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The Ting Tings New Single: 'Hands'

Sony Columbia Records - 08/18/2010

(Columbia Records) - October 12, 2010 sees the release of the brand new single "Hands" from The Ting Tings. A work of pure electro-disco heaven, "Hands" is a global shout out to everyone who's working too hard. Written, performed and produced by Jules and Katie in their home made studio in Berlin, it has been mixed by label mate Calvin Harris.

The Ting Tings launched themselves into the world with their DIY hardcore-pop in 2008 to massive acclaim and success, with their hit singles "That's Not My Name" and "Shut Up And Let Me Go" along with "Great DJ" selling over 4 million copies worldwide. With their music becoming the soundtrack not only on the radio but also to countless shows and films from "Slumdog Millionaire" to the likes of "Gossip Girl", The Ting Tings debut album "We Started Nothing" went on to selling over two million copies. They also won the prestigious Ivor Novello Award for "Best Album" in 2009 and received a Grammy Nomination for "Best New Artist".

After a whirlwind of touring live in the US, Europe and almost everywhere else non-stop for the last two years, The Ting Tings chose to move to Berlin to live and work. Renting out a disused basement jazz club in East Berlin's Freidrichshain District, they turned it into their own studio, much as they had done back in 2007 when they took up residence in the artist's haven The Islington Mill in Salford, near Manchester where "We Started Nothing" was made. Spending the winter of 2009 with their music equipment, fairy-lights, pens and gaffer tape and with no TV, no visiting friends, no distractions at all, they wrote, recorded and produced their next album. "Hands" is the first track to come from those sessions.

"Our time in Berlin was a fresh start, with no rules again," explains Jules. "When you've had an album that's been successful, the danger is you go back in the studio, look back and try and emulate it." "It'd be so lazy and easy to make the same album twice," adds Katie. A blast of the dancefloor monster "Hands" shows they mean what they say - a totally brand new sound from The Ting Tings and an exciting taste of things to come.

Fans can listen to "Hands" by visiting The Ting Tings' Facebook page (www.facebook.com/thetingtings). A remix of "Hands" will also be available as an mp3 download.

Also please visit their website www.thetingtings.com

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CONTACT: Benny Tarantini, Columbia Records, NY, +1-212-833-5858,
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