Thelma Plum - 'Better in Blak' live at RNZ

This week Yadana Saw speaks to singer songwriter Thelma Plum, who was recently in New Zealand to support fellow Australian musician Troye Sivan on his 'Bloom' tour.

Thelma, a proud Gamilaraay woman, got her break as a 17-year-old, when she won Triple J's National indigenous Music Awards competition. She dropped in to perform this stunning version of 'Better in Blak', the title track from her recently-released debut album.

Thelma joins us today at 1.25pm.

Music featured in this show:


Nightmares on Wax - You Wish
Arcade Fire - Rebellion (Lies)
Leonard Cohen - Suzanne
The 1975
How to Draw / Petrichor, I like America & America Likes Me, The 1975, TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME, Love it if we made it
The Cars - Just What I Needed
The Archies - Sugar, Sugar
Lee Fields & The Expressions - It Rains Love
The Phoenix Foundation - 40 Years (live @ Helen's)
Wilco - Everyone Hides
Lana Del Rey - Doin' Time


Nightmares on Wax - The Sweetest
Suicide - Dream Baby Dream
Paige - Bloom
Thelma Plum
Bob Dylan - Tell Me That It Isn't True
David Kilgour and The Heavy Eights - Coming In From Nowhere Now
The Rolling Stones - Waiting On A Friend
The Rolling Stones - Waiting On A Friend
Lee Scratch Perry - Enlightened


Jimi Hendrix - Hey Joe
Fleetwood Mac - Bare Trees
Introducing: Sulfate
Sulfate - Bush
Tiny Ruins - Olympic Girls
Song Crush
Angel Olsen - Lark
Danny Brown - Best Life
Jenny Hval - Ashes To Ashes
Stephen Cheng - Always Together
Karnan Saba & Hone Be Good - Soonlight, Raukura
Pixies - Bird of Prey


The Mixtape: Nathan Haines
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Tango
Cannonball Adderley - Autumn Leaves
Finis Henderson - Skip to My Lou
Rene and Angela - Turn it Out
Milton Nascimento - Beijo Partido
Robson Jorge and Lincoln Olivetti - Ginga
Djavan - Serrado
Dexter Wansel - The Sweetest Pain
Nathan Haines - Be Thou My Vision


Features on the show today:

12:20 The 1975

Charlotte Ryan interviews frontman Matthew Healy.

1:25 Thelma Plum

The winner of Triple J's National indigenous Music Awards performs live at RNZ.

1:45 Skux

Ayisha Jaffer talks to Tony Stamp from Kodiac Alaska -where she works as a park ranger- about her new EP as Skux. 

2:30 Song Crush

Kirsten Johnstone and guests discuss their favourite new music.

3:05 The Mixtape: Nathan Haines

The legendary kiwi jazz musician is back in the studio after a recent cancer scare, where Charlotte Ryan joins him to hear some of his favourite music.

4:05 Music Therapy

Yadana Saw hosts a look at music therapy in Aotearoa.