Hailing from the vibrant city of Toronto, Wasting Time stands out as a melodic punk quartet, drawing inspiration from legends like Alkaline Trio, No Use For a Name, MxPx, Blink-182, Green Day, and MXPX. Since their inception in 2017, Wasting Time has carved a niche for themselves in the punk scene, releasing three EPs, multiple singles, and two full-length albums that vibrate with their characteristic energy.
As autumn leaves start to fall in 2023, fans eagerly await the release of their upcoming EP, “Chainsaw Dynamos,” set to be unveiled by Disconnect Disconnect Records and Steady Riot. Following this, the band promises a third full-length album to kick off 2024, further solidifying their presence in the punk world.
Their journey across the Canadian landscapes, from the serene west coast to the bustling east coast, has witnessed them grace stages at events like Pouzza Fest 2022 and CMW 2023. Sharing the stage with renowned bands like Smoking Popes, Young Rochelles, and Crush Luther, Wasting Time’s footprint in the music world grows larger with each performance. Now, with the anticipation of their tour in Japan this fall, the band’s global reach seems inevitable.
Today, the band shares their newest single, “Coffee Break.“
Serving as a prelude to “Chainsaw Dynamos,” this song encapsulates the essence of a morning caffeine rush. As the band describes it, “Coffee Break” is a tribute to the euphoria and desperation many feel with their first sip of coffee.
Mirroring the swift kick of caffeine, the song, lasting just eighty seconds, is a quick-paced musical jolt. Crafted almost as rapidly as its playtime, the track was penned last year, and its imminent release has fans buzzing with excitement.
Recorded at the renowned Arc Studios and This Place Needs A Name in Hamilton, Ontario, “Coffee Break” owes its crisp sound to Matt Gauthier, who donned the hats of producer, mixer, and master.
Catch the band live in Japan later this month: