Graeme Jefferies

deep throated and dark singer-song-writer, brother of peter, and fellow member of legendary new zealand post punk outfit nocturnal projections. went on to form the cake kitchen [main entry].
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  • messages from the cakekitchen [1988 flying nun / ajax GRJ1] rn
  • ‘timebomb’/’bravely, bravely’ 7″ single [1989 w/ alistair galbraith rn

Jousting Vandals

one of rob scott‘s many one-off bands – this time with r. dejoux. they put out the ground level cassette on scotts’ own every secret thing label.
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Peter Jefferies

prolific singer-songwriter who’s played in a number of seminal kiwi dirge-rock outfits, along with his own one-man band projects. primarily playing electric piano and singing, jefferies was a founding member of 2 foot flame and the cake kitchen.
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Phil Judd

member of split enz, the swingers, and just about every other high profile band of the 70s and early 80s (including a short stint in toy love!), phil judd finally released a solo album under his name after the demise of the swingers in 1983, and followed it with a soundtrack to the australian movie death in brunswick in the early 90s.
discography
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  • private lives [1983 mushroom RML53121]
  • death in brunswick [soundtrack 1991 mana]

The Jessels

one off side-project from chris knox featuring his partner barbara, doug hood, mark phillips, david kilgour and other strag-a-longs.rn

it was basically whoever happened to be in the flat. that was a christmas single for ’81 or ’82. there was one song based on doug’s cat, bob, and a christmas song.rn- chris knox, taken from a bryan foley interview on forcedexposure.com


discography
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  • ‘bobzilla’/’the worst noel’ 7″ single[1982 flying nun XMAS001]

The Jewl of Bessamoocho

Biography

One of the first bands to release a single on the small pop-punk Pink Air / Girl Alliance label, which sprung up in the late 90’s, releasing catchy 7″ singles from a series of Auckland punky outfits.

Full of Riot Grrrl attitude and cool vocals from Japanese Vocalist Eri Miyabayashi.

Goldifox had a sort spin off band called The Jewl of Bessamoocho, where Amy stepped away from vocals and their Japanese exchange student friend – Eri Miyabayashi – stepped up to write songs and sing. Penny Collins continued to play guitar and Liz Mathews continued to drum. Eri’s perspective and mysteriously weird, deep and accented voice gave these songs a dreamy, but still punk quality.

Stella Corkery for Tom Tom Mag

Jewels of Bessamoocho – Diggadiggadigga 7″

The Jewel of Bessamoocho are two girls (Liz and Penny) from Kerikeri, New Zealand and their friend Eri the Japanese exchange student and the founder of the anti fake the Beatles union.

Together they have recorded 4 songs of no-fi clatter and pop that will make you cry with their beauty. Mysterious and exotic punk-o-pop

– Pink Air / Girl Alliance website

Matthews and Collins would later enlist The Coolies‘ Sjionel Timu and become The Revengers.

Members

  • Liz Matthews (Drums, 1999)
  • Penny Collins (Guitar, 1999)
  • Eri Miyabayashi (Vocals, 1999)

Discography

  • Diggadiggadigga 7″ Single [1999, Girl Alliance, GA001]

Links

Jliat

discography
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  • the phenomenological experience of being peb 1/2 7″ lathe-cut [self-released]
  • still life 12″ lathe-cut [self-released]
  • still life no. 2 8″ lathe-cut [self-released]
  • ‘salt’/’water’ 8″ lathe-cut [self-released]

Joe+N

5 tracks of field recordings and ultra-harsh electronics. no instruments were used on this recording. constructed entirely using a portable minidisc recorder, contact mics, behringer mixer and patch cords. [limited edition of 50, each packaged in a kraft envelope with unique artwork on each. hand numbered] – release details on introducing something to the system


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  • oil leaks and cicadas lathe-cut [carbon records]
  • introducing something to the system [carbon records]

Jailbait

tiny auckland d.i.y. (distribution through global routes) punk, hardcore and metal label with a handful of releases from dsm, evil priest etc.
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The Jumblies

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  • stuff of dreams 7″ ep [1983 flying nun FN i8080]