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Review: Fringe Ignite 2016

The Fringe Ignite music festival kicked off the Sydney Fringe Festival 2016 to a great start. This annual opening celebration saw Darlinghurst come alive at the hip Stanley Street with live music and performances. This year’s festival saw performances from blues singer Alice Terry, Rai Thistlethwayte’s jazzy tunes and renowned …

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Album of the Week: With Confidence’s “Better Weather” (Blitz Radio)

Better Weather is the pop punk debut from Sydney siders, With Confidence. Since their formation in 2012, the band has played alongside The Getaway Plan, You Me At Six, Tonight Alive, 5 Seconds of Summer and Kids in Glass Houses, just to name a few. In January 2016, the band …

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Every Single Thing That’s Dumb About Taylor Swift

So you may have heard that Taylor Swift facing some controversy in the news recently. However if you’re one of the few people who haven’t heard about this because you’re “too busy right now” and “would you please stop bothering me with petty crap like this, Alex?!?!” then …um sorry …

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Review: The Avalanches’s “Wildflower” (Album)

The Avalanches have finally returned from their 16-year hiatus after dropping their first experimental album, Since I Left You, in the year 2000. It’s safe to say that many of us had moved on, assuming an Avalanches comeback was unlikely, but Wildflower has not disappointed. The album provides us with …

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Interview: Flo The Kid (Blitz Radio)

Glad Rap with Campbell and Declan sat down and had a chat with Flo The Kid about Life, music and his very first mixtape! You can hear the full interview on SoundCloud:  Make sure to Tune In to Glad Rap every Tuesday between 6-8pm on blitz.arc.unsw.edu.au/radio Your very first mixtape …

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Up Close & Personal With Andy Black (Review)

From 6+ hours waiting in line to front row to Andy Black talking to me from the stage, it was quite the experience. Before you start questioning my sanity, it was a pretty exciting event – Black Veil Brides’ front man, Andy Biersack’s first solo Australian tour – Sydney being …

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Chance The Rapper Will Be the Biggest in Hip-Hop by 2020

Biggie, Tupac, Jay-Z, Eminem, Kanye, Chance? At only 23 years old, Chance the Rapper has been killing it in 2016. This year’s release of Colouring Book on Apple Music and Spotify meant that Chance was exposed to a wider audience purely through streams. It became the first album ever to …

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Interview: Residual (Blitz Radio)

If you love alternative rock, with one listen, you will agree that Residual are on their way to being the next big thing. If you’re into Gang of Youths and Foals, then you’ll love the sounds of this Aussie four-piece. Playing at the intimate Brighton Up Bar last Thursday night, …

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Top 5 Song Picks – Week 6

This week was frankly (pun intended) an amazing week, music-wise – FRANK OCEAN unveiled two albums in two days, ending his four-year hiatus. Finding out about Ocean’s majestic releases made my day almost as much as this cheeky McDonald’s drive through guy did. So without further ado, here are some …

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Album of the Week: Glass Animals’ “How To Be A Human Being” (Blitz Radio)

Glass Animals’ sophomore album, How to be a Human Being is eccentric, upbeat and unique. It is an album which deserves to be listened to as a whole; its sheer brilliance and the band’s attention to detail is definitely something to admire.   Like the album title suggests, the album …

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Throwback: Great Music You Probably Missed – Ft. American Punk Rock, Youth Anthems and Aussie Rap

If you’re reading this, you probably weren’t an American teenager. Neither was I, but the music I listened to and left blaring in my room would tell you otherwise.  Music in 2016 is different, almost too different to the way things sounded a decade or even two decades ago. Music …

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Album of the Week: ODESZA’s “In Return” (Blitz Radio)

In September last year Seattle beat-makers ODESZA delivered a timeless rerelease of their chart topping LP, In Return (2014). This deluxe edition consisted of the studio-singles from the original album (vocal and new instrumental mixes), a fresh single and three tracks recorded live from their world tour a year prior. …

