The Waxing Captors were ten-year veterans of the Ipswich music scene when their average age was still under 25. The band formed while all of its members were at school and they had released their first three records before they were even old enough to drink at their own gigs. Their early EPs attracted rave reviews in the press, with Drowned in Sound describing them as “like Richard Hell fronting early Adam and the Ants… a breathtaking, lunatic shambles of a band.” But, recognising the value of a good education, the band disappeared to university at the height their popularity. In 2008, they returned from the five corners of the UK and released Working 9 to 5 with My Stylist on Lap Records. Arguably the band’s masterwork, the single reignited interest in the band and, in 2010, we persuaded them to record a full-length album for antigen records.
The Waxing Captors are on indefinite hiatus. Songwriter and guitarist Jack Rundell continues to perform and record under his own name.
“The Waxing Captors are thrilling, chaotic, emotive, random and utterly unpredictable, and they therefore capture to perfection every aural aspect of the rock’n’roll myth. If you haven’t heard them yet you are an impoverished human being, and I pity you.” – Drowned in Sound