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Interview: Alex Bleeker, Real Estate

Blitz Radio host, Will Clifton, recently had the opportunity to talk with Alex Bleeker, the bassist for Real Estate. Real Estate is coming to Australia in July to play their recently released 4th studio album, In Mind. Alex was a super chill and cool guy. If you haven’t already, give …

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Review: UNA

Review: UNA

Unsettling, is the word that comes to mind. The film drips with it: the austere silences, isolating cinematography, ambient swells cut against impatient mechanical rhythms. Director Benedict Andrews is not aiming for subtlety here – but he toes a dangerous line between artistic and overkill. Rooney Mara’s near-bipolar unpredictability – …

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Review: Mesmeriser + Run Marlowe, Megan and the Vegans

Review: Mesmeriser, Run Marlowe, Megan and the Vegans

The powerful torrents of Megan Donnelly’s voice spill out across the Coogee beachfront. At first, you can pick out the odd word, while the rest of the lyrics melt into a captivating siren-song that drags you helplessly across the Oval. You barely notice your ascent up Old Dave’s stairs, as …

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Review: Bad Pony

Review: Bad Pony

Situated in the cosy basement of The Chippo Hotel, indie rock pop band Bad Pony delivered insane levels of energy that penetrated a packed out room of avid fans. Coming off the bat of eight shows around the country, as well as a North American tour, Bad Pony wrapped up …

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Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 is a worthy followup to the movie which redefined success. In fact, the first James Gunn directed entry was far from a sure thing. It featured an unknown superhero team that wasn’t The Avengers, with a cast of actors that seemed to be thrown …

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Review: Groovin The Moo, Canberra

Review: Groovin The Moo, Canberra

I went to Groovin The Moo (GTM) in Canberra with high expectations. I expected cattle, lots of cattle. But to my disappointment I realised that were no cows at GTM. However, what I did see was a half-naked crowd rockin to some pretty good artists including: Snakehips, George Maple, Dillon …

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Those Who Dream

Interview: Josh and Cooper Meyer, Those Who Dream

Cheryl from Blitz sat down with Josh and Cooper Meyer of Those Who Dream, to speak about inspirations for their upcoming album, the new style, and their cool covers.  What was the inspiration for your new album (‘Life in Cyan’)? Cooper: So, the inspiration I’d say is just like our …

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Review: NUTS' presents Dusa, Fish, Stas and Vi

Review: NUTS’ presents Dusa, Fish, Stas and Vi

All-female plays aren’t very common. In fact, statistically, women in the Arts aren’t that common. The ratio of women to men in the performing arts is around 3:10, and women make up only 7% of the top directors in Hollywood. That’s what makes the New South Wales University Theatrical Society’s …

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Review: Baywatch

Review: Baywatch

The name Baywatch might evoke a lot of memories of the iconic lifesavers, Pamela Anderson and David Hasselhoff, running in slow motion through the beach. And although that level of hotness sounds hard to match, the upcoming Baywatch remake does justice to its eye-candy ancestors. A movie about life savers …

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Interview: Mariko Tamaki

Interview: Mariko Tamaki

With the Sydney Writer’s Festival kicking off, a wide range of talents have flooded into Sydney to impart their wisdom for avid readers and budding writers alike. Blitz chatted with one such bright star, Mariko Tamaki, a Canadian graphic novelist known for her LGBT+ themes with a focus on young people (and not mention her …

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Fidget Spinners

Fidget Spinners

If you are anything like me, your eyebrows just perked at the mention of fidget spinners. For those who don’t know what they are, let me try and explain it to you: they are, a type of toy, that spins. Basically, a generic fidget spinner consists of a bearing in …

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Phil' Charity Concert

Phil’ Charity Concert: The Highlights

UNSW’s Arc Philanthropic or Phil’ hosted a Charity Concert on Thursday night, which raised $4000 towards their $50,000 goal, for the Child Life and Music Therapy Department at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. As with every success, there were some good and some amazing moments, so we’ve decided to recap the …

