New Music

Introducing Sam Cullen from Wellington via Invercargill

Via some beach frolicking and a bloody nose

Roger Bowie

With a small-town upbringing at the bottom of the world in Invercargill, NZ, Sam Cullen writes and produces over candid subjects, drawn from a place where everyone knows everyone. A background playing covers in pubs and clubs across NZ since the age of eleven has ingrained in Sam an ear for catchy melodies, unlabouring production and a demanding work ethic which drops him somewhere between the anthems of Springsteen, 80’s pop and propulsive rock. After relocating to Wellington in 2019 and with early releases; "Small Town", and the NZ On Air funded, "Shut The Door", Cullen’s debut EP 1000x is an unapologetic foundation for things to come, recorded half an hour from the Foveaux Strait.

Sam's on tour later this month sharing his new, six track EP.

Sam Cullen tour poster

Tour Poster

Written By: Roger Bowie Roger Bowie has been collecting music since 1964, starting with 45 rpm singles, and then building an LP and CD collection from 1970. 1.8 per week since then. Not a vast collection, but eclectic and occasionally obscure. Roger is a big Americana fan, and regularly attends AmericanaFest in Nashville, held every September. Also, he once played golf with Alice Cooper...