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ROAM announce debut album ‘Backbone’

Following on from their ‘Viewpoint‘ EP, ROAM have announced details of their debut album.

Backbone‘ is set for release on January 22nd 2016 via Hopeless Records and you can preorder it now. The first track from the album ‘Deadweight‘ features Set Your GoalsMatt Wilson and can be heard below.

Alex Adam (vocals / guitar) has this to say about ‘Backbone’. “We always felt like an album had to really make a statement or it wasn’t worth doing. Production, sound, songwriting – everything needs to make a significant step up or it’s just another release, nothing special. There are a few songs on the album that we wouldn’t have been confident enough to write or put out as our younger selves. It took a lot of time for us to make that transition and I think Backbone is a word that signifies that. Doing something and being confident about it, despite any risk involved. It’s a lyric in one of the songs on the album and I think it resonates with what we felt we needed during the writing period.

“I think people will be shocked for sure, there are definitely some things we’ve not done before like using piano and there’s an acoustic song and just generally a lot more variety in the songs, but I hope people will love it. The thing we were aiming for with the album was to spark some nostalgia by taking influence from a lot of the stuff we listened to growing up as opposed to the new wave of pop punk, and also by taking on a way wider range of influences. I think what happened is we ended up combining a lot of different stuff into the sound we’ve been working towards for a long time.”

ROAM are at the UK leg of the Vans Warped Tour before heading stateside for a co-headline tour with Handguns. Dates as follows.

18 Vans Warped Tour UK, London

10 Boston, MA – The Middle East
11 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
12 Buffalo, NY – The Waiting Room
13 Lakewood, OH – Mahall’s
14 Chicago, IL – The Beat Kitchen
15 Detroit, MI – The Shelter
17 Columbus, OH – Double Happiness
18 Indianapolis, IN – Hoosier Dome
19 St. Louis, MO – The Demo
21 Colorado Springs, CO -The Black Sheep
22 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
24 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
25 Portland, OR – Analog Theater
27 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
28 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
29 San Diego, CA – Voodoo Room

01 Henderson, NV – Eagle Aerie Hall
02 Mesa, AZ – The Underground
04 Fort Worth, TX – Tom Cats
05 Austin, TX – TBD
06 Houston, TX – Walters
08 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
09 Tampa, FL – Epic Problem
11 Margate, FL – O’Malley’s
12 Orlando, FL – Backbooth
13 Jacksonville, FL – Burro Bar
15 Winston-Salem, NC – Ziggy’s
16 Richmond, VA – The Canal Club
17 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
18 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
19 New York, NY – The Studio

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