This Kind of Punishment
In the fertile terrain of New Zealand's 1980s post-punk scene, few figures loom as large as the Jefferies brothers. Graeme Jefferies and Peter Jefferies – the primary forces behind This Kind of Punishment – wrote some of the best music to come out on Flying Nun, Xpressway or elsewhere. A dizzying mix of pastoral ballads and DIY experimentation, TKP's songwriting was at once classic and acutely raw.
“A needle rain of piano notes, abstract slashes of electric guitar, blank affectless vocals, a thread of disquieting strings and enough white space between and around the notes to write a suicide note on”. – Dusted