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Interview: Danielle Earp, Sydney Open

Interview: Danielle Earp, Sydney Open

Sydney Open will showcase over 70 of Sydney’s most architecturally outstanding buildings over the weekend of 4-5 November, with visitors invited to explore the backstage of the city’s diverse architectural landscape. We chatted to Danielle Earp, the curator of Sydney Open, about what the project means for the local community …

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Interview: Tilly Lawless

Interview: Tilly Lawless

Blitz sat down with sex work advocate Tilly Lawless to find out about her fight for respect and rights for sex workers. What inspired you to be a voice for the sex work industry? Nothing really inspired me to be it. I started out accidentally because I wrote an Instagram …

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Interview: Paces

Interview: Paces

Gold Coast producer Paces (aka Mikey Perry) has had a massive 2017 so far. His single ‘Savage’ cracked seven million Spotify streams in just nine months and he’s about to embark on a huge Australian tour. Most importantly, he became a dad to what is possibly the world’s cutest baby …

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A Chat With: Slam Poet, Bilal Hafda

Blitz recently caught up with slam poet, teacher, and domestic violence advocate, Bilal Hafda, after his spoken word poetry performance at TEDxYouth@Sydney. With answers that inspired us, we can see why he has such a huge impact on motivating kids in Western Sydney to be positive influences in society. What inspires you …

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Interview: Cake M

Interview: Cake M

Searching for your next cake-fix for your next big event or something pretty to scroll through during those two-hour lectures? Look no further than Cake M, an Instagram-based cake business started by UNSW student Emily Shum! We chatted to Emily about her love for cakes, design and buttercream. Firstly, how …

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Interview: Harry and Nash

Interview: Harry and Nash

We chatted to Blitz Radio’s founding fathers, Harry and Nash about bringing their killer history podcast Before You Were Born to the stage this week at Sydney Fringe Comedy Festival!  Live Shows Red Rattler Theatre: 14th of September @ 7.30pm GET TICKETS! The Factory Theatre: 23rd of September @ 5.45pm …

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Interview: Maria Tran

Blitz chatted with Maria Tran, a martial artist, actress, director, producer and superhero in her own right about work, diversity, and achieving your dreams. Can you describe what it’s like to break into the film industry as an Asian woman? I’ve been mostly doing so many different things from different …

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Interview: Lisa Qi, Share With Oscar

Interview: Louise Chen, Share With Oscar

Got parking troubles? Interested in startups? Albert Lin recently sat down with Lisa Qi, cofounder of Share With Oscar to discuss the app. What does Share With Oscar do? Where can one find Share With Oscar? Share With Oscar is a parking app, which lets local residents share their parking …

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Interview: The Kite String Tangle

Interview: The Kite String Tangle

The Kite String Tangle (aka Danny Hurley) first came onto the radar in 2012, with his dreamy electronic tunes gaining airplay on Triple J and getting him booked on national festivals like Groovin the Moo. It’s taken a few years, but his self-titled debut was finally released in July and …

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Phil’ Fun-A-Thon 2017

Phil' Fun-A-Thon 2017

The Phil’ Fun-A-Thon is returning bigger and fun-ner than before and will see 20 teams go head to head for a chance to make a difference in hospitalised children’s lives. An entire 24 hours will be dedicated to holding physical but fun activities on campus between October 12-13. Every hour …

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I Had a Man-Date With Joel McHale

I Had a Man-Date With Joel McHale

Who is Joel McHale? You know him as Jeff Winger from the NBC hit series Community, or as the host of The Soup on the E! Network – and I had the pleasure to take him out on a man-date… …and by man-date I mean, a very quick telephone conversation. …

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Interview: Angela Nguyen, TEDxUNSW

Interview: Angela Nguyen, TEDxUNSW

After a successful launch in 2016, TEDxUNSW is now pumped for another round of mind-blowing talks delivered by some of the most energetic and inspiring speakers. Blitz chatted with Angela Nguyen, co-founder of TEDxUNSW, to discuss the past, present and future of TEDxUNSW, and what it will be bringing to …

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Interview: Crooked Colours

Interview: Crooked Colours

Australian electronic trio Crooked Colours are at the top of their game right now. Their debut album ‘Vera’ was released earlier to this year to resoundingly positive reviews, and they’re currently embarking on an Australian tour with sold-out dates around the country. Blitz contributor Georgia Griffiths was lucky enough to …

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Interview: No Frills Twins

Interview: No Frills Twins

Cheryl from Blitz spoke with Arna and Vanessa, the duo behind the No Frills Twins, about their eccentric fashion, new music and being part of a horror film. Watch the interview and read the transcript below. Does your fashion style come to you naturally or do you actively look for …

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Interview: Tia Gostelow

After graduating as a finalist from Triple J’s Unearthed High and being named the first winner of Unearthed High’s Indigenous Initiative in 2016, Tia Gostelow has gone on to do bigger things in 2017. Blitz contributor Kenneth Liong had the chance to talk to her about latest music video, her friendship …

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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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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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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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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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Interview: Josh and Cooper Meyer, Those Who Dream

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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Inspirations, Style and New Poetry Collections with Rupi Kaur

Rupi Kaur

Rupi Kaur is a Toronto-based writer and artist, and is widely known for her viral Instagram menstrual photo and 2014 publication ‘milk and honey’. Ahead of her appearance at the Sydney Writer’s Festival, she took the time to speak with Blitz about her inspirations, style and upcoming book. Why poetry? …

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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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