The Ting Tings Talk Sophomore Album ‘Sounds From Nowheresville’
It's been nearly four years since the Ting Tings dropped their successful debut album, 'We Started Nothing,' featuring the catchy-as-hell singles 'That's Not My Name' and 'Shut Up and Let Me Go.' Now the energetic pop-rock duo is back with the follow-up, 'Sounds From Nowheresville,' which is now available in stores.
The record has been earning positive reviews for tracks like the sunny, acoustic 'Day by Day,' which sounds like a modern update of TLC's 'Unpretty,' and the near-rap 'Hit Me Down Sonny,' which blends shades of hip-hop into a poppy arrangement.
"We came up with the idea that we wanted to make an album that reflected the way we actually listen to music, which is almost like 10 songs that are completely different together on a playlist, which is what we do constantly now," singer Katie White tells Spinner. "We'll have something like AC/DC and the next song will be TLC and the next song will be something else which is completely random."
White added that the band is trying not to get caught up in the machine of major label promotion: "Because of the success of the first album, I think there was a little bit of expectation where everybody was like, 'OK, let's double those sales, let's get on the big pop machine, let's get those billboards going,' and we were like, 'Whoa, we didn't do that on the first album, and it kind of worked. Can we please not do that on the second album?'"
The Ting Tings are performing tonight (Mar. 14) on 'Late Night with David Letterman,' followed by three appearances at SXSW and a month-long club and theater concert tour, beginning Mar. 20 in Tempe, Arizona. Check out their latest itinerary here.