Five Minutes With: Montreal Alt-Rock Singer Kandle Osborne

The upcoming album by Kandle Osborne, set to release in spring 2024, features “St. Paul’s” as its second single. A hypnotic -and sexy- waltz through the corridors of pain and grief, St. Paul’s is catharsis in the face of despair. Coming back bolder than ever, self-produced and in charge, this fearless chanteuse shows us once again that her cinematic, raw songwriting can’t be packaged up and put in one simple category. With a wide range of influences ranging from Portishead to PJ Harvey, “St Paul’s” is just a taste of the highly anticipated upcoming album from one of Canada’s finest songwriters.

Kandle Osborne


Kandle Osborne


Alternative spooky rock crooner

# of Albums:


Latest Album:

Set The Fire

Latest Single:

Live A Lie

Latest Video:

Favourite musician growing up:

Tie between Kurt Cobain and Billie Holiday hah!

Favourite musician now:

Nick Cave

Guilty pleasure song:

Butterfly by Crazy Town

Live show ritual:

Anxiety attack, boxing, soul dance party, silly vocal warm-ups, shot of bourbon and shot of pepto-let’s go!

Favourite local musician:

Patrick Watson

EP or LP?


Early bird or night owl?

Night owl

Road or studio?


Where can we follow you?



Rapid Fire Local Questions:

What is your favourite local restaurant?

Bagels Etc

What is your favourite street in your city and why?

Bernard – first place I stayed when I came to Montreal to play Barfly for Pop Montreal when I was just 17. Fell in love. The street is so beautiful and strange.

What is your favourite park in your city and why?

Jarry Park- would often go there to watch the big dogs play and write songs. What more could a girl ask for?

What is your favourite music venue in your city?

To play? Théâtre Fairmount,

To party? L’esco


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