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Review: All Time Low @ Horden Pavillion

Last week, on the 13th May, I had the chance to attend All Time Low’s Sydney show as part of their Australian Tour with Neck Deep and The Maine, in the promotion of their upcoming album, Last Young Renegade. A night full of nostalgia and banter, All Time Low brought the good …

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Interview: Tora

Interview: Tora

Tora, an electronic band from Byron Bay, are set to release their long awaited debut album on June 9. Blitz sat down with Jo and Jai from the band to discuss their experiences of writing the album, how they have developed as a band over the years and what happens …

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Interview: Lisa Mitchell

Interview: Lisa Mitchell

Blitz caught up with the incredibly talented Lisa Mitchell to chat about her creative inspiration, upcoming tour, and more. You’re currently on tour in Europe, how is that? I’ve been supporting a German artist, Fil Bo Riva for the last month through Germany and Austria. There’s been of time on trains, looking …

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My Faculty Rules: Engineering vs Business

My Faculty Rules: Engineering vs Business

Palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy. This is My Faculty Rules. Each episode, teams of two representing their faculty go head to head competing in challenges to determine the age old question: Which UNSW Faculty is best? In the first episode we witness the hustling nature of Business …

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Review: The Wombats

Review: The Wombats

I’ve always been a fan of furry marsupials, so many years ago, when I heard of a band called the Wombats, I thought “this band is setting a damn high standard”. But since that day British Band: The Wombats have never failed to overcome those high expectations and amaze me …

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Jordan Hare and Neil Triffett on EMO the Musical

EMO the Musical

‘EMO the Musical’… wait, what? A satirical, comedy, musical, feature based on a short film by the same title, Neil Triffett’s ‘EMO the Musical’ certainly is of an unconventional nature. The Australian film stars a talented young cast, including Benson Jack Anthony of 800 Words as Ethan, and Jordan Hare …

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What's Next for Riverdale? Best season finale conspiracies

What’s Next For Riverdale?

Warning: this article contains spoilers for ep. 13 of Riverdale and crazy tumblr conspiracy theories, proceed at your own risk.  Season 1 of Riverdale was full of moments that left us #SHOOKETH, from finding out about the crazy Blossom third-cousin-action to finally discovering who killed Jason, it’s been a wild ride. …

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Review: New Venusians

The unique tunes of New Venusians captures their listeners with their passion and raw talent. The seven-piece band first rose to fame with their breakout track Keep Running and were signed by the American label Fresh Selects. As a part of their album launch tour, the New Venusians recently performed …

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TV Review: Girlboss

TV Review: Girlboss

Feisty, frantic, and fearless are just some of the words that spring to mind when the character of Sophia Marlow (Britt Robertson) first appears on screen. Loosely based on the rags to riches story explored in Sophia Amoruso’s autobiography, #girlboss, the Netflix original comedy ‘Girlboss’ will take you on an …

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Super Bock Super Rock Festival 2017

The semester is nearly over; assignments are nearly done and the holidays are almost here. So, what are your holiday plans? Swimming in Spain, Splendour in the Grass, working to the bone to pay the rent? What about sun baking on the beach in the morning and seeing some of …

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Loyle Carner @ The Oxford Arts Factory

Loyle Carner @ The Oxford Arts Factory

Live hip hop has always had a bad name. A reputation damaged by the money-hungry performers with apathy for their fans. They often had poor quality sound systems, looked bored on stage and often rocked up hours late. The same cannot be said for the rising star of British Hip …

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Real Housewives of Sydney FINALE Recap: Pigs and Strawberries

This week on The Real Housewives of Sydney: Hypnosis, glitter bombs and ungrateful pigs round out the season. HYPNOSIS First we’re whisked away to an undisclosed location where Athena the eXorcist Levendi is undertaking ‘hypnosis’. The entire scene gives the impression of a high school improv class, but we would expect …

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