Thelma Plum has announced her first headline tour in Australia in over a year with 'The Unromantic Breakups Tour'. Thelma will visit every state in the mainland including Adelaide, on Saturday 11 June, where she'll perform at Jive.
Following a year of writing music with her piano and guitar, and posting social media pics revealing studio backgrounds, her pet rabbit Dolly Parton, and teaser clips of never before heard acoustic samples, fans around the country will be stoked that she'll be centre stage again.
'As many of you know I have spent the last year hiding away trying to focus on writing unromantic breakup songs,' she posted on Facebook.
'I will be coming for your city soon to play some intimate shows and show you guys what I've been working on over the last year. You'll hear my album songs before anyone else!
As well as a national tour, 'The Unromantic Breakups Tour' will also be somewhat of a send-off, as the Brisbane-born, Melbourne-based artist has plans to head overseas after to record.
'It's been awhile since the Monsters EP came out, and I've been collecting more than a few life experiences as I have been writing! I didn't want to disappear into the recording studio before being able to give people a taste of what I've been cooking up,' Thelma said.
Monsters was released in 2014, following her debut EP, Rosie, released the previous year.
In 2012, Plum was the recipient of Triple J's National Indigenous Music Awards and a deadly nominee for Most Promising New Music Talent. She's been praised recently for her public stance against past and ongoing racism in Australian society, and if there's anything we can appreciate more than a great voice, it's a great voice with a voice, especially when its used to speak out about important issues.
Just as Australian music shapes our culture, so do the values and sentiments of the artists that create it. With Thelma Plum at the forefront of Australian music, the path toward an accepting and equal Australia - like her perf new hair shade - looks a little more peachy.
Thelma will perform at Jive from 8.00pm on Saturday 11 June. Buy tickets here.
Images courtesy Thelma Plum.