// Origin: Toronto, Canada
// Genres: Alternative / Pop / Indie
// Years Active: 2013 - Present
// Website: thisisthenursery.com
The Nursery are a vibrant 4-piece alternative pop band from Toronto. They weave hazy, neon-drenched atmospheres into irresistibly ear-worm worthy songs, at once hypnotic and euphoric. Founders Alex Pulec (guitar/voice) and Victor Ess (bass/keys), collaborated together extensively over the past decade under different monikers after meeting at a swap meet. Influenced by early electro, punk and UK glam rock records, Alex and Victor began writing songs under The Nursery in 2014 with the inclusion of synth player Jared Roth, and drummer Josh English.
The Nursery released a debut EP, Digital Ashes, and toured Canada and the North-Eastern United States headlining their own shows and surprising audiences while supporting artists like Day Wave, Repartee, The Elwins and even a Gord Downie solo performance. Their character laden, yet infectious singles have made their way through campus radio, SiriusXM and both national FM stations alike. The Nursery was awarded Best Indie Band (2015) and Best Music Video (2016) at the Toronto Independent Music Awards for a self-produced video for their song "Digital Ashes". The Converse Shoe Company sponsored the band to record new music which will be included on their debut LP, Life After Wartime.