Sandi Thom spoke with The Sun after landing a record deal from RCA/SonyBMG after her Twenty One Nights From Tooting webcam tour from the basement of her London flat. “I studied at Paul [McCartney’s] Liverpool Institute Of Performing Arts,” the singer said. “I asked for his advice and he told me to keep it simple. You can’t get more simple than performing in your own basement. What has happened is amazing. I only went on the internet because I was too skint to put on a proper tour.” Though with a reported 70,000 streaming her performance, skeptics may wonder how she footed the bandwidth bill. Read more.