Paper Dragon

Demos Batch 2

Today is the Winter Solstice down under, the longest night of the year. To celebrate, we're publishing a new batch of homemade demos, then sleeping extra. Syncing our releases with the changing seasons seems natural. You can find this batch, along with the previous one, on our Music page. Enjoy!


Q: What does your music mean to you?

K: It means a chance to get out of the house and interact with other humans, make loud noises, and share a tiny piece of my soul.

A: My best song ideas come from the other side, from a timeless realm of wonder and delight. They're echoes from the other side, saying without words, "Read the hints. Come at last."

Q: Is there a hidden meaning in any of your music?

K: Yes.

Q: ...

K: ...

A: ...

Q: Tell us about your next gig.

K: We're playing at the Portland Public House in Kingsland on 8 August. We'll be appearing as a duo, a trio, and possibly a quartet all in one hour long set!

A: Leaving the Mt Eden nest.

Q: Exciting. This next question comes from my seven-year-old niece, who is a fan.

K: Aw, that's cute.

Q: Would you rather kiss a boy or a frog?

A: Pass.

K: Depends if I am in princess mode or not.

Q: Are you two a couple?


A: Yes.

K: No.

Author: Paper Dragon
Date: 2019-06-22
Tags: demos
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Demos Batch 1

Today Kate and i celebrate Paper Dragon's birthday number one. Hip hip hooray! Over the past year we have written thirty-nine songs, played two open mic sessions and two garden parties, grown from two members to three to four to three to two, and spent approximately one hundred fifty hours practicing in my basement, bumping our heads on its low beams.

In honor of this momentous occasion, we are dining on dumplings and, more relevant to you, dear reader, publishing our first batch of homemade demo recordings. You can find them on our Music page for your listening (with headphones) pleasure. Enjoy and share!


Q: How would you describe your music?

A: We used to call it Mt Eden Unpop, but now that we have eleven fans, we're calling it Mt Eden Pop.

Q: You set a lot of poems to music. Why is that?

K: Alex's lyrical genius is dumb, so he steals words from dead poets.

A: This is true, and Kate writes all her own lyrics. That's why she's so slow making songs :-)

Q: What have you learned from this band?

K: That putting yourself out there is scary, but also, people will still like you if you play a wrong note, or forget the words, or even train wreck to the point where you have to stop playing entirely.

A: To sing better and in public. It's not terrible. In fact, i like it. But whenever i start to feel like i'm putting on a show, i try to return to stillness, the source of authentic performance. It feels better that way, and i think people respond best to that mode of play.

Q: What does the future hold for Paper Dragon?

A: Our crystal ball is cloudy, but we are preparing another show, this time with Kate on drums. After that, tour the entirety of Mt Eden? Then onto Kingsland? I have a connection in Kingsland.

K: I don't count as a connection.

A: Hmm, maybe Mt Albert then.

Author: Paper Dragon
Date: 2019-05-02
Tags: demos
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