The Ting Tings: 'We might start a new band!'

Mancs may try to spice up their second record by starting again

The Ting Tings, Shockwaves NME Awards Tour 2008, Belfast Mandela Hall, January 29, 2008. Pic : Andy Willsher
The Ting Tings have revealed they may start a new band after releasing and touring their first album.

The Manchester indie-pop stars are keen to recapture the edge of when they initially formed and don’t want to repeat the same formula.

Drummer and vocalist Jules De Martino told NME.COM: “We were thinking maybe what we should do is once we’ve finished and toured this album is just start a new band!

“The second album needs that extra little edge you didn’t have last time, and maybe the edge we’ve got is that we just fell into this. We didn’t intend to start a band, so maybe next January we should just pretend to start a band again!”

The Ting Tings recorded their forthcoming album themselves and had to contend with pneumatic drills and building work during takes.

To read the full interview, head to our NME Nottingham City Blog.

The Ting Tings are currently on the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour, calling at the following venues:

Bristol Carling Academy (February 19)
Cardiff University (20)
Portsmouth Pyramid Centre (21)
London Brixton Carling Academy (22)

To check the availability of The Ting Tings tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

The Shockwaves NME Awards 2008 are coming soon – and it’s time to have your say. Vote now by heading to NME.COM/awardsvote and you could win VIP tickets to the ceremony, which takes place in London on February 28.

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