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Listen To K M T P's Debut Album 'With Love, K M T P'

Listen To K M T P's Debut Album 'With Love, K M T P'

Samantha Cheong / C.C. / Photo credit: Frances Carter / Thursday 28th September, 2023 2:04PM

Tāmaki Makaurau indie sensation K M T P aka Keria Paterson (Te Arawa, Ngāti Raukawa and Ngāi Tahu) today shares their fervently awaited debut album With Love, K M T P via Sunreturn. The SRN chart-topping songwriter largely produced the record over a week with Peter Ruddell (Wax Chattels, Sulfate) at Jonathan Pearce’s (The Beths) Karangahape Road studio, with James Goldsmith (DARTZ) then polishing the final master. Drummer for Polyester, Dirty Pixels and Dead Famous People, Paterson transports us into scenes of nostalgia and time in their own unabashedly emotive long player. Standout tunes are the fruitful and rock-heavy ‘Walk Out To Space’, the acoustic backbone of ‘Was Fun’ cross-wired with electric surges of varied instrumentation, and the romantic droning of '2 Days' —the way our minds do in obsession—until the brass is last to flee the scene.

Special guest stars of our third and final Trash Recital season, Paterson embarks on a five date album release tour from this weekend (with band and solo) onwards, swooping off from their super city home turf towards Ōtautahi, Ōtepoti and Pōneke, then circling back for a triumphant Whammy Bar rager. Grab a vinyl copy of K M T P's debut record and experience their journey live this spring...

“The main themes for the album are about self-discovery and self-reflection. It’s a very personal album for me, and it deals with a lot of experiences I had growing up in my early twenties. A lot of the other themes are fairly grim: depression, anxiety, self-acceptance, finding love. I’ve tried to contrast the sombre themes in the album with upbeat and emo-adjacent guitar riffs and ‘wall of sound’ drum and bass riffs.”

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

Get swept off your feet by K M T P's video for 'First Date'...

‘With Love, K M T P’ is out today on vinyl LP, cassette and digitally via Sunreturn — orders 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