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Femme nu-punk band DOWNGIRL have dropped their new single, 2006.
The politically charged track takes its reference from a Tourism Australia slogan, where personality Lara Bingle uttered the phrase that never died: "Where the bloody hell are you?" The four-piece have recontextualised the saying to draw attention to Australia's history and the continued impact of colonialism. Biting lyricism roars atop riotous guitar lines and fiery percussion, whilst Alex Neville's urgent vocal performance simmers above.
“’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.” Saramore shares.
The release arrives alongside an official visual, directed by the band. Each member takes on the role of a politician, drawing inspiration from our nations own political history, as we follow them on a tour of debauchery throughout Sydney's inner west.
2006 is out now!