Audio Visceral is all about earnest, catchy, energetic punk rock. The music is raw and upbeat; the songs are short and bittersweet. Inuenced 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. Focussing on driving rhythm instead of extravagant guitar solos, his guitar 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 all over his bass strings, providing propulsion and structure to the hooks. The entire 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 Behaviour) will be released on Sudden Death Records in early 2016. Produced by Ian Blurton (Public Animal, Change of Heart), Cildce Bihaver slams you with 10 snotty, poppy punk tunes in under 22 minutes. No ballads here, every song is meant to bob heads and bend ears. Controversial artist Jonathan Hobin is directing a video to accompany the track 'Frannie'.
Steve Beauchesne - guitar/vocals
Kevin James - bass/vocals
Gary Doherty - drums