The minimal arrangement and throbbing bass of ‘Sanctuary’ evoke a sense of claustrophobic wonder as Faultress’s dynamic vocal lends it vivid and spectacular tonal colours. 

Here Faultress gives voice to a deeply introspective and lesser-documented side of social experience: letting people into the darkened hallways of our minds without warning them. Closing the 5 Myths EP with heady emotional catharsis, ‘Hood & Wolf’ has a Kate Bush-style theatricality to its sweeping pianos and bewitching vocal lines, which use the peaks and troughs of melody to weave a lyrical parable about the marginalisation and internalisation of female sexuality in a male-dominated and highly sexualised world.

Faultless 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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