The Ting Tings: 'That's Not My Name'
Released on Monday, May 12 2008
Published Wednesday, Apr 30 2008, 18:24 BST
| By Alex Fletcher |
The Tings Tings' success has come a little too easily for some critics. Singer Katie's pop past in girl group Total Knock Out (they supported Atomic Kitten and Steps, don't you know) provoked suspicion, while eyebrows were raised further when she admitted she didn't really
know how to play the guitar. These cred-denting setbacks would halt the progress of less determined acts, but fortunately The Tings Tings have a trick up their sleeves - an ace new single.
The re-released 'That's Not My Name', the song that brought the band to our attention in 2007, is built around a hypnotic drum beat, plenty of hand-claps and a chanted chorus not a million miles away from 'Hey Mickey'. It's glorious fun and sure to go down a storm in sweaty indie discos. Like a well-shaken can of cola, this track's brimming with sticky, yummy, fizzy goodness - enough to silence the naysayers for now.> Click here to watch the 'That's Not My Name' video