Nu Sensae

If it was ever true (and it probably wasn’t), that whole idea of a slacker persona existing in the Pacific Northwest has gone stale. Just ask Nü Sensae, the Vancouver-bred punk trio who can’t seem to sit still.

Though they’ve proven themselves with a work ethic and quality songwriting to toil away on their own indefinitely, Nü Sensae’s vicious attack caught the attention of Suicide Squeeze’s David Dickenson, who quickly opted to release their sophomore longplayer Sundowning.

Refusing to repeat themselves, however, Lukic and Pitout have taken big risks with even bigger payoffs on this release. Proving just how unpredictable they can be, they abandoned their status as a duo — a favourite angle of both the media and fans — and recruited Vancouver noise rock great Brody McKnight as a full-time member. Previously working with the now-legendary group Mutators, McKnight has added another dimension of heaviness to the band’s already mind-melting sludge attack.