Thelma Plum

National Indigenous Music Awards

Miiesha and Baker Boy head up the finalists for National Indigenous Music Awards 2020

July 13, 2020

Today the nominations for this year’s National Indigenous Music Awards were announced, with Miiesha and Baker Boy leading the way with three nominations apiece.  The awards, with their sizeable geographic and genre range, honour the best of First Nations musical talent. The twenty-four finalists are spread across seven categories and represent a diverse and rich […]

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The 40 Best Australian Songs of 2019

January 20, 2020

With the Hottest 100 voting closing today, we thought we’d take our annual look back on the best songs of 2019. And should you still have to vote, we wanted to give you some ideas on some great local music to consider including in your top ten. We’ve put the 40 songs together in a […]

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The 40 Best Albums of 2019

December 18, 2019

It’s time for the AU review’s annual list of the best albums from Australia and the rest of the world for 2019. Across this list, we take you through a wide range of genres, with music that represents the exciting, vibrant time of music right now. It’s fair to say that there are some notable […]

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Photo Gallery: Paul Kelly – Making Gravy – The Domain, Sydney (14.12.19)

December 16, 2019

Paul Kelly and friends enriched our lives again at the Domain in Sydney, for the latest edition of Making Gravy. It was a quality line-up, with Thelma Plum, Kate Miller-Heidke, Marlon Williams and Courtney Barnett lighting up the stage. This event is the pre-cursor to Christmas in Sydney, with Paul Kelly giving us an uplifting […]

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All aboard as Paul Kelly’s Making Gravy train pulls into Sydney

December 16, 2019

It’s a pretty amazing thing to see an artist who’s been around for 35 years continually reinvent themselves while managing to engage both the newest and oldest of fans. Returning for the third year of his Making Gravy tour, Paul Kelly brought along a heap of musical friends to well and truly welcome in the […]

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National Live Music Awards 2019 nominations announced: Thelma Plum, I Know Leopard, Hatchie & Hermitude amongst first time nominees

October 22, 2019

Today the 4th Annual National Live Music Awards revealed the nominees for more than 50 categories, recognising the live work of musicians, venues, events and those behind the scenes from around the country. Topping the list of nominees this year is Stella Donnelly, who took home three awards at the 2018 event and two awards […]

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Interview: Thelma Plum on her debut album Better In Blak, Paul Kelly and her six ARIA nominations.

October 18, 2019

Thelma Plum is up for six ARIA nominations off the back of her debut studio album Better In Blak. With nominations including Best Album of the Year, Best Female Artist, Breakthrough Artist and Best Pop Release, Thelma is planted firmly into Australian music’s biggest awards night. We caught up with her to chat about her album […]

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Tones & I leads 2019 ARIA Awards nominations; Thelma Plum & The Teskey Brothers set to shine

October 16, 2019

The 2019 ARIA Awards season has officially launched! With less than seven weeks until Australian music’s night of nights, the ARIAs have named their nominees, with the Artisan and Fine Arts award winners already nabbing their coveted pointed statues. Leading the nomination count is Tones & I, with eight noms phenomenally under her belt. To […]

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Making Gravy is back again and the recipe is just as strong in 2019

October 2, 2019

As we head into the final quarter of 2019, people are quickly turning their attention to what they’ll be doing in the weeks leading up to the Christmas and New Years period. Days will be longer, diets will go out the window and a lot of people will spend the period catching some killer live […]

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Photo Gallery: Troye Sivan + Thelma Plum – Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre (18.09.19)

September 19, 2019

Troye Sivan is making his way around Australia and New Zealand in support of his latest album, Bloom, with support from the incredible Thelma Plum. It’s been three years since Sivan last played in Adelaide and he was met by a crowd who were full of enthusiasm and ready to enjoy the party! Kerrie Geier […]

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Photo Gallery: Thelma Plum + Woodes + Miiesha – Factory Theatre, Sydney (17.08.19)

August 18, 2019

It was a triumphant night at the Factory Theatre on Saturday night, with Thelma Plum playing a sold-out show showcasing her recent album, Better in Blak. It might have been a long-time coming, but it was worth the wait. The set was incredibly well-received, for me the highlight was the title track of the album. She […]

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Photo Gallery: Splendour in the Grass, Byron Bay, Day 1 (19.07.19)

July 20, 2019

What a beautiful sunny day to start the three day Splendour in the Grass music festival in Byron Bay. With stellar performances from the likes of Tame Impala, Foals, Broods, and Wolfmother, there was something for everyone. John Goodridge was there to bring you these photos.  

