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Q&A with KLP

Kristy Lee Peters, aka KLP, one of Australia’s premier female producers / musicians, has just unleashed her EP Ember.

The title track, co-written and co-produced with M-Phazes (Meg Mac, Illly, Thelma Plum, Daniel Johns, Allday) and Jason Gilbert, was written about the constant push and pull of a relationship and how without a middle meeting point, it can all combust.

Following an incredibly successful 12 months with two national DJ tours as well as a national tour with Art vs Science, the multi-talented KLP took some time out to chat with Sydney Unleashed.

How did you get your start in the music industry?

I was always performing from a very young age – there was never anything else that I wanted to do. I studied dancing, singing, music, whatever I could possibly find the time to do. Everything else from there has happened really organically from a lot of hard work and persistence!

Best part of what you do?

When your job is also your passion.

And the worst part?

When your job is also your passion, it’s very hard to switch off and detach.

Any interesting experiences you can share?

Oh there are so many! I have performed in so many different forms there are sure to be funny videos around of me singing and dancing in shopping centre shows, at weddings, with different bands… I honestly live for performing and entertaining people and I give my everything when I’m on stage – which means I’ve done some funny shit in my time! Haha!

Favourite album of all time and why?

How could I ever choose just one?! Beatles records are pretty all time, but maybe I’ll say Tame Impala – ‘Currents’. It’s a little more recent but really made an impact on me.

Best live performance that you’ve ever seen?

I got to see No Doubt as a young girl and to me, that has always stood out as an amazing show. Gwen ran around the stage like a complete boss with so much energy. It’s a hard one to beat.

Favourite venues to hang out in?

I actually love small bars… little dark dingy ones that have a jukebox in the corner kind of vibe. Unfortunately with the recent lock out laws in Sydney, my favourite ones like that have closed down. I’m optimistic it can’t get any worse – so hopefully one day there will be some awesome late night juke box loving venues open again.

Take us through a typical day in the life of KLP.

I try to do some exercise most mornings, I walk to get a coffee, I answer emails and listen to new music, I’ll mix House Party or record some vocals. In an ideal world, I’ll meet up with friends and have a drink and chill – my reality most days though is fly somewhere to play a show!

What advice would you give to someone looking at getting involved in the music industry?

Be fierce, be patient, be kind.

Any news or final comments?

Check out my new EP! I worked really hard writing every single lyric from a real place – I can’t bullshit when I write music – it all has to be real. Hopefully the stories connect with people and take you to a nice place!

Check out KLP’s new EP at: https://KLP.lnk.to/EmberEP

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