Meet Being Jane Lane and their punchy latest single, Be Okay
The Brisbane punk band drop their lively new single ahead of an east coast run of dates this March/April.
If you're already well across the Australian punk scene, chances are you've already heard of Being Jane Lane. If you aren't and you aren't familiar with the Brisbane-based group, now's your chance to catch up and get up to speed. The all-female punk-rock five-piece are straddling that fine line between overlooked local heroes and full national break-outs, with a consistent run of punchy rock gems ever since their 2016 self-titled EP setting themselves up rather nicely on the touring circuit, where they've supported everyone from Millencolin, Alex Lahey and WAAX to upcoming shows with Totally Unicorn, as well as the odd festival or two (including Laneway Brisbane's Girls Rock! stage). Their singles - including their first for 2019, Less Is More - push them forwards as a band doing something new and unique within our local punk scenes, offering a sense of diversity in a similar way to acts including Cry Club - perhaps a reason why they've become so cult-adored as they've risen and risen over the last few years.
Now they're back, raising the bar with their second single for the year, Be Okay. Be Okay is a single that sees them keep up the energy to champion what's become their signature sound, bringing together emotive lyricism on resilience and sticking in there amongst the bad times with charging guitar melodies and this general confidence that really flexes their songwriting abilities. There's a lot to come from the group in 2019, with their debut album Savage Sunday on the way and a bunch of tour dates covering their March/April, so listen to Be Okay below and get to know Being Jane Lane a little better while you're at it - you don't want to be left behind when this band takes off.
Tell us about yourself?
We are a five piece band from Brisbane. We formed in late 2013 and have been serving you melodious punk rock ever since. Mainly we are here to have a good time.
What’s the vibe music-wise?
We usually get thrown into the punk category, but we have elements of rock and a tiny bit of metal, it’s fairly melodic also. There’s a lot going on in there as we are all influenced by a pretty broad range of genres. The vibe is ultimately of fun, we hope.
What are your production and writing processes like?
Usually, our guitarists will come up with riffs/instrumental bones of a song and our singer will write to that, or she will come up with chords and lyrics and the band will adapt it to our style.
We do a lot of rewriting when we go into the studio so some songs we’ve been playing live will be different by the time they’re recorded and we adjust the live set to the new way.
Can you tell us about your latest single, Be Okay?
It’s a song about trying to have a positive attitude about your life when things aren’t going so well.
Any tour dates coming up?
Yes, we very keen to be heading down the east coast at the end of this month.
Sydney - Oxford Art Factory on the 29th of March
Melbourne- Last Chance Bar on the 30th of March
Gold Coast - Vinnies Dive Bar on the 6th of April
Brisbane- The Foundry on the 13th of April
What does 2019 have in store for you?
This year has been shaping up to be a good one; we will be supporting Millencolin for their sold-out Brisbane and Gold Coast Shows. Then doing the east coast tour for our Be Okay single. We’re also aiming to release our debut album mid-year.
Where can we find more of your music?
Follow Being Jane Lane: FACEBOOK