The Ting Tings, comprised of Jules de Martino and Katie White, have a unique musical style which has earned them a strong, dedicated fan base. And with their newest album, Sounds from Nowheresville, just released, fans have an awesome show to look forward to this month.
The band has released four singles, and their biggest hit, “That’s Not My Name,” became #1 on the UK music charts in 2008. Their influences include Fleetwood Mac, Blondie, the Beatles and Depeche Mode.
White was previously a member of punk group TKO and met Martino in England after discovering their mutual appreciation for Portishead. The band’s single “Shut Up and Let Me Go” was featured in an iPod commercial in 2008 and also appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 list.
Another one of the Ting Tings' hits that had success was “Great DJ.” It was featured in trailers for films such as the House Bunny, Slumdog Millionaire and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. The duo won Best UK Video at the MTV Music Video Awards in 2008.
Sounds from Nowheresville, their second studio album, was released in February. The release date was delayed because the band felt the music sounded too similar to other bands on the radio.
"We were in Berlin where there is a great electro scene, and so we made songs like that, but quickly realized that everything on the radio was Euro pop. We didn't want our record to be tarnished with that brush," White said in an interview with Digital Spy.