Wednesday, 18 April 2012
Weds 18th April: Secret 7" for Teenage Cancer Trust
I love vinyl and I love art. Therefore this Secret 7" show caught my interest when Where's My Jumper tipped me off about it via Twitter. Seven bands have donated a track to The Teenage Cancer Trust to sell this Saturday on Record Store Day. The limited run of each 7" single are individually packaged in a totally unique art-worked sleeve. The artists responsible for the 700 singles are a mix of international submissions, contemporary illustrators and designers, a selection of industry heavy weights, the actual bands themselves and teenagers who receive the support of the charity. No one piece is labelled so its a guessing game of which song and which designer is combined in a record when you come to purchase it. Here is a little indication:
Musicians include: The Cure, Noah & The Whale, Florence & The Machine, Ben Howard, DJ Shadow, CSS and Bombay Bicycle Club
Artists include: David Shrigley, Michael Spencer Jones (Oasis, Verve), Central Station (Happy Mondays, Black Grape), Toby Mott (De La Soul), Stylorouge (Blur, The Cure, Morrissey), Richard Evans (The Who) and Grammy winner Peter Corriston (The Rolling Stones, Billy Idol, Carole King, Debbie Harry, Led Zeppelin, New York Dolls and Tom Waits)
I think it's a safe bet that these scribble big hair illustrations are portraits of Robert Smith and going to be The Cure record ......... perhaps even a Shrigley cover? There is one magnificent sleeve I'm pretty sure I know the culprit behind the intricate graphic cardboard motif - Chrissie Macdonald. If I were to buy one it would be this coral cover............ which would you choose? I really like the felt lion too............. !!
The private view took place last evening at Idea Generation Gallery in Shoreditch and now open for public viewing ahead of the sale on Saturday. The starting bid is £40 with a first come, first serve basis............. so get down there early and look deep in your pockets for this great charity................... teenagers have very specific requirements when being treated for cancer as they feel alienated from both children's and adult's wards............... and now there is a dedicated initiative actively fundraising to provide a solution to this specific situation.
(Above are my own personal favourites ............ but if you are a Florence Welch fan you really need to see for yourself as they are all remarkable!)