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Live Review: Thelma Plum, Angus Dawson, Anna O

24 November 2014 | 2:33 pm | Liam B

The Perth crowd has fun with Thelma Plum

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Anna O began her set to open the night with the help of three cool cats to bring her songs to fruition. The 8-bit synth layers versus the beautiful, ambient guitar leads caused people’s hearts to melt. She played through her songs including new single Symphony. Angus Dawson stepped up confidently to the stage wielding a beautiful semi-hollow body guitar and shared the stage with his drummer friend who, according to Dawson, has the most beautiful man moustache in the world. Dawson set his own samples and played the guitar and sang all in one, and made it all look so fluid and easy. He used this trick to reel the crowd closer. He says that all it takes is one Sunkist can, and they all come running.

The crowd was conversing loudly among one another, before like a magician, Thelma Plum was welcomed to the stage by the warm supportive cheers of her fans. Amps was packed out by this point of the night, her quirky and cute chats to the crowd between songs left us with many memories and stories to tell our friends through the week. She went on to mention that she noticed she writes such sad songs and needs to put out more upbeat, danceable tunes then candidly stated “But that’s what happens when you date too many dick heads,” leaving everyone applauding and cheering. She played her tune Nick Cave that actually has nothing to do with Nick Cave; she busted out her new hit song How Much Does Your Love Cost?; she even played her Like A Version cover of Chet Faker’s Gold; then finished off with a fun tune: Around Here, exclaiming “I want everyone in the room to imagine the one thing they hate most and just scream ‘Fuck you’ with me on chorus.” It was a pretty funny night and the turnout was fantastic for the WA leg of the Monsters tour.