Florence, The Cure donate to charity vinyl sale

By | Published on Wednesday 21 March 2012

Secret 7"

The Cure, Florence And The Machine, Bombay Bicycle Club and Noah & The Whale are amongst a septet of acts to have donated special single releases to the Secret 7″ project, a charitable arts initiative aiming to raise funds for Teenage Cancer Trust.

But there’s more to this than just limited edition record releases. Organisers of the scheme have also invited a host of international artists – not least David Shrigley – to each design a sleeve around one of the featured tracks. There are 700 odd designs in total, so each physical record has its own sleeve, which will then be exhibited at the Idea Generation Gallery in Shoreditch, east London between 18-22 Apr, before each unique record – sleeve and vinyl – is sold on Record Store Day (21 Apr).

The ‘secret’ part is that the designers of and music inside each sleeve won’t be specified, leaving it to the customer to guess which tracks may have inspired which artworks. Brilliant. Further details at