STP Records present Wasted Life album launch at the Star and Garter. Wasted Life were formed in 2007 in Stoke On Trent, a once thriving polluted smog ridden city based on its pottery industry. Jobs were sent overseas and it is now one of the most economically deprived areas in the UK. However…. it set the tone and paved the way for some great local musicians like DISCHARGE, LEMMY of Motorhead, THE SKEPTIX, SLASH (of .. N RoSES, ehh hem), BROKEN BONES, SECTION 5, a guy named ROBBIE WILLIAMS who you’ve probably never heard of and was also home to Mike Stone’s Legendary CLAY RECORDS. What originally started out as playing punk rock covers at local pubs, Wasted Life have done a complete turn around with an entire new line up to crank out there very own angry anthems. Lead Guitarist “Rat”, also of local ska heros THE ROUGH KUTZ and SECTION 5, recruited Jeff “JJ” Janiak for vocal duties , an American from New Jersey who happened to be living in Stoke On Trent and was the frontman for America’s DEAD HEROS. Also added to the new line up was “Stark”on bass, of the 80′s punk group VA-T-EN. “Lindop” was added as rythm guitarist and “Mach” was added behind the kit and then replaced with “Tom” of Hanging Iscariots. The band recently just came out with their debut release on DIRTY OLD MAN RECORDS (previously known as PUNK SHIT RECORDS), a split CD with black country punks RATMONKEY and have been gigging regularly to promote the release, filling up all their local venues and have even been credited with putting the Stoke On Trent punk scene back on the map ! Wasted Life have no hidden agendas and no “message” to get across. The songs are about the realitys of a sick society as they know it based on their own experiences , not how we think it should be. Everyday Life is a struggle…..Wasted Life is an escape !