Submission deadline: 10 March 2020

CELEBRATING SEVEN YEARS OF SECRET 7”

This year we’re celebrating the seventh and final edition of Secret 7”.

By the end of this show we’ll have made 4,900 one-of-a-kind records for 49 different tracks since 2012. What started as a side hustle has taken us on some journey.
With your continued support creating artwork and buying records, we hope to take our grand total raised for good causes to over £250,000.

If you're unfamiliar with the project, let us unpack how we aim to do that.

We’re pressing 100x copies of the following tracks to 7” -

Aretha Franklin - One Step Ahead
Bob Dylan - Blind Willie McTell
Foo Fighters - This Is A Call
The Internet - Come Over
Koffee - Toast
Miles Davis - Miles Runs The Voodoo Down
Vampire Weekend - Harmony Hall

Every single one of them will have unique artwork created for it.

To give you a flavour past superstar contributors include David Shrigley, Gilbert & George, Ai Weiwei, Es Devlin, Sir Paul Smith, Sir Antony Gormley, Jeremy Deller, Polly Morgan, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Yoko Ono, Sir Peter Blake, Julian Opie, Martin Parr, Jenny Holzer, Harland Miller, Gavin Turk and many many more featured alongside a whole host of our favourite photographers, illustrators, painters, graffiti artists and sculptors.

Sitting proudly alongside those we invite will be our picks from a worldwide open submission which ANYONE can contribute to. This year you have until 10 March 2020 to send us your artwork.

From 9 - 30 May we’ll exhibit all the artwork at NOW Gallery on Greenwich Peninsula in London. On 31 May there will be a first come, first served sale. This year each record is priced at £70. 

The secret is that all the artworks are anonymous. If you’re looking for a particular record you’ll have to study the sleeves and guess correctly, you’ll have a 1 in 7 chance at that. If you’re looking for a particular artwork contributor then your odds are a bit longer.

Look out for additional events along the way. In the past we’ve had expert talks, offered the public the chance to record live to vinyl, shown films, had performances from our musicians, ran artist workshops with our contributors and hosted a sleepover.

We’ve also created some special bonus material to help boost the money we’ve raised to date, including a hybrid jukebox that played both 7” records and streamed via Sonos, unique turntables with famous artists and posters. There will be more of this in 2020.

All the profits from this year’s Secret 7” will be donated to Help Refugees.

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Discover our complete catalogue

2020

Aretha Franklin - One Step Ahead
Bob Dylan - Blind Willie McTell
Foo Fighters - This Is A Call
The Internet - Come Over
Koffee - Toast
Miles Davis - Miles Runs The Voodoo Down
Vampire Weekend - Harmony Hall

In aid of Help Refugees at NOW Gallery.

2018

The Clash - I’m Not Down
Eurythmics - I Saved The World Today
Jeff Buckley - Lover, You Should’ve Come Over
Jimi Hendrix - Castles Made of Sand
London Grammar - Help
Manic Street Preachers - No Surface All Feeling
Primal Scream - Damaged

In aid of Mind at The Jetty.

2016

Chvrches - Clearest Blue
Etta James - At Last
Jack Garratt - Worry
The Jam - Art School
John Lennon - Imagine
Max Richter - Dream 3
Tame Impala - The Less I Know The Better

In aid of Amnesty International UK at Sonos Studio.

2015

The Chemical Brothers - Let Forever Be
Diana Ross - Reflections
The Maccabees - Go
Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer
The Rolling Stones - Dead Flowers
St. Vincent - Digital Witness
Underworld - Born Slippy (Nuxx) 

In aid of Nordoff Robbins at Somerset House.

2014

Black Sabbath - Age Of Reason
Elbow - Grounds For Divorce
Jake Bugg - Strange Creatures
Lorde - Team
Massive Attack - Karmacoma
Roxy Music - Virginia Plain
T.Rex - Get It On 

In aid of War Child at Mother London.

2013

Elton John - Bennie And The Jets
HAIM - Better Off
Jessie Ware - Still Love Me
Laura Marling - The Beast
Nas - The Don
Nick Drake - Rider On The Wheel
Public Enemy - Harder Than You Think 

In aid of Art Against Knives at Mother London.

2012

Ben Howard - Black Flies
Bombay Bicycle Club - Lights Out, Words Gone (Rub A Dub)
CSS - City Grrrl
The Cure - Friday I'm In Love
DJ Shadow - Come On Riding (Through The Cosmos)
Florence + The Machine - Only If For A Night
Noah & The Whale - Old Joy

In aid of Teenage Cancer Trust at Idea Generation Gallery.

THE DRIVING FORCE FOR SECRET 7” IS FOR IT TO BE A FUNDRAISING PLATFORM WITH AN EMPHASIS ON FUN AND INCLUSIVITY.

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