The annual Secret 7” show is always eagerly anticipated and this year’s exhibition – which opens today at Somerset House in London – looks like it lives up to our high expectations once again. The brainchild of Kevin King, the format’s success is tied to its simplicity with seven tracks from seven well-known musicians offered up to creatives from around the world. This year’s songs include Underworld’s Born Slippy, Peter Gabriel’s Sledgehammer, The Rolling Stones’ Dead Flowers and St Vincent’s Digital Witness and the artists and designers taking part range from big names to young talents. For the time being whose sleeve is whose is kept under wraps, but we’ve spotted a few styles that we can immediately identify. After the show all the sleeves will be sold off for the same price with proceeds going to music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins.
700 sleeves have gone on show and you can see them over on the Secret 7” gallery page in all their eclectic glory. Everyone will have their favourites, but the It’s Nice That team has been through to pick out some of the ones that tickle our fancy.
The show runs officially runs until 3 May, with the sale happening on the following day. Next Tuesday (14 April) we’re hosting and evening dedicated to music videos – tickets are available here.