Another great question! Back in Johannesburg we just played our songs as a four piece band and made do. I felt it wasn’t always as full as our recorded songs as we usually have many layers in our recordings. So our live set was always more raw, but it had good energy. These days it’s even more tricky as we’re all split around the globe. Hana and Richard are doing some streaming shows here and there, which also has some complications. We’ve tried playing to backing tracks which contain drums and bass, but for rock music, it feels kinda strange to have recorded drums and bass. Rock music always felt like something that needs to be live. I think in other genres, like pop, it’s easy to get away with a backing track and not have the audience wonder why you’re using one. We’ve been playing acoustic versions of our songs lately, which is cool, but certainly lacks the energy we’re used to. But it feels more natural to do acoustic sets and have some backing elements.
In terms of deciding which songs we play, it’s really just how we feel on that day and what platform/ audience we’re performing for.