The Ting Tings – That’s Not My Name

Posted on January 01, 2012

It was a great night on the Jools Holland show last night for his New Year Hootenanny and I loved the performances by The Ting Tings. I might have been a bit premature searching for the YouTube videos of the show however, all I could find was Jessie J’s Price Tag, James Morrison and Pokey Lafarge. So I had to settle for a previous version of the Ting Tings performing ‘That’s Not My Name’. Bit of a shame because I thought the one from last night seeing us into 2012 was better than this one. Still I’ll keep checking and I am sure it will come on-line eventually and then I can change it out. There were a few more I wanted to blog about, Sandie Shaw was excellent and so was Cindy Lauper’s Time after Time. I quite liked Caro Emerald as well, so I will definitely be looking again in a few days to see what has appeared. I popped a little bit of Caro from Strictly in to give you a flavour of what she gets up to, the dancing is not bad either.

The Ting Tings ‘That’s Not My Name’ has actually been around since 2008 when it went to number 1 in the UK charts. So as usual I have been a bit slow catching up. Time does fly when you are enjoying yourself after all. I think what appealed was that Ting Tings sounded a little like one my most favourite bands Transvision Vamp, which I always refer to as a punk meets pop group. Strange then that Katie White started in an all girl punk group called TKO (Technical Knock Out)

Their d├ębut album was We Started Nothing released in 2008 but which initially found its way onto the Internet consequently being downloaded for free by rather a lot of unscrupulous people. Loyal fans came to their rescue however and supported the group by starting to buy the album legally taking them to number 1 in the UK album charts. According to Wikipedia anyway.

That’s quite good really, because at the end of the day, illegal downloading has the potential to kill the industry and no one sensible wants that to happen. I will get off my soapbox now though, in case I bore anyone to death with my goody two shoes attitude, and anyway I need to get on with some illegal downloading now. Only joking. Here is the album listing and I hope you enjoy the videos.

We Started Nothing

1. Great DJ 3:22
2. That’s Not My Name 5:10
3. Fruit Machine 2:52
4. Traffic Light 2:57
5. Shut Up And Let Me Go 2:51
6. Keep Your Head 3:22
7. Be The One 2:56
8. We Walk 4:04
9. Impacilla Carpisung 3:39
10. We Started Nothing 6:22

Jessie J – Price Tag

Posted on May 09, 2011

Jessie J the latest phenomenon to hit the charts. She got herself all contractually tied up in the States but wanted to start her career in the UK where she felt more comfortable. Don’t know how she managed to pull that one out of the bag but I am kind of glad she did. She pretty much started as a singer songwriter and penned the famous Miley Cyrus tune ‘Party in the USA’. That got her noticed.

Her first album is called Who You Are and based on her first and 2nd singles both from the album, Do it Like A Dude and Price Tag, its no surprise she is already notching up platinum’s around the world. She won the critics choice award at the 2011 Brit Awards and, just as an aside, has declared herself openly bi-sexual. Sounds like she knows what she wants from life to me.

Who Are You

1. Price Tag 3:42
2. Nobody’s Perfect 4:20
3. Abracadabra 3:50
4. Big White Room 5:30
5. Casualty Of Love 3:55
6. Rainbow 3:05
7. Who’s Laughing Now 3:55
8. Do It Like A Dude 3:15
9. Mamma Knows Best 3:15
10. L.O.V.E. 3:51
11. Stand Up 3:27
12. I Need This 4:21
13. Who You Are 3:51