Michael Menager's "Not The Express", produced by Heath Cullen, out now

Michael Menager's Not The Express is out now. Produced and mixed by Heath Cullen, the album features Heath on guitars as well as guests Jim Keltner, Matt Nightingale and Aaron Embry. The album was engineered by Ben Tolliday and mastered by multi Grammy award winner Gavin Lurrsen. Listen to the full album below. For more about Michael go to www.michaelmenager.com. To buy Not The Express go here, or find it on iTunes here.



OUTSIDERS, recorded in two days at Melbourne's Sing Sing studios with Elvis Costello's longtime band The Imposters (Steve Nieve, Pete Thomas and Davey Faragher), is Heath Cullen's third album, released Friday September 4th 2015 through Five By Nine recordings. To celebrate the album's release, for a very limited time we are offering name-your-price downloads.

"Why 'name your price'? Well, folks... To celebrate the release of OUTSIDERS, for a limited time only, we're offering the download to anyone that wants it - be my guest, it's yours. Just click "download" on the player above.
Yes, it costs a lot in terms of time and money and energy to create something like this, but hey - it was made to be heard/shared/loved etc.
So if you can't afford it today, please take it anyhow, a gift. And if you do happen to be in a position to chip in some $$ and support the artist, then I heartily thank you. x HC"

New Live Reviews

A great review of Heath's recent show at The Basement with John Murry just in.. "The strength of Cullen’s songwriting is the vividness of his lyrics, his turns-of-phrase that sit somewhere between Paul Kelly and Neil Finn. With references to dusty-town Australia – blackened cornfields, magpies, trucks dropping to 80 before speeding off again – he imbues slight and casual observations with sad profundity. The title track from his last album, The Still And The Steep, was his set’s ominous highlight, played like a lovely, broken tango." - The BRAG

The Still And The Steep Nominated for the 9th Coopers Australian Music Prize

Heath joins fellow artists including Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Paul Kelly, Jen Cloher, The Drones, and Big Scary on the list of 33 nominees for the prestigious 9th Coopers AMP! The Australian Music Prize is unique in Australia – a critically judged award which honours contemporary Australian artists based on their creative excellence. Follow the link to read more about the Coopers Australian Music Prize, and to see the full list of nominees.

More reviews, 4.5 Stars in The Canberra Times

The Still And The Steep has been gathering great reviews wherever it goes, including this 4.5 Star review from The Canberra Times. On the NO DEPRESSION site we read that the record is "nothing less than remarkable, a recording that ought to bring Cullen the extensive audience he deserves", and Swiss music blog REVERB have called it "The best thing from down under since Nick Cave". Kind words. Read these reviews and more over here at the press page.