Tinnitist TV | Episode 44: Kandle

The singer-songwriter on her album Set The Fire, her career, future plans & more.

Musical offspring — like all offspring, really — come in two basic varieties: Those who do their parents proud and those who don’t.

I’m not going to name any names in the second category; we all know who they are. But for me, the first group includes people like Jakob Dylan, Shooter Jennings, Rufus Wainwright, Rosanne Cash — and Kandle. You might have heard of her father: Neil Osborne, the singer-guitarist of Canadian rock veterans 54•40. But if you think her music sounds anything like his, think again. Better yet, go listen to her latest album Set The Fire, a superb collection of songs influenced by ’60s girl groups, old-school soul, Bond themes and other vintage sounds. While you’re at it, check out the equally ambitious Inferno, a full-length video complement to the album, or her recent EP — also titled Inferno — with revamped versions of some Set The Fire tracks. But first, watch the colour-coordinated Kandle and I chat about Set The Fire, her future plans, the hardships she had to overcome during her career, playing with her dad in the band A Family Curse and plenty more. Enjoy.