Ten year veterans of the Ipswich music scene with an average age under 25, the Waxing Captors formed at school and 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 to record their full-length debut album for antigen records and the rest is history.
“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