The "Big noise" EP was their second release. They had previously released their debut single "Stay" in 1989 which gained some excellent feedback and reviews within the music industry. Dave Ling of RAW Magazine called the quintet "A class band with an ear tuned for melody", and Dave Shack (Now high up in RCA records, and married to TV personality Nikki Chapman) went as far as hailing the single as "Magic!"
The track "Stay" was also released World-wide on a Belgian compilation CD called "Metal Thunder" in 1991.
On the live front, Graffiti gained recognition at home and abroad, headlining many venues including The Marquee in London, and The Roxy in Los Angeles. Rock City News, one of the Hollywood music papers, praised the band highly, and hoped they'd return to the States "real soon", calling Graffiti "One of the more talented melodic hard rock bands to emerge from the UK in a long while".
Apart from countless appearances at the London Marquee Club, other live appearances included the London Hippodrome, the International Music Festival in Sopot, Poland (Three consecutive years), FM Station & The Roxy Los Angeles, plus many other smaller UK circuit gigs inluding The Royal Standard, Walthamstow, & The Stick of Rock, London.
The main reason for the demise of this promising band was bad decision making from their record company which resulted in Graffiti's debut album "Obsession" hardly seeing the light of day. (This being the reason for many other talented bands biting the dust along the way).
As previously mentioned, Graffiti went through several line-up changes along the way. With the founder members of Rick Chase, Marcus Flynn and Tony Stock, other members were...
Paul Gray (Eddie & The Hotrods/The Damned/UFO)
Steve Mills (It Bites, Bonnie Tyler)