And Finally

Ting Tings would soil shoes before writing hits

By | Published on Monday 30 January 2012

The Ting Tings

The Ting Tings are uncompromising. They won’t dilute their art for anyone, and won’t play the music industry game. This is typified by their decision to delete an album’s worth of work because their label liked it, and to put a video up on YouTube before they were supposed to. And they won’t write any songs that could possibly be played after another by David Guetta on the radio.

“[We’d] rather write songs that nobody’s gonna hear than write dance tracks that would fit on the radio after David Guetta. [I] would rather puke on my feet”, singer Katie White told the Guardian Guide this weekend. She continued: “It would have been so easy to quickly bash out any old shit off the back of the first album. Get it on the radio, have a cheap nasty hit. And we didn’t want to do that”.

Despite this, the new album is apparently a mix of chart pop and dance, which does sounds like the sort of thing Radio 1 might play alongside Guetta.

Read the full interview for more tales of how terribly uncompromising The Ting Tings are here.



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