2008 SXSW Flashback: The Ting Tings

Tiffany Lee

2008 was English darlings The Ting Tings ended their salad days and ordered steak--with a side of sass. Like the second coming of Blondie, the duo's mélange of punk, dance and new wave launched them in the U.K. and exploded in the US, earning the insanely coveted iPod commercial later in the year. All this even before they released their debut album We Started Nothing. Actually, y'all started a lot!

The Ting Tings dialed it back for a rare acoustic performance at SXSW 2008 of their hit "Great DJ" for Yahoo! Music from the Gibson Showroom in Austin, TX.

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