The sisters learned to play guitar from their father while growing up in Watford. As children, they aspired to create a sketch comedy television programme together. They enjoy Guinness and are vocal in challenging tropes about sensitive wilderness-bound artists that dominate modern folk music culture.
In addition to touring with Bon Iver and producing If I Was with Justin Vernon, the sisters have become friends with the Wisconsin-born musician.
In summer 2018, the sisters' mother, Jean, a former teacher who had encouraged them to follow their dream of making music, died.
In 2019, Emily became a mother to a daughter called Margo.