Finally the album has been released today! This project has been going on now for over a year and it's not even close to being finished, which is actually quite nice.
We have watched Rory's meteoric rise to fame with astonishment, it's like watching a family member succeed. He was on the Graham Norton show last night and it was quite surreal watching Norton hold up the artwork on national TV. We got copies of the vinyl and deluxe CD's through the post this morning and the painting was on the back of the NME yesterday, given out for free to the city's commuters.
After all the shows i've done and paintings sold, this is by far the best way of getting your work in front of as many people as possible, this whole music thing is working out rather well.
The album design was put together by Paul Chessell, I supplied him with preparatory oil sketches and process shots of the paintings to give people an insight into how the artwork was made. I really like the way he's used the drips in the background and masking tape around my drawings, it gives a great sense of tactility to a mass produced object.