The Ting Tings - the UK's 'Most Exciting New Band' - Return to the States in June for Nationwide Club Tour in Celebration of Debut Album Release
Avidly Awaited Debut Album, 'We Started Nothing,' Available In America As Digital Release On Tuesday, May 20
The Ting Tings -- the entrancing pop/dance duo recently signed to Columbia Records and heralded in the UK by the NME as the "most exciting new band in the country" -- will return to America in June for a set of select club dates celebrating the release of We Started Nothing, one of the year's most eagerly-awaited album debuts.
The Ting Tings' June tour marks the band's first shows in the states since a small round of dates in March surrounding the duo's electrifying performances at the 2008 South By Southwest (SxSW) music festival.
Jon Pareles, covering SxSW for The New York Times (March 17,2008), singled out " ... the irresistibly catchy Ting Tings, a duo who ... pump out danceable riffs echoing the 1960's and 1970's ... ." while the New York Post (March 20, 2008) previewed the Ting Tings' Manhattan show at Le Royale with a color photo captioned "Fashionably loud: The most stylish Mancunian (that's from Manchester) import since Agyness Deyn, the Ting Tings' signature British cool-kid style makes them ones to watch, not just listen to. The group's single 'Great DJ' is the most popular indie track in the UK so far this year."
Spin.com (March 21, 2008) caught the Ting Tings' Chicago show and raved, "Fresh on the heels of SXSW, Manchester's newest Columbia signees the Ting Tings were all spunk-cheer last night (March 20) during a gig for budding fashion entrepreneurs in Chicago's warehouse district. As videos illustrating select designers' garments rolled, the Ting Tings commandeered an evening of brand-name chic and beat-infused networking. Mouthpiece Katie White maintained a high level of energy throughout the six-tune gig, grinding along to breakout single 'Great DJ' cuing sticksman Jules De Martino into the beat and chorus with her every move ... ."
Zeroing in on the Ting Tings' visual aesthetic, Women's Wear Daily (April 3, 2008) ran a three-page profile and photo spread on the band headlined "Next Big Tings" and "Do the Right Ting" sagely noting that the "Brit pop duo ... have their own sound, not to mention style to spare ... " and that "Their self-described DIY-garage-pop is an infectious concoction."
The Ting Tings will launch their latest North American tour with a performance on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on June 6. MTV's "TRL" will give fans a "First Look" at the Ting Tings on April 16.
The Ting Tings - North American June Tour Itinerary 06/07/08 San Diego, CA Casbah 06/09/08 Vancouver, BC Plaza 06/10/08 Seattle, WA Chop Suey 06/11/08 Portland, OR Doug Fir 06/12/08 San Francisco, CA Popscene 06/13/08 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour 06/14/08 Los Angeles, CA Zero One 06/16/08 Toronto, ONT Mod Club 06/18/08 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom 06/19/08 Boston, MA Great Scott 06/20/08 Brooklyn, NY Southpaw 06/21/08 Philadelphia, PA Popped
We Started Nothing, the first full-length album release from the critically-acclaimed Ting Tings, will be available online as a digital release on Tuesday, May 20. A physical release of the album is slated for Tuesday, June 3.
The Ting Tings' "Great DJ" EP -- featuring remixes of the band's irresistible signature track by Scottish electro/indie/punk producer Calvin Harris (www.myspace.com/calvinharristv) and 7th Heaven -- is currently available on iTunes.
The Ting Tings have been confirmed to perform at this year's Lollapalooza festival at Grant Park in Chicago, on August 2, 2008
Hailing from Salford, Manchester, England, The Ting Tings are: Jules De Martino (drums, vocals) and Katie White (vocals, guitar, bass drum). The Ting Tings were voted #3 on the BBC's "Top 10 To Watch In 2008," the much-watched list of emerging acts in the annual BBC 6 Music poll, Sound Of 2008, and have drawn unanimous raves from the UK music press:
"The Ting Tings skewed pop is refreshingly distant from existing scenes, full of staccato rhythms and girl group chants." -- Q Magazine "It's a sharp, short but perfectly formed set of spiky brilliance that leaves us feeling more than a bit excited." -- NME "The most exciting new band in the country" -- NME "The future of British music is exploding in a glitter-rock starburst ... The Ting Tings magnificent pop beast has emerged" -- NME "From their cavernous base in Salford, The Ting Tings are leading an international generation of pop-artists into the best party of 2008. Best grab a brush then." -- NME "Irresistible electro-pop from Northern boy/girl duo" -- Bands of 2008 - Q www.thetingtings.com www.myspace.com/thetingtings www.columbiarecords.com
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