In histories of the post-punk alternative music scene that blossomed in New Zealand in the 1980s Peter Jefferies is a name you'll see many times. Peter still has legions of fans around the world, both for his acclaimed solo career and for bands with names like Plagal Grind, This Kind of Punishment and Nocturnal Projections.
And now Nocturnal Projections as a name has been given as title to a biennial public art and music festival in Dunedin. And for the 2019 festival Peter's involved - his music and original poster art for his first band with his brother Graeme will appear. Mark Amery caught up with Peter, ahead of both the festival and the release of his first album in 18 years. They talked about the past but also Peter's current work teaching songwriting to teenagers, and the musical career that never seems to quite die.