Sandi Thom: Whimsically Appealing

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  • "Little Remedy"
  • "What If I'm Right"
  • "I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (With Flowers in My Hair)"

Having recently moved from basement performances to the top of the U.K. singles charts, Scottish singer/songwriter Sandi Thom continues to win fans, thanks to a whimsically appealing brand of folk-pop. Characterized by powerful and dynamic vocals, her songs find Thom lusting for the era of vinyl at the record store and letters through the mail.

After a childhood in a small fishing village, the stress of constant gigging later in Thom's career was difficult. A transportation breakdown left her frustrated and, luckily, enlightened: Thom began webcasting a series of performances from the basement of her Tooting apartment earlier this year, and within 10 days of this extremely popular 21-day "tour," she was signed to Sony's RCA. Thom's debut album, Smile... It Confuses People, has enjoyed astounding success, with her single "I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker (With Flowers in My Hair)" reaching #1 on the U.K. singles charts in June.

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