Client Liaison are masters of infectious turn-of-the-nineties synth pop and are one of the winners of our Laneway Festival competition. The duo will be opening the Moreland St Stage of the Melbourne Laneway Festival this Saturday, Feb 1.
Tell us about your music - how did you develop your sound?
Informed by the production values of the late 80's and early 90's, we align ourselves with the effervescent sound of early digital synthesizers. We grew up on the music television of this era. Linking sound and image is a very important process for us.
You’re one of the winners of our Laneway competition. What can the crowd at Laneway in Melbourne expect from the Client Liaison live show?
Lights, music, dance, smoke machines; basically an 11am dance party.
How and when did you two meet?
Glamorgan Primary school in the late 1990's.
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
'For the best long lasting result, use a Tasmanian Huon pine when building or renovating your outdoor deck', Shirley Strachan via the 'Our House' TV series 1993 - 1999.
What are your plans for Client Liaison in 2014?
Continue our efforts amongst the diplomatic cocktail circuit, produce more videos and release an album mid year.
Australian music is…?
...in a very healthy state!
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Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
We've been playing music and in other bands for many years and one day Danny decided he wanted to develop the ULTIMATE song writing process basically so we could never ever have writers block. He began writing beats and experimenting with production and collaborating with Jay on all things vocal; lyrics, melodies etc. It wasn't until Danny met Parker Ighile that he really honed in on his production skills. It all starts with an idea and then we base the rest of the track off that starting point.
What's your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
Creating something that makes people want to dance to and have fun! We are doing something that we love and we want that to always translate into our songs.
What can punters expect from your live show?
We go out of our way every show to make sure that everyone has a good time, expect lots of dancing and lots of lols. We've tried really hard to mix electronic with acoustic instruments.
What's the best advice you've been given and who was it from?
Middle aged woman in crowd with glowstick around neck, head bangin - "hey dickheads, play ur fastest track"
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
Black Panther by Koi Child (but also you have to also watch the super fun video)
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
You're the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
The Jungle Giants in Fremantle was very fun, especially loved Sam whippin out the Jazz flute, double beer skulling & the giant indie anthems.
Tell us about the bands or people in the Perth music community that inspire you.
The Pilerats & Metric people have opened a new venue, which is really paving the way for a new crop of Perth artists & really helping to keep the Perth music scene alive and exciting. Its really just an incredible place to go and discover something new!
What are your plans for the rest of 2015?
Keep on releasing a track a month until November and then we are FINISHED! Probably release the second half of the year's releases on a second EP and to keep playing as many shows as possible! We have a few collaborations we are planning on bring out this year and we plan to do a lot more next year.. along with some remixes.View Profile Hide Interview
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