FAULT Exclusive: Phlo Finister for Issue 10

Photographer: Miguel Starcevich, Stylist: Luke Storey; Interview: Leah Blewitt

Singer/songwriter Phlo Finister is based in LA, but spends time in both N.Y. and London. Although she’s only 20, Phlo has worked as a model, stylist, and fashion editor, and recently collaborated on a track with Peaches Geldof. Music, she tells us, is her main focus and passion, and she has recently released a new EP Crown Gold via 3/4 (3qtr records). FAULT caught up with Phlo on our exclusive editorial shoot with the songstress, featuring Los Angeles designer Maria Dora.

FAULT: Can you tell us about your musical background?
Phlo: Sure. I pretty much grew up around music since the age of 5 from singing in church to having different friends who’s parents where in the entertainment industry.

What artists, musicians have inspired you the most?
I have a broad spectrum of musical influences from Janis Joplin to Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground.

What is your song writing process like?
It depends on the producer, but as of now I start by creating an original beat with my producers. Then record melodies that I may like, then I either write to the melody I composed or I go line for line and sort of freestyle it. Pretty much depends on how much emotion the track evokes. I write all of my thoughts down though daily its easier for me when I see me thoughts written down. It’s more like poetry before it becomes a song .

Can you tell us about the “Youthquaker” movement?
Yes  – well, the term itsself was coined by Diana Vreeland in 1963; she was the editor of Vogue magazine at the time. Edie Sedgwick was the first to be featured in Vogue as an actual Youthquaker . Then other girls became poster girls of the term “Youthquaker” such as Penelope Tree Vuruschka, Twiggy and Jean Shrimpton. London was the center of the movement and it was dominated by teenagers . It became a musical fashion movement empowered by the youth, it was all about teen spirit…

Read the full interview with Phlo Finister in FAULT Issue 10

Maria Dora: Latest Fashion Film & Collaboration for FAULT Issue 10

You may recall our previous posts with Maria Dora, the prodigiously talented designer who is putting LA on the map for fashion. In addition to our interview, we also featured Maria’s fashion film ‘Ghostrider’, which dovetailed nicely with our release of FAULT Issue 8 – both featured model stunner Ira Chernova.

We’re now delighted to be able to exclusively showcase her latest film – ‘Phosphene’ – to mark the launch of her AW12 collection. Check it out below:

It’s no coincidence that this film also coincides with our release of Issue 10 – our feature on up and coming songstress Phlo Finister was also styled using Maria’s clothes.  Looks like we’re not the only ones inspired by Maria’s work…

Phlo wears Maria Dora for her shoot for FAULT Issue 10

More on Maria Dora on her website: www.maria-dora.com

FAULT Exclusive – ODD FUTURE After Party DJ SET – Toronto


FAULT hearts us some ODD FUTURE and after a sold out show last week, the boys hit up a warehouse to spin some tracks. Hodgy Beats was behind the decks, it was hot, packed and got shutdown by the O.P.P. yeah you know me. Odd Future will be touring the UK starting this month. Definately a must see.. Odd Future FAULT favourites and ones to watch.


O2 Academy Birmingham (March 28)
O2 Academy Brixton (29)
Manchester Academy (31)
O2 ABC Glasgow (April 1)

Final Issue 10 deposit announcement

Issue 10 has now been reduced to £10.50 + P&P for all those who participated in the deposit system!

Thanks to everyone who took part and we hope you enjoy your copy at this lower cost. The deposit system is still open until Monday 7pm GMT/2pm EST/12pm PDT for anyone who has yet to place their deposit and take advantage of the lower price on offer (although we won’t be giving out any more instructions on how to do that – you’ll have to search the site yourself!) but we don’t expect to receive another 500 orders to help bring the price point down an extra £1.50.

With that in mind, please be advised that the likely final price of the issue will be £10.50 + P&P. For currency conversion help, please try a site like www.xe.com . For help with postage costs, please be advised that average standard (i.e: not tracked/express) shipping per copy

…to the UK will be approx. £1.80

…within Europe will be approx. £4.20 

…to the USA/Canada/Rest of the World (inc. Asia/Australia) will be approx £7.00

Those who placed deposits will be sent an email during the coming week (starting March 19th) confirming the final price which will include a link to pay the balance for the issue. All copies will be sent out ASAP after the issue is released on 31st March.

FAULT ISSUE 10 LAUNCHED – Place your deposit NOW

We are pleased to announce the launch of FAULT Issue 10the Legacy Issue. To place your deposit and help reduce the overall issue price prior to its release on March 31st, please see here

To go ahead and place your deposit, please click on the cover below:

FAULT Spring cover star Adam Lambert

FAULT Magazine – The Legacy Issue  – proudly presents exclusive shoots and interviews with:

Adam Lambert

Kid Cudi & Dot Da Genius

Cat Deeley

Rico (Zombie Boy)

Band of Skulls

Far East Movement

Phlo Finister

Nada Surf

Sascha Bailey

Ana Araujo

Caleb Landry Jones

Julia Volkova

Plus a FAULTless selection of the best Film, Fashion, Music & Photography from artists forging their legacies in the early part of 2012.

