Carand Burnet (she/her) is a guitarist who performs in the band Kioea and under the name Angel Lake. Founded in 2019 by Carand Burnet, Kioea blends surf rock with psychedelia and global influences. Burnet’s guitar solos are filled with energetic melodies and heady reverb effects. J. Swartwood (Aquarium Drunkard) has described Burnet’s music as “simultaneously modern and vintage.”
Kioea’s self-titled EP, released in May 2022, was selected as a “New and Notable” on Bandcamp. Editorial Director J. Edward Keyes writes, “Dazzling guitar work forms the centerpiece of the new EP from Kioea, featuring exploratory songs that hold a tight grip.” Reviewer Jason M. Rubin (The Arts Fuse) adds, “The gently authoritative sound of leader Carand Burnet’s surf guitar takes the listener on journeys of their own, all of which feeds a desire to hear more.”
Burnet has performed at venues including The Music Hall and 3S Artspace in Portsmouth, NH, The Thing in the Spring Festival, and All Roads Music Festival. WMUR’s Summer Concert Series, 92.5 FM The River, and other community radio stations have featured her music.