Squirrel Skin Slippers
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"Shindig Magazine"

Our final London group are a mighty fine pair of dandies that go under the moniker SQUIRREL SKIN SLIPPERS. Yellow Bones and Eye Teeth, for that is their names, originally hail from New Zealand, and have brought with them in their luggage some primal tub-thumping blues. The married pair invite obvious comparisons to The White Stripes, but with the added bonus of some sweet vocal interplay (and no long boring guitar solos). The DIY dark urban country-blues of ‘Come To Me Baby’ and ‘Burnin’ Soul’ are as infectious as anything I’ve heard recently. Go. See. Them. Live. You won’t regret - Phil Istine, writing in March - April 2009 edition


"Losing Today"

...these loved up honey's sound like reverb riff riddled renegades from another age, informed in the main by all things Link Wray they pitch a brew of blistered romance that sounds like its been dragged from the primordial soup of rock 'n' roll's more shadowy past, cannibalising everything from the Trashmen, the Cramps, Bad Seeds to Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet these dudes craft a slick fuzz laden rumble of primitive twang-tastic garage goo. ... you'll find 5 mooching beauties here that range from the bruised and doomed coffin rattling lo-fi styled Dick Dale - esque 'desert road' to the spurs and fuzz crippled hoe down 'submarine song' which smartly nods towards the much loved Reverend Horton Heat. Best of the set by far though is the rollicking desire laced 'come to me' with its panging scarred torch lilts and growling garage grinds. Well tasty in our book. - Editorial written by Mark @ LosingToday.com (early 2008)


"Herts & Essex Observer"

..But it was perhaps fabulously-named headliners Squirrel Skin Slippers who offered the evening’s most beguiling set. Shambling onto the stage in a flurry of plaid shirts and impossibly-tight trousers, they looked like Jack ’n’ Meg’s trendy ranch-hand cousins and played hauntingly discordant delta blues which shimmered and swirled like morning mist on the Mississippi. So much thanks, applause and cap-doffing once again to those talent-spotters at The Square. Can they do no wrong? - Editorial written in Herts & Essex Observer, Nov 2009


Discography

Releases:

- single released early 2008 on Pushing Pussy Records compilation

- "Four Smokin Fables" EP released April 2009 on Angry Marmoset Records

- two tracks being released May 2010 on Holy Twist Records compilation ("Get Wyld vol.1") LP & four track EP due for release May 2010 on Holy Twist Records

Radio:

- August 2008: "Come To Me Baby" airplay and interview on Radio Active, Wellington, New Zealand

- August 2008: Kiwi FM, Auckland, New Zealand (live to air gig)

- January 2009: "Come To Me Baby" airplay on BBC Bristol Introducing

- May 2009: "Come To Me Baby" and "Burnin Soul" airplay on WPKN radio, Connecticut, USA

- June 2009: "Frankly My Dear" airplay on BBC Radio 6 (Andrew Weatherall feature show)

- July 2009. "Desert Road" short listed in top 10 finalists for Carbon Logic new music competition

- January 2010: Bonanza show on Resonance FM, London, UK (live to air gig)

- January 2010: "Frankly My Dear" airplay on Resonance 104.4 FM (Dexter Bentley show)

- March 2010: 95bFM, Auckland, New Zealand (live to air gig)

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The Squirrel Skin Slippers are a rough n tumble Mr & Mrs originating from the bone-rattling mythical antipodes of New Zealand. Their metamorphosis from two wild little animals into a gut punchin garage music beast started back in ‘07 when they began smashing pot lids together and howling like a drunk mule. Ever since this violent metamorphosis took place, they have continued to howl and gnash in venues in London, New York, and New Zealand.

Their sound is like a primal, foot stomping, eye squinting, amped up yet stripped down blend of illegal liquor, with earthy undertones, hints of fruitiness, and subtle infusions of John Lee Hooker, Billy Childish, Link Wray, and the Trashmen. This new and unpredictable creature is then brought to life with their own fuzzed-up experimental style and served with a (friendly) snarl!