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Watch K M T P's Video For New Single 'First Date'

Watch K M T P's Video For New Single 'First Date'

Chris Cudby / Photo Credit: Frances Carter / Tuesday 12th September, 2023 11:10AM

K M T P aka Keria Paterson (Te Arawa, Ngāti Raukawa and Ngāi Tahu) invites you along to relive the excitement, hopes and intense awkwardness of an intrepid 'First Date' in their new single of the same name, setting up this month's long-awaited debut album With Love, K M T P via Sunreturn. Taking the concept to the next level, co-director Ezra Simons reimagines the song as a 'First Date' of sorts with Paterson and their K M T P bandmates in the accompanying clip, shot entirely on 16mm film — a park picnic / frisbee bonding ritual maybe more groups could try out before taking the plunge together on stage. Astutely singing "If things don't work out then I hope that we can still be friends, but probably not", don't miss K M T P and band's spring release tour and hit play on 'First Date', made with support from NZ On Air...

"I wrote ‘First Date’ as a conceptual song about the awkwardness that often comes from a first date. At the time I wrote it, I had a few close friends who were dating, and I remember just talking about the whole experience and how feelings of awkwardness came up a lot.

I think this track is definitely the most ‘pop’ sounding song on the album, and I took inspiration from a lot of indie tracks that I was listening to at the time. Recording this song with Peter was a great time, just adding onto the already positive experience I was having at the time of tracking. I remember the vocals being a bit tricky to track for this song, as the vocal melody was in my lower range. It took us a while for me to get warmed up, but then we ripped into vocal tracking and I couldn’t be happier with how it sounds.

First Date was another 'band hangout' style video (similar to K M T P's 2:45 (Getting Old)), so it was nice to have all the band mates relaxing and chilling. The weather was superb, so it was just a stellar day overall. A highlight of the day was also shooting at the park on the roundabout, even though it gave us all bad motion sickness! The resulting shots looked super sick though! I'm super stoked, the video turned out better than I could have hoped!" — Keria Paterson

K M T P - 'With Love, K M T P' Album Release Tour

Saturday 30th September - Flying Out Instore, Tāmaki Makaurau
Friday 6th October - Space Academy, Ōtautahi (solo)*
Saturday 7th October - Yours, Ōtepoti (solo)*
Saturday 14th October - Vogelmorn Hall, Te Whanganui-a-Tara*
Friday 20th October - Whammy Bar, Tāmaki Makaurau*

*Tickets available HERE via UTR

‘With Love, K M T P’ is out on vinyl LP, cassette and digitally on 28th September via Sunreturn — preorders available HERE.


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K M T P - 'With Love, K M T P' Album Release Tour
Fri 6th Oct 8:00pm
Space Academy, Christchurch
K M T P - 'With Love, K M T P' Album Release Tour
Sat 7th Oct 8:00pm
Yours, Dunedin
K M T P - 'With Love, K M T P' Album Release Tour
Sat 14th Oct 8:00pm
Vogelmorn Upstairs, Wellington
K M T P - 'With Love, K M T P' Album Release Tour
Fri 20th Oct 8:00pm
Whammy Bar, Auckland