The Gracious Attempt are an indie/folk two-piece band from Glasgow. Formed in June 2015 the band have been described as "A blend of crisp harmonies...able to produce quite the ambience"
Their inspirations for their music come from mainly Scottish artists like Rachel Sermanni, Kathryn Joseph and Emma Pollock as well as other acts such as The Twilight Sad, King Creosote and Belle & Sebastian. They have been described as a “dark side to love songs” and likened to acts such as The Delgados.
The Gracious Attempt consists of Ciaran Boyle and Gemma Matthews, who offer a stripped back harmonic sound consisting of only guitar, keyboard and vocals.
In July 2016, the band released their debut self-recorded and self-produced EP ‘The Bridge’ which can be downloaded, at a price of your choosing, from thegraciousattempt.bandcamp.com