there is literally so much more you can do with electric music than acoustic music. in the acoustic world its all been done before but you can always explore new territory with an electric guitar. the problem is electric guitar, especially distorted, can't really carry itself because the distortion kind of muffles up the rhythms you're playing and can sound like a mess live, it needs drums to sound concise and clean. ive had the same problem as this band for so long, i love to write electric music but it's not going to go anywhere without a drummer.
No arguements here.
I was in a position where I was in a band without a singer (Hopewood / Goodcore Records) but we were writing, in our view, awesoem music. We then started gigging instrumental. Then, out the blue, someone came up to us after a show and offered to sing for us... Never had any ideas above our station, we simply wanted to play and wouldn't let poxy things like not having a singer (incidentally, none of us were/are into post-rock..!) stop us.
A better example is a band we (Hopewood) used to play/rehearse with a great deal, 65 Days of Static (re-mixed ALK3, Robert Smith sings on their last album). They started off life without a drummer, opting for a pure drum machine. Then they found a drummer after they built their name.
It's not ideal.
I always remember an interview I read with Johnny Cash... "Why do you play the style you play Johnny?" "Becuase I can't play any faster". I think everyone kinda aims for a different sound to what they finish, but you just work within your means/ability.
Just a viewpoint.