This is your FAULT

FAULT Issue 10 Update

We are delighted to announce that we have reached 800 deposits for Issue 10 in just over 3 weeks. A huge thank you to everyone who has already placed their deposit – this now means that the magazine has been reduced in price by £1.50 to £13.50 + p&p. After another 200 deposits, the price will be further reduced to £12.00 + p&p, and an additional £1.50 will be taken off the issue price for every 500 deposits placed thereafter in accordance with our special price reduction offer.

For those of you awaiting further announcements on the Legacy Issue before placing your deposits, we can officially reveal that the first previews will be released on 2nd March. Throughout March will be showcasing images from exclusive shoots with our cover stars Adam Lambert, Cat Deeley, Kid Cudi and Rick Genest – amongst many others – so keep an eye on the FAULT website and Facebook page for those!

To place your deposit now – and help reduce the price of the issue even further – please follow the steps on our special offer page here.

FAULT Issue 10 – Special offer announced

FAULT is pleased to announce a special offer to mark the launch of our 10th issue, to be released on March 31st.  Although the issue will not be available for regular pre-orders until early March, we will be offering readers the chance to place a deposit for this issue from today. The link for for this deposit is available to all those who ‘like’ the FAULT Facebook page.

For every 500 fans who place a deposit on the issue, we will reduce its price by £1.50, up to a minimum order price of £4.50 (not including P&P). This offer will last until mid-March, thereafter everyone who placed a deposit will be notified of the final price of the issue (with a link to pay the outstanding balance) via email.

*Please note, this offer only applies to single online orders placed through our partners at www.booksmagazinesetc.com . All deposits are non-refundable. Please place 1 deposit per copy you wish to order. Subscribers are not affected by this offer.*

The theme for this Issue is LEGACY and will feature…well, we couldn’t possibly say…!


Phlo Finister

Last month FAULT featured LA singer/songwriter Phlo Finister’s latest track Bang Bang. Phlo has recently released a new EP CROWN GOLD which you can check out at Phlolove or 3/4 (3qtr records). The 6 tracks are must listen. FAULT caught up with Phlo and found out about the artist’s music, inspirations and what fans can expect in 2012.

FAULT: Hi Phlo how are you?

Phlo: I’m great. How are you?

FAULT: We are doing good, thanks.

FAULT: Can you tell us about your musical background?

Phlo: Well I came up singing in the church ya know; my whole family is musical. So I guess it’s just kinda always been there, not like the focus, but always present.

FAULT: How would you describe your sound?

Phlo: Throwback Trap R&B conceived in 1964.

FAULT: What artists/musicians have inspired you the most?

Phlo: R.I.P. Heavy D.

FAULT: What’s your song writing process like?

Phlo: I like to take it slow. Slow is nice. You can’t force these things really, they just happen when then are ready to happen.  So I get inspired and…  Yeah.

FAULT: You’ve recently recorded a track with Peaches Geldof, how did that come about?

Phlo: I made her do it!  We’re super close. She’s dope and she’s in a band and we wanted to make a girl-band song so we did one. I’ve always wanted to be in a girl band.

FAULT: You are based in LA, but have lived/spent time in NYC and London, how has that effected you as an artist?

Phlo: I feel like it has allowed me to be more free with my musical choices. Just being consumed in these different environments, I mean you cant travel and not be inspired by something. London is dope, I love London.

FAULT: How did you come up with the idea for your mash-up BANG BANG?

Phlo: I love so many types of music, from so many eras. My friends and I were talking about all this random music and how so much of what people think of as “different” is really just people’s’ preconceptions. Music is music. Art is art.

FAULT: Do you have any gigs coming up in the near future?

Phlo: I’m just in the recording process right now. Performance is a whole other art. Its coming though, yeah, soon…

FAULT: You have a background in fashion, can you tell us more about that?

Phlo: Oh, who told you that lolz?

FAULT: Phlo, FAULT will give you a few hints a) from one very fashionable guy b) he has a new album out too, c) please see photo below!;)

Crown Gold & King of Thrones

FAULT: How important to you are the visuals that correspond with your music?

Phlo: Crucial. It’s super personal for me. I make all of them with my friends.

FAULT: What are your plans for 2012?

Phlo: Youthquaker, Charkbate, 3qtr, and Pop Couture. London. Because I’m a part of Generation Y Not?

FAULT: Who would you like to work with and why?

Phlo: Shirley Manson.  She is the truth.

FAULT: What is your FAULT?

Phlo: Well, I live in L.A. so I guess it’s the San Andreas fault.


Special thanks to Kisha Madrid