Category Archives: Music

FACE + HEEL INTERVIEW (DON’T PANIC 21.08.12)

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Emotionally-driven and beautifully arranged, Face+Heel’s music is one of the most intriguing sounds to come out of the UK music scene this year. Read the rest of this entry

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MUSIC: MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS INTERVIEW (FAULT MAGAZINE SUMMER ISSUE 2012)

Marina explains why she’s anything but a Primadonna girl.

Right now, at this very moment, on iPods, radios and computers all over the country, the opening strains of the newest single by Marina and the Diamonds can be heard: “… Primadonna girl, yeah, all I ever wanted was the world, I can’t help that I need it all…” It’s fresh, it’s fun, it’s irresistibly catchy – it’s ‘Primadonna’ – and as the latest offering from the UK’s most interesting female pop star (together with a bubblegum-pink new image), it’s the perfect track to herald Marina’s much eagerly awaited second studio album, Electra Heart. Read the rest of this entry

MUSIC: ZEBRA KATZ INTERVIEW (FAULTmagazine.com 30.07.12)

With his unique blend of scathing minimal beats and irresistibly dark lyrics, Brooklyn’s own Zebra Katz (aka Ojay Morgan) is an artist currently setting the worlds of hip-hop and fashion alight. Initially creating the Zebra Katz character as part of an art school performance piece, the rapper gained huge international recognition at Rick Owens’ A/W12 show in Paris, where Katz’s now-signature track ‘IMA READ’(later dubbed “the song of fashion week”) played on loop. Having since shared the stage with the likes of Diplo and Lana Del Rey, this is one personality we’re going to be keeping a very close eye on… Read the rest of this entry

MUSIC: HELIUM ROBOTS INTERVIEW (FAULTmagazine.com 18.06/12)

Hailing from the deepest, darkest reaches of space, and now marooned on Earth, Helium Robots (or, as they’re known on this planet, Lydia Jones and Ewan Willmott) are whiling away time till they’re picked up by the Mother Ship by making atmospheric, galaxy-infused electronic indiepop. Having just beamed in their debut EP Voltopia, we get under the wires of robotkind’s most promising musical act. Read the rest of this entry

MUSIC: HAIM INTERVIEW (DON’T PANIC 18.06.12)

With their compelling live presence and irresistible, sun-soaked pop sound, LA’s coolest “three sisters and one mister” act is destined for big things – watch this space.

2012 has been a big year for Haim. Fresh from releasing their debut EP Forever, they’ve since toured to rapturous acclaim, receiving the same fever-pitch enthusiasm whether they’re playing SXSW or The Shacklewell Arms. Formed of sisters Este, Alana, Danielle and friend Dash, the sisters took time out of their recent hectic UK show schedule to talk about familial squabbles, drinking slurpees and meeting the A$AP crew. Read the rest of this entry

MUSIC: BLOOD DIAMONDS (FLUX MAY 2012)

Filling dancefloors with his woozy, blissed-out soundscapes and tropical-print production, Vancouver-based electronic artist/producer Blood Diamonds (otherwise known as Michael Diamond) currently stands head and shoulders above his competitors (well, he is 6″9). Now, with upcoming EP Phone Sex (said to be the result of a night partying with frequent collaborator Grimes) all but ready to drop, we talk to Mike about the Canadian music scene, Ke$ha and where he’d be without the Internet. Read the rest of this entry

MUSIC: PY (DON’T PANIC MAY 2012)

We speak to London’s most interesting new vocalist on soundscaping, Portishead and her brand new mixtape, Tripping On Wisdom.

Up-and-coming London-based artist Py (real name, Jade Pybus) is destined for big things. Having only performed her first ever live show in March, she has already collaborated with some seriously impressive names like Lapalux, Damu and Greenwood Sharps – and with her enchanting vocals and hypnotic tripped-out sound, it’s pretty much a guarantee she’ll be taking up residence on your iPod this summer.   Read the rest of this entry

MUSIC: LIGHT ASYLUM INTERVIEW (FLUX MAGAZINE MAY 2012)

With their unique blend of dancefloor-shaking synth-pop beats and singer Shannon Funchess’ unearthly heaven-to-hell vocals, Light Asylum are easily one of the most significant acts to emerge out of Brooklyn’s underground scene in the last ten years. Having just released their debut self-titled full-length, Flux caught up with the duo on the eve of their intense (and very sweaty) one-off gig in East London’s venue The Nest.  Read the rest of this entry

MUSIC: BELLERUCHE INTERVIEW (DON’T PANIC MAY 2012)

Since 2005, North London-based trio Belleruche have been getting toes tapping and hips shaking with their addictive, highly original electronic-soul sound – and now they’re back with their shiny new fourth album, Rollerchain. Guitarist Ricky Fabulous tells us more.

Rollerchain has just been released. What kind of lyrical and musical concepts were behind it?

It’s more experimental in sound than our previous albums. We would write parts then chop them on the computer, replay them through amps and them start chopping again. This fits with the lyrics, as they’re very much about personal feelings and experiences, and the music takes this kind of form – kind of like fragments of thoughts and ideas laid against each other to make sounds and lyrics. Read the rest of this entry

MUSIC: KARIN PARK INTERVIEW (FAULTmagazine.com May 2012)

Born in the darkest woods of Sweden, schooled in a far-flung Japanese jungle, ascending to Grammy award-winning pop stardom in Norway and now taking on Europe (next stop, the world?), electronic artist Karin Park is getting music fans everywhere (including us here at FAULT) talking with her bewitching vocals, spine-shaking beats and statuesque 6”3 frame. With fourth album Highwire Poetry poised to drop this month, what’s next for the Scandinavian siren?

FAULT: Tell us about Highwire Poetry – what can we expect?

KARIN: It’s electronic, and has a lot of heavy beats and bass; there’s fun in there, it’s fresh. It’s a collection of songs, not just beats with a bit of melody. Read the rest of this entry