The road to Holy Smoke, Kandle’s sophomore record, was an intense and winding one. Over three years, multiple producers: John Agnello, Sam Goldberg (Broken Social Scene), Devon Portielje (Half Moon Run) etc, broke living, and heartbreak, Kandle’s relentless drive to deliver her latest album challenged her, transformed her as an artist, and helped create her bravest and most devastating artistic statement to date. Its recording nearly spans the country, from Victoria to Toronto and even her Montreal bedroom, and features an all-star cast of contributors.
Her music speaks to the loners and the forgotten, navigating the less-travelled corners of sound and feeling with bold, uncompromising vision. Her music provides a light for the lost — ablaze and raging, illuminating the places angels fear to tread.