Published on January 30th, 2012 | by Alan Cross


Why the Ting Tings Deliberately Deleted Their Second Album

The Ting Tings–Katie White and Jules de Martino–looked like they were on some kind of career fast track when they released We Started Nothing in 2008.  But where is the follow-up?  In a virtual trash bin somewhere.

They spent nine months working on something in a German jazz club but when a bunch of label suits showed up to check on their progress, they kinda freaked out.  Although they seemed to love what the Ting Tings were doing, they way they expressed their pleasure was, um, unsettling.  

So they deleted the album.  Every.  Single.  Track. 

But don’t worry because once they started again, the suits left them alone.  Sounds from Nowheresville will be out in March.  And if you’d like to read about the deleted record, go here.

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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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2 Responses to Why the Ting Tings Deliberately Deleted Their Second Album

  1. Tony says:

    I like that song "Hang It Up" (in the linked site). Sounds like the new album will be good.

  2. Brad Maybe says:

    This story sounds FISHY!

    This band was a fluke…. they had their 5 minutes. It's OVER Johnny! Get 'em a body bag!

    The chick's still cute though…. when's she's not wearing a dumb hat.

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