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Local Music: Demonatrix

Local Music: Demonatrix

Among the local music scene rises the Sydney-sider band Demonatrix. Music teachers by day, rockers by night; meet Demonatrix, the new up and coming five-piece metal band. Throwing back to the days of KISS and the more recent Black Veil Brides, Demonatrix brings a visual aspect to the stage with “warpaint” …

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Interview: Allday

We sat down with Allday, aka Tom Gaynor, before his Sydney listening party, to talk favourite memes, moving to LA, and his new album, Speeding. Check out the interview below. SPEEDING IS OUT NOW. Catch Allday on his Speeding tour on the 8th July at Sydney’s Big Top, Luna Park.

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Album Review: Drunk, Thundercat

Album Review: Drunk - Thundercat

In his most polished release yet, Californian multi-instrumentalist Stephen Bruner (Thundercat) delves into how we survive in the modern age. “Where would we be,” Bruner poses on ‘Bus in These Streets’, “if we couldn’t tweet our thoughts?” Your smart ass might say “on Facebook,” but such a response just vindicates …

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Album Review: Oh Wonder, Oh Wonder

Album Review: Oh Wonder, Oh Wonder

Over the past few years the British alternative pop duo, Oh Wonder, has quickly risen to fame. They released their first song Body Gold in 2014 and released one song per month until 2015. The songs released within this period of time culminated into their self-titled debut album: Oh Wonder. …

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Interview: Avalanche City

Interview: Avalanche City

We sat down with one-man band Dave Baxter aka Avalanche City to talk about touring with the Dixie Chicks, upcoming music and the last time he didn’t have a beard. How was your first show supporting the Dixie Chicks? It was really good! It was amazing. I often gauge how …

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Soundtrack To: Celebrations

Soundtrack To: Celebrating

We put together some tuunes perfect for all celebrations! Young Blood – The Naked & Famous If your youth isn’t a time spent for lively celebration, then when is? Youth – Glass Animals That was an okay segue. Kids – MGMT There’s a recurring theme here… Busy Earnin’ – Jungle “It’s …

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Gig Review: Sleepmakeswaves

Gig Review: Sleepmakeswaves

Otto Wicks-Green stands on a fold-back speaker in a typical classic-rock power stance, holding his guitar heavenward, and grinning from ear to ear. He’s on stage at the Metro Theatre, in the heart of the Sydney CBD. Sleepmakeswaves have just returned from a national tour of China, preceded by an …

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Top Pop Culture Moments of 2007

Top Pop Culture Moments of 2007

I remember it like it was yesterday, the year that pop culture changed into the bellowing beast it is today: 2007. Britney spears went crazy from fame, celebrities taking out their trash made headlines, and the now prehistoric first iPhone was released. Music It truly was a spectacular year for …

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Soundtrack To: Festival of Sport

Soundtrack to: Festival of Sport

With Festival of Sport here, workout music has never become more important. Music wakes you up. Music keeps you active. Most importantly, music pumps you up for a workout. So what better way to get your morning started than with a little help from us. Check out Blitz’s playlist to …

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5 Female Musicians You Need To Watch

5 Female Musicians You Need To Watch

To celebrate #girlpower, we’ve compiled a list of our fave female musicians. Leadlight – Julia Jacklin Originally from NSW’s Blue Mountains, Julia Jacklin fell in love with music at the age of 10, upon discovering Britney Spears. Since then, Julia has captured the hearts of many, with her honest, raw vocals, …

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Review: Warpaint

Sydneysiders were treated to the incredible performances of  Indie rock band Warpaint  as they graced the Concert Hall stage at the Sydney Opera House. Not even the rain could dampen the energy that the band and audience exuded. The four female powerhouses ensured every single person was up from their seats …

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Soundtrack To: Uni life

Soundtrack To: Uni life

It’s week one and uni has just started. You’re making a name for yourself – blending in or standing out, working hard or working out. Whoever you are, whatever you’re doing, Blitz has the soundtrack to your uni life. U-RITE by THEY Perfect for those with swagger. Walk through uni knowing that …

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Album Review: Skin Companion EP II, Flume

The rise of Flume is never-ending. Not satisfied with topping the Triple J Hottest 100 with ‘Never Be Like You,’ the Sydney producer recently took out his first Grammy for best dance/electronica album with the 2016 gem, Skin. Now, we have been blessed with the second ‘companion EP’ to Skin, …

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Interview: Dan Haggis, The Wombats

Interview: Dan Haggis, The Wombats

Blitz had a chat to Dan Haggis from The Wombats about the band’s namesake, playing in Sydney, and the changes over the past 10 years.  Listen or read ahead for the full interview. Groovin the Moo 2017 announced yet another phenomenal line up, from home grown legends Tash Sultana, and All …

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Album Review: Yours – SG Lewis

Album Review: SG Lewis - Yours

Hailing from the long line of British electronic music producers swarming our airwaves, newcomer SG Lewis brings his Disclosure-esque deep house beats rooted with R&B soul to the charts. The 22-year-old musical scientist (real name: Sam Lewis) tests his experimental tunes in the electronic music waters, pushing the boundaries of stereotyped …

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What You NEED to Know Before Going to a Gig

I went to see Shawn Mendes at Enmore earlier this month. A beyond incredible show btw. Surprisingly, it had one of the most intense mosh I’ve ever experienced… the pushing and shoving, fainting, bruises, unintentional groping, losing shoes, losing friends, a broken nose or two (yes, really), some people left …

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Interview: Allan Smithy

There are few artists that are as self-deprecating and authentic as Allan Smithy. Coming from Sydney’s inner city, the music maestro blends Australiana with nostalgia to sing about real issues that affect people like you and me. I caught up with Smithy to talk music, housing affordability and what makes …

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Top 5 Song Picks – Week 13

Give yourself (and your mates) a good encouraging pat on the back – you’re nearly done with yet another gruelling semester! Only a couple weeks to go until everyone’s favourite time arrives, exam season. To ring in the crazy cram-load and keep you company throughout those seemingly never-ending study nights, …

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Interview: Urthboy

Blitz managed to get a chat with Sydney rapper and co-founder of Elefant Traks Urthboy. Have a look at some of the questions below and the full interview audio at the bottom of the page. How did you get into the Australian rap scene? What’s been your major influences? How …

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The Best Comeback Albums From 2016 (So Far)

2016 has been nothing short of impressive in terms of new releases across the music world. Yet it’s also a year particularly marked by a string of stellar comebacks, some of which we’ve been holding onto for ages, while others we never could have seen coming… Revolution Radio – GREEN DAY  “It’s interesting. These …

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Album of the Week: Trophy Eyes’ “Chemical Miracles” (Blitz Radio)

Chemical Miracle is the sophomore album from Australian punk band, Trophy Eyes. With a creative and dynamic blend of melodic hardcore and upbeat pop-punk, this album does not disappoint. For the older Trophy Eyes fans who loved the band’s gritty, hardcore sound, and for those who prefer a more refined, …

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