The Ting Tings: ‘Our new album shuns Manchester celebrity culture’ – video

Katie White and Jules De Martino reveal all about their second album

The Ting Tings have revealed why they decided to shun their native Manchester for Berlin to record their new album.

In a video interview with NME, which you can watch on the right now, Katie White and Jules De Martino said that the decision was not a difficult one to make.

“We didn’t want to go back to Salford and do the same thing again,” De Martino explained.

White added: “One of the reasons why we didn’t go back to Manchester [was] because I think you can go back to Manchester, be a minor celebrity, get a few free drinks if you go to the Night & Day and pat yourself on the back. I’d rather just make music.”

The band’s new single, ‘Hands’, is released on October 11.

Watch the full video interview with the band on the right of your screen now. Also, make sure you get this week’s issue of NME for an in the studio exclusive with the band. The issue is on UK newsstands now, or available digitally worldwide right now, to read an exclusive interview with The Ting Tings.