Brace yourselves, music lovers, because the punk rock revolution is about to hit full throttle with Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers!
The unstoppable force of punk rock, TEEN JESUS AND THE JEAN TEASERS, are ready to shake the world with their highly anticipated debut album, ‘I Love You,’ set to drop on September 8 via Domestic La La.
Brace yourselves for a wild ride as they unveil their latest single and video, the raw and vulnerable masterpiece, ‘Never Saw It Coming’ (stream HERE). With this album, the talented quartet transcends their youth, carving a sonic landscape beyond their years.
Prepare to be moved by the poignant opening line, “in seven years / I’ll be okay / ’cause that’s when my cells will regenerate,” as ‘Never Saw It Coming’ showcases the strength that emerges from navigating tough times with the support of cherished friends.
This remarkable track exposes a softer side of Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers, with drummer Neve van Boxsel taking the lead on vocals. Neve, who also directed and edited the accompanying video, skillfully intertwines her powerful voice with strings and acoustic guitar, creating an unforgettable experience.
Reflecting on the song’s significance, Neve van Boxsel reveals, “Never Saw It Coming took me over a year to finish writing. It’s about a very difficult topic that unfortunately is not just my story but many others.
It’s one of the first songs I brought to the band and the first song I’ve ever sung lead on, so having Anna, Jaida, and Scarlett support me so much with such a personal song made something that was really difficult, a lot easier.
I hope this song helps anyone feel less alone in what they’re going through because having this support from my three best friends helped me endlessly.”
The talent and camaraderie of Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers shine brilliantly throughout the 12 tracks on ‘I Love You.’ Each member—Anna Ryan (vocals/guitar), Scarlett McKahey (guitar/vocals), Jaida Stephenson (bass), and Neve van Boxsel (drums)—brings their distinct personality to the table, fueled by a shared love for one another’s boundless talent and work ethic.
Guided by the skilled production of Oscar Dawson, the band ventures into uncharted musical territories. While their previous releases made an explosive impact, ‘I Love You’ explores gentler melodies and bubblegum love songs with an underlying edge.
From the titular track ‘I Love You’ to ‘Salt’ (featuring The Grogans) and the captivating ‘Toe Bone,’ the band stays true to their punk rock roots while defying expectations with tracks like ‘I Don’t Want It,’ ‘Lights Out,’ and ‘Treat Me Better.’ Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers refuse to be pigeonholed or underestimated, showcasing their vast musical range and versatility.
Since their formation in 2019 during their high school days in Canberra, this fierce foursome has channeled the energy of the Riot Grrrl era, injecting it with a fresh 2023 twist. Anna, Scarlett, Jaida, and Neve radiate natural confidence and irresistible charm, making them the embodiment of punk rock coolness.
Their debut EP, ‘Pretty Good For A Girl Band’ (2022), propelled them to new heights with the hit single ‘Girl Sports’ claiming the impressive #55 spot on this year’s triple j Hottest 100. The EP garnered praise from esteemed publications like The Guardian, triple j, frankie, The AU Review, Music Feeds, The Music, and Kill Your Stereo.
Their Spotify and Apple Music covers and playlist features further solidified their status as rising stars, with last year’s ‘AHHHH!’ securing the #117 spot on the Hottest 200 countdown.
Now, spread across Dharawal Country/Wollongong, Ngunnawal/Canberra, and Naarm/Melbourne, Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers have evolved into a savvy group of twenty-somethings.
They are not only concerned with creating loud and captivating punk rock, but also with addressing the pressing issues faced by women, non-binary individuals, and young people worldwide.
Their music serves as a rallying cry, uniting a generation and empowering listeners with their infectious spirit and cool rebellion.
With the imminent release of ‘I Love You’ and the magnetic force of ‘Never Saw It Coming,’ Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers are poised to conquer the hearts and eardrums of music lovers everywhere. Mark your calendars for September 8, as this explosive debut album promises to be an unforgettable journey through the depths of punk rock passion and emotional vulnerability.
Keep your eyes and ears wide open for this unstoppable force, as their star continues to rise and their message resonates with an ever-growing audience. Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers have arrived, and they’re here to shake the world with their unique blend of raw energy, unyielding talent, and unwavering camaraderie. Stay tuned for their epic rise to glory!