What do you get when you mix equal parts Bukka White, Skip James, Mazzy Star and Brian Jonestown Massacre? Kandle Osborne's icy cool rock-noir music, that's what. Like a musical wizard, this old soul knows how to make magic.
How did a twenty-two year old from Victoria BC get so wise? Instead of selling her soul to the devil, she met the crossroads early in life, choosing the path of song. Being the daughter of Neil Osborne, singer and guitarist for the iconic 5440 (and also her producer), music has surrounded her from the womb. Growing up in a house where songwriting was as natural as breathing, its no surprise that at just 16 she began rock-pop band The Blue Violets with sister Coral Osborne and later, friend Louise Burns, touring extensively throughout Canada and Asia. In 2010, she began honing in on her craft, perfecting the six tracks that would become her first solo record, her selftitled EP independently released on Mercy in May of 2012.
Through every song, every verse, she summons the spirit of the Delta blues while remaining enchantingly West Coast in her psychedelic sensibilities. Both live and on record, she hits you like a tidal wave of cool with shimmering tremolo provided by long time musical partner and coproducer Sam Goldberg (Broken Social Scene). Her music is of substance, depth and true talent; it resonates like smoke from a blue flame and sticks with you like an old friend. Kandle has had a busy 2012, first with a month long tour of Europe, followed by the much awaited release of her debut EP. After playing a slew of shows across the country, and music festivals throughout the summer (Osheaga, MMOI, FEQ, FME, Pop Montreal...), Kandle has taken a little time recently to write what will become her first full length album, set to be released next winter on Dare To Care Records.
1. So Bad
3. Gimme a Pill
4. Oh Great
5. Control Me
9. Sweet Dreams
10. Not Up to Me
11. In Flames
12. Bottom Of Blue (Bonus)
13. Toys (Bonus)
Coproduit par Sam Goldberg (Broken Social Scene) et Neil Osborne (54-40), In Flames renferme une conscience sombre et éthérée. La voix, l'écriture et l'instrumentation de Kandle vous feront réécouter l'album en boucle afin de vous imprégner de ses paroles envoûtantes, ses textes pénétrants et ses mélodies sinistres.
In Flames est le fruit d'une collaboration impressionnante avec Sam Goldberg (Broken Social Scene) et comprend des apparitions remarquées, notamment de Béatrice Martin (Cœur de pirate) et Sam Roberts. Ce dernier soutient que « le franc-parler et l'honnêteté dont Kandle fait preuve en écrivant ses chansons sont rares. Peu d'artistes ont le courage d'écrire de la sorte, mais Kandle a la voix qu'il faut pour toucher d'une manière personnelle. »