Michael P Cullen and the Soul Searchers Live in Sydney Video

23rd November 2016

We are very pleased to announce the release of the Michael P Cullen and the Soul Searchers Live in Sydney video. Directed by award winning Australian film maker Graham Gall, the video captures Michael and his stellar band the Soul Searchers in glorious form on stage at the Lazybones Lounge in Sydney. It features five amazing songs - Black Dog, Nothing Special, Black Coffee and Cigarettes, Believer and I Walk Alone, all from the critically acclaimed True Believer album and all cooking ... Read more

Believer on Frank Skinner Show

12th November 2016

A big thanks to Frank Skinner and his team for featuring Michael's Believer single on the Frank Skinner Show today on UK's Absolute Radio. Clearly they know a good song when they hear one!

Cha Cha Cha d'Amour Shortlisted in Canberra Short Film Festival

24th August 2016

The hypnotic and compelling video for Michael’s song Cha Cha Cha d’Amour directed by Graham Gall and featuring Canberra actress and comedienne Catherine Crow, has been shortlisted in the Canberra Short Film Festival. Read more

Michael P Cullen Announces Black Dog Live EP

30th June 2016

We are very pleased to announce the impending release of the Black Dog live EP. The four track EP which includes the title cut as well as Black Coffee and Cigarettes, Believer and I Walk Alone, all originally featured on the True Believer album, captures Michael and his stellar band the Soul Searchers in glorious form.

The Soul Searchers reinterpret Michael’s studio recordings in a way which deepens and strengthens their baritone mood as well as embedding some live grit. Read more

Michael P Cullen and the Soul Searchers Live

20th November 2015

Michael was joined on stage by his band the Soul Searchers for the first time on November 19th at the Lazybones Lounge in Marrickville (that's in inner western Sydney for folks outside Australia).

Michael and the Soul Searchers played a set that was emotionally charged, intense and cinematic and warmly appreciated by a hugely enthusiastic audience revelling in the art deco splendour of Lazybones. The Soul Searchers line up on the night was led by musical director and all round independent rock legend, TimEbandit Powles ... Read more

Michael P Cullen Believer Video

29th October 2015

The video for the Believer single is out now

Shot by Graham Gall in the village of Hoskintown in rural NSW. The well worn locations of the Hoskintown RSL hall, 19th century stone church and adjacent cemetery, railway track and dirt road provide a vivid backdrop for Michael's tale of love and yearning - "Believer"

Read more here

New Single Believer

15th October 2015

Michael has a new single - Believer for official release on Novermber 23rd but available for digital download now.

First apearing on True Believer but now re-mixed by Danton Supple, Believer is a glorious but glass half empty narrative in a unique and textured baritone vocal style with echoes of American mid century pulp writers, 60s Vegas cabaret and Southern Gothic Americana.

Read the UK Press Release here.

True Believer Live!

1st September 2015

We are very excited to announce that for the first time in Australia, Michael will be playing songs from his internationally acclaimed album True Believer with his band The Soul Searchers on Thursday 19th November at the Lazybones Lounge in Marrickville. Tickets at Trybooking.com We would love to see you all there!Read official presss release here ...

Australian Spectrum Radio Show

5th August 2015

Michael appeared on Ross Fear's famous Australian Spectrum Radio Program on Monday August 4th. Read more ...

Cha Cha Cha d'Amour video

12th May 2015

The video for Cha Cha d'Amour is out now.

Filmed in Canberra by Graham Gall at a number of locations including the Beyond Q Bookshop and featuring actress Catherine Crowley, the new video is delicious blend of cabaret after closing time and film noir. Please check it out, give it a like and make a comment.

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Double J plays Cha Cha Cha d'Amour

3rd June 2015

Henry Waggons featured Cha Cha Cha d'Amour on his outstanding 'Tower of Song' program on ABC's Double J network on June 2nd. Read more ...

Cha Cha Cha d'Amour single

15th April 2015

A new radio edit version of Cha Cha Cha d'Amour is set to be released as the first single from True Believer on May 25th.

Read the UK press release here.

Cha Cha Cha d'Amour Radio Edit to be released as a single

2nd April 2015

Recorded on analogue tape, using old tube microphones and plenty of equipment with large bakelite knobs, co-produced by Michael with Tim Powles (of the Australian masters of guitar atmospherics, The Church) and mixed by Danton Supple (Morrisey, Coldplay) Cha Cha exudes a vintage but timeless sound.

True Believer continues to get airplay at KQAL Winona Minnesota

5th March 2015

Big thank you to KQAL Winona, Minnesota where True Believer has been in rotation for six months!

Critical Acclaim for True Believer

1st February 2015

Thanks to those writers, bloggers and music lovers who pounced on the album as soon it was virtually available. We couldn't be more thrilled with the response to True Believer.

Our own Sydney Morning Herald awarded True Believer 4.5 Stars out of 5.

Backseat Mafia hit the nail on the head with this "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" we couldn't have written it better than that!

The Black Magazine very kindly said that "despite the song Nothing Special on his new album True Believer, there is distinctly something special in the voice of indie pop star, Michael Cullen." Now you know why we are pleased! You can read many more reviews here

Tomatrax Music Blog names Black Dog #1 song of the year

28th January 2015

Tomatrax, the Australian independent music blog, has named Black Dog, the opening track on True Believer as song of the year for 2014.

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US College embraces True Believer

30th November 2014

There has been a very positive reaction to True Believer across US College Radio and we are thrilled. In the past 8 weeks, over 135 stations have added True Believer into their rotations, including core stations WRUW in Cleveland read more ...

4.5 Stars from Sydney Morning Herald

20th November 2014

True Believer has received a sensational review in Australia's leading broadsheet newspaper The Sydney Morning Herald, Read the full review here.

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True Believer Out Now

1st October 2014

CD and digital download versions of True Believer are now available from CD Baby plus super high resolution digital from BandCamp! as well as standard digital download from Amazon and iTunes and lots of lots of other places too! Read more ...