The Ting Tings are an English musical duo, consisting of Jules de Martino (drums, lead guitar, bass guitar, vocals, piano) and Katie White (vocals, guitar, bass drums, bass guitar, cowbells). They formed in December 2007 while based at Islington Mill Studios in Salford. Katie White started her music career in a girl group punk trio TKO – short for Technical Knock Out – with two friends from Lowton School, Marion Grethe Seaman and Emma Lally. The band had some success and supported the bands Steps and Atomic Kitten. In March 2001 songwriter Jules De Martino wrote four songs for TKO while at Leeds University. A few months later, while De Martino was in Manchester, the pair bumped into each other and discovered they had a mutual love of Portishead. De Martino relocated to Islington Mill Studios (the Mills) in Salford the Greater Manchester area. The pair along with friend Simon Templeman went on to form the Portishead-influenced trio Dear Eskiimo who were signed to Mercury Records. However, due to a change of directors and managers, the management style of the record label caused them to split. The experience left White and De Martino with a distrust of the music industry.
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