The Ting Tings checked in with fans on their blog at MySpace (@thetingtings) on Saturday (April 10), offering an update on the follow-up to their 2008 debut album ‘We Started Nothing’ and what they think about BBC proposing to close their alternative channel 6music. Katie White and Jules de Martino write:
Greeting from Berlin,
We are now 9 songs into our album.
We think it is good ya.
The raccoon ran away. But for the record we would have called it nightcap thank you.
On a more down note… Please let it not be true about 6music. They supported a little unsigned band from Salford like us… they helped us on our way and gave us an audience for our early live shows. The amount of people who emailed on MySpace from the UK and ALL OVER THE WORLD to say they had found us through 6music was incredible. it’s a shame if other new bands don’t get that opportunity. We even recorded our drums for our album in Marc Riley’s (lovely music adoring man) bbc studio after playing our first session for him.
In honesty it’s the only radio we have been listening to in Berlin whilst writing our next album. The radio here plays Phil Collins and happy hardcore megamixes ) :
k and j