#PureMustListen tracks: September 2017


Even though we’re quickly approaching the end of summer, there’s absolutely no need to feel down. Why? Because no matter the season, we’ll be on hand to bring you the best new tunes every single month and this month is no different.

So, scroll down, turn up the volume and get ready to discover your new favourite jam!

Frank Ocean - Provider

It’s common knowledge that everything Frank Ocean touches turns to gold. So, when he cheekily surprise dropped a brand spanking new single at the tail end of August, pandemonium ensued.

Following suit from last record, Blonde, the enigmatic R&B singer melds irresistible vocals with a mesmerising backing track which floats along like a cool summer breeze. If Mr Ocean fancies dropping any more surprises anytime soon, then we have absolutely no objections!

Likely to hear on: Radio 1

Foo Fighters - The Sky Is A Neighbourhood

After tearing the roof off the Pyramid Stage at Glasto back in June, the Foos have spent a large remainder of their summer gearing up for the release of their ninth studio album, Concrete and Gold.

This second taster is the sort of foot-stomping rock anthem that Dave Grohl and the boys have mastered over an illustrious 23-year career as a band. Its haunting chorus, married with a wall of crunching guitars, is destined to sound even more amazing when the Foo Fighters rock up at a stadium near you.

Likely to hear on: Radio X, Absolute

Bicep - Glue

Northern Irish DJ duo, Bicep, have spent numerous years cutting their teeth at club nights and festival stages across the globe. Now, with a wealth of experience behind them, they’ve unleashed their stunning self-titled debut album to the world.

Like every single track on the record, Glue crafts a beautifully elaborate soundscape – which layers sumptuous melodies over a pulsing synth beat. Harking back to UK dance godfathers like Orbital and Leftfield, this chilled cut is ready-made for the after-hours rave.

Likely to hear on: Radio 6 Music, Radio 1

Jorja Smith x Preditah - On My Mind

Those growing up during the 90s boom of garage music will be pleased to know that the homegrown genre is making a big revival. This, the latest contribution to the renaissance, pays homage to classic UKG, while also sounding like a contemporary breath of fresh air.

While we can’t fault Preditah’s flawless production, the real star of the show is 20-year-old songstress, Jorja Smith. Her effortless vocals oozes soul, while also laying claim as a future voice of a generation.

Likely to hear on: Radio 1Xtra, Kiss

LCD Soundsystem - Tonite

Flash back to 2011 and cult indie band LCD Soundsystem were bidding an emotional goodbye to a packed-out Madison Square Gardens at their majestic farewell gig. But after six years in the wilderness, frontman James Murphy was suddenly inspired by the tragic passing of his late pal, David Bowie. He then set out to reform the gang. And thank goodness he did!   

Tonite, the standout track from comeback album American Dream, is a sprawling, disco-infused epic which stands proudly amongst some of the band’s greatest work. Listen for yourself and try not tap those toes. We dare you.

Likely to hear on: Radio 6 Music, Virgin


Like what you’ve heard? Lucky for you, we’ve put all these tunes and plenty more of our favourite new tracks into one awesome Spotify playlist. Enjoy from any device through Bluetooth and Spotify Connect on loads of our digital radios, or take your favourite playlists on the road with a Highway in-car adapter.