Nu Sensae

Vancouver-based noise punks Nü Sensae have shared the latest clip from their blistering 2012 release, ‘Sundowning’ (Suicide Squeeze)

They made #35 in the LTW 2012 Albums Of The Year, and 2013 looks set to be the year people sit up and take notice.

The video, for the track “Spit Gifting,” is a claustrophobic affair, with lots of close-ups of both the band members’ individual faces and the band together, bashing away, creating a cacophonous glorious noise that’s part punk, park grunge, even math rock gets a nod.

 

Initially a two piece consisting of Andrea Lukic (Vocals/Bass) and Daniel Pitout (Drums) though they have recently expanded by adding second guitarist Brody McKnight which has had the effect of allowing Andrea to focus more upon her vocals, the result being you actually get to hear her sing – albeit in a gravelly roar; the result being likened to a blend of Babes In Toyland and Sonic Youth.

Sundowning

They have released a smattering of releases, from split cassette only editions, 7” singles, the previous ‘TV, Death and The Devil’ album all of which have long since sold out – Nü Sensae cram more variation into their three minute bursts than some other groups manage on a whole album; with a sound comprised of angular chords, pummeling drums, and from Andrea shrill full-throated roars as she summons demons from the darkest sections of her psyche.

The band recently completed an autumn tour of Canada and the USA, plans are made to bring them to Europe and the UK.

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Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.

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