ROCK MEETS ART: British indie rock duo The Ting Tings departed from the norm during their visit to Hollywood last week, and even embraced another art form entirely — painting. Jules De Martino and Katie White invited nearly 300 of their fans to a private performance, where guests donned black Adidas tracksuits and used hundreds of gallons of neon paint to splatter the venue walls, ceiling and floor, which will be refashioned into collectible album covers for The Ting Tings’ new single, “Great DJ.” Select artwork from the evening will be on display at the Adidas Originals store on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles.
Art fans White and De Martino hosted their first Adidas Originals paint party in Manchester, England, earlier this year after being featured in an ad campaign for the sportswear brand. Though neither White nor De Martino describe themselves as devotees of any particular designer, White is handy with a sewing machine and used to make her own clothing and costumes. The slender blonde, who favors catsuits, missed London Fashion Week but said she plans to attend next year, citing Pam Hogg, Jeremy Scott and Betsey Johnson among the shows she’d like to see.
The pair has relocated to Berlin and is already at work on their next album. White said she plans to design the costumes for their next tour and videos. — Anne Riley-Katz