Live Music Review: The Ting Tings at XOYO, London
The Ting Tings have returned to the live music scene – after a three-year break – with their gig at the refurbished nightclub, XOYO London.
Taking to the stage at 9.45PM, the band introduced their set with upbeat retro track, Wrong Club. Front woman Katie White performed a slow and acoustic opening, setting the mood for the audience before breaking out into a fast pace and hyping the music-lovers into a frenzy.
Following Wrong Club, the band went on to perform their latest single, Do It Again, taken from their new album, Supercritical, which was released on 27 October and has already received praise from fans and critics alike.
Despite the band’s current disco influenced sound, they relied heavily on music from their 2007 debut album, We Started Nothing, with tracks such as Great DJ, Fruit Machine and Shut Up and Let Me Go proving to be just as popular as they’ve ever been. The highlight of the night was the band playing an extended version of That’s Not My Name, which the audience sung along to at the top of their lungs.
White admitted that she was nervous because it was the ‘first night of the tour’ but she put on a great performance, showing that The Ting Tings are back on fine form. The band ended the gig with an encore, performing a cover version of Janet Jackson’s 1993 hit The Way Love Goes, and it was an unexpected but perfect end to the night.