Based in the small, dusty junction town of Creedmoor, Texas (population 202) the creative duo Known as Alien Knife Fight craft their sound at all hours in their big, old 1930's era house/home studio, situated on 3.6 acres that they call Big Bottom Farm.
Bassist/vocalist Monique Ortiz has been performing in duos for over 25 years. Her first notable duo project, Bourbon Princess (1997), lead to over a decade of collaboration and with members of the band Morphine, drummer Jerome Deupree and saxophonist Dana Colley. Shortly after, Dana and Monique, along with Trinary System drummer Larry Dersch, formed A.K.A.C.O.D.. Over the past two decades Monique has made a name for herself as an innovative and unconventional fretless and slide bassist, as well as a dynamic vocalist, and prolific song writer.
In 2010, after being embedded in Boston’s indie rock scene for 14 years, Monique moved to Austin, and met multi-instrumentalist /producer/engineer Michael Howard. Michael was playing bass in a local stoner rock band, Bay Of Pigs, at that time. There was instant chemistry between the two, and it wasn’t long before Monique moved into Mike’s large fixer-upper and they began jamming and recording together, with Mike on drums instead of bass. Friends encouraged them to take their duo out into the Austin music scene and by 2011 they were performing under the name Alien Knife Fight.
In late 2016 Monique and Mike began working with producer, ex-Melvins bassist Mark Deutrom on their EP “Some Girls”, which was followed by a west coast tour with punk blues one-man-band Scott H Biram. The duo received a positive response from the media and audiences during that tour.
Currently Mike and Monique are working on new material and hope to get back on the road soon. Until then, you’ll have to come to Texas to see them.
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AKF & Monique Ortiz Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgV8xEnLUKsCch4pBQwBIiA/
Alien Knife Fight on Instagram: https://instagram.com/alien_knife_fight
AKF Spotify (tour dates also show up here, via Songkick): https://open.spotify.com/artist/1KvtNw53UgM5ksDrWLfNGC?si=eGLqNSRMSdqTWO2c9LvN5A
AKF Tour dates: https://www.songkick.com/artists/5112528-alien-knife-fight
AKF Bandcamp: https://alienknifefight.bandcamp.com
Monique on Bandcamp: https://moniqueortiz.bandcamp.com
Monique on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4je9oag3zlVQznbkrzWqzc?si=A5yYHakTRHiT1tH12X5Jdg
Monique on VSCO: https://vsco.co/moniqueortizartist
A.K.A.C.O.D. on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0bICZfJ3E03cgv1Y1lVwFF?si=DXFzZ4KnT32JPm9vwQtvjg