How musos sent Canberra viral
Super Best Friends, an indie-punk band, explain how they got politicians and television presenters to appear in their rock clip.PT1M41S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-2s87r 620 349 August 20, 2013
Canberra's political class has shown rare unity at the peak of an election campaign for a most unexpected purpose: to star in an indie-punk music video.
Canberra band Super Best Friends have assembled the biggest names from the world of Australian politics and journalism to star in the video for their new single, "Round and Round".
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has a cameo, so too do Tony Abbott, Bob Katter, Christine Milne and Clive Palmer.
"Messages well rehearsed [...] It's news but not really," the lyrics go. The song's title and refrain are also likely to resonate with those involved in staging and covering this year's election campaign.
Journalists appearing in the video include 7.30's Chris Uhlmann and Channel 10's Hugh Rimington.
The video, released on Monday night, seems on an inevitable path to viral status and is already being shared enthusiastically by the nation's political nerds.
Kevin Rudd's busy hands, awkward during set speeches, seem particularly suited to the dance moves he puts on show.
The Prime Minister's whirling alone will likely send the heretofore unheralded band's video above their previous best, which has just 7000 views.