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The Staves — British-folk-rock sisters Emily, Jessica, and Camilla Staveley-Taylor — have a knack for creating gorgeous songs, grounded in real-life relationships and simple instrumentation. Camilla (vocals/ukelele) spoke with Encor.es about the American West and doing things the old fashioned way.
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Thanks so much for taking the time to answer a few questions for Encor.es. Let’s start with a pretty broad one — to what extent has your musical style influenced your band’s image, or vice versa? Do you feel like the two are codependent or independent?
Image, as in how we dress and stuff? I’d say the two are independent. We’ve never really tried to put together a look to go with the kind of music we make.
Our music is kind of honest and self confessional and isn’t particularly stylized, so while it works well for artists like Jack White, I think that a honed image wouldn’t really work in partnership with that.