THE GOSS - Tings were not all well for pop duo

Jules De Martino and Katie White of The Ting Tings
Jules De Martino and Katie White of The Ting Tings
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The Ting Tings reveal that things weren’t always hunky dory when they were writing their second album.

The duo, which features Lowton-born Katie White and Salford resident Jules De Martino, shot to fame with their 2008 debut We Started Nothing, but the follow-up has taken until now to complete due to disputes between them and their record label, Columbia.

Drummer Jules told The List magazine: “There was a period of friction. The label were chasing us around the world for it.”

The group had refused a request from their label to return to Salford’s Islington Mill where they wrote their debut while hosting wild parties.

Katie said: “We lived at the Mill. It was a natural moment. It would be weird to go back two years later and be like, ‘Let’s recreate this vibe that we had.’ It would have killed every memory we had of it. So we went elsewhere.”

The duo first moved to Berlin and recorded tracks, but they weren’t happy with them, so they relocated to Spain where they wrote second album ‘Sounds From Nowheresville’.

Katie added to NME magazine: “It isn’t a huge departure. It’s us, you either love it or hate it. That was the problem with the Berlin stuff, it was too well received! We wanted that spikiness that can bug people.”