The Ting Tings

The Ting Tings

At the start of 2011, The Ting Tings had a scrap it all moment with their label boss Rob Stringer in New York. In a piece of dynamic, off the cuff A&R wizardry you kind of don't quite believe happens anymore in the music industry, Stringer heard a demo of a song they were working on and told them not to worry about writing hits. He specifically instructed them to forget their commercial instincts. 'If that sounds weird now,' says Katie, 'imagine how it sounded at the time? But in a way it makes sense. He wants a label that bands want to sign to.... more