42: The Staves on Fantasy Fiction

Fri Mar 02 2018 (55:50)

The Staves are Emily, Jessica and Camilla - three sisters who cut their teeth performing together at open-mic nights in Watford, their home city an hour North of London.The trio put out their first EP in 2010 and backed up Tom Jones on his comeback gospel record Praise and Blame that same year.The band are longtime friends of Justin Vernon from Bon Iver who produced their 2015 Album If I Was at his studio in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

The eldest of the sisters is Emily and she's obsessed with fantasy fiction, especially the His Dark Materials novels by Philip Pullman. In one of the most entertaining podcasts we've ever recorded, Emily tells Jen Long just why fantasy worlds offer up so much to her. You can find out more about Emily's passion in a letter she wrote us after we recorded this podcast, over on our show notes blog at talktheline.blog.