The Focussed Distraction is one bloke from Guildford, Jon McLeod, a guitar, some loop pedals and an effects box. With that minimal a set-up the lyrics are key, and McLeod's are wracked by loss, barely focused mounting anger and pretty much what the title implies, something aided by his straining vocal style.
Misery Jukebox by The Focussed Distraction
Not much to say about him thus far, so as an added extra here's his fine reworking of West End Girls.
West End Girls (Pet Shop Boys cover) by The Focussed Distraction