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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.
"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!
“An anthemic indie dance explosion.” -Raz Mataz Magazine