Welcome to the monthly music round-up for September — the month in which the weather in Oslo turns to a crisp fresh coldness and the scalves and hats start to appear.
But what’s been blaring from my speakers and down into my earholes? Let’s take a closer look at the Last.fm monthly report.
Games We Play
I can’t quite remember how I first heard of Games We Play, but the pop-punk band signed to Fueled By Ramen (Warner Music Group) in 2022 and released an EP.
It’s upbeat and catchy and angsty and everything I loved about blink-182 when I first heard them. This artist hit No.1 in my Artist charts.
Their online presence is full of holes and abandoned profiles – almost as if they are currently being spun through the industry washer and dryer to give them a clean image.
Listen to Get A Job (EP)
Want to discover a fun, charming, garage-pop band hailing from Chicago with songs less than two minutes long and available to buy on Bandcamp, you say?
Hello, It’s The Lemons!
This band is fun. This album is fun. It was my most-listened to album for the month. Definitely spend 27 seconds listening to Ice Cream Shop.
Listen to Hello, We’re The Lemons!
This September, the track Blue Mountain Road from the 2017 album If Blue Could Be Happiness was crowned my most-listened to track.
Listen to If Blue Could Be Happiness
Whilst the above mentioned tracks were the big three; Top Artist, Top Album, Top Track — notable mention must go to the following:
Brand New – The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me
When autumn rolls around, so does this album. It placed 3rd in my album charts. I recommend popping on some headphones and cranking this one up. (Listen)
A super British musician and poet from South London and my 3rd place artist for the month. The album Collapsed in Sunbeams has been one of my favourite as of recent years. (Listen)
And that’s the lot! See you again next month and if you have any music recommendations, pop them in the comments below 👇