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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2015

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Established on Jan, 2015
Band Alternative Rock




"Starting Fires: Kandle and the Krooks in Ottawa"

“...I​ ​was​ ​approached​ ​by​ ​a​ ​young​ ​woman​ ​before​ ​the​ ​show,​ ​who​ ​introduced​ ​herself​ ​as Valerie​ ​Josephine.​ ​She​ ​was​ ​the​ ​opening​ ​artist,​ ​a​ ​native​ ​of​ ​Montreal​ ​who​ ​now​ ​calls Ottawa​ ​home,​ ​and​ ​took​ ​it​ ​upon​ ​herself​ ​to​ ​talk​ ​to​ ​the​ ​people​ ​who​ ​came​ ​out​ ​early​ ​enough for​ ​her​ ​set.​ ​She​ ​began​ ​with​ ​two​ ​songs​ ​on​ ​her​ ​own​ ​—​ ​just​ ​her​ ​and​ ​her​ ​acoustic​ ​guitar, covered​ ​in​ ​black​ ​and​ ​white​ ​drawings​ ​—​ ​before​ ​welcoming​ ​a​ ​drummer​ ​and​ ​bassist​ ​onto the​ ​stage.​ ​The​ ​sound​ ​was​ ​straightforward​ ​and​ ​minimalistic,​ ​and​ ​her​ ​voice​ ​drew comparisons​ ​to​ ​Ottawa’s​ ​own​ ​Alanis​ ​Morissette,​ ​though​ ​she​ ​took​ ​that​ ​voice​ ​and​ ​used​ ​it to​ ​forge​ ​her​ ​own​ ​unique​ ​sound.
Valerie’s​ ​minimalism​ ​was​ ​the​ ​perfect​ ​complement​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Krooks’...” - Roadtrip Magazine


  1. Got a Demon
  2. Give It All
  3. Wash My Blues
  4. Baby I Need You
  5. It's Alright
  6. You Say



Groovy grunge rockers JOSEPHINE LEΦNE have been tearing up the stages of their Ottawa hometown since 2015. Within weeks of meeting, they played their first show and have gone on to perform at venues and festivals across Ontario and Quebec. Some of their influences include Sublime, Nirvana and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Their first release, a self-titled EP produced and recorded entirely by the band members, came out in 2016. The JOSEPHINE LEΦNE EP earned plays on Live 88.5 FM as well as rotation on campus stations CKCU & CHUO with their singles Wash my Blues, Give it All and Got a Demon.

Most recently the band has released a new single called “Never Satisfied” along with a self-produced video. This was the first of a series of singles and videos that they will be releasing over the next few months, offering a little taste of their first full length album anticipated for fall 2018.

Band Members