Audio Visceral is all about earnest, catchy, energetic punk rock. The music is raw and upbeat, the songs are short and bittersweet. Influenced by everything from surf to hardcore, the members of A/V are all veterans of the Ontario underground / punk rock scene.
Steve Beauchesne (formerly of Constable Brennan) is best known as the co-founder and CEO of Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co., but in A/V he handles guitars and lead vocals. Focusing on driving rhythms instead of extravagant guitar solos, his playing is refreshingly simple and catchy, and his bracing vocals transition seamlessly from melancholy to silly to rage-filled. The fingers of Kevin James (formerly of Bender and The Almighty Trigger Happy) stroll deftly over his bass strings, providing propulsion and structure to the hooks. This commotion is pushed from behind by the frenetic drumming of Gary Doherty (formerly of The Almighty Trigger Happy and Headcramp).
Audio Visceral’s debut LP Cildce Bihaver (pronounced “Childish Behavior”) is on Sudden Death Records. Produced by Ian Blurton (Public Animal, Change of Heart), it slams in ten snotty, poppy punk tunes in under twenty-two minutes. No ballads here—every one bobs heads and bends ears. Controversial artist Jonathan Hobin is directing a video to accompany the track “Frannie.”