Posts Tagged ‘The Ting Tings’

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The Ting Tings/ Cap Pas Cap- The Village April 2008

April 15, 2008

Knew it was going to be a bit of a guilty pleasure for this gig- one group that I have been wanting to catch live for a while and another for the few great pop songs that they have- and it certainly was!

The night started off good with DJ Trev Radiator…but I would say that since he played Atlas by Battles at the end of his set.

Cap Pas Cap came on and I must say that I was impressed from the word go- the driving drum beat of L.I.E.S. grabs your attention and it was a great song to start with!  It has been a while since I listened to their EP but I think they played all the songs from that plus a couple of tunes I hadn’t heard before. (You can listen to some samples of their songs here).  Noticed that Katie from The Ting Tings actually peeked her head around the curtain for a while during the set which I think is always a good sign.  They really do have a great sound and I would expect them to be headlining some of the smaller venues shortly- hopefully they will be releasing an album soon as well so I can get my fix!

The Village was quite packed by the time The Ting Tings came on- it is great to have a crowd that is enthusiastic about a band…even if the hype machine has been in motion for this one.   Unfortunately the sound guys must have used this as an indicator to crank the sound up to about twice what it had been- The Ting Tings make a lot of noise by themselves so was very loud indeed.

They came on to some great cheers and launched into Great DJ straight away and quickly followed by The Fruit Machine…both cracking tracks that show the power behind those songs.  For those that don’t know  there are only two members of the group- Katie on guitar/bass drum and main vocals with Jules on drums for the most part but also  guitar and vocals.  There also seemed to be a third ‘Wizard of Oz’ member behind the curtain on the decks but with all the pedal work that Katie and Jules do I suppose they would need that.

Katie  then sang a  slow  song  which was quite nice actually- it really showed that she has a good voice and that its not just her jumping around the stage screaming into the mic all the time.  There were a few other songs then but I cant remember the names and since they haven’t released their album just yet there is no way to check.

Then came That’s Not My Name which I think everybody was waiting on since the place erupted…I must admit I really do like this song so was bopping along with the crowd!  Great the way the pedals are used to loop the drums and Katie’s vocals so at the end it is just a great big brilliant cacophony on stage!  They did come back for an encore as well…another good song but again can’t find out the name.   Altogether I think they played about 8 songs…I could be wrong since I have heard as less as 6 from other people.

It was a short set but I do think it was a good gig- not brilliant but good- while I love some of the songs I do find that others are a little bit lacking and I think that the two person set-up is a bit limiting on occasion.  I am not sure if this will be a problem with their second album since it may be difficult to expand their work- for the moment though I am going to sit back and enjoy their first one when it comes out!

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The Ting Tings- That’s Not My Name Official Video

April 5, 2008

The Ting Tings have released their official video on Bebo.   Thankfully the profile is open so you don’t have to be a member to see it- that is one site that I refuse to sign up to! They will be in Dublin next Saturday the 12th of April…yet another one that it looks like I will miss next week.

Blurb from the MySpace bulletin:

04 Apr 2008, 08:56 Subject: That’s Not My Name video Body: The video for That’s Not My Name is up now on

Bebo – if you haven’t seen it already then click here before it gets added to MySpace, YouTube, etc next week.

Also check out the new May tour dates we’ve posted (you can get tickets from here).

Finally, That’s Not My Name is being released on May 12th (download May 11th) on CD and coloured 7″.

The first 400 bundle pre-orders get a signed A3 poster but these are fast running out – click here if you want one.

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The Ting Tings- The Village Dublin

March 9, 2008

Heard a new track from The Ting Tings last night on Phantom and it reminded me to put this up. 

The new track was Keep Your Head but haven’t been able to find it anywhere unfortunately- damn Jim Carroll for getting me hooked on new music that I can’t find!!  They really have a great sound and can’t wait for them to release an album.  Looking forward to the show in The Village as well- it’s on the 12th of April and tickets are €15 from Ticketmaster.

For the moment though you can download a free copy of Great DJ by clicking on their header in MySpace which will bring you to iTunes for the download.   There is a video there as well which you can see here.

Still love this song….

Thats Not My Name

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The Ting Tings in Dublin

February 28, 2008

Just a quick one- from the Ting Tings MySpace bulletin- they are going on a headline tour and will be in Dublin on the 12th of April in The Village.  Should be a good one!   New video for Great DJ here.

[Edit]- the date is now the 12th April and not the 13th as stated below.

The blurb:

Finally!

We are doing our own headline tour in April..WE CAN NOT WAIT!!!! gonna be amazing..promise!

…We will make sure we pick a super support band as well x

here are the dates

katiex

GO BOOK THEM NOW

Date Venue Ticketlink

03/04/2008 Cardiff- Club Ifor Bach http://www.gigsandtours.com
04/04/2008 Exeter- Phoenix http://www.exeterphoenix.org.uk
05/04/2008 Northampton- Soundhaus http://www.seetickets.com

07/04/2008 Portsmouth- Wedgewood Rooms http://www.seetickets.com
08/04/2008 Coventry- Kasbah http://www.seetickets.com
09/04/2008 Nottingham- Bodega http://www.gigantic.com

11/04/2008 Stoke- Sugarmill http://www.thesugarmill.co.uk/tickets.php
12/04/2008 Belfast- Spring & Airbrake http://www.geturticket.com
13/04/2008 Dublin- Village http://www.ticketmaster.ie/
14/04/2008 Glasgow- King Tuts http://www.gigsinscotland.com

16/04/2008 York- Fibbers http://www.ticketweb.co.uk
17/04/2008 London ULU http://www.gigsandtours.com

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Ting Tings- Great DJ free download- via iTunes

January 28, 2008

If you head over here , The Ting Tings have put up Great DJ as a free download for the moment.  Good tune but still think Thats Not My Name has more of a punch.  They will be part of the NME tour that is in the Ambassador on Wednesday the 30th of May…typical that I won’t be able to make it so hope they are back again soon.

 [Edit]- not available via MySpace directly any longer but if you click on the header it will bring you to iTunes where you can get it there…presumably still free though.

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The Ting Tings

January 20, 2008

I am not one to follow hype but every now and again there is a group that validates at least some of it.  The Ting Ting’s song ‘That’s Not My Name’ keeps on coming back into the head of late so decided to check out their other stuff.  Found the set they had at Glastonbury last year and they are pretty darn good so hope to hear some more of them soon.

Glastonbury Pt 1

Glastonbury Pt2

Later With Jools Holland

Interview with them on the Later…with Jools Holland Blog

Find out more at bbc.co.uk/later