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Top 5 Song Picks – Exam Period

Hide your wife, hide your kids – freedom’s just around the corner! Blitz has (once again) put together the perfect playlist – you’re welcome – to help you cope with the flood of emotions that comes hand-in-hand with LSP, Last Paper Syndrome//Image via Twitter.   Fortunes – Angel Nobody blends the grit of …

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Interview: Symphony X’s Mike LePond

Forming back in 1994 from Middletown, New Jersey came this fresh, powerful wave of metal. Over two decades since their self-titled debut album, the group have captured a Dream Theatre-esque sound while honing in on their classic yet inventive dynamic. I sat down with bassist Mike LePond to chat Symphony X‘s first ever …

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Hidden Gems: Cabaret

The world of cabaret is one that is rich, decadent and full of glamour and bravado. However, this musical act is one that completely subverts this musical genre and turns it on its head. The two-piece known as the Dresden Dolls are the culprits behind such a subversion. With just …

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Top 5 Song Picks – Study Vacation

It’s THAT time of the semester again. You’ve got one last major essay to churn out and 3 upcoming papers to study for. But, like a mother of five, you’re exhausted. Maybe you’re even curled up in a fetal position on the floor right now, mustering up enough energy and mental strength …

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Hidden Gems: Indie

The world of indie music is one that is rich with diverse tones and even more diverse personalities. Ranging from the rough and raw to the organic and pure, the genre is one that has something for everyone. In this instalment of hidden gems, we look at an up and …

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Best Movie Soundtracks (And Just Movies) Of All Time

In the midst of countless albums being released by individual artists and bands across the world, there are the ones created by a room-full that really tie a film together. Complete it. Even with amazing acting or a compelling plot, sometimes it’s the music which elevates things to a whole new level. …

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Interview: Winterbourne (Blitz Radio)

James and Nadia from Blitz Radio sat down and had a chat with James and Jordan, the duo behind Winterbourne. They spoke about the name, Mountain sounds, the Oxford Art Factory and of course Busking. Thanks so much for joining us at Blitz Radio. You’re promoting your current EP Pendulum …

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How To Stream Music Without Chewing Up Your Data (Advertorial)

How many times have you been waiting on Eddy Avenue for the 891 bus to UNSW, when you realise that between scrolling endless Instagram feeds full of acai bowls and jamming to your fave artist radio, you’re burning through a TONNES of data?! Well, if you’re an Optus prepaid customer, …

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#TB: THE BEST OF THE 2000s (Part 2)

And here we have part 2. Relive the best of 2005-2010.. from old school R&B Chris Brown.. to 2Pac.. to Kings Of Leon.. to Amy Winehouse.. to Lady Gaga.   2005 2Pac – Ghetto Gospel – I mean, the king of rap. He rapped about real things with real emotions and connected …

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Top 5 Song Picks – Week 12

Some days you’ve got two tests back-to-back, your newly-bought blender from K-Mart decides not to function, and you find a massive spider building its habitat in your bedroom. If you struggled this past week as much as I did, then this is the perfect playlist for you! These 5 songs put …

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Hidden Gems: Psychadelic Rock

The definitive genre of psychedelic rock is one that can usher in a new era of musical expression that cannot be likened to any other movement within the past few centuries. With psychedelic movement taking over the entity of the sixties, this movement gave rise to many legendary acts including: …

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Why Should You Switch to Vinyl?

It’s no secret that the vinyl has made a massive comeback over the last year or so. Rather than going on and on about why it’s back, let’s just embrace the fact that it is. I know that I certainly need to score a turntable for myself, and it’s easy to see …

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Interview: Amastro (Blitz Radio)

Hailing from the vibrant green pastures of the world’s greatest city, AMASTRO has blasted on the Sydney live music scene! Straight off the back of supporting Sticky Fingers on the QLD and NSW legs of their east coast tour, Amastro launched his debut self-titled EP last Saturday to a sold-out crowd …

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Interview: Jonas Reske from Katatonia

Swedish rockers Katatonia spoke with Blitz for the release of their upcoming album, The Fall of Hearts. We caught up with vocalist Jonas Reske to chat about their music, what gives him purpose and all things music.  What can fans expert from your upcoming album?  It’s more dynamic than anything …

