The Ting Tings

Pop music, in its truest sense, is a lot like Fruit Stripe gum: Yummy for about 30 seconds and then a bit flat. The Ting Tings walk that line like kids at a candy store, shoveling handfuls of sweet treats into our mouths and hoping the sugar rush doesn’t wear off. It’s a winning formula for kids who swear by bands like Does It Offend You, Yeah and Junior Senior. Former girl-group vixen Katie White plays cheerleader for the hipster set, chanting her bubble-gum hooks with a thick British accent that’s half Lily Allen and half “Hey Mickey.” Whatever the formula, it’s working — both of the group’s Record Bar shows will be packed.

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