Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers announce all-ages show in Queenscliff

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Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers announce all-ages show in Queenscliff

Presented by QMF FReeza, the all-ages event will also see the likes of Billiam, Stimpies, and Goodwood on stage as part of the Headspace Fundraiser.

Rapidly rising Australian punk rock stars Teen Jesus and The Jean Teasers are heading to the beautiful Bellarine this October with an intimate show at Queenscliff Town Hall.

Taking place on Sunday, October 16, the fierce four-piece will take to the stage at Queenscliff Town Hall – a music venue created by the team at QMF – the music jewel of the Bellarine. Presented by QMF FReeZa – a Victorian State Government initiative promoting drug, alcohol and smoke-free events – the all-ages show will be an afternoon Sunday session like no other, with supports from the likes of Billiam, Stimpies, and Goodwood.

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The all-ages event follows Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers 11-date national headline run throughout August and September, which is seeing the four piece travel through WA, Qld, NSW, VIC, SA and Tas in support of their debut EP Pretty Good For A Girl Band, released back in May 13 via Domestic La La.

Pretty Good For A Girl Band is Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers proclaiming they are a force to be reckoned with no matter their gender identity. For as much as there’s a collective sense of self-assuredness among the band, Pretty Good For A Girl Band attests that their success has come in the face of being undeservedly underestimated. At large, amongst the biting lyrics of ‘Girl Sports’, the EP is less about the group spitting pure frustration, and more about holding up a mirror and sparking reflection and constructive conversation. Pretty Good For A Girl Band also features the singles ‘AHHHH!’ and ‘Miss Your Birthday’, the latter which the band co-wrote with Alex Lahey, with James Tidswell of Violent Soho lending production.

“Despite the fact that we yell ‘fuck off’ a lot in ‘Girl Sports’, it’s not that we hate every man ever. It’s shit that this stuff happens to us, but we know where we stand and won’t let it get to us,” shares Anna Ryan. “It’s also a broader educational moment because it’s not only men that have said “you’re pretty good for a girl band” to me. I’ve had so many girls come up to me and say that or ‘I love this whole girl band thing you’ve got going on’. I’d like to think this EP can show anyone, ‘hey, if you’ve maybe ever said this or thought this, then we can all change together.’”

Embodying a quiet confidence and resolve like never before, Pretty Good For A Girl Band is a powerful documentation of Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers figuring out who they are and voicing what they stand for. It’s the result of a band refusing to meet anyone’s projection of who they should be, how they should sound, and what they should say – and that especially goes for sexist dentists.

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Formed during high school in their hometown of Canberra in 2019, the band – Anna Ryan (vocals/guitar), Scarlett McKahey (guitar/vocals), Jaida Stephenson (bass) and Neve van Boxsel (drums) – channel Riot Grrrl-era energy with a 2022 spin and are the most natural, unapologetic and damn likeable punk-rockers you’ll meet. Their 2021 singles ‘Miss Your Birthday’ and ‘AHHHH!’ have garnered over 1.6 Million streams, found playlist additions including Indie Arrivals, Local Noise, Fresh Finds AU, The Local List and New Music Friday AU/NZ as well as local and international press support, full rotation adds on triple j and the #117 spot on the Hottest 200 countdown (‘AHHHH!’).

Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers quickly snapped attention for their teenage ragamuffin image and searingly good garage punk sound, cutting their teeth playing festivals including BIGSOUND, Groovin’ The Moo, Laneway, Falls, Lost Paradise and Spilt Milk, and supporting a slew of Australia’s finest including Polish Club, Alex Lahey, Press Club, WAAX & more. As of now, the band have graduated into an astute group of early twenty-somethings – just as concerned about issues facing today’s women and young people as they are with their loud, badass and completely cool punk sound.

This event is a Headspace Fundraiser event.

Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers take to Queenscliff Town Hall on Sunday, October 16. You can purchase tickets for $15 here