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Interview: Mallrat

Grace Shaw, better known as Mallrat, is an up-and-coming Brisbane rapper who calls herself the ‘Hannah Montana of the rap game’. She recently moved to Melbourne and took the time to chat with us about her busy year so far, Splendour in the Grass and her good mate Allday.  Check …

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Review: GLOW – Netflix Original

A comic take on the beginnings of televised women’s wrestling, GLOW, is a wild new Netflix original series, based on an equally wild true story. Set in the 1980s, GLOW details the formation of a female wrestling competition, G.L.O.W. – Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. The series was inspired by the …

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Interview: Jeremy Bolm of Touché Amoré

I recently had the chance to catch up with Jeremy Bolm, frontman of post-hardcore band, Touché Amoré, ahead of their Brisbane show. They’re currently embarking on an Australian headline tour in support of their latest album, Stage Four. Jeremy and I spoke about the pros and cons of festivals, coffee, …

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Sydney Film Festival Diary

When the Sydney Film Festival came around in the same week of exams, I knew I was destined for a week of popcorn-filled procrastination. After extensive research of the program and an elimination process that would rival most reality shows (Is two movies in one day too much?), I finally …

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The Electric Ladies of Body Type

Listening to the empowered electric rock of all female band Body Type, you can hear their quirkiness interwoven into their riffs. They’ve only been playing for a year and have gained recognition from big music names like Triple J Unearthed and Splendour in the Grass. This weekend they will be performing at Electric Lady, …

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Review: Thundamentals

Review: Thundamentals

The first time I heard about Thundamentals was when their catchy hip-hop track Something I Said hit number 30 on Triple J’s 2014 Hottest 100. Now I’m a pretty competitive person. Since I discovered Eminem in Year 7, I’ve embraced the challenge of learning as many rap lyrics as possible. …

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Holy Moly, it’s Holy Holy!

The energetic and atmospheric sounds of Holy Holy have been filling airwaves and international music arenas for the past few years. With a successful first album ‘When the Storms Would Come’ under their belt they are now touring Australia with their second critically acclaimed album ‘Paint’. Blitz was lucky enough …

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Orange is the New Black

Review: Orange is the New Black, Season 5

Orange is the New Black Season 5 – an amazing comeback or the biggest disappointment yet? Orange is the New Black is a Netflix original series that explores the dramatised happenings of a womens prison. Beginning with a bang, the first three seasons of prison drama and character development were …

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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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