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After recording their new EP in a Swiss studio, Dali and the Paper Band prepare for their local launch. Mandy Nolan had a few choice words.

How would you describe the kind of music that you play? Dali: It’s funk, folk, dance and groove with a thin layer of pop and reggae icing on top!

How did the band come into being? I started writing songs when I had nothing left to play. After performing solo, I realised how much fun writing and playing your own songs is. So I gathered some musicians together and the Paper Band was born! The band has had a few different members come and go over the passing years, but the present group we have is the best so far.

Is it true: are good drummers who don’t spontaneously combust (as in Spinal Tap) hard to find? I don’t know if I could sleep at night if it was! But Alf (the Paper Band drummer) does look like he is going to combust at times!

If you could create your own super-band casting from dead and living musicians, who would be in the lineup? Flea on bass, Jeff Buckley on guitar and vocals, and Carter Beauford on drums. I think that would be an awesome band. That is if they got along!

What is it about your sound that makes you unique? It’s hard to say what’s unique. Because every band is unique, none is the same as another. But we perform standing on our heads, and sip cups of tea between songs. Haha!

Where did you record your EP? Who produced it etc? The EP was recorded in Zollikofen, Switzerland. It was produced by Robert Aeberhard and me, mixed by Rob and mastered by Don Bartley, Sydney.

What did you set out to achieve with the recording? We really wanted to have a professional CD that we can use to get our music out there as much as possible and know that when people listen to the CD they won’t be disappointed!

How did you feel about the results? Everything can always be better, but I am very happy with how it all turned out!

Tell me what to expect for your forthcoming launch? Eargasm, urges to dance, strong urges to buy our EP, and then a good night’s sleep after the show, ’cause you are so tired from having such a productive evening.

Dali and the Paper Band play LuLu’s Café in Mullum on Saturday at 11am and then launch their EP at the Rails that same day at 8pm. CDs will be on sale for $10.

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