Squirrel Skin Slippers

Squirrel Skin Slippers


The Squirrel Skin Slippers music is as honest and straight talkin' as it gets. Their music is stitched together from the beaten skins of old deep south dirty blues, DIY garage music, folk noir and 60's punk and garage spirit.


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!



- 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


- 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)

Set List

Our set can range between 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on booking requirements. A typical 45 minute set will consist of 12 - 14 songs.