Päter

September 11

“Blessed with all the charisma and charm in the world, Toronto artist PÄTER continues to surprise and beguile us with the energetic glow and appeal of their explosive alternative pop/rock sound” – Kieran Rogers, CLOUT

Enter the Päterverse.  After grabbing the attention of listeners internationally by posting original music online, Päter (Iran-born, Toronto-based Parmida Kakavand)’s debut single ‘Dam, Damn’ racked up over 2,000,000 streams on Spotify alone. Two EPs and a string of self-directed visuals later, Päter is back with their debut LP project, ‘4-7 Company’. Teaming up with Vancouver producer Howard Redekopp (Tegan & Sara, Mother Mother), Päter explores the solitary hours between 4-7pm, when you’re “alone with your thoughts and anything can happen”. As vulnerable as it is theatrical, the album sees Päter confidently navigating through their most complex storytelling yet, channeling hints of HAIM, Kate Bush and Ani DiFranco. On the record, Exclaim’s Kaelen Bell says “Kakavand’s music as Päter is refreshingly ambitious and intelligent, an antidote to our modern obsession with detachment and brain-dulling therapy speak.” Their self-directed music video for the album’s lead single ‘Nicotine Hallelujah’ was an official selection at Austin Under the Stars 2023 and Toronto Short Film Fest 2024. Päter is currently embarking on their first Canada & US tour in support of the release.