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In his song Believer, Michael P Cullen delivers a 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. He has often been compared to Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits and Nick Cave but Believer's unique blend of Noir, Spaghetti Western, Motown, New Wave and Northern Soul ultimately defies comparison.
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 re-mixed by Danton Supple (Morrisey, Coldplay) Believer exudes a vintage but timeless sound.
“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
released April 14, 2017
Michael Cullen - vocals, guitars, organ.
timEbandit Powles - drums, percussion, organ.
Jon Cullen - bass, backing vocals.
Produced by Michael Cullen and timEbandit Powles
Recorded by Michael Woodcock at Damien Gerard Studios
Recorded by Andrew Beck at Studios 301 Sydney,
assisted by Jordan Power.
Recorded by timEbandit Powles at Spacejunk III.
Mixed by Danton Supple
Mastered by Andrew Edgson at Studios 301, Sydney.