Michael P Cullen – “Black Dog”

We have featured Michael Cullen several times in the past, with past tracks like “Cha Cha Cha D’Amour” showcasing a strong baritone and deep atmospheric tendencies that produce an emotional, hook-laden rock sound reminiscent of Aussie greats The Church. Also a native of Australia, Cullen again impresses on “Black Dog”, which on this particular version he performed live on a hot summers night in Sydney (The Lazybones Lounge) with his band the Soul Searchers. The track is the opening cut off his True Believer album, host to the aforementioned “Cha Cha Cha D’Amour” as well as other memorable tracks. In addition to showcasing his strengths as a live performer, the effort does a fine job of capturing Cullen’s dark rock-tinged sensibilities, his gothic-tinged vocal delivery and assortment of guitars being consumingly atmospheric and passionate.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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