On February 27th, Manchester pop rock duo The Ting Tings will be releasing their long awaited sophomore studio album, now titled Sounds From Nowheresville. The album is a departure from the mainstream, pop-oriented sound of their first album, with Jules de Martino revealing to SPIN.com that "[w]e didn't want to repeat everything we'd been through in Manchester, working in that environment. So we wanted to find a new challenge, and living in Berlin was a massive challenge: the language barrier, the food, the isolation." First, the duo went to Paris to write the album, then spent eight months in Berlin and Mercia, Spain recording what they had written.
When talking about influences, the duo revealed that Pet Shop Boys, Fleetwood Mac, Beastie Boys, Talking Heads and even Merill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs, all influenced the finished product. Leading lady Katie White even stated that Garbus' live performances were very influential: "We had a look onstage at what she was doing with her loop pedals. She's an amazing singer."
Sounds From Nowhere is out on February 27th in the U.K. and in early March in the U.S. As well, you can take a look at the album's track listing after the jump.
Sounds From Nowheresville Tracklist:
02. Hit Me Down Sonny
03. Hang It Up
04. Give It Back
06. Soul Killing
07. One By One
08. Day to Day
10. In Your Life