The Drums, the drums, the drums! - The Ting Tings CD "We Started Nothing"

by Bufkinite@evpl on Wednesday, February 11 2009, 1:21pm. Viewed 1,580 times.

We Started Nothing cover artThe Ting Tings have captivated my airplay time this passed week.  A two-person punk/alt rock band with an upbeat sound and relentlessly danceable songs, the Ting Tings have what it takes to get people off their duffs and tapping their feet.

Katie White (vocals, guitar, and bass drum) and Jules De Martino (vocals, drums, and electronics) make up the Ting Tings – named because of a woman Katie worked with by that name at a NY boutique.  The CD is titled We Started Nothing, and includes ten tracks.  The recording starts with a bang – Great DJ – and provides a taste of things to come.

Yes, there are some things I don’t care for, like the over-reliance on talking through vocals when one has a perfectly good (lovely actually) singing voice, or the necessary inclusion of dissonance in almost every song.  But these are complaints I have generally with punk, and are certainly not specific to the Ting Tings.

Check out their Facebook page.

Below is a YouTube video of the first track - Great DJ


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on Wednesday, February 11 2009, 4:20pm

I got this CD for Christmas.  I really like "that's not my name".  Good to know the library has it also.

on Thursday, February 12 2009, 3:17pm

I am a fan of The Ting Tings.  I like the song, Shut up and let me go...hey!  They make you want to get up and dance or at least move.  Great for exercising to, also!  I get all my cd's through the library.  Saves a lot of money!

on Wednesday, March 4 2009, 4:22pm

neat video!