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Named after a Chinese friend whose name sounds like the Mandarin pronunciation of "bandstand," the Ting Tings -- a scrappy, dance-oriented duo consisting of singer/guitarist Katie White and drummer Jules De Martino -- formed in the Salford district of Manchester, England in 2006. Prior to forming the group, the pair worked together in 2001 when White was in the all-female punk-pop group TKO and De Martino wrote some songs for them. Later the pair reunited, and with another friend formed the trio Eskimo Kiss, which signed to Mercury Records but disbanded, in part due to changing personnel at the label. De Martino and White regrouped, working on their own music and others' at Salford's music commune The Islington Mill. Quickly signed to the local indie label Switchflicker Records, the Ting Tings released their debut single, "That's Not My Name," in the spring of 2007. Following the limited-edition, tour-only single "Fruit Machine," the Ting Tings signed to major-label Columbia later that year. The flipside of the Switchflicker single, "Great DJ," was released as the duo's debut Columbia single in March 2008, followed by the reissue of "That's Not My Name" with a new exclusive B-side remix. "That's Not My Name" rose to the top of the U.K. charts in May 2008, the same month that the duo's debut album, We Started Nothing, appeared. The Ting Tings spent the rest of 2008 and a large part of 2009 touring in support of the album, which eventually sold over two million copies worldwide, won the 2009 Ivor Novello Award for Best Album, and earned the group a Best New Artist Grammy nomination that December. Early in 2010, De Martino and White moved to Berlin to work on songs for their second album. Inspired by the city's atmosphere and the cold weather, they went in a darker, more electronic direction with their new songs. In August 2010, the Ting Tings offered a taste of their new material, premiering the single "Hands" -- which was mixed by Calvin Harris -- on BBC Radio 1 and officially releasing it that October. After extensive touring and over eight months recording in Germany and Spain, in March 2012 the Ting Tings offered their sophomore album, Sounds from Nowheresville, a collection of songs inspired by the exuberant freedom of the Beastie Boys' classic Paul's Boutique. Two years later, third album Super Critical surfaced. Its October release date was preceded by the April release of first single "Wrong Club." ~ Stewart Mason & Heather Phares
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Albums by
The Ting Tings

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    10 songs

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    Sounds from Nowheresville

    19 songs

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    Sounds from Nowheresville [Deluxe Edition]

    10 songs

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    We Started Nothing

    4 songs

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    Wrong Club

    9 songs

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    Super Critical

    5 songs

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    Hang It Up

    6 songs

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    That's Not My Name

    1 song

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    Hang It Up

    2 songs

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    Hands

    1 song

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    That's Not My Name (Skeet & Tito Remix)

    1 song

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    Be The One

    1 song

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    That's Not My Name (L.A. Riots Remix)

    3 songs

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    Great DJ

    10 songs

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    We Started Nothing

    2 songs

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    That's Not My Name

    4 songs

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    Hit Me Down Sonny

    3 songs

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    Be The One

    5 songs

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    Great DJ

    3 songs

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    That's Not My Name/TNMN

    1 song

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    Shut Up and Let Me Go

    3 songs

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    Live from Lollapalooza

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    Fruit Machine

    1 song

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    Wrong Club

    2 songs

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    Paint Party Promo

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Top Songs by
The Ting Tings

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   That's Not My Name
  3.   Shut Up and Let Me Go
  4.   Hands
  5.   Great DJ
  6.   Hang It Up
  7.   Be the One
  8.   Fruit Machine
  9.   We Walk
  10.   Great DJ (Calvin Harris Remix Edit)
  11.   Keep Your Head
  12.   Wrong Club
  13.   Impacilla Carpisung
  14.   We Started Nothing
  15.   Silence
  16.   Failure
  17.   Green Poison
  18.   Ain't Got Shit
  19.   In Your Life
  20.   Help
  21.   Day to Day
  22.   Soul Killing
  23.   Guggenheim
  24.   Hit Me Down Sonny
  25.   Traffic Light
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