The first fruits of the partnership will be a four track EP named ‘Viewpoint,’ out January 26th (UK) / 27th (North America) 2015. The EP was recorded August 2014 with Drew Lawson (Bring Me The Horizon, Me Vs Hero, While She Sleeps) and Seb Barlow (Neck Deep), and will be followed by a full length album further into 2015. A typically unrelenting touring schedule for ROAM will include a slot supporting Man Overboard on their tour across the UK and Europe.
On the subject of the EP, Alex said – “A few of the songs on ‘Viewpoint’ are really about looking at situations from a different side and understanding that a lot of the time our problems get blown out of proportion. We tend to over think things a lot and it makes you lose perspective sometimes. The concept also follows into the artwork for the record too. One side of the art shows a negative side; the side you sometimes get caught up in. The other shows the positive side. You could look at it from either side and see a different idea.”
Tracklisting looks like: 1) Over Your Head // 2) Warning Sign // 3) 519 // 4) Safeguard
Ahead of the release, the band have revealed a video for ‘Warning Sign’, which was shot in locations across the globe from London to Athens. ‘Warning Sign’ is the first material to be released by the band since November 2013’s DIY release ‘Head Down’, which took the band from begging to play local shows to touring the depths of Eastern Europe with Enter Shikari in just 12 months; and if the past year is anything to go by, 2015 is definitely promising to be a huge year in the band’s career.
UK and Ireland Tour dates:
24.04 – London, UK @ Islington Academy
25.04 – Cardiff, UK @ Clwb Ifor Bach
26.04 – Bristol, UK @ Exchange
28.04 – Leicester, UK @ Scholar Bar
29.04 – Wolverhampton, UK @ Slade Rooms
30.04 – Newcastle, UK @ Think Tank
01.05 – Glasgow, UK @ Audio
02.05 – Manchester, UK @ Soundcontrol. (Pinky Swear Fest)
03.05 – Liverpool, UK @ Fury Fest
04.05 – Leeds, UK @ The Key Club.
05.05 – Belfast, UK @ Sub Bar
06.05 – Dublin, IR @ Fibber Magees