WSTR is an English pop punk band based in Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Formation and history
Formed in 2015, the quartet has since produced one EP and one Full Length Album. On June 4th, 2018 the band announced that they were signing with Hopeless Records, and will be releasing a second LP in August of 2018.
Originally named 'Waster', the group discovered a band with the same name from Canada. Because both bands were selling under the same name on iTunes, the Canadian band issued a cease and desist letter. The group ultimately decided to keep the most similar name as possible, removing the vowels, leaving simply 'WSTR'.
Musical style and influences
WSTR is generally credited as a pop punk band, where the group's lead singer, Sammy Clifford, has cited many of his music influences were from the United States, including Blink 182 and New Found Glory.