︎︎︎C. Schmidt   E. Angell ︎︎︎


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.
    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.
    Her debut album Crease was released on Constellation in March 2022 and is her most structured work to date, each out-of-tune guitar note, croaking vocal line, distorted snare  meticulously assembled to resemble disassembly. It was nominated for a JUNO award in 2023 (album artwork).

    See also:




See, my shadow - Live 2022

HHHH - Live 2022
Okra Ooze  -  2022
saf -  2022
See, my shadow -  2021

Thinkstill -  Live 2020

And I -  Live 2020

I too, bury - Live 2020



2023: Crease Remixed (Constellation)

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



Upcoming & past shows



Foxy Digitalis (2023)
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

Booking (EUR):  Ricky & Giorgio (Swamp Booking)

Label: Constellation Records 

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

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

    Photo Credit:

Lawrence Fafard
Green Yang
Jelmer De Hass
Jaden Scholes




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