The sound of innovation . . .
“We’re called The Ting Tings simply because I used to work with a girl called Ting-Ting,” says singer Katie White (below right). “I thought it was a fantastic name, but it was only way after that I discovered that it had a lot of different meanings. It has been defined as meaning ‘an old bandstand’ as well as ‘a short, sharp sound’.
“I’ve also seen somewhere that it is ‘the sound of innovation’, which I really liked. Apparently, it’s also the name of a restaurant as well as a popular drink in Jamaica. And it’s also a ‘motorised head tingle therapeutic scalp massager’, which is kind of cool!”