Video Premiere: DOWNGIRL - 2006

Video Premiere: DOWNGIRL - 2006

Eora/Sydney-based four-piece deliver a new slice of blistering punk rock alongside a hilariously scathing Australian political parody video

Image Credit: YogaPunk Photography

Combining blistering punk rock with scathing Australian political commentary and a hilarious piss-taking music video are Eora/Sydney-based four-piece DOWNGIRL, coming in hot with their new single 2006, premiering on Pilerats today.

Opening with a low slung, pulsing bass line, 2006 gives way to a melodic guitar lead before giving way to big fuzzed out riffs and attention-grabbing vocals. On the meaning and vocal hook of the track, Skarlett Saramore of the band explains “Where the bloody hell are you?’ was a Tourism Australia slogan used in 2006. We are exploiting the use of this slogan to reinforce the importance of recognising what land we still stand on. ‘2006’ takes aim at the politicians and people benefiting off the colonisation of Australia, including the injustices committed by the system that continues to negatively affect the lives of our Indigenous and First Nations people.

Meanwhile, the video for 2006 sees the band in full costume mode, dressing up as a number of Aussie politicians, with the events of the parody video “inspired by former Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s holiday in Hawaii while Australian bushfires ravaged the country”

Saramore expands on this, explaining “It is a parody of greatest proportions, a farcical comedy, injecting humour into the seriousness of the subject matter, which is not only representative of the “Australian larrikin” character but a mirror being held up for all.

With 2006 out tomorrow, take a first watch and listen below!

DOWNGIRL's new single 2006 is out May 5

Downgirl 2006 artwork

DOWNGIRL Upcoming Shows

May 5 - The Duke of Enmore, Sydney (NSW)

May 12 - Marrickville Bowlo, Sydney(NSW) w/ Mac the Knife

May 27 - The Station, Katoomba (NSW)

July 1 - Crowbar, Sydney (NSW) w/ The Hard Ons

July 7 - The Zoo - The Big Weekend, Brisbane (QLD)

July 8 - Solbar - The Big Weekend, Maroochydore (QLD)

July 9 - Howl And Moan Records, Byron Bay (NSW)

July 29 - Factory Theatre, Sydney (NSW) w/ Painters & Dockers

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