EP REVIEW: Thelma Plum – Monsters

Thelma Plum Monsters

Someone broke Thelma Plums heart and I just personally want to begin this review by saying thank you. Not because I’m some sort of sick person who wishes bad on people but because of this heartache an incredible four track EP was born. Her debut EP “Rosie” received a lot of attention and saw her embark on a sold out Australian Tour bringing her unique storytelling to life. She returned to the studio with a new musical direction introducing synths and a string section to her intimate thoughts. The finished product is hauntingly beautiful and will have you captivated from start to finish. Opening with title track “Monsters” the new musical direction is quickly introduced with strong harmonies and lingering lyrics like “Monsters, them monsters they fuck with my head” cemented in your head. “Young In Love” carries on the minimalistic sound with simple beats and strings that impresses with her vocal range and maturity. With its infectious hook and folky roots “How Much Does Your Love Cost” is the most upbeat song on “Monsters” and not surprisingly the lead single for this release. It gives the EP the perfect amount of variety proving that her previous sound is not completely abandoned and is this experimentation is allowing her to grow as an artist. Closing with “Candle” this brutally honest song could easily fit on a Lana Del Rey album. With haunting vocals and upfront lyrics like “I never hated myself more than yesterday” I can’t help but think this could be one of Plum’s rawest tracks yet. Let’s be honest though, four songs isn’t enough and it makes me more excited and eager to hear what is next from Ms Thelma Plum. She is one of Australia’s hidden gems but she won’t be for long, so what are you waiting for? Check her out now.

AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES

THU 30 OCT | THE SMALL BALLROOM, NEWCASTLE NSW
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au

FRI 31 OCT | OXFORD ART FACTORY, SYDNEY NSW
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au

SAT 01 NOV | TRANSIT BAR, CANBERRA ACT
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SUN 02 NOV | ANITA’S THEATRE, THIRROUL NSW
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FRI 07 NOV | KAROVA LOUNGE, BALLARAT VIC
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SAT 08 NOV | CORNER HOTEL, MELBOURNE VIC
Tickets available from www.cornerhotel.com

SUN 09 NOV | BEAVS BAR, GEELONG VIC
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FRI 14 NOV | PLAYERS BAR, MANDURAH WA
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SAT 15 NOV | AMPLIFIER, PERTH WA
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SUN 16 NOV | NEWPORT HOTEL, FREMANTLE WA
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THU 20 NOV | JIVE, ADELAIDE SA
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au

SAT 22 NOV | THE DARWIN RAILWAY CLUB, DARWIN NT
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FRI 28 NOV | THE SOUNDLOUNGE, GOLD COAST QLD
Tickets available from www.soundlounge.com.au

SAT 29 NOV | THE ZOO, BRISBANE QLD
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