Black Dog, the opening cut from the acclaimed True Believer album, this version recorded live on a hot summers night in Sydney by Michael P Cullen and the Soul Searchers in front of a passionate audience in the decaying splendour of the Lazybones Lounge, Cullen’s tale of bedroom debauchery and cauterized regret is rendered with smoldering intensity.
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Michael P Cullen & the Soul Searchers Recorded at Lazybones Lounge, Sydney The Soul Searchers are: Tim Powles: Drums, Percussion, Vocals Andy Sharpe: Bass Craig Wilson: Keyboards, Vocals James Harla
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Michael P Cullen & the Soul Searchers Recorded at Lazybones Lounge Sydney Directed by Graham Gall The Soul Searchers are: Tim Powles – Drums, Percussion, Voc…
Band Profile Information
Band/Artist: Michael P Cullen recorded live with the Soul Searchers
Styles: Adult Alternative Rock
Similar to/RIYL: Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave, The National, Tindersticks, The Go Betweens, Angels of Light
CD: Black Dog Single from the forthcoming EP Live at Lazybones
Release date: April 25
Michael P Cullen – vocals. Guitar
The Soul Searchers are:
Tim Powles – drums, percussion, vocals
Andy Sharpe – bass
James Harland-Wright – guitar
Craig Wilson – keyboards, vocals
Michael P Cullen & Tim Powles
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Michael P Cullen
A man in a suit, an old semi-acoustic guitar and a voice like sandpaper dipped in fifty year old honey. Michael P Cullen tells stories of longing and regret in a unique and textured baritone with echoes of American mid century pulp writers, 60s Vegas cabaret and Southern Gothic Americana. He has often been compared to Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits and Nick Cave but his unique blend of Noir, New Wave, Stax and Northern Soul ultimately defies comparison.
Black Dog Live
Black Dog, the opening cut from the acclaimed True Believer album, this version recorded live on a hot summers night in Sydney by Michael P Cullen and the Soul Searchers in front of a passionate audience in the decaying splendour of the Lazybones Lounge, Cullen’s tale of bedroom debauchery and cauterized regret is rendered with smouldering intensity.
The Soul Searchers are led by all round independent rock legend, Tim Powles (The Church) on drums, percussion and vocals and featuring top shelf sidemen Craig Wilson on keyboards, Andy Sharpe on bass and James Harland-Wright on guitar.
Black Dog is the first single from the forthcoming Live at Lazybones EP. Recorded by renowned Sydney engineer, Dave Trumpmanis and mixed by alt-country master Ted Howard at the iconic Rancom St Studios in Sydney, Black Dog is a diamond sharp recording capturing Michael P Cullen and the Soul Searchers at their riveting, ruthless best.
Reviews for Michael P Cullen
“Inspired by the likes of Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits, you nevertheless get a very Michael Cullen experience. He is strong and has a distinctive baritone vocal that weaves through the music, making this album unique, and uniquely valuable.” Sydney Morning Herald
“True Believer is a hedonistic, lush, red velvet-curtained fragile and beautiful album. Imbued with the sexual frustration and louche ambivalence of Robert Forster from The Go-Betweens and underpinned by a Nick Cave-like gothic baritone darkness, each listen reveals more complex layers, greater humour and a melodic strength. Every song is great – flashes of Tindersticks and Leonard Cohen weaving in and out of this lounge-room lothario performing in a haze of smoke and whiskey.” Backseat Mafia (London)
“True Believer is a smooth nine track album of … songs about regret, bitterness and a love gone sour. The vocals are a rich baritone cocktail of spoken word, singing and crooning while [Tim]Powles provides seamless, charming accompaniment on the keys and drums. It’s intoxicating. It has to be experienced.” Rip It Up Magazine (Brisbane)
“the Sydney-based lounge lizard artfully marries Southern Gothic dustiness to black-sequined seediness in a way that actually reveals a true sense of class”. Monster Magnet Records (Los Angeles)
“more than just a singer, more than just a poet, but some exciting new thing in between.” 24our Magazine (Montreal)