AnnieB's Detour: The Ting Tings

How fantastic! The Ting Tings have a song featured as a free download this week on iTunes. The song is called “Great DJ” which according to NME, was the most popular indie track so far for 2008 back in March. Amazing what an accidental wrong chord can create when learning the guitar (see interview clip below).

The Ting Tings – Great DJ"

The Ting Tings is a British indie pop duo, and they are set to release their debut album, We Started Nothing, on May 20th. I was instantly hooked when I first heard the percussive opening of “That’s Not My Name” on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic last fall. The rest was just darn energetic and catchy, not to mention, there's handclapping too. Nic Harcourt even listed their self-released Demos as number two on his top 10 albums of 2007. You can also catch a studio session and interview they did on his program here.They’ll re-release the single on May 12th.

The Ting Tings – That’s Not My Name"

This next track below is actually my favorite of the bunch. You can even hear some cowbell in this one.

The Ting Tings – We Walk (Demo)

Also, they are now part of the iPod campaign, which features their song "Shut Up and Let Me Go".

Okay, signing off…Ting Ting Ting!!! Really, don’t you just love their name? Watch the Yahoo! interview and you can find out how they came up with it.

The Ting Tings myspace

1 comment:

tjm. said...

If you love the Ting Tings as much as I do, than you'll be glad to hear that their debut album is streaming for FREE on

check it out!