It’s been over a year since Northern Territory teenager Stevie Jean uploaded a demo of Hell In Every Religion to triple j Unearthed launching her on an unexpected journey which landed her in the top 5 of triple j’s Unearthed High competition.

Now, after graduating high school and taking a gap year traveling through Europe, Stevie Jean is signaling her arrival as an artist, releasing Hell In Every Religion as her debut single ahead of performances at BIGSOUND and Darwin Festival (alongside Didirri) and supporting Caiti Baker on her national tour through September and October.

She’s finally ready to speak and Australia had better be ready to listen.

Written with wisdom beyond her years, Stevie Jean has deconstructed the sometimes toxic nature of organized religion.

“I wrote Hell In Every Religion when I was fourteen in Chapel at an Anglican school. The kids who were christened were allowed to partake in communion but the kids who weren’t had to sit and watch; they were excluded,” said Stevie.

“I was really fixated on this idea of indoctrination, and how these young minds where being impressed with these myths. It felt a little rebellious writing this song in a chapel, that questioned the entire system that it represents.”

It was a system that strangled her creativity, and after graduation Stevie search for a new ways to learn about herself and recapture that sense of creativity, eventually finding overseas.

“I felt suffocated at school; it felt like a limited, outdated system that only worked for a small number of kids. So, once I was out I traveled; seeing new places and meeting new people it really help me learn a lot about myself, and that’s something I needed as a songwriter,”

Despite all her travels, she’s still a Territory girl. Loving her home, and family is a strong aspect of her identity.

“Travelling overseas made me realise how lucky I am to be raised in such a multicultural place like Darwin with better food than all of Europe – it helps with my parents being such mad cooks.”

“Coming from a place of darkness and frustration, the song does nothing but shine with strength.”

Richard Kingsmill – triple j

“That voice is all power! Clever concept in this song and Stevie just nails the execution.”
Dave Ruby-Howe – triple j Unearthed

“This is a voice you have to hear!”

Dom Alessio – Sounds Australia

Stevie Jean, at the emerging age of 18, sings and performs well beyond her years with her unique brand of indie rock and soul sensibilities. Born and raised in the Northern Territory, Stevie has already made a strong impact ont he national scene. Upon the release of her song Hell In Every Religion on triple j Unearthed, the music industry went into a frenzy dying to hear more from the young Terrirorian.Making her way to the top five triple j’s Unearthed High competition in 2017, and already been nominated for the NT’s Best Live Voice award at the 2017 Nation Live Music Awards.

Stevie Jean Touring
Sunday, August 25
Darwin Festival, Darwin, NT
(Supporting Didirri)Saturday, September 1
Mahbilil Festival, Kakadu, NT

Tuesday, September 4
BIGSOUND – 9:50pm @ Laruche, Brisbane, QLD

Wednesday, September 5
BIGSOUND – 8:50PM @ Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane, QLD

Supporting Caiti Baker on the B6 Tour
Wednesday, September 26
Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA

Thursday, September 27
Yah Yah’s, Melbourne, VIC

Saturday, September 29
Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD

Thursday, October 5
Waywards, Sydney, NSW

Friday, October 5
Rad Bar, Wollongong, VIC


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