’, January 9

 

Full list of nominees:

British Male Solo Artist
David Bowie
Jake Bugg
James Blake
John Newman
Tom Odell

 

British Female Solo Artist
Birdy
Ellie Goulding
Jessie J
Laura Marling
Laura Mvula

 

British Group
Arctic Monkeys
Bastille
Disclosure
One Direction
Rudimental

London Grammar

London Grammar

British Breakthrough Act
London Grammar
Bastille
Disclosure
Laura Mvula
Tom Odell

 

British Single of the Year
Bastille – Pompei
Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding – I need your love
Disclosure – White Noise
Ellie Goulding – Burn
John Newman – Love me again
Naughty Boy – La, La, La
Olly Murs – Dear Darlin’
One Direction – One Way or Another
Passenger – Let Her Go
Rudimental – Waiting All Night

 

MasterCard British Album of the Year
Arctic Monkeys – AM
Bastille – Bad Blood
David Bowie – The Next Day
Disclosure – Settle
Rudimental – Home

 

International Male Solo Artist
Bruno Mars
Drake
Eminem
John Grant
Justin Timberlake

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Lorde

 

International Female Solo Artist
Janelle Monae
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga
Lorde
Pink

 

International Group
Arcade Fire
Daft Punk
Haim
Kings of Leon
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

FAULT Presents: Our Top 20 Albums of 2013 (part 2)

Part 2 of our Top 20 Favourite Albums of 2013 feature. You can find part 1 HERE. Remember, these are just our personal favourite albums of the year, in no particular order. Let us know if you think we missed anything!

10. John Legend – Love in the Future

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John Legend inside FAULT Issue 13

Remember John Legend’s first album? Well, this is absolutely nothing like that. For a start, it’s executive-produced by Kanye West and features songwriting collaborations with Rick Ross. It’s unashamedly sexy, dramatic and soulful, and even manages to make schmaltz sound cool.‘All Of Me’ is a pop ballad in the truest sense, and wouldn’t sound out of place being sung by One Direction. It’s a polarising point on the album, but Legend’s smooth soul flows throughout, and he’s incredibly good at it.

Read John’s own thoughts on the album inside FAULT Issue 13. Excerpts from our interview (and some shots from inside the issue) are available here and our behind the scenes video from our shoot can be found here

John Legend – ‘All Of Me’:

 

9. Haim – Days are Gone

Haim inside FAULT issue 15

Haim inside FAULT issue 15

2013 was undeniably Haim’s year. They’ve been universally praised by the likes of The Line of Best Fit and The Guardian as well as garnering extensive airplay on Radio 1. Instant classics like ‘Falling’ and ‘Don’t Save Me’ secured their debut’s position as one of the most anthemic and memorable records of the year.

We spoke to the sibling trio in FAULT Issue 15 while they were recording Days Are Gone, in which they told us what to expect from the album (needless to say, it didn’t disappoint): “Be prepared to have some fun! We had a lot of fun making it, so I hope it sounds fun. There are a bunch of new songs as well as songs that we released before.”

Read more from the interview, or get the full feature in FAULT Issue 15 from here

Haim – ‘Falling’:

 

8. Bass Drum of Death – Bass Drum of Death

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While Black Lips fans await their next album, they’ll probably be filling the gap with Bass Drum of Death. The Mississippi outfit’s honest, fuzzy garage-rock may not be particularly pioneering, but they demonstrate an excellent grasp of the genre in their second full-length offering, with infectious melodies and a purposefully under-produced sound. They also really, really like reverb. Who doesn’t?

Bass Drum Of Death – ‘Crawling After You’:

 

7. Charli XCX – True Romance

Charli XCX inside FAULT Issue 16

Charli XCX inside FAULT Issue 16

She’s had a fantastic 2013 by anyone’s standards – the past year has seen Charli XCX tour with other FAULT Featured artists Ellie Goulding and Marina and the Diamonds, as well as Paramore. She’s gone from underground sensation (her first album, ‘14’ was an acclaimed underground hit in 2008, but never commercially released) to the potential ‘next big thing’ of leftfield quirky-pop. Her vocal tone is strikingly similar to Marina Diamandis but her songwriting and grasp of melodic devices is phenomenal for her 21 years.

 In her recent interview for FAULT Issue 16, Charli revealed that she “always see[s her] music in colours. , my first record, was purple, whereas this [upcoming] album is going to be red. I’m inspired visually by red lips, blazers and things that blow up!…It’s going to be much more alive than True Romance.”

Read more excerpts and see more shots from the shoot here – or get the whole story in FAULT Issue 16, available from here.

