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.”