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The Ting Tings debut hits No.1 on the UK charts

The Ting Tings debut hits No.1 on the UK charts

Friday 30th May, 2008 12:00PM

The debut album from the Ting Tings 'We Started Nothing' has just hit No.1 on the UK charts.

The album will be released in NZ on June 2 and to celebrate we have albums up for grabs. Just enter below

Full Bio: It’s nothing you’ll see on Shameless, but– whisper it – Salford has an artsy underside that is shaping up to be a Northern variant on Warhol’s early Factory. Based in a former disused Mill and shrouded by council High Rises, its first breakout stars have emerged. Welcome, if you will, The Ting Tings – the Sonny and Cher of Salford Precinct for the Noughties.

The Ting Tings are Jules de Martino and Katie White. They met when she was just out of being a Wigan school-girl and bonded over a shared ambition to rock the foundations of pop music.

Brought up on an exclusive musical diet of radio pop music (“any old crap really”) on a farm in the delightfully named Slag Lane (“try living with that in the school playground”), Katie is quite the most unusual front woman you might expect to crossover as the figurehead of Manchester’s Bohemian margins. She speaks as she finds, admits to being fired up by ‘a massive chip on me shoulder’ and hadn’t heard of The Smiths until she moved into The Mill. She also possesses the unique ability to whip the stage up in a manner entirely befitting of a frenzied thrift shop messiah. You wouldn’t know it now, but she started her musical life in a girl band, which was, as she freely admits, “the sort of thing you did in the mid 90s, wasn’t it?” If she wasn’t in The Ting Tings you could quite imagine Katie turning heads whilst fagging it outside Night and Day on Oldham Street or picketing to keep Afflecks Palace open. She’s bluff Northern alternate-girl incarnate. Funny, brassy, not a boring bone in her body and with one ear always cocked to the chorus.

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