Peter Jefferies


Known for his work with This Kind of Punishment and Nocturnal Projections, etc., Peter Jefferies released The Last Great Challenge In A Dull World, drawing comparisons to classic singer-songwriters like Nick Drake and Townes Van Zandt. His brilliant sophomore album Electricity is a far more sparse and nocturnal affair. With guest appearances from heavyweights in the New Zealand music scene (Straitjacket Fits' Shayne Carter, Plagal Grind's Robbie Muir and The Dead C's Bruce Russell), Electricity has garnered a cult following among fans, yet the songs possess a singular quality – every note, utterance and flourish reflect back to Jefferies alone. The simple arrangements, in particular on ballads such as "By Small Degrees," convey fiercely intimate moments as well as Jefferies’ tremendous range and playfulness as a writer. It is that quality that has led artists such as Cat Power and Amanda Palmer to cover his songs.


“Jefferies wrote a record that has the power to change a life.” Pitchfork






new zealand, songwriter, personal, manic, dark, sparse

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