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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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5 Great Sydney Cinemas To See Movies

There are so many fantastic Sydney cinemas you can visit. After a long day at uni these are great places for a good movie and a good time with mates! 5. Dendy Opera Quays Seen enough of the Opera House? Nothing good on at the art gallery? Well never fear, because tucked away in …

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Review: A Little Night Music – NUTS

Last night’s opening of NUTS’ ‘A Little Night Music’ once again showed just how talented UNSW students really are! Made of a cast and crew from degrees and disciplines across the board, what is always exciting about a NUTS show is the talent you discover and witness each time you …

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Interview: Residual (Blitz Radio)

If you love alternative rock, with one listen, you will agree that Residual are on their way to being the next big thing. If you’re into Gang of Youths and Foals, then you’ll love the sounds of this Aussie four-piece. Playing at the intimate Brighton Up Bar last Thursday night, …

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Throwback: Great TV Shows You Probably Missed Ft. Dating Tips, Dying Politicians and Action Spy Comedy

Dates – Realistic/Modern Day Dating Dating sucks. Relationships suck. People suck. But enough about my love life (or lack thereof). Dating is one of the most difficult things you will ever do in your life. Unless you’re blessed with meeting ‘the one’ in your teens, chances are you’re like me, somewhat …

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Top 5 Song Picks – Week 6

This week was frankly (pun intended) an amazing week, music-wise – FRANK OCEAN unveiled two albums in two days, ending his four-year hiatus. Finding out about Ocean’s majestic releases made my day almost as much as this cheeky McDonald’s drive through guy did. So without further ado, here are some …

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Album of the Week: Glass Animals’ “How To Be A Human Being” (Blitz Radio)

Glass Animals’ sophomore album, How to be a Human Being is eccentric, upbeat and unique. It is an album which deserves to be listened to as a whole; its sheer brilliance and the band’s attention to detail is definitely something to admire.   Like the album title suggests, the album …

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Why Should You Watch: Mr. Robot ?

    Number 1: The Hacking isn’t People Slamming the Keyboard Now you may be asking what this means. In films like Hackers, or the Matrix, or Swordfish, when people want to hack any regards, all you see is a flurry of hand movements, cheesy lines like “Aaaaaaaaand we’re in”, and lines …

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What You Can Learn From YouTube

This week I bring you the black hole of time – YouTube. When you don’t want to study and find yourself itching for a distraction from your current responsibilities it is very easy to get lost in the wonderful world of YouTube. On YouTube the self-taught journey of discovery begins …

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Throwback: Great Music You Probably Missed – Ft. American Punk Rock, Youth Anthems and Aussie Rap

If you’re reading this, you probably weren’t an American teenager. Neither was I, but the music I listened to and left blaring in my room would tell you otherwise.  Music in 2016 is different, almost too different to the way things sounded a decade or even two decades ago. Music …

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Album of the Week: ODESZA’s “In Return” (Blitz Radio)

In September last year Seattle beat-makers ODESZA delivered a timeless rerelease of their chart topping LP, In Return (2014). This deluxe edition consisted of the studio-singles from the original album (vocal and new instrumental mixes), a fresh single and three tracks recorded live from their world tour a year prior. …

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Review: Frank Ocean’s “Blonde” (Album)

The amount of hype around Frank Ocean’s sophomore album was immense. The incredible success of Channel Orange as well as the constantly shifting release dates and ominous staircase building video streams set the bar incredibly high. Mr Ocean needed to exceed all our crazy expectations for anyone to be satisfied. …

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Review: Steven Universe (TV)

Steven Universe is a feel-good show that will have you ready to start the next episode as quickly as its credits roll down your screen. The series follows the story of Steven who discovers his powers after being guided by alien Crystal Gems, who are destined to protect Earth from …

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