Anna Smyth of The Scotsman spoke extensively with Sandi Thom, even though the singer was trying to get a day of recuperation to rest the swollen glands in her throat, for the reaction to several stories published this week questioning her rise to fame as her re-released debut single ‘I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair)’ is poised to top the UK singles chart. Quizzed about being promoted by Great White PR before her webcast basement gigs, she said, “We did work with Quite Great PR, but given that we were a tiny label with no administrators or publicity staff, that is not remotely unusual. When my single charted in October it got to No. 55, which reflected what we had. Namely, not a lot. But we carried on gigging, and one show in Edinburgh was webcasted. It was the first time I’d ever come across that idea, and it just sat in the back of my mind. I realized my friends in the States could watch me, and the family at home could see my show, and it just seemed like a new avenue.” Read more.
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