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So as an upcoming Melodic Pop Punk band then what sets you apart from the rest? I think we bring a more raw sound compared to some other bands about at the moment, the energy behind our live set is also something we are really proud of.

Can you tell us about the writing and recording process for 'Head Down'? We wrote the record over summer and released the video for our single Head Rush in July and that went down really well, we went back to the studio and got the rest of the record done in September. We worked with Ian Sadler at Emmeline studios and he was really great.

What was the hardest part behind putting together 'Head Down' for you guys, and why? I think the hardest part for us was probably cutting songs that weren't working, everyone has parts they like and don't like and to us it's really important everyone's happy with everything before we hit the studio.

You've stated that “There's a lot of people willing to sit back and let everything happen for them (or not as the case may be), and then they complain about the situation they're in,� so with this in mind, can you tell us about the main themes and influences that run throughout your music? Yeah, it's just that there are so many people who complain about the situation they're in but aren't willing to put the work in to get out of it, it's a big theme in our writing. It's something that this generation needs to address, everyone seems to think the world owes them something.

Who came up with the artwork for 'Head Down' and what does it mean to you? Jordan Pryke did the artwork for the EP, if we're honest there was no real relevance to us, we just thought it was really striking and cool!

As a pop punk band, then what's your opinion on this scene at the moment, and also, what other bands would you really like to tour with from this style of music, and why? I think it's really improving right now, smaller bands like Neck Deep & Knuckle Puck are putting out such solid releases and paving the way for new bands to grow. Especially in the UK I think the scene is really growing in a big way. I think we'd all love to tour with bands like Set Your Goals, Knuckle Puck & The Wonder Years to name a few.

What else can we expect from ROAM in 2014? We just want to get out and tour in 2014 and see new places and meet everyone!

Issue 23 of Stencil Mag  

Features interviews from the following: A Day To Remember, Trivium, Of Mice & Men, We Are The In Crowd, Miss May I, The Pretty Reckless, Iss...

Issue 23 of Stencil Mag  

Features interviews from the following: A Day To Remember, Trivium, Of Mice & Men, We Are The In Crowd, Miss May I, The Pretty Reckless, Iss...