May 18, 2018


Three and a half years of touring blood, sweat and beers have finally come to fruition with the release of Skinny Hobos self-titled debut album, which is out today. Containing 9 tracks of live set favorites, the album punctuates the end of the first chapter from the Auckland rock and roll 2 piece, and paves the way for new material which lies just around the corner.

Alex Elvis, guitar and vocals, states; ”We made this album for all the fans who have been with us since day one, and for everyone who we’ve met along the way. We’re really excited to finally share this collection of tracks before an exciting new chapter for Skinny Hobos begins.”  

Also set loose today is the video for new single ‘Jacked like the Ripper’ - the fourth and final installation of the Stefan Coetzee directed series, co-directed with Alani Lewis. Wrapping up a perilous ride which has seen the twosome combat music critics, repo men, hobo gangs, evil doppelgangers and a giant lizard, the final act comes to a close with the inclusion of ghosts, zombies and a fierce battle of Mario Cart in space – all on a NZ On Air funding budget.

In celebration of their debut release, Skinny Hobos launch into their 12 date national tour with support from His Masters Voice and Coridian in the North Island and Pieces of Molly and No Broadcast in the South. The tour begins in Taupo tonight with support from Silence the City, If He Dies He Dies and Shaken and Stirred. Tickets available on the door.

The Rock presents Skinny Hobos Release Tour

Friday 18 May                         Taupo, The Great Lakes Centre 

Friday 25 May                         Auckland, Galatos

Saturday 26 May                    Whangarei, Old Stone Butter Factory 

Friday 1 June                          Hamilton, Altitude 

Saturday 2 June                     Napier, The Cabana 

Friday 8 June                          New Plymouth, Treehouse Bar 

Saturday 9 June                     Wellington, San Fran 

Friday 15 June                        Tauranga, Totara St 

Wednesday 20 June               Invercargill, Southland Musician’s Club 

Thursday 21 June                   Dunedin, The Captain Cook Hotel 

Friday 22 June                        Queenstown, Yonder (free entry)

Saturday 23rd June               Christchurch, ‘Winter Party 2018’, The Embankment 


Tickets for 25 May dates onward are available through

Skinny Hobos self-titled debut is recorded at Roundhead Studios NZ by Nick Poortman and mastered at Kog Studios by Chris Chetland. Available now through Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music and JB Hi-Fi.

Track listing:


Queen Street

The Merchant of Tirau

Number Three

Jokers and Fools

Suburban Living

Settle Down

Working Title

Jacked like the Ripper


For updates and tour dates find Skinny Hobos on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Bandcamp - @skinnyhobos.

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