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Hailing from Toronto, Canada, the Nursery managed to combine the youth's darker themes of death, sex, and fear with ethereal and technicolored alt-rock music. The three-piece met at a recording session in a converted monastery in Buffalo, New York. Lead singer and songwriter Alex Pulec and synth player Victor Ess were born in Toronto and met through the city's punk scene while drummer Josh English was a Buffalo native.

Influenced by a range of styles, from New Order, The Cure and Gary Numan's gothic new wave to fellow rock maximalists like Electric Light Orchestra, Queen and the Arcade Fire, they soon began to apply their pop-influenced hooks and melodies to the lush and driving backdrops they created.

Pulec started writing his hazy, neon-drenched and dramatically colored songs for The Nursery in 2013, right of the heels of leaving his old band The Ruby Spirit in a contentious blow out. Sharper than ever, Pulec is spinning conversational quips with these lyrics that tap into the human condition, exploring life's contradictions while being pulled between pure joy and sheer dread. Without losing that feeling of being in another strange room in the fun house from one song to the next. 

The Nursery took home 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 song also appears in Season 1 of the CBC show Schitt's Creek. The Converse Shoe Company sponsored the band to record new music which will be included on their debut LP, Life After Wartime. Their new single "Everybody's Famous" from the forthcoming album sees the band setting the stage for a refreshing dose of intoxicating pop and rock & roll adventurism.
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 "The Nursery has a truly special talent for exploring the human experience with an authentic bluntness." -Nu

"Blurring the lines between post-punk, electro-pop and psychedelic rock." -Exclaim! 

β€œAn anthemic indie dance explosion.” -Raz Mataz Magazine

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A NEW FAVOURITE THING YOU HAVE TO HEAR

"The bigger and shinier the sprawling pop songcraft, the better on the Toronto(-ish) trio's debut album, Life After Wartime. From glam and New Wave to such varied fellow pop maximalists as Queen, ELO and the Arcade Fire in 10 go-for-it tracks." -Ben Rayner, The Toronto Star

THE NURSERY RELEASES DEBUT LP 'LIFE AFTER WARTIME'

"It wasn’t long ago when Toronto band The Nursery released their debut EP Digital Ashes, kicking off their career with a bang and already a few awards under their belt. Now, nearly one year later, the band is returning with their follow up full album Life After Wartime." -Indie88

FIVE QUESTIONS WITH ALEX PULEC OF THE NURSERY

"With Life After Wartime, The Nursery is now offering a full dose of their neon-drenched atmospheric rock. Alex Pulec talks to us about creating its strange and unpredictable sound."
-FYI Music News

THE NURSERY RELEASES NEW VIDEO FOR "EVERYBODY'S FAMOUS"

"The new video vibrantly explores toxic celebrity culture. We are pleased to premiere the band's brand new video." -Indie88

10 CANADIAN MUSICIANS YOU NEED TO HAVE ON YOUR RADAR

"A cross between punk-rock and electro-pop, we can’t stop listening to this vibrant, four-piece band. Mesmerizing hooks make The Nursery’s music the perfect soundtrack." -FLARE

THE NURSERY DROPS HAUNTING VIDEO FOR "TIMELESS EYE"

"The song is about what you see when you face your own mortality. So this video is illustrating more of what my personal experience is with the idea that my, and every one’s life, has an expiry date, Pulec grimly points out." 
-B-Sides & Badlands.

INTERVIEW WITH ALEX PULEC ON THE NURSERY'S UNIQUE SOUND

"The three-piece draw on, well pretty well everything thats gone before them - some New Pornographers, some Breeders, a little Pet Shop Boys, Bowie, Strange Advance, punk, pop, new wave, its a pop stew but its not a game of spot-the-influence. Rather the album just seems to be a confluence of curiosities." -SLOWCITY

THE NURSERY WOW WITH THE RELEASE OF "EVERYBODY'S FAMOUS"

"Industry types would be smart to check these guys out, as they appear highly worthy of their 15 minutes of fame, or much more."
-Kerry Doole, FYI Music News

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