The Ting Tings' instrumental voices
- Bang Showbiz
- 12 September 2010
The Ting Tings simulated the sounds of their synths with their mouths, after their keyboards broke while recording their new album in Berlin
The Ting Tings made their own synth sounds with their mouths after their keyboards broke while recording their new album.
The 'That's Not My Name' group - made up of Katie White and Jules De Martino - exiled themselves to Berlin to write and record their second album, and said not even faulty equipment could stand in the way of them getting their ideas recorded.
Jules exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "We were recording some synthesisers and they weren't working, so we just making the synth noises out of our vocals, just kind of going 'brrrp'."
The duo used some unorthodox methods of playing their instruments in order to create distinctive sounds for the record.
Jules explained: "We played guitars with sanded down drum sticks so they had rough edges and played guitar sounds on drumsticks, but stuff like that we do anyway.
"We also had a load of keyboards we'd collected through our travels, which made this album a little more synth-based than the first record; that had an influence on the sound."
Katie, 27, said the band's as-yet-untitled follow up to debut 'We Started Nothing' has surprised all of the people she's played it to, particularly because of her singing.
She added: "People we play it to are so shocked, and then they love it. Everybody thought I just shouted 'That's Not My Name' permanently, but I can sing as well I just chose not to on that track."
The Ting Tings' new single, 'Hands', will be released on October 11.