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Review: Frank Ocean’s “Blonde” (Album)

The amount of hype around Frank Ocean’s sophomore album was immense. The incredible success of Channel Orange as well as the constantly shifting release dates and ominous staircase building video streams set the bar incredibly high. Mr Ocean needed to exceed all our crazy expectations for anyone to be satisfied. …

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Musicians With Surprisingly High IQs and Uni Degrees

I’m just gonna say right now, you’ll be surprised with who’s on this list, what they studied, and how high some of their IQs are. When we think of our favourite musicians, we don’t necessarily think academics. The idea of celebrities slaving away like we do for several years tackling …

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Top 5 Song Picks – Week 4

With warmer days rolling in, it’s time to stop hibernating, kick off your blanket and get ready for real life! There are a multitude of ways to throw in some sparkle into your day – like this compilation of pictures of Michael Phelps stretching. Alternatively, there’s also this sick playlist… …

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Album of the Week: Blush (Blitz Radio)

Moose Blood’s sophomore album, Blush, is a collection feel-good rock anthems and emotional love songs. Hailing from the UK, the band describes their music as ‘emo’, yet with the ever changing landscape that is rock music, this album is a unique fusion of rock, pop, punk, and everything in between. …

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Five Musicians That Went Solo… and It Really Worked

As soon as you see the word ‘solo’, I know most of you will think of those artists that just should’ve stuck to their guns and with their bands – Spice Girls and Robbie Williams, we’re looking at you. Here however, I’ll be taking you through some of the world’s …

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Gigs To Go To: 5 Years of Astral

Gigs To Go To  to aims to bring you the best upcoming gigs and parties in Sydney. This week we have a special announcement in celebration of Astral People’s 5th Anniversary.  I have only recently come to know of Astral People. Back in January they toured one of my favourite …

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Interview: The Million

Blitz caught up with The Million’s bassist Tamon Mashimo to talk all things music, touring and their upcoming single, which comes out August 17 *heavy breathing*. His band, from New South Wales, even have a tour van, so you know their music is bloody awesome.  I haven’t been this keen …

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Album of the Week: Glorious Heights (Blitz Radio)

Montaigne’s debut album, Glorious Heights is a funky, rhythmic and driving collection worthy to be crowned Blitz Radio’s first Album of the Week. Montaigne’s unique blend of pop vocals and alternate rock leave the album a completely unapologetic, visceral explosion of her personal trials and tribulations. Off the back of …

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Famous Rockers Who Got Kicked Out of Their Band

Sex, drugs and rock n’ roll. A lot of rebellion and wild stories comes with the territory of being in a rock band. So, you might be wondering… what can possibly be SO bad that these guys got kicked out of their band? Brian Jones from THE ROLLING STONES I …

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Throwback – Incredible Songs You’ve Probably Missed: Feat Toto, Diana Ross, Kevin Lyttle

Music in 2016 is different, almost too different to the way things sounded a decade or even two decades ago. Music has evolved whether we like it or not – but every now and then we need some downtime from the doof doof doof of edm. I can guarantee you …

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Top 5 Song Picks – Week 2

Feeling the blues, coming back to uni after a good month spent overseas pursuing your dreams? on the couch binge-watching various TV shows? If you, like me, need some pick-me-ups, here are some of the month’s best tunes to set you in motion for the new semester! The Chainsmokers – Closer …

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2016: Some of the Greatest Moments in Music So Far

From awesome to awful album releases, controversies and huge ups and down, there have been more than a few high points in the music world. It was tough to narrow it down, but here are just some of them in 2016 that really say something. Take the need to call …

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Review: The Paper Kites (Enmore Theatre)

The Paper Kites commemorate the sentimental complexity of the midnight hour by delivering an avant-garde performance at the Enmore Theatre. The five-piece band opened the ‘Midnight’ tour by huddling around the lead singer, Sam Bentley’s, acoustic guitar and microphone. The Paper Kites gracefully addressed the audience with a stripped-back rendition …

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