Isle of Wight Festival 2018: review and pictures

As the Isle of Wight festival 2018 celebrated its 50th anniversary, the sun shone as golden as the glittery glad rags parading around the festival field…and we got our cameras out:

Isle of Wight festival 2018: Friday

Grooving on the main stage Nile Rodgers and Chic performed a flawless performance that fired out hit and hit and got the fans on their feet. While the Big Top tent saw Bedford boy Tom Grennan cause a storm on stage and solidifying his status as one of the hottest sounds of 2018.

Friday night came to a close with Kasabian performing a by the book performance that saw the band belt out tune after tune suited for the main stage, Chase and Status caused chaos as fans piled into the Big Top tent desperate to dance into the early hours of the night.

Tom Grennnan @ Isle of Wight Festival 2018 - FAULT Magazine

Tom Grennan performs on the Big Top stage at Isle of Wight Festival 2018

Saturday

The sun continued to shine though out Saturday as areas such as the Old Mout Cider Kiwi Camp kept things cool with their delicious array of ciders and light entertainment like Disco Yoga and Rockaoke.

Brit award winner James Bay was back trading in his trademark hat for slick back hair and riffs galore as he jammed on stage to his follow up album Electric Light. While man of the hour Liam Gallagher pulled in a sizeable crowd and belted out Oasis classics such as Rock n Roll Star and Supersonic that proved to be still some of greatest songs ever written, the downside being a shared stage and not having the time to truly shine.

Sigrid at Isle of Wight Festival 2018 - FAULT Magazine

Sigrid at Isle of Wight Festival 2018

Sunday

Sunday saw Sheryl Crow keep things light and breezy while Cuban-born Camila Cabello gave a scorching performance that added a little heat to the already blistering day – although it was arguably a little tepid compared to that of the England team. Spirits were raised as high as the English flags waving through the sky when the England vs Panama result began to ripple through the raucous crowds, convincing everyone present that football was truly coming home.

It was a welcome return for Sam Duckworth – aka Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly – to the stage as he was supported by a full band that helped transform previous electro-experimental efforts into a vibrant array of melodic splendour. The full ensemble breathed new life into his debut album The Chronicles Of A Bohemian Teenager, sounding as fresh as it did back in 2006.

Norwegian pop sensation Sigrid unfortunately felt the strain of technical difficulties eating into her allotted time by an extra half hour, but was welcomed by an sympathetic crowd filling out the Big Top tent before rushing off to see headline act The Killers take to the main stage.

The Las Vegas band pulled no punches as their perfect blend of indie rock and bruised Americana with a Springsteen-esque twang attracted multiple generations to the main stage. Spectators witnessed a dazzling performance accompanied by festival fireworks soaring almost as high as the bands brilliant finale Mr Brightside, proving that Isle of Wight is one of the biggest and brightest festivals around.

The Isle of Wight Festival 2018 celebrating its 50 year anniversary - FAULT Magazine

The Isle of Wight Festival 2018 was celebrating its 50 year anniversary

 

Keep tabs on tickets for next year’s Isle of Wight Festival here: www.isleofwightfestival.com

 

Words and photos by Jack Lloyd

Isle of Wight Festival 2018 starts tomorrow!

This year, FAULT will be sporting our finest glittery glad rags to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of Isle of Wight Festival 2018. Guaranteed to be a cracking year and soundtracked by none other than FAULT Issue 27 cover star Liam Gallagher, along with The Killers, Kasabian and Depeche Mode.

Isle of Wight Festival 2018 lineup

Every year Isle of Wight continues to bring some of the best live music around! With the likes of Manic Street Preachers, Nile Rodgers, Rita Ora and Chase and Status also making an appearance, there’s guaranteed to be an act for all to enjoy.

And of course, it’s not all about the music, Isle of Wight is also a fantastic opportunity to unwind and get stuck in to some fine dining. With a huge variety of food stalls on offer at the Octopus’ Garden, you’ll be able to experience a range of culinary delights.

With the Old Mout Cider Kiwi Camp back for a second year, they’ll also be providing plenty of entertainment with Disco Yoga, Rockaoke and much more, running all day and night.

Or, if you want to just kick back on the sofa swing and take it all in. The bar will be fully stocked with that crisp, cold, fruity stuff that Old Mout make so well.

