Teen Jesus And The Jean Teasers by Ruby Boland
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TEEN JESUS AND THE JEAN TEASERS channel Riot-Grrrl-era energy with a 2022 spin

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Rapidly rising Australian rockers TEEN JESUS AND THE JEAN TEASERS have unveiled details of their forthcoming EP Pretty Good For A Girl Band – due out May 13th via Domestic La La – and release searing new single “Girl Sports” (in honor of the male dentist that told bassist Jaida she should stick to “girl sports” after knocking her teeth out skating). The new EP is Teen Jesus 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, PGFAGB attests that their success has come in the face of being undeservedly underestimated.

“‘Girl Sports’ is basically a big middle finger to all the men that have treated us like we’re less than in the music industry and to call out of the losers that think it’s okay to catcall women literally every day. It’s like a big GROW UP and treat women better cause we’re just so sick and tired of it. We want everyone that has ever felt like this to have something they can belt out their frustration to.” – Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers’ Anna Ryan

Amongst the biting lyrics heard on “Girl Sports,” Pretty Good For A Girl Band at large is less about the group spitting pure frustration, and more about holding up a mirror and sparking reflection and constructive conversation. “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. “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, PGFAGB is a powerful documentation of Teen Jesus 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.

Teen Jesus And The Jean Teasers by Ruby Boland

The EP release will also feature last November’s instantly-memorable single “Miss Your Birthday” – a track co-written with fellow Aussie artist Alex Lahey and produced by Violent Soho’s James Tidswell – and last summer’s fiery single “AHHHH!” Combined these two tracks have garnered over 1.6 million streams and helped build the anticipation for the Canberran band’s new EP. Pretty Good For A Girl Band will be released in full Friday May 13 via Domestic La La and along with the EP news and the new single, the band has announced an Australian headline tour, details below.

Channeling Riot-Grrrl-era energy with a 2022 spin, Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers are the most natural, unapologetic and damn likeable punk-rockers you’ll meet.

Formed during high school in their hometown on Canberra, Teen Jesus burst onto the scene in 2019 and quickly snapped attention for their teenage ragamuffin image and searingly good garage punk sound. The group cut their teeth playing festivals including BIGSOUND, Groovin’ The Moo, Laneway, Falls, Lost Paradise & Spilt Milk, supporting a slew of Australia’s finest including Polish Club, Alex Lahey, Press Club, WAAX, & more, while impressing with a sprinkle of standout single releases.

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.

Catch the band live at the following stop – get your tickets HERE.

8/12 @ Indian Ocean Hotel, Scarborough, WA 8/13 @ Mojos, Fremantle, WA
8/19 @ Brightside, Brisbane, QLD
8/20 @ Burleigh Bazaar, Gold Coast, QLD
8/21 @ Riversounds, Bellingen, NSW
8/25 @ Unibar, Wollongong, NSW
8/26 @ Crowbar, Sydney, NSW
8/27 @ Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
9/2 @ Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
9/3 @ Jive, Adelaide, SA
9/10 @ Unibar, Hobart, TAS

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