Alex Nicol is a singer-songwriter based in Montreal, QC. Over the past five years, Alex has played with several different groups, most notably as the singer of Hoan, a group that achieved critical success with the release of their debut EP “Modern Phase”, out on Fantome Records.
In his review of Modern Phase, Ben Raynor at the Toronto Star dubbed the band buzz-worthy and compared Hoan to Broadcast. The Fader premiered a video for their song “Ways to Love”, calling it an erotic ode to the sensation of touch.” Hoan toured North American twice in 2017, playing SXSW, Waking Windows, Pop Montreal, CMW, and M for Montreal, and opening for SUUNS, Half Waif, and Crumb and have booking representation in North America from Heavy Trip.
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