Most of the time, the phrase ‘Easter Egg’ will make your ears prick up like a March hare and make you bolt for the nearest Crème Egg. However, in the context of video games, films and computer software, ‘Easter Egg’ has a different meaning. It basically means hidden messages or secret quirks. Instead of dashing around the garden for oval cocoa goodness, you're hunting for nerdy little in-jokes - and there's plenty of them in music. Ever since the Beatles slipped in ‘Her Majesty’ as a hidden track on 'Abbey Road', there’s been a slew of secret songs, backward-played voices and hidden codes.
There's probably a shit joke to be made about how Jamie T releases are like buses: you wait around five years for one, then two come along at the same time. The Wimbledon troubadour's 'Magnolia Melancholia' EP, out on Monday April 6, arrives just six months after the remarkable 'Carry On The Grudge', his long-awaited comeback album, and is packed with new music. As well as previously released single 'Don't You Find', there's a stirring title track, a dreamy ska gem called 'Marilyn Monroe', covers of Bran Van 3000's 'Mama Don't Smoke' and The Replacements' 'Bastards Of Young'.
Jägermeister just put on one of the most unique gigs ever on an igloo in Finland. British prog rock band TesseracT performed the Ice Cold Gig in front of locals, tribesmen and reindeer. Think trekking to gigs in the UK means battling the elements? Jägermeister just hosted one gig that will make you thankful for the great British weather. Earlier this month, UK prog-rock group TesseracT headed to the Yllas village in Finland, to perform on a stage on top of a gigantic igloo. The fourth Jägermeister Ice Cold Gig put the band in freezing conditions for the hour long show.
On the first side of their debut single 'No Fun', Brighton's The Magic Gang see-sawed through romantic tangles with an optimistic charm.
Waxahatchee, aka Katie Crutchfield will release her third album, 'Ivy Tripp', on April 7 but you can take a listen to it exclusively below. It's a stunning, personal and emotional record which looks at the way Crutchfield's life has changed in the last couple of years.