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Image: ICI image by Steve Kirby

Industrial Coast is a Thirsk-based independent cassette label with a focus on experimental sound. It is operated by Steve Kirby, who was born in Stockton and brought up in and around the East Durham Coalfields which inform a lot of the label’s releases and general ethos.

The exhibition Non Stop Ecstatic Eston, taking place at Eston Arts Centre from Wednesday 8th-Saturday 30th July, will feature cover art from the extensive back catalogue of Industrial Coast releases, with work from the likes of Tim Gick (Crazy Doberman), Scott King (Sleazenation) and Dylan Walker (Full of Hell) alongside imagery of the North East industrial coast, some taken by Steve himself. The exhibition takes its influence from Soft Cell’s Non Stop Ecstatic Dancing album, itself a remix of Non Stop Erotic Cabaret and in keeping with the label’s spirit of reimagining the socialist spectrum.

The opening night of the exhibition will include live performances from America’s Secret Boyfriend with their debut UK show, fellow countrymen Permanent and Dean Lloyd Robinson’s Knifedoutofexistence. The night will also feature the only ever live performance of Statement, an earlier Industrial Coast release by Unknown Artist, while further live Saturday matinees, include Leeds’ Territorial Gobbing and Barnsley’s The Million, meaning Non Stop Ecstatic Eston is an exhibition to revisit and reassess.

Non Stop Ecstatic Eston: An Industrial Coast Exhibition runs from Wednesday 8th July to Saturday 30th July at Eston Arts Centre.

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