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Interview: Alex Gaskarth, All Time Low

Alessandra from Blitz Radio sat down with All Time Low frontman, Alex Gaskarth, to talk about their new album, Last Young Renegade, upcoming Australian tour and musical influences. To kick things off, you have just announced your seventh studio album, Last Young Renegade, out June 2nd, via Fueled by Ramen. How did this …

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Andrina Manon: Designing And Living The Dream

Andrina Manon is both living the dream and turning it into art

Sydney based artist and illustrator, Andrina Manon is living the art student’s dream. While completing her degree at UNSW Art and Design, she has already begun to establish an impressive career as an illustrator and designer with commissions from well known clients such as Princess Highway, Caboodle Magazine, Dahlia Fashion, Casetify, …

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Interview: Katie Bird, UNSW Archives

Ever wondered what really lies down below the ground floor of the library? Blitz sat down with Head Archivist, Katie Bird to discuss the times of UNSW gone by. NB – there are alligators involved.  What does UNSW Archives do and why is it important? There are two reasons. Firstly, the UNSW …

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Interview: Avalanche City

Interview: Avalanche City

We sat down with one-man band Dave Baxter aka Avalanche City to talk about touring with the Dixie Chicks, upcoming music and the last time he didn’t have a beard. How was your first show supporting the Dixie Chicks? It was really good! It was amazing. I often gauge how …

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Interview: Urzila Carlson

Interview: Urzila Carlson

In light of the Melbourne Comedy Festival and upcoming Sydney Comedy Festival, we chatted to Urzila Carlson about her pre-performance rituals to ensure she’s showing off the right amount of side-boob, jam jar openers, and more. Listen below!

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Interview: Justin Truong, GigPick

Interview: Justin Truong, GigPick

Blitz chatted to Justin Truong, co-founder of GigPick, a startup empowering local performers and connecting event organisers with live music acts. How did the idea for GigPick come about? I used to be very involved in various student societies on campus, where I organised events for the student constituency and through this, I was exposed …

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Interview: KPOP Society

Interview: KPOP Society

Blitz had a chat to Leon and Yuki from the KPOP Society about their love for all things “K”, dance workshops, and more! What is the KPOP society, and what does the society do? Leon: The KPOP society was founded in 2011 and basically it was a club for people that …

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Interview: Circus Society

Interview: CircuSoc

Ever wander past the village green and stare in amazement at the jugglers? Felt like there’s an inner acrobat waiting to come out? Blitz sat down with Anna, the President of the Circus Society to learn more about circus life. What does CircuSoc do? We’re a student society on campus …

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Interview: Festival Of Sport Coordinator

Interview: Festival Of Sport Coordinator

Blitz caught up with Demi, the Festival of Sport Coordinator to learn more about the event, and why we should take Rhianna’s advice and werk, werk, werk, werk, werk (out), whether we’re a couch potato or the next Olympian. If you had only 30 seconds to sell the Festival of …

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Interview: JaySounds

Interview: JaySounds

Ahead of his set at the O-Week Party: Go-Wild, JaySounds chatted to Blitz about DJing with a girl twice his size on his shoulders, being thrown around during a set by a club owner, and the evolution of his sound style. First off, can you tell us a bit about …

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WATCH: Blitz @ Tropfest

WATCH: Blitz @ Tropfest

Blitz braved the 45 degree heat to cover the Black Carpet at Tropfest 25. We chatted to Sam Neill (Actor – Jurassic Park), Will Gluck (Director – Easy A), Bruna  Papandrea (Producer – Gone Girl), John Polson (Tropfest Creative Founder) and more! Tropfest, one of Australia’s most iconic events, has been …

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Interview: B-Grade Society

Interview: B-Grade Society

You know those movies that are so bad they make you clutch your side in laughter when you’re meant to be screaming in fear? Well, there’s a society for that! Blitz sat down with Jack, the President of the B-Grade Society to learn more about the film equivalent of laughing …

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Interview: David Vu, O-Week Coordinator

Interview: David Vu, O-Week Coordinator

Blitz met up with O-Week Coordinator, and Arc legend David Vu to chat about what he loves most at the week long fun fest, and his advice for freshers for their first few weeks at uni. How many Yellow Shirts are in your team? Altogether, the program is made up …

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Interview: James Raggart, BLINK

Interview: James Raggart, BLINK

Blitz sat down with James Raggart, co-star of the play BLINK – a quirky, dysfunctional, voyeuristic love story, but a love story nonetheless.  Could you give us a brief summary of the play? The play is about two young people from regional UK, who move to London for separate reasons. Through the …

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Author at 18: Get to Know Ambriehl Khalil (Interview)

Meet the up and coming Ambriehl Khalil. Wrote the Young Adult and LGBT novel Coins In The Coffee Cup aged just 17. Signed to Pen Name Publishing and debuted the novel at 18. Now 20, she’s set to release her next book 1000 Paper Cuts in 2017. I luckily caught up with Ambriehl – …

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Interview: Allan Smithy

There are few artists that are as self-deprecating and authentic as Allan Smithy. Coming from Sydney’s inner city, the music maestro blends Australiana with nostalgia to sing about real issues that affect people like you and me. I caught up with Smithy to talk music, housing affordability and what makes …

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Interview: Urthboy

Blitz managed to get a chat with Sydney rapper and co-founder of Elefant Traks Urthboy. Have a look at some of the questions below and the full interview audio at the bottom of the page. How did you get into the Australian rap scene? What’s been your major influences? How …

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Interview: Tyne-James Organ

Hailing from Wollongong, Tyne-James Organ has toured with the likes of Lewis Watson, Little Sea, Andy Black and Allday. With his headline tour earlier this year selling out, and another tour announced for December, the reggae-folk musician with a lot of soul is one to look out for. Earlier this week, …

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LA is The Griswolds’ Second Home, but “There’s No Place Better Than Australia”

“We really wrote most of the [new] album at home, but we recorded it with Andy Dawson [Kanye West, Jay-Z]. So we really did want to do this one in Sydney, because we did the last one in LA… It’s been good. We had really nice accommodation, and our label hooked …

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Interview: Allday (Music)

Aussie rapper, Allday, is currently embarking on a headline tour in promotion of his new single ‘Sides’. Blitz had a chat to Allday, aka Tom Gaynor, about his new single, upcoming shows, and whether or not it was a good idea to wear a fedora in the title sequence of …

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Interview: RAT BOY

Blitz recently chatted to ultra creative UK artist RAT BOY To say it has been a tremendous few years for you would be an understatement. Having Get Over It featured as Track of the Day on BBC Radio 1, your debut release titled in subversive and meta fashion, The Mixtape, …

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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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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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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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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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