DOWNGIRL Packs A Punch With Latest Single ‘2006’ And Absurd Music Video

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Previous Support for DOWNGIRL

‘Manic’ – RAGE Feature Video

“The video is the perfect accompaniment for Manic which sees a gradual build of gritty riffs and fury-driven drums match the energy of the lyrical confessions that escalate with a fight or flight intensity.”
(Kill Your Stereo) [About ‘Manic’]

“Takes a lot of craft to get this sounding so seamless.”
4 / 5 (Stacy Gougoulis, Triple J) [About ‘Manic’]

“The 90s references work, but DOWNGIRL work harder. They make this one sizzle.”
4 / 5 (Dave Ruby Howe, Triple J) [About ‘Beauty Queen’] 

“Massive riffs and destroy-everything vocals make for grungy goodness. I really like how this explodes after 2 min mark. Keen to hear more.”
4 / 5 (Ryan Egan, Triple J) [About ‘Beauty Queen’]

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“Opening with crunchy guitar riffs, propulsive drum work soon runs rampant throughout the track, whilst Skarlett Saramore and Lou Harbidge’s commanding vocals stomp above.”
(Milky) [About ‘Manic’]

“Downgirl tore it up like a wrecking machine made of the Runaways and Bikini Kill”
(Brian Giffin – Loud Mag)


Based on Gadigal Land, the fiery four-piece femme-punk band DOWNGIRL have released their latest track ‘2006’ (out May 5) and a farcical accompanying music video. Just the third single from the hard and fast powerhouse punk band, DOWNGIRL rip a new one in some of Australia’s most criticised politicians.

Full of juicy, on the pulse bass lines and roaring in-your-face guitars, ‘2006’ is true Australian punk. Packed with punchy vocals and rough as guts instrumentation, the track is a wall of sound that shines a light on the continued poor treatment of First Nations people. Deep-rooted with political issues, ‘2006’ hits home for the fury-filled kids of today as well as the original fans of the Sex Pistols and The Runaways. 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.”

Brought to you by your local inner-city d*&kheads, the ‘2006’ music video – inspired by former Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s holiday in Hawaii while Australian bushfires ravaged the country – takes the piss out of four Aussie politicians who’ve shown lacklustre leadership and terrible judgement.

DOWNGIRL don the Polly attire and hit the street like the wrecking balls these politicians were. From tackling kids in the park to engaging in complete debauchery at the pub, the clip is like a montage of the sh*tstorm Australians have had to witness over the last decade. Fittingly, they are seen galavanting around, green-screened over just some of the mess they made. Concluding the clip, they exit the pub tripping over themselves – pants down, covered in their own vomit.

“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.”

Influenced by The RunawaysIDLES and L7DOWNGIRL has been spun on countless radio stations including Triple JDouble JTriple M2RRR5ALX4ZZZPBS and many more in AUS and overseas.

Also receiving love from Heavy MagFrankie MagAAA BackstageRAGEKill Your StereoLoud Mag, and others, DOWNGIRL is shredding a storm with their flurries of sound.

Give DOWNGIRL’s ‘2006’ your primary vote on Friday, May 5 and them on tour – details below.

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

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