Alt Pop Anthems
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, Cullen’s debut EP '1000x' (released Sep. 2020) is an unapologetic foundation for things to come, recorded half an hour from the Southern Ocean.
“Rapid up-and-comer Sam Cullen is a fire with a heap of fuel behind him, showing us why his alt pop tunes may just be the next big thing to come out of New Zealand.” - Happy Mag (AUS)