1. Introduce us to your band!
Hi! I’m Morris and I have a problem. That’s usually the first step, right?!
The other member of the band is Dee and I’m fairly certain he has a problem too.
2. How did you guys start out?
Dee and I first met in 2025 salvaging sunken ships off the coast of Ireland which had fallen into difficulty after colliding with the wall that Overlord Donald Trump had decided to build around Europe.
We were employed by competing companies tasked with finding a specific and mysterious object that 1 of the ships had been carrying and were forced to join forces for the good of humanity.
Dee still had Acetylene; I had an operational torch.
While celebrating in the Scottish Lowlands drinking scotch, a questionable process of thinking lead to the formation of Go Gracious.
This is when we drunkenly stumbled into a time machine and things get a little harder to believe from then on.
3. Describe your band’s sound
This always seems like an odd question when it is far simpler to just post a link to the music. In just 1 click you could be listening to it rather than reading either a completely nonsensical or utterly tedious description. It’s a bit like being sat in front of a plate of food in a restaurant, having the chef explain what it tastes like, and then having the food taken away.
But since you asked, I’d like to respond in the form of a recipe (mostly to force the restaurant metaphor):
Step 1: Select 2 humans. Pick 2 with a good layer of fat as this will have forced them to develop nice personalities before cooking.
Step 2: Marinade 1 in Bruce Springsteen and any other blue-collar sensibilities you happen to have lying around, before rolling in essence of Taylor Swift. Marinade the other in a mixture of Queen, Michael Jackson, Simply Red, and the Spice Girls to ensure the taste is, in some way, awful to everyone.
Step 3: Tenderise periodically over the next 10 years, adding random musical herbs and spices from the 90’s. Don’t be too liberal with Limp Bizkit as this will spoil the taste completely.
Step 4: Remove the hearts and blend thoroughly. If done correctly, this will allow the fat to render away.
Step 5: Mix what’s left of the 2 humans together and cook thoroughly in a live music venue.
Step 6: Add a dash of scotch to finish and serve in a recording studio…
Basically… it’s a pop-rock 2-piece?
4. What influences your craft?
Everything we’ve listened to and loved.
Everything we’ve listened to and hated.
Everything in between.
Everything we’ve seen.
Everything we’ve felt.
All in varying measures.
(Go Gracious are not at all influenced by sense of smell).
5. What makes your band different? Why should people listen to you?
Go Gracious has us 2 as members. I don’t mean that we are special, but no other band has us 2 in it. So that’s a difference?
Also, other bands, as far as I’m aware don’t play the songs we wrote. People should listen if they are interested in listening to something they haven’t heard before and should keep listening if they decide they like it.
6. When introducing people to your music, what song should I show them first? What is your quintessential track?
Personally, I think Trust Me (track 1 off our new EP Petrol Money) is a good place to start. Which is why it is track 1 on the new 3 track EP called Petrol Money.
Did I mention we have a new EP out? It’s available everywhere. If you’re in to Prog Rock, then you should definitely listen to the whole EP. You’ll probably hate it, it isn’t progressive at all, but the whole thing will be over quicker than 1 prog song.
7. What has been the biggest struggle in your career so far?
Being a 2 piece that heavily relies on heavy technology and storing said heavy equipment in a 2nd floor flat with narrow stairs and no lift.
8. What has been the biggest highlight in your career so far?
This interview! I’m kidding obviously, that should have been the answer to question 7. We’re still shiny and new, so for me the biggest highlight was playing the first show without the audience throwing anything at us.
9. How bright is the future of your band – what are the plans?
When we started out as Go Gracious, we didn’t really give any consideration as to how we we’re going to perform anything live. While this made the writing process freeing, it did leave us with a bit of an uphill struggle to take the music to a stage. We are close to the top of that hill now, so the next step is getting in front of people. The future consists of shows… hopefully a lot of shows.
10. When all is said and done, how would you like to be remembered?
If my tombstone read “Not a dick”, I’d be pretty happy.