July 2020

Irish Examiner

B-Side the Leeside: Waiting Room - Catering For Headphones

"Cork's Greatest Records: A studio fire and a stolen van are just part of Waiting Room's eventful story."


February 2008

Waiting Room: "We're playing a gig in Cyprus Avenue in Cork on April 13 to launch our second Album. The full and proper waiting room [:)] This will probably be (never say never like..) our last gig together so it's gonna be emo to the max! Kinda like VH1 Bands reunited. Can't wait."


March 2006

Vicar St, Dublin:
The Redneck Manifesto w/ Schroedersound & Waiting Room

Launch of new Redneck Manifesto 6 song EP.
Free Redneck Manifesto 2 song CD only available on night.

"The Redneck Manifesto return to celebrate the launch of a new seven song EP on the 30th March 2006 at Vicar Street. This gig will see the launch of the bands new seven song mini album and is the first time they have headlined Vicar Street. Support on the night will come from Waiting Room and Si Schroeder. Visuals will be provided by Johnny Kelly, who directed the award winning video for the bands song, "We Still Got It". Tickets for this gig are available from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide.."


October 25 2005

OOAL: "Waiting Room are currently in France recording their second album in Black Box Studios with Dave Odlum.

They will also be playing their first Cork show in almost a year on Friday November 25th at Cyprus Avenue, E10."


October 2005

Waiting Room are currently recording the follow up to their debut album “Catering For Headphones”, with Ross O’Donovan.


September 2005

Waiting Room are supporting STARS from Canada (featuring members of Broken Social Scene) in the Sugar Club, Dublin on Saturday 10th September 2005.


Summer 2005

Early 2005 saw Waiting Room nominated for best new Irish band at the Meteor awards. They are currently recording material for their second album, which is due out in early 2006, with a single and a tour due in October 2005.


November 5 2004

Hot Press: "Waiting Room and giveamanakick find a new home together on a Road Relish 7", with the release to be followed by a string of live dates".


May 19 2004

Hot Press: "Room at the top... or, at least, very much on their way up. Fresh from their victory in a Today FM listeners’ poll, Cork’s The Waiting Room are on the move."


March 23 2004

Hot Press: "Waiting Room were declared the victors of Today FM's 'Operation Green Day' which was held in conjunction with Hot Press on St Patrick's Day."


September 24 2004

Hot Press: "Waiting Room had all their instruments and gear stolen after their Frames support gig on Monday.

The Waiting Room are appealing for the return of the equipment they had stolen on Monday after playing support to The Frames in Vicar St.

It's a major blow for the Cork band who'd only just replaced the gear they lost last year in a rehearsal room fire.

The items they're hoping to retrieve include a faded red Gibson SG Special and hardcase; black American Telehand hardcase; Travis Bean and hardcase, serial number 509; worn green Tanglewood Warrior bass; Fender Stage 100 amp combo; Fender Deluxe amp; and a Boss Turner Tu2 by 2 pedal.

If you're offered these or any other items of equipment in suspicious circumstances, contact your local Garda station or the band."


November 2003

The Coldspoon Conspiracy release their first album 'Plays Well With
Others' next Friday, 7th November 2003.
Initially, it will be available for purchase from Road Records,
Tower Records and City Discs.
It will also be available for purchase online from,

To launch the album, The Coldspoon Conspiracy are playing in The
Village, Wexford St on Saturday 29th November.
Support comes from Waiting Room and Warlords of Pez (see bios
below). Admission will be 8 euro, doors at 8pm.


October 20 2003

Hot Press: "Cork bands to stage benefit concert... Waiting Room will be among the bands playing at the fundraiser for Make Music, damaged earlier this month by fire."


September 23 2003

Hot Press: "Waiting Room's equipment destroyed in Cork fire... Due to tour next month, Cork band Waiting Room lost €10,000 worth of equipment in yesterday's fire...

"As you doubtless read yesterday on, the Make Music rehearsal space was destroyed yesterday in a massive fire that swept through the old Sunbeam Factory in Cork.

Among those effected by the blaze were local rockers The New Messiahs and Waiting Room, who had €10,000 worth of equipment stored there. This now has to be replaced ahead of an extensive Irish tour in support of their Catering For Headphones album which is being released by Rory "No Disco" Cobbe's Lamp Recordings label."


May 24 2002

Hot Press: "Cork Independent outfit The Waiting Room have just released their debut album "Losing Patience", yet they're quite prepared to hold on to the day jobs for a little while yet as Marc O'Sullivan discovers..."