Joni: I love raw guitar-based music as mentioned, so that has definitely influenced my guitar-playing. But I also love Patti Smith, David Bowie, Joni Mitchell, Jeff Buckley, Adrianne Lenker, to name a few. I listen to stuff from all over the place, so that all seeps in probably. I’m more just focused on trying to write a good song and getting across a specific emotion, rather than genre or style!
Karsten: I agree with Joni, definitely. I try to play parts that slot in or around Joni’s guitar and vocals, focusing on what sounds good to my ears relative to her. I’ve listened to a lot of math rock, so I feel quite comfortable around weird time signatures and odd rhythms, which Joni has plenty of. But, because Joni isn’t sweep-picking arpeggios at 240bpm, I get to play around with my parts a bit more, which gives me a lot of creative freedom! As I said earlier, I think our styles complement each other.