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Review: UnREAL (TV Show)

Reality TV has crazy characters and unparalleled drama, it’s genre that can only be described as a rollercoaster ridden by regular people doing extreme things. What we don’t see is what goes on behind the scenes and that’s where UnREAL comes in. What unfolds behind the camera turns out to …

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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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Dear Don: A Love Letter To Mad Men

This week I write a love letter to one of my favourite TV shows of all time: Mad Men. Visually aesthetic, thematically complex and dramatically written, Mad Men is undoubtedly one of the most interesting series I have ever watched. On the surface it seems like Mad Men is full …

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Interview: Vera Blue (Blitz Radio)

Michelle had a chat with Vera Blue about her upcoming tour, her writing process and her luscious hair.. What’s it been like supporting Matt Corby? It’s been incredible, a bit of a dream, when I was on stage I felt like I had to pinch myself.  It’s been amazing, hanging …

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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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Review: London Has Fallen (Film)

The premise of London Has Fallen is that the British prime minister has ‘mysteriously’ died and his funeral is a must-attend event for all world leaders including American President, Asher, and his sidekick, Secret Service Agent, Banning. A potentially talented cast (Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman) is trapped …

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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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10 Shows to Binge When You Don’t Want to Study

There are times when study just doesn’t happen. Maybe you’ve been at the library for 6 hours writing notes, or you don’t have the motivation because it isn’t close enough to the day to start panic-studying. At these times you need something to distract you from uni stress, so here’s …

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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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Review: We Will Rock You (The Musical)

Seen by millions of audiences around the world, ‘We Will Rock You’ is back in Sydney with the same awesome music and passion for rock but performed with a new, excited and very talented cast. ‘We Will Rock You’ performs the world of rock and roll perfectly, complete with big …

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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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Why Should You Watch: Game of Thrones ?

Number 1: Your Friends Will Stop Bugging You. Hopefully Let me set the scene. There’s a really popular show on at the moment. All your friends are watching it. You haven’t. Every day, every single day they keep on telling you to watch the show, and you always make an …

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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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Wonders of the Web: What is Wizard Rock?

Today, I’d like to introduce you to a genre of music that you may not be familiar with, which has largely been spread through the internet. Wizard Rock, or Wrock for short, is music about Harry Potter made by Harry Potter fans. If you’re a big Harry Potter fan like …

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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: Pennsylvania Avenue

Opening with the breathy ‘Happy Birthday’ that can only be Marilyn Monroe, even in the dark the show begins oozing with the glamour and excitement that the residents and guests of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue exude. The lights come up to reveal a replica Blue Room and a solo woman, the …

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Review: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

During the dark, dark period of mid-semester assessments, one golden light shines through: Season Two of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Just released on Netflix, Kimmy Schmidt Season Two continues the story of Kimmy, the perkiest kidnapping victim ever to grace your computer screens. Created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, the …

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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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Interview: Sammy J

Blitz chatted with the hilarious man-puppet duo Sammy J and Randy fresh off the back of their new live show, ‘Sammy J & Randy Land’. Full of sarcastic humour, they joked about their new ‘self-destructive phase’ and their so-called French opera gig with tickets costing more than $1700 . What’s …

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