Discussion about the band and related projects.
Did you actually listen to the soundrack albums? There are many great songs there, proper songs, not just "theme music" instrumentals. Plus they reach much wider public apparently, as I´ve tried to show above on spotify numbers.
As for the comic book, it´s coming via same publisher as Gorillaz´s Almanac, accopmanied by new music, might be interesting.
/We already have eight regular solo albums by Graham, which is as much as Blur albums, btw./
Not so sad at all.
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The Soundtracks are attached to critically acclaimed shows that will bring his music to new people (15-30 demographic). His music is being heard by more people, some of which have sought his music out as the Spotify numbers show.
Graham has now released a solo album each of the last three years thanks to the Soundtracks.
2018- 13 million streams on Spotify
2019 - 5.5 million streams on Spotify
2020 6.5 million streams on Spotify
Rather than compare these numbers to current younger acts, or older more popular acts perhaps a fairer way to compare the success of Graham's recent work is with his contemporaries.
Gaz Coombes, of Supergrass, released his 3rd solo album in 2018, it has 7.8 million streams despite being well reviewed
Suede have released two albums in the Spotify years; 2016 - 9.8 million streams and 2018 - 8. 6 million streams
Jarvis released an album this year in July, it currently has 2.3 million streams and a collab album in 2017 with 22 million streams
Richard Ashcroft's last album in 2018 11 million streams
Ian Brown's last album in 2019 8 million streams
Sleeper reformed and released an album in 2019 200k
Shed Seven's last album in 2017 3.7 million
So when compared with many of his contemporaries Graham is doing well in terms of people listening to his music. Outside of Damon, the Gallagher brothers and Radiohead no artists from the early 90's UK scene is doing significantly better than Graham.
As for the 'mediocre cover band' I get the impression that was a chance for friends to do some gigs together, to play for fun and Covid put an end to that. I bet those songs are a lot better live than on record.
I was wondering, too. I even asked on twitter, tagging Graham a 2ZComiss, but to no avail. I understand there can be delay (maybe due pandemic in some way), but it´s very weird for an artist of Graham´s"size" to not even announce that the project is postponed or anything. Again, terrible, terrible PR work from whoever (Eleven mgmt?) is doing this stuff for Graham.
On Z2 Comics website there's this info stating that "orders are currently expected to ship March-April, 2021" while the release dates on Amazon vary from July 20 to September 2 so the delay might be longer I guess...?
Yep, it's Eleven Mgmt.
Yep, it's Eleven Mgmt.
eh, Eleven Mgmt. Instead of building up some excitement for such a project (a project merging comic and music, sounds familiar?), they just make poor Graham look like has-been with no reliable info for fans who still might be interested - even to actually buy this product. Pathetic.