It was only a month ago that Client Liaison gave their audience bum tingles en mass at Splendour In The Grass.
They did so with one simple but effective tactic: they brought national treasure Tina Arena on stage with them for a surprise performance.
Yes, she sung Sorrento Moon.
Yes, it was more orgasmic than copping a wristie on the Back Beach of the aforementioned Victorian town.
Tina Arena and the CL boys first made magic when she lent her vocals on their tune ‘A Foreign Affair‘, released on their debut studio album, Diplomatic Immunity.
And today they’ve dropped the video clip which, true to their roots, pays homage to an Australia of yesteryear, Ansett Airlines and all.
While it’s sometimes hard to distinguish if these blokes are taking the piss out the extravagance of Oz in the ’80s or are just genuinely nostalgic for it, the clip is cinematically stunning.
Tina Arena dramatically serenading us as she flies above the golden city lights? Say no more:
The schmaltzy clip is by Tim White, a Melbourne-based filmmaker who, as your eyes will plainly tell you, has layered on the sass in thick amounts. the highly-esteemed film producer behind 2014 drama Sleeping Beauty and cult ’90s hit Oscar and Lucinda.
All in all, this is just another piece of evidence to support the fact we need Client Liaison to rep us at Eurovision.
Client Liaison are currently on their ‘A Foreign Affair’ World Tour, for which you can catch tix here. Dates below:
THU 30 AUG | THE FORUM, MELBOURNE VIC
THU 31 AUG | THE FORUM, MELBOURNE VIC (SOLD OUT)
FRI 01 SEP | EATONS HILL HOTEL, EATONS HILL QLD
SAT 02 SEP | ODEON THEATRE, HOBART TAS
THU 07 SEP | ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY NSW
FRI 08 SEP | UNIBAR, WOLLONGONG NSW
SAT 09 SEP | UC REFECTORY, CANBERRA ACT
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article suggested that the Tim White responsible for this film clip was the same Tim White who produced the 2014 film Sleeping Beauty starring Emily Browning and Rachael Blake. Unfortunately, that Tim was busy.Image: Client Liaison