The Brisbane Sound

17 Nov 2018

Is there such a thing as The Brisbane Sound?

In the late 70s and early 80s, there was an emergence of post-punk Brisbane bands like the Go-Betweens, The Riptides and the Apartments. The Gin Club’s Scott Regan has analysed songs from artists such as these for his PhD research, and has composed and recorded a number of new songs that fit the idea of The Brisbane Sound.

This event featured live performances of these new songs, followed by a panel discussion with Andrew Wilson (Four Gods/Frontier Scouts), Michelle McIntyre (Dream Poppies/ Ratsack Magazine) and Ursula Collie (Ironing Music) – all of whom have personal connections to The Brisbane Sound – and chaired by current QUT lecturer and researcher John Willsteed (Go-Betweens).

Scott Regan is a PhD Candidate and lecturer from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. His research explores the intersection of music, place and cultural memory. Scott is also a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, most notably as a founding member of renowned folk-rock collective The Gin Club.
Event Details
  • Date(s)
    17 Nov 2018
  • Venue
    Studio 540, Level 5, Building Z9
  • Location
    Z9 Block, Kelvin Grove Rd & Musk Ave, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane