Carand Burnet (she/her) is a musician, artist, and writer who performs under the alias Angel Lake and is the leader of the band Kioea. Founded in 2019 by Burnet, Kioea is named after an extinct Hawaiian bird whose name means “Stand Tall.” Kioea blends surf rock with characteristics of psychedelia and global influences. Burnet’s music has been called, “simultaneously modern and vintage,” by music reviewer Josh Swartwood (Aquarium Drunkard).
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 played at venues across New England including The Music Hall in Portsmouth, NH; 3S Artspace in Portsmouth, NH; and The Thing in the Spring Music Festival in Keene, NH. Her music has been featured on WMUR’s Summer Concert Series, 92.5 FM The River, and elsewhere.