You can feel the level of intensity that Aussie Rocker, Michael P Cullen, approaches the creation of his latest track, “Black Dog”, with his band, the Soul Searchers, from the opening kickoff to the abrupt end. This life experience is always repainting itself, and like floodgates opening on a huge dam, Michael pours out a stream of suppressed anger and carefully nurtures the darkness as a tool for growth throughout “Black Dog”. The track is presented as though Michael has met himself in exceedingly dark places in which he has allowed the unmitigated, naked truth and overbearing numbness crash into him and settle within all of his crevices.
Tracing the pattern on the back of his pain, Michael tears out his heart and hands it to the audience over his scratchy vocals that have you raising your hand in the bar for another shot of whiskey or two as you listen to Michael strum along about his blues. The video for this track was filmed at the Lazybones Lounge in Sydney where fans packed the room and dove deep into their own trial and errors with love as Michael’s band play with such ease that you feel as though you are listening to them jam in your backyard. It is both uncanny and inviting how Michael’s voice creates the feeling of nails scratching a chalkboard yet leaves you begging for more. There is a level of aggression that spins your wheels and keeps you on your toes throughout “Black Dog”, and Michael and the Soul Searchers skill-level is apparent.
Exhausting of defending his existence to the individual that he is speaking of throughout the lyrical content, Michael puts a dagger into the heart of an experience that still stirs up a roar in his core. Michael P Cullen & the Soul Searchers are a refreshing dose of true Alternative Rock. Support Indie Artists and follow the band on Soundcloud.