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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

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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: 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

FASHION: BOYS AROUND TOWN (FAULTMAGAZINE.COM APRIL 2012)

Male models. For decades, they’ve been seen as little more than the pretty faces (and killer abs) gracing the fashion world’s catwalks, magazine covers and TV adverts. Tall, chiselled, and impossibly good-looking – yet with a huge amount to offer besides their looks – it’s a sad case of affairs that people fail to take these bright young things at anything other than face value. Read the rest of this entry

ART: RJ RUSHMORE ON AMERICA’S STREET ART SCENE (FAULTMAGAZINE.COM APRIL 2012)

RJ Rushmore is Editor-in-Chief of Vandalog, the web’s definitive resource on what’s that’s happening in the weird, wonderful and constantly surprising worlds of street art and graffiti (check it out at blog.vandalog.com). FAULT caught up with him to discuss his thoughts on America’s street art scene, and in particular his experiences at New York City’s unique Underbelly Project, which saw over 100 artists gather together in secrecy to illustrate an abandoned subway station. Read the rest of this entry

MUSIC/EVENTS: SECRET GARDEN PARTY (FAULTMAGAZINE.COM APRIL 2012)

With the doom and gloom of the winter months finally behind us, and the scent of freshly cut grass starting to linger in the air, it can only mean one thing: festival season is coming. And though the UK is always spoiled for choice with live music events, one festival guaranteed to be one for the books (and your Instagram album) this summer is The Secret Garden Party. Read the rest of this entry