Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers
Formed during high school in their hometown of Ngunnawal/Canberra in 2019, Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers channel Riot Grrrl-era energy with a 2023 spin and are the most natural, confident and damn likeable punk-rockers you’ll meet.

Now based across Dharawal Country/Wollongong, Ngunnawal/Canberra, and Naarm/Melbourne, the band – Anna Ryan (they/them; vocals/guitar), Scarlett McKahey (she/her; guitar/vocals), Jaida Stephenson (she/her; bass) and Neve van Boxsel (she/her; drums) – have graduated into an astute group of early twenty-somethings – just as concerned about issues facing today’s women, non-binary people and young people everywhere as they are with their loud and completely cool punk rock sound.

On their debut EP Pretty Good For A Girl Band, Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers proclaimed that they are a true force to be reckoned with and aren’t here to mess around. Their 2022 single ‘Girl Sports’ hit #55 on the triple j Hottest 100, and the band played a string of summer festivals including Party In The Paddock, Beyond The Valley, NYE On The Hill and St Kilda Festival, following their sell-out national EP headline tour last spring.

The PGFAGB EP saw praise from the likes of The Guardian, triple j, frankie, The AU Review, Music Feeds, The Music and Kill Your Stereo, cover stars on Spotify and Apple Music, with ‘AHHHH!’ taking the #117 spot on the Hottest 200 countdown in 2021.

Earlier in 2023, the band shared ‘Lights Out’, a hard-hitting anthem all about claiming your sexuality and confidence, as the first taster of their debut album, I Love You. Powerful and commanding, the album sees Teen Jesus And The Jean Teasers step into new sonic territory to create an expansive debut well beyond their years.

They’ve got what it takes to lead the next generation of Australian rock royalty.


– Australian Guitar

Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers – Girl Sports [Official Music Video]

The strengths of the band’s four members shine through across the 12 tracks on I Love You; four distinct personalities with a core dynamic based on a shared love for each other’s work ethic and talent, making the road to their debut album not just exciting, but intriguing. Produced by Oscar Dawson, they explore new ground – where their previous releases smacked bang into your eardrums, they toy with softness and ease across the album.

Bubblegum love songs with an underside such as ‘I Love You’, ‘Salt (feat. The Grogans), and the vibe-setting ‘Toe Bone’ sit alongside cuts that still stay true to their punk rock roots (‘I Don’t Want It’, ‘Lights Out’, ‘Treat Me Better’). I Love You showcases the breadth of Teen Jesus And The Jean Teasers’ craft – never to be pigeonholed, and definitely never underestimated.

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