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
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, to be released Monday July 27th 2015 through Cullen's label Five By Nine recordings. You can pre-order the album and listen to a preview by clicking the link above. All physical & digital pre-orders will also include an exclusive 5 song digital download of the album's 'kitchen demos'.
Live Clip From The Tivoli, Brisbane QLD AU
This recent live clip has just surfaced, shot from side of stage at the beautiful Tivoli Theatre in Brisbane, QLD Australia, in May of 2014.
Heath has been in the studio working on his third album, to feature special guests Pete Thomas, Steve Nieve and Davey Faragher - otherwise collectively known as Elvis Costello's long-time band The Imposters. Stay tuned!
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.
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.