Skinny (band)

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Origin London, England
Genres Alternative rock, electronica, trip hop, alternative dance
Years active 1996–2001
Labels Cheeky
Associated acts Rollo Armstrong
Members Mathew Benbrook
Paul Herman
Dave Nally
Tim Vogt

Skinny were an English electronica band which released two albums over a course of four years. Their most successful song, "Failure", was included on both albums.


In 1996, drummer and programmer Mathew Benbrook and guitarist/singer Paul Herman first met in India, where they discovered they shared similar interests. After another coincidental encounter in London and finding out that both of them were musicians, they decided to start a band together.[1] They were signed to Rollo Armstrong's label, Cheeky Records, in 1998. In 2001, the remix of the title Morning Light was featured on the music sampler of the Café del Mar.

The band split up in 2001, leaving the name with Benbrook who continues to make music under it.[2] Benbrook also worked as songwriter with other musicians, such as Paolo Nutini (New Shoes) and Lena Meyer-Landrut (Neon (Lonely People)).



  • The Weekend (1998)
  • Taller (2001)


  • "Failure" (1998) - UK No. 31[3]
  • "Friday (Going Out)" (1999)
  • "Coming Up Roses" (2001)
  • "Morning Light" (2001)
  • "Sweet Thing" (2001)


  1. ^ Artists page on Mr. V's Rollo Website
  2. ^ "I'm slowly making a new Skinny record" - Matty Benbrook on MySpace
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 506. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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