In 2008, The Ting Tings took the world by storm with their eccentric pop sound and they ended up scoring a #1 album in the UK and shipping over 2 million copies worldwide. After months of non-stop touring, Katie White and Jules De Martino ended up in Berlin, where they set up a studio in an old jazz club to record new songs (including their 2010 single “Hands”). Then one day they felt like going back to the UK so they rocked up in East London and wrote a few more songs. But these two never seem to be able to sit still and after six weeks they were off to Spain, where they recorded the rest of the new album.
Tentatively titled Sounds From Nowheresville, The Ting Tings’ sophomore album is scheduled for a February 2012 release and it will be “a very primal, raw album”, “honest and experimental and as always rhythm based”, Katie and Jules anounced in their Life+Times interview last month. But music speaks louder than words, here is the first single off the new album..
The Ting Tings - Hang It Up
Now Katie and Jules have decided to tease their fans a little with more fresh sounds off the album. They have recently started streaming the song “Silence” remixed by none other than Aussie electropop duo Bag Raiders! This chilled-out remix opens with gentle snaps and slowly builds up to finally bust loose with bongos and melancholy synths that enhance the vocals’ inherent sadness.
The Ting Tings kick off their first UK tour in over two years tonight in Leeds and they will be rocking London, Liverpool, Manchester and more over the next two weeks. For tour dates and news, see the official site or Facebook. Buy the music on
DIY indie pop duo The Ting Tings formed in 2004 in England and released their first album in 2008. After receiving accolades for this multi-million-selling debut and touring the world for two years, Katie White (vocals, guitar, bass drums) and Jules De Martino (drums, vocals) are back with a new single, “Hands”, which will hit the stores on October 10.
The Ting Tings - Hands (Low Sunday Remix)
This new single is the first taste of their forthcoming sophomore album Massage Kunst. The Ting Tings have definitely avoided a repeat and have evolved into a more electro sound, which probably has quite a lot to do with the fact that Calvin Harris is part of the mix. White and De Martino are keeping the same energy level as in the past but exploring different musical influences to avoid sounding like they’re just taking the same elements and going for a second round.
For the nostalgic, here is a pretty cool remix of one of their most popular tracks “That’s Not My Name”. Taken off their debut, We Started Nothing, the track was reworked by RAC, who really turned it into a completely different song!
The Ting Tings - That's Not My Name (RAC Mix)
The Ting Tings are currently putting the finishing touches on their new album, which should be out within the next few months. To stay in the loop and get all Ting Tings related news and updates, befriend them on MySpace. For now you can listen another remix of “Hands” by Tommie Sunshine just below.
The Ting Tings - Hands (Tommie Sunshine's 5AM Edit)
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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