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True Believer Live

Official Australian Press Release

1st September August 2015

For the first time in Australia, Michael P Cullen will be playing songs from his internationally acclaimed album True Believer with his band The Soul Searchers.

For One Night Only - Thursday 19th November at the Lazybones Lounge 294 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville.

Cullen delivers glass half empty narratives in a unique and textured baritone vocal style with echoes of American mid century pulp writers, 60s Vegas and Southern Gothic Americana. He has often been compared to Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits and Nick Cave.

His critically acclaimed second album True Believer was released late last year. The album is co-produced with Tim Powles (of The Church) and mixed by Danton Supple (Morrisey, Suede). Recorded on analogue tape, using old tube microphones and plenty of equipment with large bakelite knobs, True Believer exudes a vintage but timeless sound, a sound we need now more than ever.

Michael P Cullen and the Soul Searchers will bring True Believer's unique blend of Noir, Spaghetti Western, Mowtown and New Wave to the stage for one exhilarating night. Not to be missed!

"Unique and uniquely valuable" Sydney Morning Herald

"a rich baritone cocktail of spoken word, singing and crooning. It’s intoxicating. It has to be experienced." Rip it Up Magazine

"more than just a singer, more than just a poet, but some exciting new thing in between." 24our Magazine (Montreal)

"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." Backseat Mafia (London)

“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 (USA)