︎︎︎C. Schmidt   M. Bates ︎︎︎


Led by Montréal producer Vicky Mettler, Kee Avil combines guitar, voice, electroacoustics and electronic production to create song assemblages that teeter on the edge of collapse while oozing forward, like sticky resin picking up and shedding disparate elements along the way.
    Kee Avil evolved from playing guitar with broken cymbals and drumsticks to forging askew tempos and templates glued together by samples of screws dropped into crystal bowls. Her self-titled debut EP, released in 2018 on Black Bough Records, harnessed her improvised music and prepared guitar background toward a newfound structural sensibility and arresting vocal/lyrical experimentation; she has been immersed in the exploration of distinctive compositional architectures ever since, expanding her sonic palette with increasing and intensive detail, where twitchy, finely wrought postpunk electro-industrial avant-pop songs are meticulously assembled to resemble disassembly.
    Honed through pre-pandemic tours in North America and Europe (sharing stages with Marc Ribot, Pere Ubu, Bill Orcutt and Fly Pan Am, among others), Kee Avil’s emerging body of work signals a vital, viscous, virtuosic new voice in experimental songcraft–where touchstones include Juana Molina, Scott Walker, Fiona Apple and Eartheater; where PJ Harvey meets Pan Daijing or Grouper melds with Autechre.
    Kee Avil’s debut album “Crease” was released by Constellation on March 11th, 2022. 

    See also:




HHHH - Live 2022
Devil’s Sweet Tooth - March 2022
saf - January 2022
See, my shadow - November 2021

Thinkstill - September 2020

And I - September 2020

I too, bury - September 2020



2022: Crease (Constellation)
2018: Kee Avil EP (Black Bough Records)


Kee Avil releases debut album “Crease” 
Kee Avil joins Constellation and shares “See, my shadow”


   Latest articles:

The Quietus (2022)

Bandcamp Daily (2022)
The Wire (2022)
Fifteen Questions (2022)

Le Devoir (2022 - FR)
Aural Aggravation (2022)
Le Canal Auditif (2021 - FR)

    Press Quotes:

“ The further these dark songs seep into your ears, the more unforgettable Crease becomes.“ - Bandcamp Daily
"If you're a fan of the more experimental edges of PJ Harvey, Bjork and Grouper, you're gonna love this."
- Mary Ann Hobbs, BBC Radio 6, December 2021
"An exploration of what the electric guitar and the whispering voice can do quietly when turned up really loud. "
- The Saint Louis Music Report,  Julio Prato, February 2021

Management: Amélie Malissard ( in partnership with Heavy Trip)

Press (UK/EUR): Lauren Barley (Rarely Unable)

Press (USA/CAN): Mark Trecka (Clandestine)

    Photo Credit:

Lawrence Fafard
Jaden Scholes




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