The Brit Awards 2017 – FAULTless Bits

 

 

This year’s Brit Awards were in no shortage of talent. From Skepta‘s unreal performance to The 1975 winning Best British Group and Katy Perry making a political statement with her performance, the upcoming year in music seems brighter than it ever has.

Wham! made a touching tribute to George Michael and Chris Martin performed a secret duet with the late musician, which resulted in the evening’s most memorable and emotional moment.

FAULT was there to witness it all and here’s some of our highlights from inside the music industry’s biggest event of the year.

FAULT Alumni Little Mix opened the show with a futuristic and groundbreaking performance, joined on stage by over 100 backup dancers.

 

Katy Perry made a stir with her controversial mock-up of Theresa May and Donald Trump while one of her backup houses accidentally – walked – off stage.

The Chainsmokers debuted a brand new single with Coldplay that no one knew about.

Chris Martin carried on to pay a touching tribute to George Michael after the former members of Wham! took the stage to pay their respects to the late musician.

 

Robbie Williams closed the evening with a round-up of his most successful tunes.

Not to say that his performance was FAULTless – but we nearly didn’t notice the glitch that forced him to cheer the crowd into singing along. We still loved it Robbie.

 

As awards season is slowly simmering down, we can’t wait to see what 2018 will bring. This year, the abundance of talent was exhuberating and it definitely set the bar higher for the year to come.

 

Coverage: Adina Ilie

Listen: Niall Horan’s releases Surprise Single

“I’m excited to announce I have signed a record deal with Capitol Records USA and released my first solo song.

Thank you to all the One Direction fans for your love and support as always.

I’m looking forward to the next part of this journey together.” – Niall Horan

Whenever a band decides to take a break many fans are left in disarray fearing the worst for the future of their faves and that was no more evident when 1D decided to focus on their solo projects. Today, Niall Horan has put some minds at ease with the release of his first solo song entitled ‘This Town’. It’s a great acoustic track and Niall looks very comfortable on stage with  just a mic and guitar as backup. A great start for what will no doubt be a huge solo career.

The studio version of ‘This Town’, released via Capitol Records USA,  is available now across Spotify, iTunes and Apple Music.

Vevo – http://niall.to/thistownvevo

Website – http://niallhoran.com

Twitter – http://twitter.com/niallofficial

Instagram – http://instagram.com/niallhoran

Facebook – http://facebook.com/niallofficial

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.

Disclosure

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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Bastille

“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

Lorde

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

London Fashion Week: Day 4 Highlights

Monday was arguably the most anticipated day of LFW with numerous big names showing, most notably FAULT Favourite Burberry. Our day began with the geometric prints and striking yellows of Roksanda Ilincic, her collection once again showcasing her unique palette sampling expertise.

Roksanda Ilincic

Roksanda Ilincic

Next it was on to the eagerly awaited Christopher Kane show, proving a favourite amongst many show goers season after season, Kane returned with another strong collection and one of our favourite shows. Using more autumnal, wintery cuts and compositions than other designers of the day but balancing them out with delicate fabrics and floral prints.

Christopher Kane

Christopher Kane

Erdem followed and delivered a strong monochrome collection featuring delicate lace detailing and the reoccurring sheer motive, ever popular throughout SS14.

Erdem

Erdem

In a stark contrast from the morning’s shows young designer Nasir Mazhar brought street wear to the stage with his logo-heavy presentation in the Topshop Show Space. Borrowing heavily from the mens show presented at LC:M the collection is sure to draw in yet more high profile fans.

Nasir Mazhar

Nasir Mazhar

A carefully considered digital presentation by Cristina Sabaduic followed, a beautifully produced video of her new collection projected behind models that showcased her designs how they were envisaged. A collection brought to life by movement with sheer fabrics and feminine shapes in abundance, the collection erfectly encapsulating a nostalgic summer.

Following a now trademark frantic rush to Kensington Gardens, I was greeted with walls of paparazzi and hoards of screaming One Direction fans, this could only mean two things. 1. I’d arrived at the Burberry show and 2. a certain young band member was also in attendance… The anticipation and excitement surrounding the Burberry show, is unlike many similar events, warranted. Burberry always manage to deliver. The buzz inside the glass structure this season was furthered more-so with rumours of lace detailing and updates on classic shapes – how better to impress than to improve classic favourites? The collection comprised of soft pastel hues complimented with the rumoured lace detailing, soft hues paired with soft fabrics, cashmere and wool both prevalent. The show was as theatrical as ever with the finale seeing Brit favourites Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn along with the other perfectly cast models, strolling down the catwalk to breezy summery music as petals fell from above. Burberry once again proving they know how to steal the show.

Burberry SS14

Burberry

Later on, KTZ delivered their hard-hitting street wear inspired collection to a captivated audience in Somerset House. The perfectly complimenting music mixed by A-Trak keeping crowd excitement at peak throughout. The collection played host to trademark studs and bold print, all cut to perfection with strong silhouettes comprised of numerous layers. The go-to street wear brand of the moment once again showing they’re the ones to beat.

KTZ

KTZ

Pringle of Scotland showcased a beautifully composed collection of colour and shapes in The Connaught Hotel with Cobalt blue once again showing up as a colour of SS14. We particularly liked the cutout detailing seen in the tops from the collection.

Pringle of Scotland

Pringle of Scotland

To end the Monday fashion marathon it was down to Giles and Tom Ford to compete with the days shows. Both more than worthy competitors. First was Giles with their beautifully realised collection of printed dresses juxtaposed with the evening gowns seen later on. My personal favourite would have to be the dress printed with a 90’s Prada advert featuring Amber Valletta.

Giles

Giles

FAULT Favourite Tom Ford is not a designer you would consider doubting and once again proved why. Evening wear at it’s very finest, leather, lace and more leather with more than a hint of sparkle, all immaculately crafted and as flattering as physically possible, I can guarantee these designs will be seeing more than just a few red carpets.

Tom Ford

Tom Ford

 

Words by Louis A W Sheridan

ART13: Exclusive Review for FAULT Issue 14

The first three days of March saw London Olympia Transformed into an exciting hub of contemporary art, packed with international collectors, artists, gallery owners and anyone with an interest in art.  

This is ART13.

ART13

photography LOUIS SHERIDAN; text CAROLINE DE BREF

 

Art13’s debut was extremely well received and attended and the fair will doubtless build up as an important event in the global art calendar.

VIP day was very busy with a number of major collectors and a few surprise visitors.

Harry Styles of One Direction turned up and bought Ben Turnbull’s small gun-behind-glass sculpture, In Case of Emergency, along with several other works for his new house.

Other guests included Ron Dennis, executive chairman of the McLaren Group, steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal, American businessman and majority shareholder in Arsenal Football Club, Stan Kroenke, and Dasha Zhukova.

Pearl Lam Galleries, eponymously named after its flamboyant owner, had two stands turned into one and drew a great deal of attention because of the large, bold works, including several by Zhu Jinshi, previously profiled in B Beyond Magazine, FAULT’s sister publication.

On display at our stand at Art 13Michael Taylor‘s ‘Wave 39’ (as seen in FAULT Issue 12)

FAULT had a media stand, along with B Beyond and the Linveco Cultural Foundation (a registered UK charity supporting multi-disciplinary creative talent). The stand showcased not just different issues of both publications but also the works of some of the artists/members of the foundation who have contributed cover artwork and been featured in the periodicals, such as Christy Lee Rogers, Anthony Russell and Michael Taylor [examples of works on display are shown above & below].

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On display at our stand at Art 13Christy Lee Rogers‘s ‘The Unending Journey’

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