Friday, June 4, 2010

Nü Sensae Interview

This duo coming all the way from Vancouver, BC is creating new noise/punk in fun and exciting ways. They're made up of Andrea who plays bass/sings and Daniel who plays drums. I haven't been this excited to see a new punk band in years. I recently was lucky enough to interview them briefly about their influences, favorite producers and how they feel about the Real Housewives of New York. They seem like pretty silly kids and I'm looking forward to meeting them in person. Nü Sensae will be playing the Atlantic in Gainesville, FL Friday June 11th with touring partners Shearing Pinx.

Where are you currently?
A - Providence, Rhode Island.

Who are you in the band and what do you play?
A-Andrea I play bass and sing.
D- Daniel, I play the drums.

You're currently on tour with Shearing Pinx, how is that going? You're both from Vancouver, is there any kind of camaraderie or competition going between you 2?
A- We hate them, they hate us, it's cute.
D- We have all known each other many years. Our first show was with the Pinx.

It think it's pretty obvious to say you guys sound or influenced by Sonic Youth or maybe Nirvana. What other artists sonically are you influenced by and why?
A- I got into those bands a lot more after playing music, I always liked them, but I was thinking a lot simpler like the Germs or something.
D- I love Nirvana and Sonic Youth. But I am also influenced by lot of bands that don't sound anything like us..Patti Smith, The Breeders, Stooges, X...

If you could work with any producer who would it be?
A- Rick Rubin, I like what he did with Slayer.
D- Nina Simone, bring her back!

What new bands/artists are you following and who maybe would it be a dream to tour with?
A- Cult Ritual.
D- Tv Ghost and Swimsuit.

Is this going to be your first trip to Florida?

On tour what are you listening to in the van?
A- I've been listening to the first record by Epitaph, a German Sabbathy band from the 70s and Neil Young
D- Pixies, Babes in Toyland, Kurt Vile

What is your favorite city outside of Vancouver?
A-I really like California.
D-I like New York, Philadelphia and southern California.

Where would you like to tour?
A- Asia.
D- Antarctica / Europe.

Do you think we should hold Tony Hayward (CEO of BP) responsible for the oil spill in the gulf?
A- He's dead to me.
D- I hold myself responsible for that.

What are you watching tonight, the Real Housewives Of New York finale or the Celtics vs. the Lakers? Don't worry, I'm not judging.
A- I wish I were watching Real Housewives of New York, although I prefer New Jersey
D- No way! ATLANTA!

Is there anything going on in Vancouver I should check out that I probably haven't heard of art wise?
A- Yes, C/R/I/T/I/C/S/.
D- Leanne Carmicheal's photography.

Is there anything you'd like to say to Florida before you get here next Friday?
D- We don't have tans...