The Ting Tings rolled into Carrboro Saturday night and played a high energy 50-minute set for a packed house at the Cat's Cradle. The duo played their entire debut album We Started Nothing, stretching out some of the tracks to make the show longer than the album's 38 minute run time.
The band put on really tight, fun show that became a great show due to the energy of the crowd. The people on the floor were bouncing during many of the night's upbeat songs including the hits "Great DJ" and "Shut Up and Let Me Go."
The duo played the set on their own using samples and loops to fill out the sound. The group didn't talk to the crowd much between songs, but they did say they were glad they came to North Carolina. It's worth noting that the group had a show scheduled for Raleigh last year that got canceled.
The band has achieved popularity so quickly that they might need to take some time to write or learn some new songs. Some of the crowd was stunned when the show was over after 50 minutes. It's safe to say they left the crowd wanting more.
Oakland hip-hop/dance trio HOTTUB opened the show and were, well, interesting to say the least. Two of the three members bounced around stage in spandex and at times they seemed more like exotic dancers than musicians. Either way, their 25 minute set was interesting to watch, but I wouldn't recommend relinquishing your hard-earned money buying their EP On Blast!.
The Ting Tings set list:
Keep Your Head
Be the One
We Started Nothing
Shut Up and Let Me Go
That's Not My Name
[all photos by Kevin Norris]
The Ting Tings