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Interview: The Million

Blitz caught up with The Million’s bassist Tamon Mashimo to talk all things music, touring and their upcoming single, which comes out August 17 *heavy breathing*. His band, from New South Wales, even have a tour van, so you know their music is bloody awesome.  I haven’t been this keen …

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Interview: Bondi Hipsters

The Bondi Hipsters are back! Nick Boshier and Christiaan Van Vuuren, have returned to TV with series 2 of their ABC show Soul Mates. I had a hilarious chat with the pair about the new series, favourite characters and much more! So Soul Mates season 2 starts on August 3rd on iview and …

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Interview: Symphony X’s Mike LePond

Forming back in 1994 from Middletown, New Jersey came this fresh, powerful wave of metal. Over two decades since their self-titled debut album, the group have captured a Dream Theatre-esque sound while honing in on their classic yet inventive dynamic. I sat down with bassist Mike LePond to chat Symphony X‘s first ever …

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Interview: Winterbourne (Blitz Radio)

James and Nadia from Blitz Radio sat down and had a chat with James and Jordan, the duo behind Winterbourne. They spoke about the name, Mountain sounds, the Oxford Art Factory and of course Busking. Thanks so much for joining us at Blitz Radio. You’re promoting your current EP Pendulum …

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Interview: Hannah Gadsby

Hannah Gadsby is known for her charming awkwardness on stage. She’s a stand-up comedian but only few know that she was once an art curator. Now Hannah busies her herself by petitioning to be Ruby Rose’s understudy on Twitter and touring around Australia, making the country laugh.   How do …

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Interview: Amastro (Blitz Radio)

Hailing from the vibrant green pastures of the world’s greatest city, AMASTRO has blasted on the Sydney live music scene! Straight off the back of supporting Sticky Fingers on the QLD and NSW legs of their east coast tour, Amastro launched his debut self-titled EP last Saturday to a sold-out crowd …

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Interview: Vera Blue (Blitz Radio)

Michelle had a chat with Vera Blue about her upcoming tour, her writing process and her luscious hair.. What’s it been like supporting Matt Corby? It’s been incredible, a bit of a dream, when I was on stage I felt like I had to pinch myself.  It’s been amazing, hanging …

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Interview: Jonas Reske from Katatonia

Swedish rockers Katatonia spoke with Blitz for the release of their upcoming album, The Fall of Hearts. We caught up with vocalist Jonas Reske to chat about their music, what gives him purpose and all things music.  What can fans expert from your upcoming album?  It’s more dynamic than anything …

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Interview: Sami Yusuf

Blitz caught up with British musician, Sami Yusuf, before his upcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand. The man with over 7 million Facebook fans and founder of a new genre, Spiritique, spoke to us about his new album Barakah, messages of love and peace and all things music. This …

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Interview: Queensrÿche’s Michael Wilton (Blitz Radio)

Washington-based heavy metallers Queensrÿche, forming back in 1982, have come a long way since first bursting on the scene. 15 studio albums, an EP and world tours later, the band are going strong on the wave of latest effort Condition Hüman (2015). We caught up with founding guitarist Michael Wilton …

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Interview: RÜFÜS

‘You Were Right’ ARIA, we really cannot get enough of RÜFÜS . In the midst of their world tour, Blitz caught up with the drummer James Hunt on their new album and their success Are you excited to be going on tour? Yes! It’s kind of this yin and yang …

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Interview: Claudio Sanchez (Blitz Radio)

Being the frontman of NY-based progressive rockers Coheed and Cambria, the creator of comic book series ‘The Amory Wars’ and more recently a father, the charismatic musician has experienced plenty of ups and downs. Claudio Sanchez was taking a leisurely family stroll through his neighbourhood when he joined us on air, chatting …

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Interview: Stephen K Amos

Blitz sat down with Stephen K Amos to chat about his upcoming shows at the Sydney Comedy Festival, his memoir ‘I Used to Say My Mother was Shirley Bassey’ and his perfect impression of an Aussie bogan. You’re currently part of the Melbourne Comedy Festival and doing a talk show. …

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Wonders of the Web: Interview with Rose (YouTuber)

Hello there, Blitz readers! Today, I present to you an interview with an up-and-coming YouTuber from our very own UNSW shores! Her name is Rose, and she makes humorous vlogs about her life and fandoms at howdoimakeachannel, where she has over 800 subscribers.   Hi Rose! Thanks for giving Blitz …

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Interview: Akmal Saleh

Blitz Radio sat down with a comedian so popular that like Beyoncé, he’s often referred to on a first name basis. Akmal spoke with us about his immigration to Australia and what’s it like coming from an academic family where despite your success you’re still considered the ‘loser’. How did …

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Uncovered: Lostkeyz “Slwdwn”

Doron Losky aka Lostkeyz, who performed at Blitz Radio’s opening shows at O-Week, sat down with us for a chat. We talked about hip hop, his new track and how the creative process is for the 19-year-old rapper from Sydney. Make sure you peep his new track Slwdwn below. People …

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Interview: Wu-Tang’s Masta Killa (Blitz Radio)

Blitz Radio’s Ryley and James sat down with Masta Killa of the 40 million record selling Wu-Tang Clan. They talked about all things Hip Hop including it’s reach into Australia. You can listen to the full interview on Soundcloud.  Ryley: You guys completed a recent February tour in Australia, you …

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Review and Interview: The Original Grease

Squabbalogic’s ‘The Original Grease’ opened this weekend at the Reginald Theatre at the Seymour Centre. Despite being the classic story of Sandy, Danny and their Rydell High classmates, this production is unlike the ‘Grease’ you have seen or heard before. Squabbalogic has revamped the show with new arrangements, a fresh …

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Interview: San Cisco

San Cisco have been enthralling us with their sassy brand of indie pop since their debut single Golden Revolver in 2010. Last year’s LP, Gracetown, showed how far the young band has come. Blitz spoke to Jordi Davieson about the Hottest 100, summer festivals and what 2016 holds for San …

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Interview: Wil Anderson

Wil Anderson is a comedian who doesn’t hold back from political conversation. Blitz sat down with the Aussie funny man to crack a few jokes about life and the cut-throat nature of comedy.   Your heart was always set on being a comedian but you studied journalism because you felt …

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Interview: Art vs Science

Blitz caught up with the boys from Art vs. Science to chat about their new space-inspired album ‘Off The Edge of the Earth’ and their current tour. How would you describe the nature in which your music has changed? I guess it’s always evolving, it’s never really a kind of …

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Interview: David Strassman

Blitz Radio chatted with David Strassman who describes his work as ‘traditional hand up the bum ventriloquism’. He’s done ventriloquism for 35 years and is the mind and mouth behind cheeky characters like Ted E and Chuck Wood. How did you get into ventriloquism in the first place? Believe it …

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Interview: Shannon Noll (Part 2)

In Part 2 of our interview, Blitz caught up with Shannon Noll between recording sessions to talk about raising kids, the Aussie music scene, and yes, those memes. You grew up in Condobolin, which has one tenth of UNSW’s population — how did growing up there influence your music? We …

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