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Straitjacket Fits formed in Dunedin, New Zealand in 1986 and were a prominent band in the Flying Nun label's second wave of the Dunedin Sound.

Like many of their stablemates, the band hailed from the southern city of Dunedin. They formed from the ashes of The Double Happys, a band comprised of Shayne Carter, Wayne Elsey and John Collie. The tragic accidental death of Elsey saw the two remaining Double Happys join forces with David Wood in 1986 to form… read more

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  • :-)
  • The New Zeland Afghan Whigs
  • greatest band ever
  • @fat_fleshy_fingers Wrong.
  • not even one of the better nz bands. completely unremarkable.
  • One of the better bands.
  • another good nz band
  • Pity they kicked out Andrew Brough...
  • ahhh now this warms my heart...
  • should have been world famous.

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