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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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Throwback: Great TV Shows You Probably Missed Ft. High School Football, an Anime Tear-Jerker and Fame

Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day – Try Not to Cry I don’t often wander into Anime territory, but there’s a first time for everything. When we watch movies, sometimes we feel the need to laugh, enjoy ourselves or rage in anger. Anohana, on the other hand, makes you want …

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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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Review: Barefoot in the Park – The Ensemble Theatre

Barefoot in the Park is a Neil Simon classic about love, commitment and youthful optimism, and is currently playing at the Ensemble Theatre. When newlywed Corie rents a brand new apartment for herself and her now-husband (without his approval), the problems seemingly roll in…the apartment is tiny, faulty, up 6 …

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Review: Louis Theroux: My Scientology Movie

Louis Theroux has effortlessly jumped from small screen to big screen with his latest documentary on Scientology. After continued attempts to work with the Church, to make a documentary from the inside, Louis goes a different route. He casts actors to play David Miscavige, Scientology’s current leader, and other members …

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Review: NUTS’ The Pillowman

Pillowman! aaaa-AAAAAA-aaaah! Fighter of the…… lifetime-of-sadness-man? The Pillowman is essentially what you would get if you had Franz Kafka write an edition of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Instead of people turning into cockroaches, you get demons turning into people and then back into demons (metaphorically though, duh), …

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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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Why Should You Watch: Narcos ?

Number 1: It’s Unbelievable Magical Realism is a concept which was invented in Columbia. It’s where reality meets fiction, and things become so far fetched that you begin questioning if everything is real or not. That is the definition of Pablo Escobars drug cartel. The money, the drugs, the violence. You …

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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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Wonders of the Web: Kaelyn and Lucy (YouTubers)

Kaelyn, a 28 year old veterinarian from Michigan, USA and Lucy, a 23 year old film maker/editor from Oxford, UK began documenting their moments together in their long distance relationship on YouTube in 2012. Now, with 250,800 subscribers, they have conquered long distance by moving in together in Arizona. They …

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Throwback Thursday – Five Films You Should Watch

This week I bring you five of my favourite films. All excellent in different ways, these films were particularly memorable when I was having a nostalgic look through my DVD collection. Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) Pan’s Labyrinth (El Laberinto del Fauno) is a fantasy/war Spanish language film directed by Guillermo del …

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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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Throwback: Great Movies You Probably Missed – Ft. Overachieving Asians and Pre-Pubescent Romance

Usually i give you guys 3 films, songs or tv shows to vibe out to until my next Throwback installment. But this week, I’ve only given you 2 because these films are works that I feel extremely passionate about. In a way, I’ve lived some of these moments and it’s …

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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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