Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Shut Up and Let Me Go

Song: Shut Up and Let Me Go
Artist: The Ting Tings
Album: We Started Nothing

Like many things in life, I came across this song out of nowhere, had never heard it, or the band, and now I seem to be hearing it EVERYWHERE (including an iPod commercial, natch.) It’s a catchy little slice of Electro-punk buoyed by the bratty charms of lead singer Katie White. The Ting Tings are an English duo that formed in 2006. They got a lot of buzz by playing The Mill in Salford which was known as an artist’s workspace (and hipster party place.)

“We Started Nothing” is their debut album which just recently was released by Columbia Records following a couple successful singles on British radio. I’ve only given it a couple listens but think its pretty fun. Actually, I initially thought it was Shiny Toy Guns as the female vocals sound SO similar. It’s not, but doesn’t it sound like the Guns song “Le Disko?” (Also, ahem… used in another commercial.)

“Shut Up and Let Me Go” is certainly a killer Summer song… which I seem to be craving now that the weather is changing.


Great DJ

Shut Up and Let Me Go (live)

That’s Not My Name

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