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The Interview: Lawrence Leung

Blitz caught up with award-winning comedian and TV writer Lawrence Leung from Melbourne, best known for his ABC TV series Choose Your Own Adventure. With his new stage show “The Escapist” already gaining impressive feedback from crowds in Melbourne, we chatted to Lawrence ahead of his Sydney Comedy Festival shows …

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The Interview: Ross Noble

He’s the master of improvised stand up you might recognise appearances on Spicks Specks and Thank God You’re Here. Blitz’s Nyakuengama heckled Geordie funny man, Ross Noble, in the midst of his Aussie tour. Your stand-up is mostly improvised. Are you ever worried that you’ll run out of ideas? That’s …

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The Interview: Noel Fielding

He’s a comedian, artist, actor, co-creator of The Mighty Boosh and a team captain on Never Mind the Buzzcocks. Noel Fielding sat down with Blitz’s Charlotte Goodsir for a quick chat before he begins his Sydney Comedy Festival Show, An Evening With Noel Fielding. Describe your comedy show? There is …

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The Interview: Arj Barker

Blitz’s Sonaal Mediratta chatted to Arj Barker, the always-funny stand-up comedian and Roundhouse alumni. In the midst of his current tour down under, we asked Arj about everything from future projects to soul patches. When did you realise comedy and performing was your calling? I think from the first time I …

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The Interview: Greg Behdrendt

He appeared on the Late Night with Conan O’Brien and Oprah. He wrote for Sex and the City. He toured the world as with his rockabilly band. He wrote four-plus books, including the #1 New York Times Best Seller, He’s Just Not Into You. Ladies and gentlemen, he is the one …

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Here to Hear

There’s no question that uni can be a pretty stressful place, especially with those mid sem assessments looming. Here to Hear is a new after hours student helpline ready to help. Organised by Arc, Here to Hear is a confidential and anonymous listening service at UNSW, run by students for …

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The Playlist: Oscar & The Grouches

This week, UNSW Creatives’ featured musicians, Oscar & The Grouches, curate a playlist for us showcasing some of their favourite tunes. Long Distance Call – Phoenix Let’s kick it off with the phenomenal French team that are Phoenix. The first time you hear their music you fall in love again, …

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The Interview: Kingswood

Blitz caught up with the bass player, Jeremy  ‘Mango’ Hunter, of Melbourne band Kingswood in the midst of their national Microscopic Wars tour. The boys (Fergus Linacre, Alex Laska, Jeremy ‘Mango’ Hunter, and Justin Debrincat) had a huge year in 2014, earning an ARIA nomination and landing two tracks in …

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The Interview: The Griswolds

The Griswolds are back this year for an explosive O-Week gig  after a standout year in 2014. They launched their album Be Impressive, toured the US and landed number 28 on the triple j Hottest 100. We caught up with front man Chris Whitehall about enjoying the ride at O-Week …

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The Interview: Ronny Chieng

In 2014 alone, Ronny Chieng took out Best Show at Sydney Comedy Fest, featured on a handful of TV shows, including  Have You Been Paying Attention, and opened for Dave Chappelle on his national stand-up comedy tour of Australia, and that’s not even half of it. Blitz chatted with the always hilarious comedian about …

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Blitz Chats to Laneway Festival Headliner, Benjamin Booker

Not long ago Benjamin Booker was writing for his student mag, now he’s touring with Jack White around America and about to do the rounds in Europe before heading downunder to headline Laneway Festival. We spoke to the rocky blues singer about his raunchy debut album as well as his …

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Is This How You Feel? Blitz Chats Up The Preatures

It’s fair to say Sydney band The Preatures have everyone talking. With two EPs, a whole host of award wins and a place in triple j’s Hottest 100 under their belt, the Aussie rock band have finally seen fit to release their debut album. We here at Blitz think it’s …

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All This Mayhem Review

What’s better than becoming the number one skateboarder in the world? Having your brother as number two and knocking Tony Hawk off his perch in the process. That was the case for Melbourne born Tas Pappas before it all came tumbling down in one of the most tragic stories in …

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Reset with The Presets

Aussie dance royalty The Presets are back and bigger than ever with a headline slot at Groovin the Moo to follow the release of their new single Goodbye Future. Blitz caught up with half of the genius duo, Kim Moyes, about their upcoming plans, collaborations and what fans can expect …

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Bliss n Eso Interview

MC Bliss chats with Blitz as we dissect the group’s latest album, upcoming tour, and plans for the future. What did you think of this particular album Circus In the Sky, especially in comparison to your previous albums? I think our albums always have a lot of variety to them, …

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Blitz Gets Stormy with Thundamentals

Adam Humphrey chats to Sydney’s fav hip hop lads about beards, triple j’s Hottest 100 and a prophetic apparition of Thor. Filmmakers — Dennis Nguyen & Adam Humphrey Producer — Tom Montefiore

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Blitz Hits On: Loon Lake

Loon Lake is all about having fun. The indie-rock band consisting of Tim Lowe, Daniel Bull and brothers Sam, Simon and Nick Nolan, released their debut album Gloamer last October and are fresh off a killer set at Big Day Out. Now preparing for Groovin’ the Moo in April/May, 2014 …

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Vampire Academy Red Carpet and Giveaway!

When I arrived at the Sydney premiere of the highly anticipated coming of age action-comedy Vampire Academy, all bets were off when I noticed that the carpet was not red, but a shade of hot pink. Everything about the event seemed to scream, ‘Just deal with it, guys’. And deal …

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Getting Goosebumps with R.L Stine

If you read about monsters, werewolves, demented dummies, lizard people and other horrors as a child, chances are those stories were bought to you by none other than R.L. Stine. The legendary author of the Goosebumps series has sold more than 400 million copies worldwide. This week, he agreed to …

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