The Ting Tings are Katie White (vocals, guitar, bass drum) and Jules de Martino (drums, guitar, vocals, piano) and their first album We Started Nothing (Columbia) has been all the buzz in 2008. Packed with a cheery parade of songs likewise saturated with electro beats and chant-along vocals, the album has already spawned three hit singles: “Fruit Machine”, “Great DJ” and the Krautrock-influenced “That’s Not My Name”.
The Ting Tings - We Walk
The synth-punk shout-pop of this boy/girl duo might be a little inconsistent but what it lacks in finesse it makes up for in spontaneity and catchiness.
For more info and tour dates, head over to MySpace. If you like what you hear, you can buy the Ting Tings’ album on
Amiel Daemion, better known as just Amiel, was born in New York but grew up in Australia, where her family moved when she was just 2. Her music career shot to fame in 1999 when she teamed up with producer Josh G. Abrahams for the song “Addicted to Bass”, a top twenty hit in Australia and around Europe. This led to Daemion releasing studio albums such as Audio Out in 2003 and These Ties in 2005. The song “Be Your Girl” was released in 2006 an EP of remixed songs from her second album.
Róisín Murphy (her first name is pronounced ro-sheen) is an Irish electronica singer, songwriter, and producer, known to many as one half of dance duo Moloko. Three years after releasing her solo debut Ruby Blue to mixed reviews, Murphy finally has some new material out!
Her sophomore album, Overpowered, recently hit the stores and it is a clear return to a more electro-oriented sound for the former dancefloor queen. This is good news for Moloko fans who will no doubt welcome the change…
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Róisín Murphy releases her new single “Let Me Know” on October 8th 2007 with the brand new album Overpowered following on October 15th. Co-written and produced by Andy Cato of Groove Armada, and mixed by Dan Carey (Kylie, Sly & Robbie, CSS, Lily Allen), “Let Me Know” is a floor-filling electro anthem. Check out the amazing video directed by Daniel Wolfe.
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Tracey Thorn is an English singer and songwriter best known for being one half of the duo Everything But The Girl, which she formed in 1981 with musical partner and husband Ben Watt. Out of the Woods is Thorn’s first strictly solo album since 1982′s indie classic A Distant Shore and first new original release since Everything But The Girl’s 1999 album Temperamental.
The whole idea of making a new album hatched about two years ago after a collaboration with German duo Tiefschwarz on the dancefloor hit “Damage”. Thorn originally thought the album would be mostly covers but she somehow “found [herself] writing more songs and collaborating with people” and she “made a pop record without really meaning to”.
With producer Ewan Pearson she has developed an electrofolk sound Ranging from subdued electronica to downright glittering disco, the songs on Out Of The Woods really enhance Thorn’s lyrics and magical voice.
Tracey Thorn - It's All True
The first single “It’s All True” is already receiving a lot of well deserved blog love and we are starting to hear the first remixes. Kris Menace, Martin Buttrich and Escort are amongst the first artists to give the song the remix treatment. They probably won’t be the last..
Tracey Thorn - It's All True (Escort Extended Remix)