Based on Gadigal Land, fierce punk rockers, DOWNGIRL, deliver their latest track, 2006, together with a fun music video. This is the third single by the band, characterized by their hard-hitting punk sound, which takes aim at some of Australia's most criticized politicians. 

2006 features solid instrumentals and punchy vocals, creating a distinctly Australian punk vibe. The track's overall intensity and lyrics draw attention to the ongoing mistreatment of First Nations people and address crucial political issues.

Skarlett Saramore states: “’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.

The music video for 2006 satirizes the Australian politicians for their poor leadership and decision-making. The video draws inspiration from former Prime Minister Scott Morrison's vacation in Hawaii during the bushfire crisis, highlighting the government's lack of responsibility and sensitivity towards the issue.

DOWNGIRL dresses up in political attire and takes to the streets, embodying the reckless behavior of the politicians they are targeting, shooting fun scenes which cleverly represent a montage of the chaos and turmoil Australians have witnessed over the past decade. 

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.

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