To counter any Deer Tick debauchery, seek out the soothing balm of this trio of sisters from Watford. Emily, Jessica and Camilla Staveley-Taylor are all in their early twenties, play a footloose folk that owes as much to Harry Smith as it does Cecil Sharp, and (no easy feat, this) they sound as good as they look.
Since their EP 'Mexico' attracted attention last year, the Staves have sung backing vocals for Tom Jones and toured with Bon Iver, Michael Kiwanuka and the Civil Wars. Recent EP 'The Motherlode' once again showcased the glorious spell that is cast when their three voices dart and dive into each other.
So if you're looking for an act to provide the backing for a moment of sit-on-the-grass festival stillness, the Staves are that band. Anyone wishing to pay closer attention, however, will quickly tune in to their music's more timeless, mystical elements.
Playing: Cambridge Folk Festival, Green Man