Nocturnal Projections - "Out of My Hands"
Nocturnal Projections, arguably considered the New Zealand counterpart to England’s Joy Division, were a band formed in 1981 by brothers Peter (vocals) and Graeme Jefferies (guitar), Brett Brett Jones (bass), and Gordon Rutherford (drums). They played post-punk that was dark, moody, and bass-driven, but with a relatively rough, noisy recording quality that set them apart from any of the pristine-produced Factory Records bands.
They recorded a single and a few EPs (Another Year, Nocturnal Projections, and later Worldview) that were released on small indie labels in New Zealand, like Failsafe and Xpressway. Despite having only existed until 1983, Nocturnal Projections left behind a handful of realized post-punk gems that have never really gained a lot of attention, especially not too far outside of New Zealand. Their output is collected on the compilation Nerve Ends in Powerlines.
The talented Jefferies brothers went on to form another longer-lived post-punk band called This Kind of Punishment (who recorded on Flying Nun) and have been members of various other bands (Peter was in Plagal Grind and The Rip with Alastair Galbraith, Graeme was in The Cakekitchen, etc.) as well as recording a few albums worth of solo material each.
More tunes: “Could It Be Increased" ; "You’ll Never Know" ; "Understanding" ; "Another Year" ; "In Purgatory”
Related: Peter Jefferies and Alastair Galbraith, live footage onstage and off in ‘94.