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The Ting Tings - The Black Light

THE TING TINGS
THE BLACK LIGHT
(album out 26 October 2018 through Liberator Music)

1. Estranged
2. Basement
3. A&E
4. Blacklight
5. Earthquake
6. Fine & Dandy
7. Word For This
8. Good Grief

The word ‘ting’ is the sound of innovation on an open mind.

The Ting Tings are Katie White and Jules De Martino, formed in Manchester in 2007.

The Ting Tings rose to fame with the release of their debut album We Started Nothing, which boasted the two hit singles ‘That’s Not My Name’ and ‘Shut Up And Let Me Go’. We Started Nothing won Best Album at the Ivor Novello awards and earnt the band a Grammy nomination. The album has gone on to sell over 4 million copies worldwide, and ‘That’s Not My Name’ was a worldwide hit, reaching #1 in the UK and #8 in Australia, and is certified platinum in both countries.  

Following We Started Nothing, The Ting Tings released Sounds From Nowheresville, featuring the singles ‘Hang It Up’ and the Calvin Harris-produced ‘Hands’. Super Critical came in 2014, and was the band’s first release on their own label Finca Records.

The Black Light is has a noticeably darker edge. It is dominated by a theme of nostalgia for their origins, and a desire to shine a light on thoughts, memories and experiences – unseen and unsaid: a blacklight that exposes everything. The Black Light is assured and intelligent, with dark overtones.

Speaking of The Black Light and The Ting Tings’ legacy, the band say,

“We make strange choices, sometimes good, sometimes bad, but 10 years have passed since our first album & we are at ease with the way we are. Even oddly proud.”

The Black Light was written and recorded in Spain and LA over a two year period. After recording demos as traditional indie songs, the duo felt that the songs weren’t representing the sound they were aiming for, so they relocated to LA to reflect and gather inspiration, and transformed the songs into a mix of Manchester inspired guitar patterns and captivating vocals melded with harsh beats, synths and bass.  

THE BLACK LIGHT ALBUM IS OUT FRIDAY, 26 OCTOBER 2018 THROUGH LIBERATOR MUSIC

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