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Roam (often stylized as ROAM) is a British rock band from Eastbourne in England.[2] The band currently consists of vocalist Alex Costello, bass guitarist Matt Roskilly, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Alex Adam, rhythm guitarist Sam Veness, and drummer Miles Gill.

Roam
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Roam performing on Warped Tour in Hartford, CT in 2016. From left to right Sam Veness, Matt Roskilly, Alex Costello, Miles Gill, and Alex Adam.
Background information
OriginEastbourne, England, United Kingdom
GenresPop punk[1]
Years active2012—present
LabelsHopeless
Websitewww.roam.uk.com
MembersAlex Adam
Alex Costello
Matt Roskilly
Sam Veness
Miles Gill
Past membersCharlie Pearson

HistoryEdit

Formation, signing and early recordings (2012–15)Edit

Roam formed in September 2012 in Eastbourne, England.[3] The group began performing in November 2012.[3] The band began producing original music in early 2012, and independently released two EPs, No Common Ground, which was released in 2012, and Head Down, which was released in 2013.[4] The group was signed to Hopeless Records in 2014[5] and soon afterwards released the Viewpoint EP in 2015.[6]

Backbone and Great Heights & Nosedives (2016–18)Edit

The band released its debut album, Backbone, on 22 January 2016, through Hopeless.[7][8] Following the release of the band's debut album Backbone, the band supported Sum 41 during Kerrang! Tour 2016.

On 29 February, Roam announced that the band had parted with its drummer Charlie Pearson, stating that "We are extremely thankful for all his work and commitment to us over the past three years, and wish him the very best in the future."[9] The band also stated that in shows following Pearson's departure, drummer Miles Gill would serve as touring drummer at the band's performances.[10][11] The band performed on every date of the 2016 Warped Tour.[12][13] In August 2016, the group announced that Miles Gill would join the band full-time.[14]

On 21 August 2017, the band announced that their second album, Great Heights & Nosedives, would be released on 13 October.[15]

Smile Wide (2019–present)Edit

On 1 July 2019, the band announced their third album, Smile Wide would be released on 6 September and dropped the first single "I Don't Think I Live There Anymore". On 22 July they released a second single titled "Piranha".

Together with the band With Confidence, they toured Europe and the United Kingdom in September and October of 2019.

Musical styleEdit

Roam's music is pop punk.[16] AllMusic biographer Neil Yeung noted that the band took "cues from New Found Glory, Blink-182, Sum 41, and Simple Plan".[4]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albums
List of studio albums
Title Album details Peak chart
positions
UK
Backbone 178[18]
Great Heights & Nosedives
  • Released: 13 October 2017 (2017-10-13)[15]
  • Label: Hopeless
  • Format: CD, DL, LP
Smile Wide
  • Released: 6 September 2019 (2019-09-06)[15]
  • Label: Hopeless
  • Format: CD, DL, LP
Extended plays
List of extended plays
Title Album details
No Common Ground
  • Released: 4 November 2012[19]
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: DL
Head Down
  • Released: 18 November 2013[20]
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: CD, DL, 7" vinyl
Viewpoint

Music videos

List of music videos, showing year released and director
Title Year Director
"Head Rush" 2013 Elliott Ingham
"Nothing In Return"
"Warning Sign" 2014
"Deadweight" 2015
"Hopeless Case"
"Tracks" 2016 Zach Lower
"Playing Fiction" 2017
"Alive"
"The Rich Life Of A Poor Man" 2018
"I Don't Think I Live There Anymore" 2019 Lewis Cater

Band membersEdit

TimelineEdit

 

ReferencesEdit

Citations
  1. ^ a b Hudelson, Molly (28 January 2015). "Check Out Roam's New EP 'Viewpoint', Out Now". AXS.com. AXS. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  2. ^ Taylor, Sam. "ROAM: "We Want to Develop as a Band"". UpsetMagazine.com. Upset Magazine. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b "What's My Scene Again?". Alternative Press. Alternative Press. 30 (333): 88. April 2016.
  4. ^ a b Yeung, Neil Z. "Roam | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 29 February 2016.
  5. ^ Sharp, Tyler (4 November 2015). "Roam Sign to Hopeless Records; Announce New EP, 'Viewpoint'". AltPress.com. Alternative Press. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  6. ^ "Six Themes You Need to Know About Roam, The Latest Signing To Hopeless Records". Rocksound.tv. Rocksound. 4 November 2015. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  7. ^ Shutler, Ali. "ROAM Announce Debut Album 'Backbone'". UpsetMagazine.com. Upset Magazine. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  8. ^ Hingle, James (15 January 2016). "Roam Stream New Song, Bloodline". Kerrang.com. Kerrang. Archived from the original on 15 January 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  9. ^ ROAM (29 February 2016). "ROAM on Facebook: "Unfortunately we have parted ways with our friend and drummer, Charlie. We are extremely thankful for all his work and commitment to us over the past three years, and wish him the very best in the future. All shows will be going ahead as planned, with our friend Miles filling in. Thank you so much for your support."". Facebook. Retrieved 29 February 2016. Unfortunately we have parted ways with our friend and drummer, Charlie. We are extremely thankful for all his work and commitment to us over the past three years, and wish him the very best in the future.
  10. ^ a b Stam, Janneke (1 March 2016). "ROAM's Drummer Has Left The Band". Rock Sound. Freeway Press Inc. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  11. ^ ROAM (12 March 2016). "ROAM on Instagram: "Meet @milesgill. He's gonna be filling in on drum duty for all our upcoming tours so go give him a follow and be sure to say hi!"". Instagram. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
  12. ^ Sharp, Tyler (23 March 2016). "10 more bands announced for Warped Tour 2016". Alternative Press. Alternative Press. Archived from the original on 23 March 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  13. ^ Biddulph, Andy (22 March 2016). "See The FULL Vans Warped Tour Line-Up". Rock Sound. Freeway Press. Archived from the original on 22 March 2016. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  14. ^ Scott, Mike (16 August 2016). "Roam Announce UK/Ireland Dates and Unveil New Drummer". Punktastic. Archived from the original on 23 August 2016. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  15. ^ a b c Ackroyd, Stephen (21 August 2017). "ROAM are back with their second album, 'Great Heights & Nosedives'". Upset. The Bunker Publishing. Retrieved 21 August 2017.
  16. ^ Bird, ed. 2015, p. 59
  17. ^ "ROAM Announces Album Backbone: Releases MV for "Deadweight"". Pop.Inquirer.net. Pop Inquirer. 13 October 2015. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  18. ^ "CHART: CLUK Update 30.01.2016 (wk4)". zobbel.de. Retrieved 29 February 2016.
  19. ^ "No Common Ground - ROAM". Roam. 4 November 2012. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  20. ^ "Head Down - ROAM". Roam. 18 November 2013. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  21. ^ ROAM (29 February 2016). "ROAM on Facebook - "Unfortunately we have parted ways with our friend and drummer, Charlie. We are extremely thankful for all his work and commitment to us over the past three years, and wish him the very best in the future. All shows will be going ahead as planned, with our friend Miles filling in. Thank you so much for your support."". Facebook. Retrieved 29 February 2016.
Sources
  • Bird, Ryan, ed. (April 2015). "New Noise". Rock Sound. London: Freeway Press Inc. (198). ISSN 1465-0185.

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