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Gig Guide: 9 shows not to miss in NSW this September

August 27, 2018

Somehow August is just about done and we’re nearly in September. That’s two-thirds of the year done. Goneskies. As spring begins to do its thing and the sun starts to stay out a little longer into the evenings, it’s time for us all to dance and mosh our way into the rest of 2018. Here […]

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‘Because of Her, We Can!’: Nocturnal brings Thelma Plum, Mojo Juju & Kaiit together at the Melbourne Museum

June 14, 2018

For this year’s NAIDOC Week, Nocturnal at the Melbourne Museum has unveiled its line up beneath the theme – ‘Because of Her, We Can!’ – for July 6th. Performing full sets on the night will be a dynamic trio of Thelma Plum, Mojo Juju and Kaiit, while DJ Sovereign Trax will be ensuring the dancefloor is jampacked throughout the night, […]

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Live Review: San Cisco + Thelma Plum – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (02.06.17)

June 4, 2017

Recently the best former member of One Direction, Harry Styles, came out in support of the strength and undying enthusiasm that young fans have for the artists they like. “Teenage-girl fans – they don’t lie. If they like you, they’re there. They don’t act ‘too cool’. They like you, and they tell you. Which is […]

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When ‘internal issues’ become public: Sticky Fingers and the issue of accountability

December 6, 2016

As we’ve seen this week, Sticky Fingers announced an ‘indefinite hiatus’ to follow their summer festival commitments, due to ‘internal issues’ within the band. Since that initial announcement, frontman Dylan Frost issued a statement addressing his battles with addiction and mental health issues. Undoubtedly, the ‘official’ comments were spurred on following singer Thelma Plum’s take to Facebook, detailing […]

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Album Review: A.B ORIGINAL – Reclaim Australia (2016 LP)

November 22, 2016

Back in September, I sat opposite Briggs and Trials in Brisbane as they told me about Reclaim Australia, the debut album by their collaborative project A.B Original, and how it stood to shake up not only the Australian music industry, but our social community as a whole. Generally, you learn to take such grandiose claims […]

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Alex Lahey, Luca Brasi, The Belligerents, Tash Sultana and more for The Plot 2016!

August 24, 2016

THE PLOT is back for another year, continuing to gain speed as one of the east coast’s best festivals for both emerging talent and some of our favourites. Returning to Parramatta for its third year in 2016, THE PLOT has got a slick little line up raring to go; from indie to hip hop and raucous […]

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Thelma Plum – Plan B, Sydney (17.06.16)

June 20, 2016

Thelma Plum has been working her way around to fans recently, making her return to the stage as a headliner after spending time out of the spotlight to work on new material. It’s been some time since we’d seen her, but her return has been a well-welcomed one nonetheless. The songstress hit Sydney’s Plan B […]

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Yours & Owls come out swinging with one huge festival line up for October

June 14, 2016

Well, they promised it would be bigger. They promised it would be better. And in 2016 – the Yours & Owls crew have certainly delivered on the above in pulling together what is easily one of our favourite festival line ups we’ve seen yet. Some of the country’s best (not to mention some rad international […]

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Thelma Plum announces first Australian headline tour in over a year

May 6, 2016

After spending the past year in various studios and living rooms writing and recording material for her debut album, Thelma Plum has announced a headline Australian tour, where she will be giving fans a taste of what she has been working on. The last time Plum set off on a national headline tour was over […]

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Paul Kelly to be honoured by Support Act at ‘Music In The House’ event this May!

April 19, 2016

Paul Kelly is set to be recognised and honoured for his services and contributions to the Australian music community at Support Act’s ‘Music in the House’ event in Sydney next month. The ceremony, taking place at The Ivy Ballroom on May 18th, will see Kelly awarded the special charity award, while artists Julia Stone, Thelma Plum and Urthboy have been confirmed […]

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Opinion: Australia – Where highlighting racism is more offensive than committing the act itself.

March 4, 2016

Many well-known Australian figures have faced a tirade of online abuse in response to naming and shaming those who think it’s appropriate to don blackface to a party. Recently, a photo of two young Victorian men dressed up as Indigenous Australians, complete with blackface, surfaced on Facebook. The post, which was shared by Victorian woman Sis […]

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Live Review: Emma Louise + Thelma Plum + Patrick James – Metro Theatre (17.05.13)

May 18, 2013

Emma Louise’s vs. Head vs. Heart is easily one of the most captivating records to be released this year, proving that the attention she found with 2011’s “Jungle” was more than luck — she is undeniably talented and utterly deserving of the success she’s having. I attended her show with high expectations, and was not […]

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