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The first single released on Columbia was "Great DJ", which received considerable airplay on BBC Radio 1 and XFM in the UK and praise from magazines such as NME. The band's debut album, We Started Nothing, was released in May 2008 and entered the UK Albums Chart at number one, following the single "That's Not My Name", which topped the singles chart.
Subsequent singles were "Shut Up and Let Me Go", which peaked at number six, "Be the One" (number 28) and "We Walk" (number 58).
In May 2008, the band credited BBC Introducing for giving them their 'life changing' break after the show spotted the band and put them forward for inclusion in the Glastonbury running order.
In January 2008, they were voted third in the annual BBC 6 Music poll of industry experts Sound of 2008, for acts to emerge in the coming year.
In Ibiza, The Ting-Tings frequented the clubs but realized that they had little desire to venture into electronic dance music.
"It's just not in our souls, like New Wave and disco and punk are," White said.
The experience left White and De Martino with a distrust of the music industry.
White was a bartender at the Mill while De Martino produced tracks for various artists therein.
However, due to a change of directors and managers, the management style of the record label caused them to split.But the sound is deceptive as lyrically "Wrong Club" could serve as a fitting foil to the famous ode to the Mediterranean island, "We're Going to Ibiza."The album offers hints of both the disco era and Ibiza clubbing -- in style, if not directly the sound -- on tracks such as "Do It Again," "Communication" and "Failure," while still keeping the band's emphasis on guitar licks and bass.White, who traveled little as a child, said she often fantasized about moving to places she tours.With their second single "Fruit Machine", they were on heavy rotation on British radio, including BBC 6 Music and others.DJ Marc Riley was the first to have them in session on 6 Music and the first to play their record on the station.