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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 Miracle” (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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12 Actors Who are Surprisingly Good Singers

When we hear whispers about actors that can sing, or singers that can act, we’re usually sus. Are they genuinely talented, or are they just venturing out and attempting to gain greater success at something they clearly can’t do? I sure have seen a fair few who try to slide into …

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Top 5 Song Picks – Mid-Semester Break

Sun’s out, sky’s out. Its spring, and after two grueling months, mid-sem break is finally here. That means it’s time to throw those books in the air (momentarily) and do something that makes you feel alive – the way these fresh tunes will make you feel. So plug in those …

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Have You Seen This Ad?

Some of the most powerful, thought-provoking and emotional messages comes from advertising. This week’s post is about some of my favourite advertising campaigns that really tug at the heartstrings. It is interesting how an ad can make you long for your childhood, to evoke empathy in the toughest critic and …

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Album of the Week: HalfNoise’s SUDDEN FEELING (Blitz Radio)

HalfNoise began in 2010 as a side project by Paramore’s drummer, Zac Farro, just two days after he left the band. A few EPs and one full length later, Farro is back with his sophomore album, Sudden Feeling. The album fuses electronic indie pop with Farro’s alternative rock roots, creating …

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Review: A Weekend In Psyfari

Somewhere deep inside the second largest canyon in the world, Capertree valley. Lies an untouched piece of land where the animals are free to run wild, and once a year people from all walks of life, regardless of age, gender or race gathers here to be part of a truly …

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Yearbook Photos: Guess The Musician

Usually when people rise to celebrity status, their transition from high school to fame is shocking. Even a change in makeup or hair can make some people unrecognisable. Here’s a compilation of musicians from a range of genres and eras… can you guess who these yearbook photos belong to? It …

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Throwback: Great Music You Probably Missed – Ft. #sogonechallenge, Female R&B and Terrible Boyfriends

When we talk about 2000s R&B, the mind thinks of Chris Brown, Queen Bey, Usher and Ne-Yo. Forget them for a moment, because the early 2000s had some hella good female R&B music.  Music in 2016 is different, almost too different to the way things sounded a decade or two …

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Top 5 Song Picks – Week 8

This morning I woke up to the sun shining, birds chirping, and (sadly) an alert that mid-semester exams are next week. Then I started to mildly panic. Then I remembered I’m not alone in this predicament – it’s a uni-wide phenomenon! That was comforting. So, in light of the hard …

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Interview: RAT BOY

Blitz recently chatted to ultra creative UK artist RAT BOY To say it has been a tremendous few years for you would be an understatement. Having Get Over It featured as Track of the Day on BBC Radio 1, your debut release titled in subversive and meta fashion, The Mixtape, …

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Album of the Week: Safia’s Internal (Blitz Radio)

SAFIA’s debut album, Internal, is definitely a debut to be reckoned with. It is simply suburb with the perfect mix of techno soundscapes and relaxing vocals that will rupture your ears with electronic pleasure. Each track fits together nicely as the opening track, Zion, takes you into the heart of …

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Interview: Safia (Music)

SAFIA are due to release their new album ‘Internal’ on Sept 9, off the back of a national tour. We called Ben up to chat about SAFIA’s new tunes and the weird stripping dude at Groovin The Moo that has scarred the band, and probably hundreds of other festival-goers, for …

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The Jezabels’ Hayley Mary Lives a Nomadic Lifestyle, and It’s A Real ‘Pleasure Drive’

“I don’t really have a home, and in these last couple of years having time off, I kind of got addicted to moving. I’d only been to places for like three or four months and then I’d have to go again. I actually think it’s a really good way of living, …

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