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DOWNGIRL Raise The Fist With Their New Single, ‘2006’

Fiery four-piece femme-punk outfit DOWNGIRL have taken aim with their explosive and politically charged new single, 2006. The powerful new single comes alongside a very entertaining video that honestly hits hard like a Spike Jonze classic.

Filled with a fast-paced energy, 2006 carries all the elements we’ve come to expect from Downgirl, ripping guitar work, slapping drums and a big fuck you attitude. The track is a statement to everyone and sheds light on the continued poor treatment of First Nations people.

“’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.” – Skarlett Saramore, DOWNGIRL.

The accompanying video is certainly an entertaining watch but is also a perfect translation of audio to visual with the statement of the track.  

It is a parody of greatest proportions, a farcical comedy”, says Saramore“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.” 

A standout return to form from Downgirl, 2006 is available now everywhere.

DOWNGIRL Upcoming Shows

May 5 – The Duke of Enmore, Sydney (NSW) | Free Entry

May 12 – Marrickville Bowlo, Sydney(NSW) w/ Mac the Knife | Tickets

May 27 – The Station, Katoomba (NSW) | Free Entry

July 1 – Crowbar, Sydney (NSW) w/ The Hard Ons | Tickets TBA

July 7 – The Zoo – The Big Weekend, Brisbane (QLD) | Tickets

July 8 – Solbar – The Big Weekend, Maroochydore (QLD) Tickets

July 9 – Howl And Moan Records, Byron Bay (NSW) | Free Entry

July 29 – Factory Theatre, Sydney (NSW) w/ Painters & Dockers | Tickets

Written by Chris Lamaro