Single of the Day: Tough Uncle “Focus” (2015)

Melbourne’s Tough Uncle are definitely new kids on the scene, but these musos are some slick individuals you may recognise. Rising out of the ashes of Fire, Santa Rosa!, Fire!, the trio of Adelaide expats are here to give us some feel-good indie rock in debut single “Focus”. The bass lines are punchy, Dave’s lead vocals are lined up perfectly with the pull of the rhythm guitar and the harmonies are well positioned.

This is perhaps music you won’t find particularly mind blowing if you’re schooled up on the style of projection bands like Dappled Cities and Deep Sea Arcade (to an extent) have been doing through the 2000’s but damn, it’s a formula that works. Why mess with a good thing? Bring more of it to our table, please.


This content has recently been ported from its original home on The AU Review: Music and may have formatting errors – images may not be showing up, or duplicated, and galleries may not be working. We are slowly fixing these issue. If you spot any major malfunctions making it impossible to read the content, however, please let us know at editor AT