Teen Jesus And The Jean Teasers Drop New Single 'I Used To Be Fun', Announce 'I Love You' Album Tour

27 July 2023 | 10:36 am | Ellie Robinson

The Canberran crew’s debut album is set to arrive in October.

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Teen Jesus And The Jean Teasers (Credit: Michelle Pitiris)

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Teen Jesus And The Jean Teasers have announced a national tour in support of their forthcoming debut album, I Love You, sharing the news this morning (July 27) alongside a jaunty new single called I Used To Be Fun.

It’s one of the band’s more upbeat numbers, shining with a bouncy drum beat and melodic hook primed to get bodies moving at Teen Jesus’ concerts. In a joint statement, the band explained that I Used To Be Fun is about “getting older and redefining the way you have fun”, pointing out that as all four members have navigated their way through the ups and downs of their early twenties, they’ve noticed “that fun looks really different sometimes”.

“[The song is] about missing your past self who would go out every night and have a fully charged social battery,” the band added, “rather than seeing the fun in staying home alone.”

I Used To Be Fun arrives alongside a music video directed, filmed and edited by Teen Jesus’ drummer, Neve Van Boxsel, shot in various locations around Naarm/Melbourne. Have a look at that below:

I Used To Be Fun comes as our fourth preview of I Love You, following the release of lead single AHHHH! (which also appears on Teen Jesus’ Pretty Good For A Girl Band EP) in July of 2021, Lights Out back in March of this year, and Never Saw It Coming last month. In an interview with The Music, Van Boxsel shared that Never Saw It Coming was an immensely personal song for her, written in the wake of a traumatic experience she endured: “It’s been a long process but there’s no way I could’ve done that without [the band’s] constant encouragement,” she said.

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Teen Jesus will launch I Love You on a six-date national headline tour, kicking off at The Triffid in Meanjin/Brisbane on Friday October 27. They’ll head to Tarndanya/Adelaide the following Thursday (November 2), performing to some 500 fans at the UniBar, before hitting the stage at Naarm/Melbourne’s 170 Russell venue that Friday (November 3). Next weekend will come with shows on the Margaret River (Friday November 10 at The River) and in Walyalup/Fremantle (Saturday November 11 at the Port Beach Brewery), before the tour wraps up at Eora/Sydney’s Metro Theatre on Friday November 17.

That show, as well as the first three, will be supported by Gold Coast singer-songwriter Logan. Tickets for all of the dates are on sale now – find them here.


Friday October 27 – Meanjin/Brisbane, The Triffid
Thursday November 2 – Tarndanya/Adelaide, UniBar
Friday November 3 – Naarm/Melbourne, 170 Russell
Friday November 10 – Wadandi Boodja/Margaret River, The River*
Saturday November 11 – Walyalup/Fremantle, Port Beach Brewery*
Friday November 17 – Eora/Sydney, Metro Theatre

* Logan not appearing