U.K. indie-pop group the Ting Tings arrived in 2008 with a pair of immaculate singles, “Shut Up and Let Me Go” and “That’s Not My Name.” Since then, they’ve had a tougher go of it. But the duo of Katie White and Jules De Martino have returned with “Wrong Club,” a single that shimmies forward with the disco thump of Daft Punk’s mega-hit “Get Lucky.”
“I’m in the wrong club! Listening to this shit!” the pair declares on the track before adding, “I’m in the wrong life! Someone get me out of this!” But the aura around “Wrong Club” is wholly euphoric, with the guitar crackling next to the percussion and White trying to let go of her troubles on the dance floor.
“It’s about feeling like you don’t fit in – finding someone you can leave with – finding someone like you – finding someone who likes you – even if you can’t dance like the rest,” the group says of “Wrong Club” (via NME). In September, White told the Ting Tings’ Facebook followers that the duo was “finally getting out of the studio,” after spending an extended period of time finishing its third studio album.
“We Started Nothing,” the Ting Tings’ 2008 debut, has sold 362,000 copies to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Without a new hit single to bolster sales, however, 2012 sophomore album “Sounds From Nowheresville” has only moved 21,000 copies.