We had the rare opportunity to sit down with two of the hardest working men in Melbourne, the bizarro-pop juggernaut that is Client Liaison. The duo have been hard at work on their EP with singles garnering plenty of praise these past few months. As discussed as their music though, have been their videos. If you’ve never heard them before then you need to hit play on at least one of the following two clips before reading on.
Where do you think Christopher Skase is right now?
Haunting the corridors of his pride and joy - The Sheraton Mirage, Port Douglas.
If you could collaborate with any artist, who would it be and why?
Devonté Hynes AKA Blood Orange. Aside form the shear brilliance of his production, he maintains a sense of the eclectic without alienating his listening - a hard line to tread.
What, in your opinion, is the best model of fax machine and why?
Anything portable, pie charts don’t pop out of thin air. We roll strapped with a Nessie Courier 53 - top of the range.
Where were you when Australia won the Americas Cup?
Mid-flight on an Ansett service from Canberra to Perth. The captain announced the good news and the cabin erupted into what was a joyous celebration. Fosters flowed and Waltzing Matilda was sung twice back to back.
Who was the best receptionist you’ve ever had?
Lucy Collins 1984 - 1991. She once sent a 23 page contract via fax whilst eating her lunch and maintaining 8 calls on hold. We hired her an assistant (Stacy Smith) the next day. Stacy is still with us at Client Liaison HQ here in Melbourne.
Can we expect an INXS style tele-drama from you anytime soon? If so, what can we expect to see it and which former home and away actress are you looking at dating?
Yes, yes you can. We start pre production for a full length feature film in the next few months. We can’t give away too much but can reveal that it will be set amongst the Victorian High Country - Mt. Buller.
What was your favourite showbag from Expo ’88 and which was your favourite stall?
We did manage to get round to all 84 pavilions. from memory Japans was a stand out mainly because everyone received a hot towel upon entry.
Favourite spot for a power lunch/business meeting?
Sizzler, hands down.
Which Wall Street collapse was the most significant to you?
The Black Tuesday crash - signalling the beginning of the 10 year Great Depression.
If you could soundtrack any film, what would it be?
The Man from Snowy River.
Draw a picture of your ideal corner office.
Forgive us for not drawing a picture but we couldn’t go past Wolfgang Sievers 1979 interior image of the B.H.A.S. offices, 55 Collins Street here in Melbourne.
You can play your part in helping the guys get some sweet digs as per above by buying Free Of Fear and/or Feeling over on their Bandcamp page
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