Charli XCX – ‘You’re The One’:

 

6. SUUNS – Images du Futur

suuns Slightly freaky but wholly compelling, ‘Images du Futur’ really is something of a masterpiece, juxtaposing the heady sound of electro-indie (think Holy Ghost, Cut Copy) with what can only be described as futuristic lo-fi garage. FAULT Favourites SUUNS are carving their way through multiple genres with this impressive second album, and as a result, saw themselves nominated for the 2013 Polaris Music Prize.

Check out our interview with the Montreal four-piece in full on FAULT Online here

SUUNS – ‘Edie’s Dream’:

 

5. Jessica Sanchez – Me, You and the Music

Jessica Sanchez inside FAULT Issue 16

Jessica Sanchez inside FAULT Issue 16

The American Idol runner-up showed she’s not just a pretty face with her impressive debut album. After a stint on Glee, it would have been easy for her to continue down the squeaky-clean teen pop route, but she shakes off any preconceptions with the R’n’B-influenced ‘Me, You and the Music’, which includes a collaboration with Ne-Yo and songs co-written by Tom Petty and Sia.

Read Jessica’s own thoughts on the album inside FAULT Issue 16. Excerpts from our interview (and some images from inside the issue) are available here, along with our exclusive behind the scenes video. Get the whole story in FAULT Issue 16, available from here.

Jessica Sanchez – ‘Tonight’:

 

4.Big Sean – Hall of Fame

Our (in)famous shoot with Big Sean inside FAULT Issue 15

Our (in)famous shoot with Big Sean inside FAULT Issue 15

If you miss Notorious B.I.G as much as we do., Big Sean is there to fill the void. His unashamedly retro hip-hop, with song titles like ‘MILF’ and ‘Freaky’ borders on being a pastiche without crossing the line into ‘Trapped In The Closet’ territory. Collaborations with Li’l Wayne, Nicki Minaj and 2 Chainz make this one of the most noticeable new hip-hop releases, and Sean’s lyrics segue between the humorous and the filthy with ease.

 Big Sean told us in FAULT Issue 15 that Hall of Fame featured “the best music [he’d] ever made”. Read more from the interview, and see more shots, here – or get the full story in FAULT Issue 15 – available from here.

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3. The Black Angels – Indigo Meadow

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Not only did they use some seriously Sixties cover art for ‘Indigo Meadow’, they also showed that they’re still one of the American underground rock scene’s forerunners with an album that’s as melodic, lyrically dark and introspective as you’d expect from the Texan five-piece.

Read our interview with the psych-rockers in full on FAULT Online here

The Black Angels – ‘Indigo Meadow’:

 

2. Beyonce – Beyonce

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One morning, we all awoke to a new Beyonce album. No media fanfare or indeed any clues at all preceded the release of Beyonce’s self-titled fifth album, which began as an iTunes exclusive. Following the release, she announced that she ‘sees’ music, explaining the fact that each track came with its own music video. Throughout the course of the album’s accompanying visuals, she portrays an exploited pageant queen (‘Pretty Hurts’, which is co-written by Sia), a happy theme-park goer (‘XO’) and sings an entire song about having sex with Jay Z (‘Drunk In Love’).

Beyonce – ‘Drunk In Love’:

 

1. Mac Miller – Watching Movies with the Sound Off

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Mac Miller described his second album as ‘introspective’ and he certainly lived up to that promise with ‘Watching Movies with the Sound Off’. His previous style of playful party anthems has been shelved in favour of deeper lyrical content and a clear desire to make music for no-one other than himself – although the lead single is officially ‘Somebody Do Something’ (abbreviated to S.D.S) there is no particular standout track. Taking this approach is a risk, but one that’s paid off for Miller.

 Look out for more of Mac Miller in FAULT Issue 17 – more info announced this Friday 10th January!

Mac Miller – ‘S.D.S.’:

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Read the rest of our Top 20 FAULT Favourite Albums of 2013 feature:

Part 1

Part 2

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Words by Thea de Gallier

Tyra Banks presents art show, 15, in collaboration with the team behind our FAULT Issue 15 Beauty cover shoot – Udo Spreitzenbarth & Ty-Ron Mayes

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TYRA BANKS Presents: 15

From September 9th – November 9th ’13 at Jack Studios, New York City, supermodel Tyra BanksFAULT’s Issue 15 Beauty section cover star– will present an exhibition of photographs of herself taken in the style of some of her famous modelling counterparts.  Tyra has once again collaborated with the team that worked on her shoot for FAULT – photographer Udo Spreitzenbarth and creative director Ty-Ron Mayes – to create a series of unretouched, monochramatic images that seek to capture the essence of iconic fellow supermodels – friends, colleagues and competitors alike.

