Do you guys remember The Ting Tings?
Now I’m not sure if any of you guys happen to be major fans of The Ting Tings or not. By me even asking that question you could’ve possibly just thrown up your hands and stormed off. I wouldn’t blame you if you did because I was pretty disappointed in myself for having lost touch with the band. If you maybe need a bit of a reminder the band is a British duo made up of Katie White and Jules De Martino. I went to their Webster Hall show because I thought it would be a fun throwback experience to (my college days) when their hits
I went to their Webster Hall show because I thought it would be a fun throwback experience to (my college days) when their hits “That’s Not My Name”, “Great DJ” and “Shut Up and Let Me Go” first came out. They played all those songs and a bunch of new ones too. I wasn’t aware before the show but my friend filled me in on the fact that The Ting Tings 3rd album “Super Critical” came out last 2014 back in October. I’ve since caught back up with their songs and they still have that super fun energy and vibe present in their new material. If you’re in the mood for a bit of nostalgia I’d suggest you get reacquainted with the songs that first got many of our attention below.
During the show, I was able to squeeze myself towards the front and joined in on the chanting during “That’s Not My Name”. It’s typical for an act to play through their set and then towards the end leave the stage as though their set is over. They’ll disappear for a moment as the audience shouts for an encore and then they’ll reappear to finish out the show. Instead of sticking to this custom The Ting Tings opted to play straight through announcing “We’re not going to do an encore” and that they wanted to play as much music as possible. Not much better than that in my book!
You can also get in the groove with their new jam “Do It Again” – her hair alone makes it worth the watch.
BONUS: The opener for The Ting Tings was KaneHoller and they were quite lovely! They’re an electro-soul duo made up of Chelsea Tyler and Jon Foster. Stop by to see the video for their song “Someone New” you won’t regret it!
What do you guys think? Have you lost track of a band you used to love? Let me know if there is an artist that reminds you of a certain time in your life and next week I’ll share some other acts I think you should be aware of too.
Keep a look out for my thoughts on upcoming Meg Myers and FKA Twigs shows and don’t forget to catch up on my take on Broods, Years & Years and Jessie Ware!