Thelma Plum (EP Launch)

Thelma Plum (EP Launch)

with The Phoncurves and O’ Little Sister

Thelma Plum celebrated the release of her debut EP Rosie last night with an intimate show at Brisbane’s Black Bear Lodge.

The show was opened by Brisbane lass O’ Little Sister. O’ Little Sister is Lucinda Johnson, a solo acoustic songwriter with a gorgeous voice and some very charming lyrics. I hadn’t heard any of O’ Little Sister’s music prior to her set, but I’m glad that I arrived early enough to catch most of it. Although I wasn’t familiar with her music, O’ Little Sister sang a bunch of older and newer songs, many of which are available for free download on her Bandcamp and Soundcloud pages.

Next to hit the stage was local duo The Phoncurves. I must admit that the fact the Phoncurves were playing was what initially drew me to this gig. I’ve been following the Phoncurves for the past year or so and it was wonderful to hear their beautiful harmonies again. The pair played most of the songs from their late 2012 EP The Phoncurves, as well as some exciting new songs and an incredible cover of ‘Next To You’ by Bell X1.

Finally, fans crowded around the stage of the sold-out venue to hear Plum sing her way through a set list brimming with new material.

Plum played songs off her EP, including its namesake ‘Rosie’, and ‘Dollar’, a groovy tune that had the audience clapping along. She also played audience favourites ‘Father Said’, the song that brought her to national attention last year via Triple J Unearthed, and current single ‘Around Here’. Plum rounded out the show with a wistful rendition of a song called ‘Apple’ that served as an appropriate final showcase of her beautiful voice.

The relentless roar of the audience forced Plum back on stage, and she finished with an amusing acoustic cover of Jeremih’s ‘Birthday Sex.’ It is a testament to Plum’s talents that she was able to make a song with the lyrics ‘Don’t need no candles and cake, just need your body to make birthday sex,’ sound like a sweet little love song.

With such a delightful and successful show behind her, and a promising new EP to her name, it’s clear that we can expect plenty more great things from this talented young lady.

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