The band, he explains, were at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, hanging with the super-celebs.As they sat in the auditorium, their manager told them that gazillion-selling rapper Lil Wayne – a man with tattooed eyelids and diamond-studded teeth – was behind them."I had no idea who he was," recounts De Martino.British radio outlets began giving it heavy rotation and The Ting Tings' name propelled higher with the second single "Fruit Machine".Later in 2007, the band were signed to major label Columbia Records and "Great DJ" was released as the duo's debut major-label single in March 2008, followed by the reissue of "That's Not My Name".
Their breakthrough singer "That's Not My Name" was released under a local label called Switchflicker Records.Now, on the eve of a sell-out UK tour, the whole world wants a piece of them. Meet the coolest band in Britain, being very uncool."This is typical us," the Ting Tings' Jules De Martino is saying.They have been shown to be best friends in real life, and they hang out all the time. Vavan has nothing to do with Bori, the pairing of the characters they portrayed, although some fans may think so.In many interviews, Avan and Victoria have been asked if they were dating; they have both responded, "We are just friends! They began 2008 playing bottom of the bill on the NME new bands tour.