Bad news, everyone! Aussie post-hardcore act Waiting Room has called it quits, ending an over two year run and breaking my heart. Vocalist Lee Morrison posted a statement about the band’s demise on their Facebook page, explaining that despite half the members’ desire to soldier on, they have “decided to call it a day”. Morrison cites “different levels of commitment/motivation towards the band” as the reason for the split.
The band’s two EPs, A Sad Day For Dennis May and their self-titled debut, are passionate post-hardcore stocking stuffers, suffused with a prodigious amount of angsty conviction. Waiting Room’s style encapsulates the delightful honesty of modern skramz, honouring the post-hardcore and emo of yesteryear (the 90′s).
The breakup post ends “Live Together or Die Alone!”, a quote from Lost that has become something of a mantra for Waiting Room: Morrison also used it as the refrain for stand-out track “Doesn’t Gil Get A Lick?” from the band’s self-titled EP. While Waiting Room has gone the way of the survivors of Oceanic 815, those in need of more heartbroken wails and unadorned guitar melodies can take heart: the band is set to release songs they were writing for an album as an EP.