The Ting Tings - We Started Nothing


The Ting Tings are an English indie-pop band, consisting of two members: Jules De Martino (drums, guitar, vocals) and Katie White (vocals, guitar, bass drum). They were originally from Leigh. They formed in 2006 while based at Islington Mill, Salford. They have released 3 singles on their current label Columbia Records and the single 'That's Not My Name' which charted straight at Number 1 in the UK Singles Chart on May 18 2008. The album We Started Nothing was released on May 19th, 2008 and also charted at Number 1 in the UK.

Artist: The Ting Tings
Album: We Started Nothing
Year: 2008

I first song I heard from them was That's Not My Name. The lyrics are simple yet very nicely chosen. The best example is in the song Traffic Light, "don't you be a traffic light, with all things said, you turn to red, don't you be a traffic light" and it goes to round-a-bout and signs. Simple lyrics and easy listening melodies always be a fatal combination for most, but not The Ting Tings. Although We Started Nothing's music intro is freaking similar with Futurama's opening intro, other than that, it's pure perfection.

Latest BUZZ:
British punk-dance duo the Ting Tings conceded top spot on the U.K. singles chart yesterday with "That's Not My Name" (Columbia) to Rihanna's "Take a Bow" (Def Jam/Universal), but had the major consolation of debuting atop the album chart with "We Started Nothing."

The duo of Jules De Martino and Katie White are now at No. 2 with the current single and also debuted at No. 33 with its predecessor, "Great DJ." The two songs were first released together as a double A-side by the group's former indie label Switchflicker last May. "Shut Up and Let Me Go," yet another track from the new album, entered the singles chart on download sales at No. 49.

The group's debut album replaced Columbia labelmate Neil Diamond's "Home Before Dark" at No. 1, as the veteran singer/songwriter fell to No. 2. "Pretty Amazing Grace," the lead track from Diamond's album, slipped 49-50 after last week becoming his first U.K. singles chart entry for 16 years.

Should Be In Your Playlist:
  • Fruit Dj
  • That's Not My Name
  • Fruit Machine
  • Traffic Light
  • Shut Up and Let Me Go
  • Keep Your Head
  • We Walk

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  • The Ting Tings
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  • Bluecrystaldude Rating:
    (MUST SPIN!)