Kristy Peters, aka KLP, has quickly become one of Sydney’s leading female music-makers, and surely one of the busiest as well.
She is the relatively new host of Triple J‘s House Party, she’s just recently been signed to EMI Music, this week she has kicked off a massive debut Australian tour and dropped a brand new single to-boot.
We managed to score a few minutes of her time to find out where and how it all began.
My first CD was No Doubt’s ‘Tragic Kingdom.’ From the moment I first saw Gwen Stefani jumping around in her cargo pants to ‘Just A Girl’ I was hooked. I wanted to be her on every level (I even had a thing for guys, and dated two, who looked a little like Tony Kanal). I knew every single word and every movement. I even threw a dress-up party and died my hair pink just to be like her!
The record still totally stands now with some amazing pop songs – ‘Spiderwebs’ ‘Sunday Morning’ and man, the times I spent crying with a broken heart and belting out ‘Don’t Speak’! They’re just great songs – you could play them acoustically on guitar and the lyrics and melodies are seriously solid.
I was lucky enough to be in a pop group when I was young, and when I was about 14years old Dolly Magazine asked me to interview Gwen as a cross promo type of piece. I almost died. I got to go to her hotel and sit there, hug her, and ask her loads of questions. I think my mum still has a recording somewhere of it (on cassette) and the magazine spread too. I felt like the luckiest girl in the world because she signed all my No Doubt CDs, which of course included ‘Tragic Kingdom’!
Talk about having your dreams come true!
As mentioned above, KLP has a brand new single called ‘Medicine’ and this is it.
You can catch her across Australia as of now, right through until December. All of the dates can be found on her tour page.