“When Spreitzenbarth and Mayes approached Banks in 2012 about working on an art project together, Banks shared with them her vision of 15. The series then became a reality through artist collaboration with hairstylist Sher Rae Tucker–a protégé of the legendary Oribe, and Emmy award-winning make-up artist Valente Frazier.

In the age of pixilated veils, there is no digital manipulation to the imagery. 15 is Tyra Banks in raw, un-retouched images: the photography, styling, and transformative hair and make-up, along with Banks’ extraordinary ability to emulate each character, takes the notion of “black and white” beyond the portrayed models’ varying ethnicity and a description of the photographs.”

… “Named for the number of the iconic women portrayed, and the age at which Tyra began her modeling career, 15 includes interpretive images of Banks personifying the supermodels: Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Lauren Hutton, Jerry Hall, Iman, Kate Moss, Twiggy, Brooke Shields, Claudia Schiffer, Carmen Dell’Orefice and Grace Jones. Banks also portrays the new wave of talent that has resurrected the genre: Kate Upton, Karlie Kloss and Cara Delevingne. Rounding out the 15, an adult Tyra emulates herself at 15 years old.

With the generous support of Chantelle and VeeV, Tyra Banks Presents: 15 will open on September 9, 2013, with a VIP reception from 7-8pm followed by a general reception from 8-10pm at Jack Studios, 601 W 26 St. (12 FL), New York City

 

Tyra Banks Presents: 15

Images of Banks as 15 iconic supermodels

Photographs by Udo Spreitzenbarth

September 9-November 9, 2013

 Jack Studios, 601 W 26 St. (12 FL), New York City

About Udo Spreitzenbarth

Udo Spreitzenbarth is an international fashion and art photographer. Spreitzenbarth was born in Germany and currently lives in New York City with his wife, model/actress Melissa Kurland. While studying architecture at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Spreitzenbarth developed an interest in modeling and fashion photography. It was then that he realized his passion for being behind the camera. After his first year in New York City, he shot his first billboard campaign that landed on a screen in Times Square. His editorial photography has been featured in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan and more. His art photography has received international acclaim with a successful series of solo exhibitions in Berlin, Frankfurt, Shanghai, and Beijing.

Ben Barnes for FAULT Issue 15 – something extra to celebrate Labor Day weekend!

This amazing mood piece with FAULT Issue 15 cover star Ben Barnes was produced by Sinisha Nisevic/Sin Factory Media.

Ben Barnes‘s potted history reads like a textbook guide on “how to make it in Hollywood”. After studying Drama and English Literature at London’s Kingston University, Ben was quickly snapped up by director – and fellow Englishman – Matthew Vaughn, to star in his first feature film as the young Dunstan, a key character in 2007 fantasy epic Stardust, alongside luminaries such as Sir Ian McKellan and Robert de Niro.

FAULT is pleased to feature this enormously talented young actor as our front cover star for our Summer 2013 issue. Relaxed, witty and charming, it was an absolute pleasure to spend the day with this down to earth star on-set for our exclusive LA photoshoot, where we discussed two of Ben’s upcoming projects in particular – a return to the fantasy genre in The Seventh Son and an exciting first foray into playing ‘the bad guy’ in God Only Knows. We also got the chance to find out Ben’s thoughts on fashion and the role of public perception in the film industry, in addition to speaking about his training and preparation for his latest roles.

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Ben Barnes was shot for the front cover of FAULT Issue 15 by Sinisha Nisevic and styled by Avo Yermagyan. Video production by Sin Factory Media. Interview by Leah Blewitt. Get your copy of this issue HERE

FAULT: Throughout your career you’ve played so many beloved fictional roles from iconic novels – as an actor, how do you prepare for a role like that? Do you feel the pressure from readers and fans who all have their own opinions and expecations of how the character should be played?

Ben: Absolutely I feel that pressure, not least because I have usually been a fan myself of the source material that these characters have featured in. I have learned that you certainly can’t please everyone as the beauty of a great novel is that everyone will picture their heroes or anti-heroes differently….I have definitely been guilty of accusing the director on set saying, ‘but that’s not how it is in the book!’ That rarely goes down well.

In God Only Knows, which is coming out later this year, you play Nick Tortano – a wannabe gangster. What sort of direct inspiration did you have for the development of Nick? Did you get a chance to improvise and have your own say when it came to developing the character?

