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Skimmed is an indie garage-rock band from Malta. The band's current line-up features Alexandra Aquilina (vocals/synth), Daniel Borg (backing vocals/guitar), Federico Cilia (bass) and Christopher "Toffer" Mercieca (drums).



The band was originally founded by Borg, Cilia and Manuel Mizzi during their secondary school years at the Hamrun Lyceum. At this time the band was called Fade. In 2005 the band recruited singer Joanna Ellul but she was soon replaced by current vocalist Aquilina while Ellul moved to playing keyboards. This formation did not last long and Ellul eventually left the band due to diverging musical taste.

The band members soon began writing new material and changed their name to Skimmed and performed for the first time at Naasha on Saturday 3 March 2007 with The Areola Treat.

In 2009 the band recorded their debut EP Your Head Is Too Big For Your Crown at Temple Studios with producer David Vella.


Studio Albums


Music Videos

  • Skimmed released a music video for Napoleon at Rookies in Bugibba on 9 July 2010, where they also played a live gig for the occasion. The video was directed by Moira Zahra and Eleonora Rose Abela.

Television and Radio


  • Released debut single Can't Stop on local radio stations. The song occupied the No.1 spot in local charts for 2 consecutive weeks. {it would be good to have more details here}
  • Nominated as Best Newcomers 2010 during the Bay Music Awards and Malta Music Awards.
  • Performed during Bay Music Awards and Malta Music Awards 2010 which were also aired on local television stations
  • As Fade the band appeared on teen oriented program A-70 presented by Zoo comedians Owen and Daniel where they played and original and a cover version on national television.


  • Single Napoleon played on local radio stations
  • Music video for Napoleon aired on Fresh and Funky (local music TV programme) and Calypso TV

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