Kee Avil

 Photo: Lawrence Fafard




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.


Contacts & Links

Kee Avil website
Kee Avil Instagram
Kee Avil Twitter

Amélie Malissard at act·art·mgt 

Press enquiries UK:
Lauren Barley at Rarely Unable

Press enquiries EU:
Ed Benndorf at Dense Promotion

Press enquiries North America:
Mark Trecka at Clandestine

Booking enquiries: 
Ricky BiondettiGiorgio Salmoiraghi at Swamp Booking


Artist Images

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Live dates

20 May 2022 - Vigo, ES @Radar Estudios

21 May 2022 - Lugo, ES @Liberdades Sonoras

24 May 2022 - Leeds, UK @Brudenell Social Club [opening for Suuns]

25 May 2022 - Glasgow, UK @The Hug & Pint [opening for Suuns]

26 May 2022 - Nantes, FR @Wine Nat White Heat

27 May 2022 - Dublin, IE @Pepper Canister Church [opening for Suuns]

29 May 2022 - Manchester, UK @The White Hotel [opening for Suuns]

30 May 2022 - London, UK @Oslo [opening for Suuns]

31 May 2022 - London, UK @Oslo [opening for Suuns]

01 Jun 2022 - Vienna, AT @Replugged 

02 Jun 2022 - Prague, CZ @Underdogs

03 Jun 2022 - Brussels, BE @Ateliers Claus [with Horse Lords]

04 Jun 2022 - Antwerp, BE @De Studio

10 Jun 2022 - Ottawa, ON @TONE Festival

11 Jun 2022 - Ottawa, ON @Pique

17 Jun 2022 - Montreal, QC @Suoni Per Il Popolo [with Jessica Moss & Mark Molnar]

25 Jun 2022 - Vancouver, BC @Vancouver International Jazz Festival

10 Aug 2022 - Berlin, DE @
A l’Arme Festival

13 Nov 2022 - Utrecht, NL @Le Guess Who?