Nü Sensae goes on hiatus, Daniel Pitout goes to England

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      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.



      Nag Nag Nag

      Aug 28, 2014 at 8:10pm

      Must have been a slow news day. Perhaps they can, oh I dunno, find another drummer? It would be cool if the Straight would report on local bands that are actually active instead of ones that are going on hiatus.

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      Aug 29, 2014 at 11:57am

      This is really sad. Sundowning is an awesome album. Good luck bro bro.