TORONTO, ON – August 19, 2022 – A Family Curse [critically acclaimed singer songwriter, Kandle, and her father, Neil Osborne (54.40 frontman)] release their self-titled debut album today, along with the album standout track, Getaway Car. Listen to the 10-track Americana and fuzz driven blues rock album here and watch the music video for Getaway Car.
To further celebrate the release of A Family Curse, Kandle and Neil will be going live on their Facebook page this afternoon to play some songs and interact with fans. Tune in today at 2:00 p.m. PST / 5:00 p.m. EST.
A trail of desperation in dark blues.
A bar robbery, Kandle determined and reckless as ever, Neil’s given up and waiting outside with the engine running. An escape ala Bonnie & Clyde? Or Jed and Elly May? Or just everybody’s favourite father daughter duo digging a hole they can’t get out of.
A family cursed indeed!

Getaway Car started on a 1970s Hammond organ at grandmother's house, just a voice note and a drum machine. Add Kandle's smoky sultry vocals and Neil's double highway harmonica and the result is a perfect combination of modern and retro. An intoxicating sound that you'd expect to hear in a Tarantino movie playing on the jukebox in a dive where shit is about to hit the fan. Equally groovy, haunting, and hypnotic; Getaway Car is not a track one easily forgets.
The psychedelic blues-rock duo of Papa Niz and Baby Kiz, a taurus and a libra, armed with nothing more than a slide guitar, microphone and a beat up old drum, bears little to no resemblance to either well known artist's musical style and dives deep into a tasty collection of dirty, desert-drenched gutter blues rock. This powerful musical duo and their tickle trunk of costumes and props set out to make an album that is fun, raw, rocking and 100 per cent by their own rules.

Offers A Family Curse on their debut album: "Well well well, it's finally here, the 35 minutes you've all been waiting for. We love to play every song on this album and now you can too! In your headphones or whatever. We have CDs available for the Neil crowd, Kandle is still pushing for the vinyl for the youngsters. We are kin. We make our music from experimenting with various audio scraps and acting on our emotions. We have A LOT of emotions! The music is pure folk-art, worked from found objects (something old, something new) transformed into music. We are one-take wonders, DIY, bluesy swampy geniuses, and we've made you a raw and rocking record filled with curses BUT we never use curse words because mom would kill us. Best listened under the moonlight with a glass of whiskey and a python. ENJOY"

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About A Family Curse:
The A Family Curse collaboration began a few years ago when Neil and fellow songwriter, Danny Michel, recorded some instrumental jams together. But due to their busy schedules, the songs were left to collect dust until one lonely Christmas, Neil sent them to Kandle who then brought newfound inspiration with fresh new melody and lyrics. From there, Kandle and Neil decided to complete a whole DIY album where the two played and recorded everything at home.
Their live show dialogue and antics play out the millennial version of “A Father Knows Best” story that reveals their creative infection and family affection. Their first show ever was in June at Toronto’s infamous El Mocambo for Canadian Music Week and thereafter the group toured across Ontario for a slew of shows that included stops at Fenelon Falls’ Grove Theatre, Owen Sound’s Heartwood Hall and back in Toronto at The Dakota Tavern. A Family Curse is often joined on stage by a support cast of various cousins, uncles and aunts of the Osborne clan which leads to their signature sound and performance.

About Neil Osborne:
As lead singer and chief songwriter of 54•40, Neil Osborne has achieved critical acclaim, released more than a dozen albums and weathered the fickle music business for more than four decades. As a songwriter, Osborne has penned such fabulous signature 54•40 songs as I Go Blind, One Day In Your Life, One Gun, Since When and Ocean Pearl, which have crossed from the realm of rock to a broader base.
About Kandle Osborne:
Kandle has established a strong independent career and has made her mark as a powerful songwriter as evidenced on her latest album, Set The Fire. Her Bond-inspired masterpiece for Lock and Load was nominated for a Canadian Independent Video Award. Her debut album, In Flames, was an instant success and went on to gain a JUNO nomination and win a Prism Prize Award.
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