This was maybe my favourite role I’ve played. I have rarely been afforded the opportunity to play the tough guy so it was very rewarding. I was very involved with the script and definitely got an opportunity to re-work scenes with the writer and director [James Mottern]… I had tattoos and a goatee (of sorts) and it was interesting to walk around Providence, Rhode Island and see the reaction i would get from people I met. People definitely look at you differently or more suspiciously based on image.

 

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We Love London: Grosvenor House

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Spotlight: Grosvenor House, a JW Marriott Hotel
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As I step delicately from my cab onto the pavement in front of Grosvenor House’s main entrance, my eye is immediately drawn to the gold-plated crest emblazoned on the property’s wrought iron gates. A doorman greets my cabbie with a smile and proceeds to whisk my luggage into the massive lobby of the hotel. I can hear my heels tap tapping on the marble as I make my across the room to the check-in counter. Within minutes, I am on the lift en route to my suite (one of 74 in the hotel), which just so happens to overlook Hyde Park.

The étoile wallpaper and opulent furnishings—think rich, red cushions, Art Deco marble bathrooms and thick, cream-colored curtains—act as an homage to the hotel’s storied history. (In fact, the inspiration behind the majority of the décor can be found in the hotel archives.) Sprawled out on the enormous king-size bed, I can understand why celebrities and dignitaries have flocked to Grosvenor House for all these years: I feel quite like a princess.

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Speaking of princesses, Queen Elizabeth II was a frequent visitor at Grosvenor House when she was a small child. In fact, she learnt to ice skate on the rink that used to be housed in what is now The Great Room. A painting that hangs in the lobby shows The Great Room as it was in the hotel’s youth: Hundreds of figures, all robed in the finest silks and jewels, skate and swirl around the rink—a dizzying blur of color that perfectly captures the spirit of decadence that is ever-present at Grosvenor House.

The word “decadence” can be used to describe more than the furnishings, though—the food at Grosvenor House is simply divine. Guests arriving in the afternoon would be wise to sit down for a cup of tea. From 17 June to 12 July, the hotel will host daily Wimbledon-themed afternoon teas in honor of the celebrated Wimbledon Tennis Championship. The menu for this special service includes an assortment of delicate pastries, finger sandwiches and scones made in true British style (Devonshire clotted cream included). Tea time is a regular treat at Grosvenor House, though. Even children can sit down for a cuppa (and leave with their very own Grover, a plush toy named after the hotel’s eponymous bulldog).

If tea time isn’t on the itinerary, though, follow my lead and sit down for dinner at JW Steakhouse. As an American in London, I am trying my best to eschew the types of food I would normally find at restaurants back home in favor of trying out true, British dishes. Apparently, though, American steak is kind of a big deal, even across the Pond.

 

JW Steakhouse Blackboard

 

The walls of the JW Steakhouse serve as a giant menu board. The items are written in chalk, which is a good thing, since the menu varies with the season and the types of beef available. Not feeling a T-bone? Don’t fret—the restaurant is famous for it’s signature steak: The Tomahawk. This impressive 32-ounce, on-the-bone rib-eye is the Mother of All Steaks. It’s massive—I swear, the thing might actually be the size of my head.

Seeing as how a steak of that size is much too much for someone like me, I opt for a sample of a smaller fillet. My meal is rounded out with a mistmatched menagerie of side dishes, which include onion rings, scalloped potatoes and roasted vegetables. Although I try to be healthy by ordering vegetables, all my good intentions are flung unceremoniously out the window as my waiter brings out one of the restaurant’s now-famous cheesecakes. (After all, if it’s good enough for Johnny Depp—a fan of both the restaurant and this cheesecake—then it’s definitely good enough for me.) And good it most certainly is.

As I stagger back to my room (on the verge of a food coma), I remember the soft, luxurious robes and state-of-the-art shower waiting for me back in my suite and let out a small, satisfied sigh. This is the life.

FAULT Dressing Room: Priory of Ten

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In Issue 15, we spoke with Mei Liu, the designer behind up-and-coming womenswear brand Priory of Ten.

When did you first become interested in fashion?
I’ve had an interest in design since a very young age. I’ve always loved to draw and build things with my hands. My interest in fashion really evolved in high school as I began working in the retail industry and experimenting with my own style.

Before launching Priory of Ten in 2012, what other experience did you have in the fashion industry? (I believe you worked as a design assistant to Philip Lim at some point?)
I studied at Parsons AAS program and interned at a couple of contemporary womenswear labels. I was a Design Assistant for the womenswear department at 3.1 Phillip Lim for close to two years upon graduation.

