Vancouver scuzz-punk crew Nü Sensae used to maintain an insane performance schedule, but the band has announced a temporary hiatus. Reason being: drummer Daniel Pitout is moving to England early next month to attend a two-year program at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
Despite the lack of live action, Pitout told the Straight that the group is still writing a follow-up to 2012’s damaging Sundowning LP. As for his solo project, Eating Out, Pitout plans on putting together a new backup band in the U.K., and will soon deliver a new 7-inch tied to a collection from Swiss fashion designer Julian Zigerli.
Having lived in Vancouver since his early teens, the musician notes he’ll miss “the comfort of knowing the city and a lot of people in it”. But, he adds optimistically, “being uncomfortable is good. You make better art that way, I think.”
On top of performing in the punk scene, Pitout has acted in The Buddy Holly Story and White Christmas, among other local stage productions.