Thursday 20 October 2011

The Ting Tings - Hang It Up

That's Not My NameA pretty awful track.  But the benchmark by which all Ting Ting's tracks will be judged. 

At the least it had personality.  Hang It Up, is just a contrived attempt at personality.  It's the new single after last years Hands, released in preparation for the long-coming second album.  It begins with a drum beat taken straight from Dizzee Rascal's Fix Up, Look Sharp, whilst the track as a whole is channeling RUN-DMC & Aerosmith's Walk This WayAs for the lyrics, I can hang what up exactly?  And don't even get me started on that bloody rap in the middle.  It's all a bit rock-meets-hip-hop-meets-funk-meets-punk - the Chili Peppers did it so much better over a decade ago.  For three years work (since their debut) this is just a mess. 

Like the skateboarders bailing in the video, the duo's attempts to be cool are flat and laughable.  BYE.