We’re most excited to see James Bay return to the stage to perform his blistering follow up album Electric Light, along with The Killers belting out some familiar stadium-sized hits and Liam Gallagher adding some swagger to the stage.

Liam Gallagher is headlining the Isle of Wight Festival 2018 (Saturday 23rd June)

Liam Gallagher is headlining the Isle of Wight Festival 2018 (Saturday 23rd June)

There will also be a range of awesome indie tunes being blasted out This Feeling, the UK’s best club for future rock and roll, which is making a welcome return and bringing with it to the stage Hey Charlie, Avalanche Party and many more – all of which gives this year’s Isle of Wight a real edge in the UK top festival stakes!

 

Visit the Isle of Wight festival website for more details: isleofwightfestival.com

Words: Jack Lloyd

Flood at Cobb Studio, used by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club to record two albums – please show your support!

 

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Back in FAULT Issue 9 we featured Billy Nicgorski and his friends and family over at Cobb Studio in Philadelphia. Over the years, Cobb has hosted some incredible artists, including FAULT Favourites Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (Official Page), who are pictured recording behind the scenes at Cobb Studio in our feature (below, and on the support page).

Last month, their home and studio space was flooded, causing massive water damage and destroying thousands of dollars worth of equipment.

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BMRC recording at Cobb studio

Check out  Billy’s video (created with 2,146 pictures) of BRMC recording at Cobb Studio and playing ‘Mama Taught Me Better’ at an intimate local gig:

 

Billy Nicgorski & Pete at Cobb Studio

FAULT Issue 9 features an exclusive interview with Cobb Studio and band The Cobbs. Cobb Studio is owned and operated by Ryan Bernstein, Paul and Billy Nicgorski. FAULT’s forthcoming article will also include insider shots of recording sessions at the home studio in Philadelphia. So many legendary artists have spent time living and recording at the Nicgorski home including Black Rebel Motorcycle Club who recorded part of their albums’ Howl and Beat the Devil’s Tattoo in The Cobbs space. In addition to the guys recording session’s, they have played with everyone from BRMC and The Strokes to Clinic and Kasabian, FAULT also spoke to Robert Levon Been (BRMC) and Jay Mehler (Kasabian) about their time spent at Cobb Studio.

Full feature with more exclusive shots (courtesy of Billy Nicgorski) in FAULT Issue 9.

Paul Nicgorkski & Ryan Bernstein

 

Pete Hayes (BRMC) recording at Cobb Studio

FAULT Favourite KAV to support KASABIAN & Band of Skulls @ Brixton Academy

 

FAULT Issue 10 star KAV is fast becoming one of the UK’s most exciting live acts. After releasing single ‘Blaggers N’ Liars 2012’ back in March the Leicester born musician received high praises for his authentic rock sound.

KAV’s music is full of edgy guitar riffs, dirty baselines and backed by a strong raspy vocals. This has led to him being compared to some of rock music’s biggest legends – “KAV combines the Speed of the Scream with the Swagger of The Stones.”

KAV has now been confirmed to open for Kasabian @ Brixton Academy with Band Of Skulls (also featured in FAULT Issue 10) on August 20th.

Check out the video for Blaggers & Liars below

 

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BRMC at Cobb Studio: Exclusive for FAULT Magazine

FAULT Magazine Issue 9 features the American music industry’s best kept secret – Cobb Studio. In addition to speaking to studio founders Ryan Bernstein and  Billy and Paul Nicgorski, FAULT also caught up with Kasabian’s Jay Mehler and BRMC’s Robert Levon Been about the benefits of recording at Cobb. Read the full interview exclusively in Issue 9 – available in print or in digital.

The feature is filled with previously unpublished shots of BRMC recording for ‘Howl’ and ‘Beat the Devil’s Tattoo’, courtesy of Billy Nicgorski. We’re also proud to present Billy’s own video (created with 2,146 pictures) of the band recording and playing ‘Mama Taught me Better’ at an intimate local gig:

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Ali Lohan

Jackson Rathbone

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Kasabian

Michael Steger

The Horrors

Mayra Veronica

The Golden Filter

Leven Rambin

Lynn Collins

Will Poulter

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