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.


      Aug 29, 2014 at 11:57am

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