Hot off the back of the release of their debut EP P.S. C U SOON, Keria Patterson has announced the advent of a new ‘casual gig series’ called I Love My Friends. The first session at Whammy on the 26th of March will see Patterson’s musical project K M T P supported by Treenurse and Wellness. This series follows the sentimental sound cultivated on the EP, presumably conducting some cosiness onto Karangahape Rd.
Throughout the six tracks on P.S. C U SOON, Patterson offers up a variety of sounds, while keeping a steady throughline throughout. The opening track ‘Home’ establishes the peaceful, comforting tone that largely carries the whole EP, with Patterson’s voice leading smoothly through the folky tune. I Love My Friends, which gives its name to the gig series, takes a pretty stripped back approach, allowing you to enjoy the dreamy bird chirps and strums in all their unpretentious glory. The final song “This Is A Recorded Message” rounds out the list with a voicemail note to a lover, indulging in bittersweet chords alongside some pretty amusing speech.
P.S. C U SOON confidently captures the weird transitionary turbulence that many young uni students find themselves pushing through in their years on campus. There’s confusion about what ‘home’ means after moving away, a deep appreciation and love for the support of devoted friends, and an unapologetic, serious indulgence in silliness that makes small moments feel big and memorable.