British pop-punk band Roam formed in Eastbourne, England in 2012. Taking cues from New Found Glory, blink-182, Sum 41, and Simple Plan, the group’s high-energy urgent vocals, kinetic riffs, and pogo drums resurrected the pre-screamo sounds of the early aughts’ pop-punk boom, much like Paramore or All Time Low.
After formation, the band — Alex Costello (lead vocals), Alex Adam (vocals and guitar), Sam Veness (guitar), Matt Roskilly (bass), and Charlie Pearson(drums) — recorded a pair of independent EPs: No Common Ground (2012) and Head Down (2013).
They were signed to Hopeless Records in 2014 and released a third EP (Viewpoint) a year later. In early 2016, Roam released their debut full-length, Backbone, produced by Drew Lawson at Steel City Studios.