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#TB: THE BEST OF THE 2000s (Part 1)

Although the early 2000s were just a bit over a decade ago (wow that’s odd to say), I think we can all agree that the music scene has changed a lot since then. From toxic Britney to sexyback JT to (prime) Eminem to Nickelback (h8ters stop there), we’ve got you covered …

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Spotify’s 5 Best Secrets

Spotify is like that kid who has all the riches but you still can’t bear to hate them. You just can’t find one thing to loathe about little Miss Spotify. So in celebration of endless free music, here are five secrets you need to make the best out of your …

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Interview: Sami Yusuf

Blitz caught up with British musician, Sami Yusuf, before his upcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand. The man with over 7 million Facebook fans and founder of a new genre, Spiritique, spoke to us about his new album Barakah, messages of love and peace and all things music. This …

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Review: Matt Corby (Enmore Theatre)

Matt Corby delivers a striking sermon about unmitigated emotion by harnessing the timeless power of music at the Enmore Theatre. Matt appeared on stage armed only with a microphone; standing humbly in the spotlight. His rugged all-black outfit shifted the audience’s complete and undivided attention to the melodic gold he …

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Top 5 Song Picks – Week 10

This week saw legends Radiohead, RHCP, James Blake back in action with plenty of infectious sounds. But go check that out on your own time, because this section’s all about the underdogs. Atlas Bound – Softer Still Recepients of Bose’s 2014 Creative Grant, Atlas Bound are ready to release their …

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Hidden Gems: Funk

The world of funk is one that has had a significant amount of evolution. This diverse genre is one that is home to so many classic acts including: James Brown, Prince, Bootsy Collins and Parliament, all offering something unique to the genre. Though in this edition of hidden gems we …

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Interview: Queensrÿche’s Michael Wilton (Blitz Radio)

Washington-based heavy metallers Queensrÿche, forming back in 1982, have come a long way since first bursting on the scene. 15 studio albums, an EP and world tours later, the band are going strong on the wave of latest effort Condition Hüman (2015). We caught up with founding guitarist Michael Wilton …

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Interview: RÜFÜS

‘You Were Right’ ARIA, we really cannot get enough of RÜFÜS . In the midst of their world tour, Blitz caught up with the drummer James Hunt on their new album and their success Are you excited to be going on tour? Yes! It’s kind of this yin and yang …

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Review: Of Monsters and Men (Sydney Opera House)

On Sunday Night (1st of May) the Sydney Opera House homed one of the most famous Icelandic Bands ever: Of Monsters and Men. Whilst our knowledge of other Icelandic greats such as: GusGus, Solstafir, or Amiina (don’t worry, we don’t know them either) is limited, this band without doubt is …

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Interview: Silentjay

“Coming straight out of Melbourne with plentiful attitude, Producer/multi-instrumentalist Silentjay teams up with fellow Hiatus Kaiyote backing vocalist, Jace XL to present ‘Sacrifice’, a mini album of epic proportions.” Blitz’s Ryley got a chance to chat with Silentjay about the recently released album How did you guys hook up with …

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Albums to Look Forward to in 2016

  Ariana Grande- Dangerous Woman- 20 May Behind the 2015 bangers ‘Problem’, ‘Break Free’ and ‘Love Me Harder’, Ariana aims to portray herself as “someone who’s not afraid to take a stand, be herself and be honest”. Her lead single, ‘Dangerous Woman’, is a smooth a cappella. ‘Be Alright’ is …

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YOUR MUSIC FIX: The Best of the 70s, 80s and 90s

Let’s look through the best songs of the decades; from the groovy 70s > to the metal & pop 80s > to the all-rounder R&B/rap/grunge/pop 90s… time to reminisce, or discover incredible hits that you might’ve missed. You can either read through the deets, or just click the links.. THE 70s  …

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Interview: Claudio Sanchez (Blitz Radio)

Being the frontman of NY-based progressive rockers Coheed and Cambria, the creator of comic book series ‘The Amory Wars’ and more recently a father, the charismatic musician has experienced plenty of ups and downs. Claudio Sanchez was taking a leisurely family stroll through his neighbourhood when he joined us on air, chatting …

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