The Secret 7x7
Secret 7 is back in the game at London’s Somerset House. That means seven tracks by seven artists, with each pressed 100 times before getting an original sleeve designed by 700 creatives. Those singles then go on display prior to being sold at £50 a pop, with the proceeds going to a good cause (in the shape of charity Nordoff Robbins which helps people with autism, dementia, depression and physical and learning disabilities).
The Secret 7 2015 have been revealed as The Rolling Stones – Dead Flowers, Diana Ross and The Supremes – Reflections, Underworld – Born Slippy (Nuxx), The Chemical Brothers – Let Forever Be, St Vincent – Digital Witness, Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer and The Maccabees – Go. Submissions for sleeve designs are now being accepted on the Secret 7 website, with previous creative input coming from the likes of Ai Weiwei, David Shrigley, Antony Gormley and Paul Smith. The sleeve bar is high.