Neil McCormick of the Telegraph is sticking up for Sandi Thom in the face of speculation that she inflated her internet audience figures in order to stir up some publicity, helping her debut single ‘I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker’ jump from a 55 chart opening last fall to become the top UK single this week. “Thom should be applauded for her chutzpah, not chastised for doing what everyone else does, only slightly better,” he writes. “The music business is a land of hype and glory. Every record you have ever loved has been marketed in some way. Otherwise, you would never have heard it in the first place.” Read more.