Melbourne duo Client Liaison have always put an '80s spin on their aesthetic, and there's arguably nowhere that this shines through more than in their music videos. CL are lovers of the retro, and their music videos are chock-full of references to things that'll bring up some serious nostalgia.
To celebrate the release of their latest single, The Beat Supreme, and the bloody amazing music video that goes alongside it, here's five of Client Liaison's best visual feasts (but first, check out the video for The Beat Supreme to get an idea of the competition).
Free of Fear
Released as a standalone single, the music video for Free of Fear was nominated by triple j as one of the best music videos of 2014. It's full of celebration of '80s yuppie culture, as well as a lot of dancing in the desert.
Keep an eye out for aviator sunnies and polyester suits - as well as the pair in their best cycling gear. Oh, and the sphinx. It's a well-deserved nomination, and tbh, we're surprised it didn't win that year (it definitely won a lot of Aussie music fans' hearts, though).
A Foreign Affair (Feat. Tina Arena)
A Foreign Affair sees the band teaming up with Australian music legend Tina Arena for a video that doubles as a tribute to former Australian airline Ansett Airlines. It's one of their strongest music videos, and it's also the perfect pairing.
Honestly, the whole video just makes you want to go hop on the first flight available. Trust Client Liaison to make the airport look like the most glamorous place in the world. Ansett may not have returned as an airline, but Client Liaison are trying pretty bloody hard to bring it back.
Off White Limousine
Back in 2016, Client Liaison were up for an ARIA for Best Video with Off White Limousine, and it's not hard to see why. It's more of a short film than a music video, and it features the Melbourne CBD in all its glory.
Honestly, if you don't want to visit Melbourne after seeing this music video, we're not sure why, given how slick Collins and Flinders Street both look. There's also champagne flowing (which the band has re-branded as Foster's, making it the first time ever that Foster's has seemed classy). Oh, and Hodor from Game Of Thrones features as the limo driver. What more could you want?
World Of Our Love
World Of Our Love is a deviation from the normal Client Liaison video, but is no less stylish. It's an animated video true to the band's '80s style, and it even includes a gorilla on the drums (much like this iconic video).
See if you can spot all the different references to Aussie landmarks and icons, as well as a cartoon Tom Tilley. It's a video that just keeps on giving, because every time you watch it, there's something else to pick out - it's yet another great Australiana tribute from the band.
There's not many bands that could pull off a music video that's a tribute to the Australian Tax Office, but when director Tim White teamed up with Client Liaison for the video for Wild Life, that's exactly what happened. Tax avoidance might not be the most exciting topic for a music video, but somehow, the band manage to make it work.
It's also the band's first foray into incorporating more complex scenes into their music videos. The band has previously mentioned they're interested in the "theatre of politics", and that's evident within the film clip, with CL masquerading as a 'rising investment consortium'.
End Of The Earth
The music video that started it all for the band, the video for End Of The Earth features the first example of the band's '80s style, with the duo performing in front of a montage of iconic Australian music videos. In many ways, the video serves as a blueprint for the band's image and style, and it's not hard to see why the band continues to have such a strong fanbase.
Some of the Australians featured in the video include John Farnham, Bob Hawke, Corey Worthington, Ned Kelly and more. It's a tribute to Australia's heroes (or anti-heroes) and was the perfect introduction to a band that's determined to bring Australiana back.