Our name came from an elementary teacher of our singer, Vlad. His teacher who told him that his disruptions in class were a waste of time. Vlad obviously never forgot these words as he grew up and it eventually became the name of the band. He eventually grew up to become a well-behaved boy. Mostly.
Our main collective influence are pop-punk bands such as Green Day, Blink-182 and MxPx. As far as individual influences go, Vlad is a huge fan of Alkaline Trio, Mark loves Against Me!, and Mike listens to Joy Division a lot.