AusScene: Thelma Plum – “Dollar”
The past 12 months for Brisbane lass Thelma Plum have been packed. Her first EP Rosie, her first performance at the National Indigenous Music Awards, her first headline tour, her first entry in the Triple J Hottest 100; she marched in and demanded attention.
With a smile that could kill and a distinct yet ever evolving fashion style, combined with with a penchant for dogs and a love for the f-word, Thelma is a blend of softness and steel. This is reflected through her music; it initially sounds delicate but underneath there is a strength that sets her apart from the breathy songstresses of late.
On the catchy “Dollar”, crisp melodies and sharp hand claps build into something deliciously light, edged out by the serious context her clear vocals send. “Everybody’s asking, who’s into you? I don’t give a fuck ’cause you’re only asking ’cause they’re asking too.” She has already perfected the art of the sweet screw-you.
Oh and did I mention she house sits for Emma Louise?
Check out the video for Dollar below, or throw her a vote here in the Triple J Hottest 100.
Image credit: Claire Rawlinson