Being Jane Lane are on fire right now. The all-female Gold Coast-Brisbane punk crew have just returned from an Australian tour with VB Hard Yards comp, played the MOJO x Girls Rock! Stage at Brisbane Laneway Festival alongside Courtney Barnett and Alex the Astronaut, scored a nomination in the 2019 Queensland Music Awards, took out the #20 spot on 4ZZZ’s top 100 and have released a short, explosive single ‘Less Is More’, with another one set to come out in March. Despite the fact that they never stop working, we did manage to nab a few minutes with vocalist Teigan Le Plastrier.
I think it’s hilarious that ‘Less Is More’ is such a perfect representation of its own title. How has the reaction been?
Yeah, ‘tis quite a fitting title considering it’s so short, but we thought if you want more you can listen to it twice! We’ve had a really positive response to the single which is nice. People seem to dig it.
Can you tell us a bit about ‘Girls Rock’, and your involvement in it?
‘Girls Rock’ is a camp for young aspiring female and non-binary rockers to experience forming a band, writing songs and playing instruments, mentored by local musicians and volunteers. It’s a really cool idea and we all wish it existed when we were young enough to be campers. We were asked to play the ‘Girls Rock’ stage at Laneway and we were absolutely stoked about it. It’s important to encourage these young ones to follow their dreams and not be afraid to go out there and get amongst it.
We hear a rumour about new music, ‘Be Okay’. What’s the release date, what’s it about, and what can fans expect?
Truth, we are releasing a third single mid-March. It’s a song about forgetting the shitty things happening in your life with an understanding that all things pass and everything will ultimately be okay.
All this new music coming out… is there an album in the works?
Yes, we are currently making the final touches on our very first album ‘Savage Sunday’, which has taken us some time to prepare, but if all goes to plan we should be releasing it mid-year.
How will you celebrate International Women’s Day?
There are a few cool gigs around town on the day which would be good to attend. But in all honesty we will probably be at work. Which I suppose is relevant anyway seeing as women didn’t always have that right.
Being Jane Lane are off on an east coast tour to promote their new single in March and April. Locals can catch them at Vinnie’s Dive Bar on 6 April and The Foundry in Brisbane on 13 April. Head to beingjanelane.com to check out more from the band. You can also pop over to triple j unearthed and give them some love.