Watch: ‘Drying’ by Kee Avil; tour dates announced

Posted: 23 May 2022 in Recommended Streams and Videos
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Crease is the debut full-length album of deconstructed electroacoustic postpunk songcraft by Montréal guitarist and producer Kee Avil, whose touchstones range from Scott Walker and Coil to Fiona Apple; (early) PJ Harvey and (later) Juana Molina to Eartheater, Pan Daijing and Smerz—or like Grouper produced by Matmos.

Chiselled twitchy minimalist guitar, sinuous electronics, industrial and prepared-instrument micro-samples, furtive rhythmic propulsion, all galvanised by the anxious intimacy of finely wrought lyricism/vocals: Crease is one of those debut records that excites a wide range of peerless references precisely because it’s so compelling and convincing in its own idiosyncratic originality, vision, detail and execution.

Ahead of some extensive touring, Kee Avil has unveiled a video for album track ‘Drying’. Watch it here:

20.05 Vigo ES Radar Estudios

21.05 Lugo ES Liberdades Sonoras

24.05 Leeds UK The Brudenell*  

25.05 Glasgow UK The Hugs and Pint*

26.05 Nantes FR Whine Nat White Heat

27.05 Dublin IE Pepper Canister Church*

29.05 Manchester UK The White Hotel*

30.05 London UK Oslo*

31.05 London UK Oslo*

01.06 Vienna AT Replugged

02.06 Prague CZ Underdogs

03.06 Brussels BE  Les Ateliers Claus**

04.06 Antwerp BE wunderkammer x de studio 
*with Suuns
**with Horse Lords


Canada / Spring
10.06 Toronto ON TONE

11.06 Ottawa ON Pique Summer Edition

17.06 Montreal QC Suoni Per Il Popolo – official Crease release show

25.06 Vancouver BC Vancouver International Jazz Festival


Europe Summer / Fall
10.08 Berlin GE A l’Arme

13.11 Utrecht NL Le Guess Who?

And more to be announced.


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