The Ting Tings - 'Sounds From Nowheresville'

The Ting Tings - 'Sounds From Nowheresville'

Most bands are haunted by a fear of failure, unable to tell if they are climbing a mountain or falling down the other side. But having bonded over rejection from the music biz in the first place, The Ting Tings are crippled by a fear of...

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The Ting Tings - 'Hang It Up'

The Ting Tings - 'Hang It Up'

Teetering on a tightrope strung up somewhere between really bloody annoying and ‘Licensed To Ill’-era Beastie Boys in Hello Kitty backpacks, The Ting Tings ’ comeback track is the musical equivalent of herpes: blindingly catchy, hard to...

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The Ting Tings - 'Hang It Up'

The Ting Tings - 'Hang It Up'

We thought The Ting Tings had lost themselves in the clubs of Berlin envisaging new dance barriers for their loooooong-awaited new album – but if ‘Hang It Up’ is anything to go by they’ve actually been at home listening to ‘Walk This...

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The Ting Tings

The Ting Tings

Way more straightforward and nowhere near as sussed as ‘Great DJ’, ‘Fruit Machine’ or The Other Single, but what does that matter? It’s the iTunes ad one, and that of course means that, whether you like it or not, Katie’n’Jules are...

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The Ting Tings

The Ting Tings

When Jules De Martino and Katie White emerged from their Salford art-house commune at the death of 2006 with a 20-minute, five-song live set, they stood out brightly from Manchester’s usual colourless lad-rock. Subsequent showcases at the ’80s...

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The Ting Tings

The Ting Tings

So, CSS lost a member recently? About time too – did anyone else notice there were six of them in the band? As The Ting Tings have set about proving, you only need two people to create electronic party soundtrack tunes. Any more is just...

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The Ting Tings

The Ting Tings

Of all the bad juju that can afflict a new band, worse even than the Curse Of The Mercury Prize, is the hex that surrounds the Picks Of The New Year. Loaded with the weight of a thousand “ones to watch” features, you might fear The Ting Tings...

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The Ting Tings

The Ting Tings

This year is already shaping up to be a classic. A battle royale between the latest set of industry-approved Britz kids headed by Adele – who recently ’fessed up to an unironic love of Mariah Carey – and a new wave of literate pop activists....

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The Ting Tings; Islington Mill, Salford, Friday October 19

The Ting Tings; Islington Mill, Salford, Friday...

The Ting Tings know how to mix arty and party. Tonight, in their run-down studio alongside a load of beatnik types, they’re hosting the coolest single launch party ever. At the front, they’ve erected an art wall on which attendees can design...

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The Ting Tings

The Ting Tings

“You keep playing me like a fruit mach-ine/Overstretched your gen-er-o-si-ty!” Snapping up this gem from Manchester’s The Ting Tings may involve heading to one of their shows and batting away all the sweaty hands surrounding their merch...

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