Having known each other since primary school, Harvey Miller AO and Monte Morgan first started performing and writing music together in 2009. Their early shows as Client Liaison around Melbourne at house parties and gigs in warehouses communicated an ineffable and natural musical connection between the two former art school kids. Client Liaison's debut album, 'Diplomatic Immunity' is our Album Of The Week on Rabbit Radio and my oh my it's a cracker.
The debut album Diplomatic Immunity has been a long time coming. So it should be. Diplomacy requires tact, which calls for patience. But immunity suggests misbehavior, which simply must be gotten away with. Part of the reason for the wait is the sheer scale of the collaboration that has gone into the album.
True to the inclusive freewheeling spirit of the band’s shows, the album has brought together artists from an array of genres and fields, none more vital than the one and only Tina Arena (Harvey’s childhood hero, of course), whose iconic smooth cinematic voice is in top form on ‘A Foreign Affair’. In contrasting style, ‘Where Do We Belong’, a song which openly investigates modern Australian identity, and, with its Didgeridoo elements, offers a sort of coda to the band’s earliest hit ‘End of the Earth’, was produced and co-written with Benjamin Plant of Miami Horror.
Client Liaison - Diplomatic Immunity
1. Canberra Won't Be Calling Tonight
2. Wild Life
3. A Foreign Affair (feat. Tina Arena)
4. Off White Limousine
5. World Of Our Love
6. Hotel Stay
7. Where Do We Belong
8. The Bravest Beginnings
10. Do It My Way
11. Electric Eyes