Do I regret starting to write a monthly music round-up? A little. Am I going to carry on regardless? Yes. I think so.
Instead of a December 2022 update though there might be an end-of-year wrap up instead. I don’t use Spotify – so no Spotify Wrapped here – but it’ll be a mix of Apple Music Replay + Last.fm reporting.
In the meantime, here is my monthly round-up for November:
Last month, I reported out that Tellison were amongst my most-played artists for the month – and that trend continued into November.
This was fuelled by the playing of their two Christmas singles towards the end of the month.
You should definitely go and buy them from Bandcamp as it’s pay-what-you-want and 100% of the cash goes to the mental health charity Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM).
You get two festive songs and the charity get more funding. Win-win!
Available at Bandcamp
I have no idea how I found out about this release, but it’s pretty fun to listen to. How would I describe it? Maybe bubblegum punk pop? Is that a thing?!
The track ‘How am I still alive?‘ gives me Weezer vibes. In fact, quite a few tracks do. Apple Music tells me it’s Rock.
Anyway, the record by-passed me on it’s release in 2021 and I discovered it towards the end of 2022 and have been playing it a few times each month.
Listen to Goober (EP)
Whilst the above mentioned artists were the big two — notable mention must go to the following new releases:
Anna of the North – Crazy Life
A third studio album from the talented Anna of the North. I happen to know Anna in person from “before she was a pop star” and so I recommend this because Anna is great, but also because you should promote your friends’ stuff. (Listen)
As per usual, if you have anything that you want to recommend to me, leave a note in the comments below!
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