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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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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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Interview: Tyne-James Organ

Hailing from Wollongong, Tyne-James Organ has toured with the likes of Lewis Watson, Little Sea, Andy Black and Allday. With his headline tour earlier this year selling out, and another tour announced for December, the reggae-folk musician with a lot of soul is one to look out for. Earlier this week, …

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A Night in Distortion (Review)

There is nothing more beautiful than meeting others who love the same type of music as you, this is especially true when it comes to Dubstep. A lot of people have different opinions on the genre, there are those who cannot stand it and those who love it dearly, I …

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Top 5 Song Picks – Week 11

This week’s best song releases seem to be incredibly emotional – giving us almost as many goose bumps as this motivational talk by Daniel Radcliffe does. So plug those headphones in and get ready for a real feel trip! Solange – Cranes In The Sky Being human means it’s easy …

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Great Music You Missed – Ft. A Hated Childish Gambino, Abortion and The Weeknd

When we live in 2016, it’s easy to forget that Childish Gambino, The Weeknd and J. Cole, for a long time, weren’t all that popular. It was only a few years ago that Childish Gambino was just the funny ‘black’ guy on Community, The Weeknd another hopeful musician desperate to get …

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Album of the Week: BALANCE AND COMPOSURE’s ‘LIGHT WE MADE’ (Blitz Radio)

Light We Made is the third full length album from alternative rock band, Balance and Composure. Since their formation in 2007, the band has drawn comparisons to the likes of Nirvana, Brand New and Radiohead. When compared to the band’s earlier, post-hardcore, material, Light We Made is a lot more …

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LA is The Griswolds’ Second Home, but “There’s No Place Better Than Australia”

“We really wrote most of the [new] album at home, but we recorded it with Andy Dawson [Kanye West, Jay-Z]. So we really did want to do this one in Sydney, because we did the last one in LA… It’s been good. We had really nice accommodation, and our label hooked …

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Wonders of the Web: Tessa Violet (YouTuber)

Tessa Violet aka. meekakitty has been making videos on YouTube since 2007. Her username, meekakitty, was named after her cat, Meeka. She started off making video responses to the YouTuber, Frezned, then used her channel to document her travels as part of her modelling work. Nowadays, she often makes thoughtful vlogs …

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Interview: Allday (Music)

Aussie rapper, Allday, is currently embarking on a headline tour in promotion of his new single ‘Sides’. Blitz had a chat to Allday, aka Tom Gaynor, about his new single, upcoming shows, and whether or not it was a good idea to wear a fedora in the title sequence of …

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