Where did the name for your brand, “Priory of Ten”, originate?
The name ‘Priory of Ten’ was actually conceived when we were travelling around Asia. During our travels, we were constantly drawing inspiration from our surroundings and the different cultures that we were immersed in. We were staying in a boutique hotel in Bangkok called Tenface, and we were really driven by the idea of ten faces as a collective. It was not necessarily a literal translation of ten faces coming together, but instead the notion of having a collective of people come together and foster a community. This is how Priory of Ten came into fruition, with ‘Priory’ representing the house or community we wanted to build and ‘Ten’ acting as a tribute to the source of our inspiration.

pot_web_02What inspired your A/W 2013 collection?
I was initially really inspired by Americana and the traditional notions of classic American men’s workwear. I loved daydreaming about the colours and textures that came together in these rustic environments. The Fall collection takes on the exploration of the rustic, traditionally blue-collar, male-dominated industries like old denim factories, kitchens and Japanese fisheries. It explores the idea of juxtaposing traditionally masculine, rugged workwear with elegant silhouettes and fine fabrics with a touch of femininity. Large components of the collection play on the idea of creating a faux illusion of traditional uniforms in these environments that are translated in playful ways.

Is there one piece from the A/W 2013 collection that is your favourite?
I developed a double waistband denim series meant to capture the rugged casual vibe of classic workwear. However, the denim is not made from true indigo at all, and it does not bleed in the wash. It is meant to playfully emulate the feeling of old denim workwear through silhouette and look, but in a totally illusory manner. The  boyfriend cut jean in this series is my favorite—it carries a strong fashion element but in a very relaxed and casual way.

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What fabrics do you most enjoy working with? Are there any fabrics and/or techniques that you would like to explore in future collections?
I love working with tailoring fabric (like fine wools for suiting). I also love developing new techniques on leather. For the next collection, I’m getting heavy into dip-dyeing and laser cutting patterns, which should be really fun.

Who is the Priory of Ten woman?
The Priory of Ten Woman is a little bit of a bad-ass, but in the most subtle and elegant way. She plays with the idea of bending the rules, whether it relates to gender roles or societal roles. She is rebellious but always quietly so. She is an individual thinker. She is intelligent and cognisant of current cultural and world issues. She’s comfortable in her own skin, empowered and is not afraid to exude her sexuality. She dresses to represent her way of life and to be true to who she is, rather than to construct an identity.

What do you have in store for us next season?
I always experience this internal tension between soft and harsh, aggressive and feminine. Fall was our most androgynous, aggressive collection to date, and for Spring 2014, I’m feeling very floaty and romantic again. I would like to get heavy into draping with beautiful crêpes and playing with subtle fabric manipulations. I’m drawn to the idea of beautiful structures like jellyfish and air balloons that are totally inflated by the water and air that supports them but that can collapse into nothingness when that supporting element goes away.

HAIM for FAULT Issue 15

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HAIM shot by Bella Lieberberg exclusively for FAULT Issue 15

Hailing from the San Fernando Valley in California, HAIM — Este, Danielle and Alana— grew up playing rock music with their parents in a family band called Rockinhaim.
Bundled up in the sonic power of Kate Bush and Stevie Nicks, not to mention the distinct sounds of ’90s R&B, they eventually set out on their own.

HAIM has been shaking things up in Los Angeles for the past four years now, which has led to one of many crowning achievements: the title of BBC’s Sound of 2013, an honor rarely bestowed on an American band. They pride themselves on switching from instrument to instrument with complete confidence, all while singing in perfect three-part harmony. And to think, all of this glory without a full-length album, which will be released this fall. FAULT sat down with Este, HAIM’s eldest sister, for a closer look…

FAULT: What can you tell us about the sister dynamic in the band?

Este: We’ve been doing this together for 15 years now. We started out playing with our Mom and Dad even before we had our own band. I thought every family had a band with their parents. Over time, we just learned how to best work together so it’s more conducive to creativity. If there’s ever a tiff or an argument, we try to work it out during rehearsals. In the end, if it works, it works. If it doesn’t, it doesn’t.

What is the writing process like when there are three people involved?

It really depends on the song. We don’t really have a formula, and it’s not like each of us brings a specific thing to the table. We all sit together and, if one of us has an idea, we’ll think about it in terms of the lyrics and melodies. It’s a constant back-and-forth with feedback. We’re all in it together, and we’re all responsible for the whole thing.

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Words by Kee Chang

What can you reveal about your full-length debut album?

Be prepared to have some fun! We had a lot of fun making it, so I hope it sounds fun. There are a bunch of new songs as well as songs that we released before.

 

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