Whoever came up with the expression, “don’t bring a knife to a gunfight” has clearly never heard of an Alien Knife Fight. Bostonite vocalist and bassist Monique Ortiz had performed with a handful of collaborative projects before moving to Austin and meeting multi-instrumentalist Michael Howard six years ago. The union of Howard’s driving percussion with Ortiz’s robust vocal and bass abilities eventually became the basis for Alien Knife Fight’s soulful yet sinister sound.
Now based in the lightly-populated Texas town of Creedmoor, AKF spends their days refining their music in their Big Bottom Farm home studio. Their latest effort is the single “Some Girls” – no relation to the Rolling Stones track – which will appear on their upcoming LP. Produced by former Melvins bassist Mark Deutrom, “Some Girls” highlight’s AKF’s low-fidelity garage sound, complete with crunchy, distorted bass riffs, pounding drums and tasteful vocal harmonies.
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