Track Review: Fucking My Friends // Uncle Strut

Fusing elements of funk, indie-rock, psychedelia and classic rock, the Canada-based foursome Uncle Strut are sharing a unique sound with the masses. Founded approximately one year ago, Tyson McNamara (vocals), Will Horning (guitar), Brendan Reid (bass) and Quincy Flowers (drums) have released five critically acclaimed singles. Reputed for energetic, engaging and all-out awesome performances, the lads captivate audiences wherever they go. Now, we’re taking a gander at their latest single ‘Fucking My Friends’.



Described by We Write About Music as “…masterfully combining the catchiness of a pop track and one of the most replayable choruses we’ve heard in some time”, Uncle Strut’s single ‘Fucking My Friends’ should be grand. Then again, we’re not here to share another blogger’s perspective but to give our own. Good? Bad? You have to keep on reading to answer that question.

Agreeing with We Write About Music, ‘Fucking My Friends’ is one of the catchier songs we’ve heard this year. Recorded at Flash Studios by Will Horning, with mastering by Dave Collins, ‘Fucking My Friends’ elegantly layers instrumentation to form a textured and intriguing tune. The guitars meld effortlessly with the pounding drums; however, it is the vocals that stand out in the track. Not only does Tyson’s rich, bouncy vocals catch your ear, but the backing vocals jump out in an addictive way.

Following the single ‘Funkier Than That’, Uncle Strut showcase their innovativeness by transitioning from an upbeat rock-inspired sound to smooth, flowing tones. Placing you in a bubble-gum pink bubble of sound, ‘Fucking My Friends’ melds elements of funk and indie pop in a chilled-out ambience. Touching on the “hook up culture and lifestyle” of Banff, the song is about living a full, guilt-free life – the best life. Laidback, but with a danceable vibe, I can see people turning up the volume and letting swear words blare from the speakers.

“The single was inspired by Tyson’s experiences in Banff…it attempts to capture the feeling of being young and not having a care in the world.” – Uncle Strut on ‘Fucking My Friends’

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