Formed during high school in their hometown of Canberra in 2019, TEEN
JESUS AND THE JEAN TEASERS – Anna Ryan (they/them;
vocals/guitar), Scarlett McKahey (she/her; guitar/vocals), Jaida
Stephenson (she/her; bass) and Neve van Boxsel (she/her; drums) –
channel Riot Grrrl-era energy with a 2023 spin and are the most natural,
confident and damn likeable punk-rockers you’ll meet.
Their debut EP Pretty Good For A Girl Band (2022) featured ‘Girl
Sports’ which hit #55 on the triple j Hottest 100 this year and 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 last year.
Now based across Dharawal Country/Wollongong, Ngunnawal/Canberra,
and Naarm/Melbourne, the band 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.