Citizen of the world, Plum Green (born in London, raised in NZ and now based in Melbourne) has been an enigmatic figure skirting the fringes of the local music scene for several years.
She has released a number of EPs and albums, the most recent being ‘Karma’ in 2016, and her new record includes re-recordings of Kind Beast, I Hope You Die, and Funeral Song from that earlier EP, as well as new tracks recorded at the same time in late 2017 at (funnily enough), Sound Recordings Studio in Castlemaine, Australia – on all-analogue equipment.
The revisited songs on ‘Sound Recordings’ are softer, less intense and abrasive, revealing a quieter force in her delivery. Just as impressive is Fountain, which uses the quiet-loud dynamic, and the epic, soaring The Roses, while Cannibal is a highlight, with production that gives space to Green’s voice and the roaring guitar line.
Pulling on a range of influences (elements of Patti Smith, PJ Harvey and our own Jan Hellriegel can be heard here), Green’s sound is a mix of alt-rock and dark folk, but always a true, authentic voice. Plum Green may have been on the scene for a while, but she is still one to watch, and listen to.