Wanted Noise singer/bassist Jin Salamack was originally from Hawaii before relocating to San Diego. “I got island fever,” says Salamack. “I love it to death, but if you’re a pop-punk band, you don’t survive in Hawaii. There are no places to play. Look at Pepper, they moved out here.” In San Diego, Salamack found three other rockers who all have degrees from SDSU or UCSD and who appreciate the pop-punk that once dominated the local scene, including Taylor Wagner, Suri Sherman, and Caleb Atkins.
A seven song EP called Plate Lunch was released in 2017, after which the band embarked on their first tour.
In Autumn 2020, a new single and lyric video debuted for a track called “Go Get” that Salamack says was part of an inspirational phrase his high school track coach used to yell at practice, “If you want it bad enough, you need to go get,” intentionally leaving off the “it.”
May 2021 saw the release of a new single, "Go Get," and a single and video for "More Sunrises," all previewing their album Next Generation.
The video for "More Sunrises," directed and edited by Jeff Dirdack, features the band skateboarding around San Diego in search of beer. According to Caleb Adkins, "The concept for this video came from a day in the life of the Wanted Noise crew. In the making of this video we camped out for the weekend at our drummer's pad in Leucadia, with the whole band plus director/producer Jeff and director of photography Pat. It was a blast, bombing hills with Taylor riding sitting on a cooler on a longboard, skating through north county neighborhoods, and rocking out on the beach. Everywhere we went people were stoked and asking us about Wanted Noise. We chose to make our drummer Taylor the starring character, since drummers need love too. Inspiration for the song 'More Sunrises' came after Jin and I made a quick trip south from Santa Barbara back to San Diego, just before sun up. After playing an epic show we were stoked on life and looking to personify the idea of recognizing the great times in life, in a ripping posi punk tune."
A Matthew Fitzpatrick-directed video was produced for their single "Clench," also from Next Generation. "'Clench' is about clenching your fists and pushing through when life gets hard," says singer-guitarist Suryendra Sherman. "It's about the celebration when your hard work finally pays off. Originally written by our bassist Jin in the early days of our band around late 2014, this song has been re-written over and over again and turned into a collaborative work, with each member of the band contributing significantly to the songwriting process."
The video for their track "Get After It" was filmed, directed, and edited by Jacob Frazer. According to singer-guitarist Suri Sherman, "'Get After It' is a hype song about persistence and chasing your passions. To express that sentiment, the lyrics going into the bridge exclaim: 'We know, we don't know our chances, and we're still gettin' after it.' We shot the video around Sunset Cliffs and Pacific Beach. Our homie Jacob Frazer filmed, directed, and edited the video. Frazer filmed with various older media including super 8 and VHS, and used experimental editing techniques, to create a spontaneous MTV-style vibe for our video."