ROAM Release new song ‘Hand Grenade’ from forthcoming album ‘Smile Wide’ – out 06 September on Hopeless Records

August 18, 2019

ROAM release new single ‘Hand Grenade’

Taken from the band’s third album ‘Smile Wide’

Set for release 06 September 2019 via Hopeless Records

UK & European Tour in September/October plotted

ROAM have released another new tack from their forthcoming album ‘Smile Wide’. ‘Hand Grenade’ “is about being fed up with everything,” says guitarist and vocalist Alex Adam. “It’s the breaking point of being given shit situation after shit situation and blowing up about it.”  The album’s over-arching theme is one of overcoming whatever life throws at you.

‘Smile Wide’ is a lyric from album track ‘Red & Blue’ and it’s basically a tongue in cheek statement: “When everything’s falling down around you and you’re facing shit situations, Smile Wide,” Alex puts forth. “It’s like – Smile Wide, here it comes, life’s about to happen again. That’s what the album art is about too. There’s a piranha about to rip you to shreds and, in that situation, you’d never be able to do anything about it.” 

ROAM released the track ‘Piranha’ recently too. And the thought provoking ‘I Don’t Think I Live There Anymore’ was the first single to be released from the record, which is due out 06 September via Hopeless Records. It sees ROAM step up their game further than ever and the band are ready to hit the ground running, or back-flipping on stage as the case may be. They’ll be kicking live proceedings off with labelmates and previous touring cohorts With Confidence on a co-headline UK & European tour in September and October, following the album’s release. See below for details.  

Whilst recording ‘Smile Wide’ in Texas with producer Machine (Fall Out Boy, Clutch, As It Is), ROAM made a conscious decision to push the boundaries of the pop punk scene they’ve become a part of since their debut album ‘Backbone’ was released in 2016. They’re moving their sound into new territories, embracing a more 90s feel and influences of grunge, nu-metal and alternative sounds. 

‘Smile Wide’ Tracklisting:
1. Better In Than Out 
2. I Don’t Think I Live There Anymore 
4. Play Dumb 
5. Fire On The Ceiling 
6. Piranha 
7. Red & Blue 
8. Hand Grenade
9. Toy Box 
10. Turn 

ROAM Co-headline UK Tour with With Confidence:

20 Southampton 1865
21 London O2 Academy Islington
22 Bristol Thekla
23 Birmingham O2 Institute2
25 Glasgow Classic Grand
26 Manchester Academy 3
27 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
28 Leeds Key Club

ROAM are:
Alex Costello – Lead Vocals  // Alex Adam – Vocals / guitar  // Sam Veness – Guitar // Matt Roskilly – Bass  // Miles Gill – Drums  

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