- An Interview with Faultress Jammerzine 32:45
Today (November 8, 2019), Faultress releases her new EP titled ‘5 Myths’ (playlist below). And, to go along with such an event, we get to talk with the talented mind behind the music. Faultress has already proven herself a viable mainstay in the #indie music scene and, with ‘5 Myths’, this fact is truly solidified. Her songwriting style mixed with her powerful and heartfelt vocals give the listener a platform in which to reflect on and enjoy the meaning of the words and the beauty of the music.
Today we get to talk with Faultress about her beginnings in music as well as ‘5 Myths’ track by track. We also get a glimpse of her background and how the music is made as well as her future plans. Enjoy!
Faultress is an extinct word for a female criminal, and this musical project is about wearing your unpolished faults and imperfections on your very female sleeve. As an artist, Faultress embodies the challenge to heterodoxy implied in her name, which she wields as a firebrand to write incisive and psychological songs that offer us a look into the complex fragmentation of feminine power, desire and mental health in a rapidly changing musical and cultural world.
Faultress’s prime influence is Kate Bush, a soul she shares a love of theatricality with – Faultress has a playwriting MA from RADA – alongside a diverse set of influences that includes the likes of James Blake, Aldous Harding, FKA Twigs and Joni Mitchell. Her full banshee show is a six-part girl choir replete with synths and drums. In her solo shows, Faultress plays piano and loop stations. With the release of her 5 Myths EP, she reveals herself something of a polymath: lyricist, musician, singer, and storyteller employing the full spectrum of her skillset to make unforgettably charged music.
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About ‘5 Myths’
‘5 Myths’ lyrically examine the myths surrounding the female experience of power, beauty, desire, mental health. All songs are produced by Joshua Davenport, and all except ‘Marilyn’ are mastered by Dom Howard (Submotion Orchestra). ‘Marilyn’ is co-produced by Bobby Broomfield (Does it Offend You Yeah) at The Rattle (collective of DIY artists), and mixed/mastered by Morgan Bosc at The Rattle.