ROAM – Great Heights & Nosedives
Released: October 13th, 2017
Alex Costello – lead vocals
Matt Roskilly – bass guitar
Alex Adam – lead guitar & backing vocals
Sam Veness – rhythm guitar
Miles Gill – drums
Formed in England in 2012, ROAM have spent the last few years steadily climbing to the top of the pop-punk pile. Their debut album ‘Backbone‘ released in 2016 through Hopeless Records saw them travelling the world for the last year and a half. Now comes their latest release Great Heights & Nosedives, aka the dreaded second album that can make or break a band.
It’s time now to embark on a listening journey as I try to determine….
I definitely think this album is going to grow on me; the fast-paced songs will keep pulling me back in, and I’ll become more and more fond of the other songs I wasn’t initially drawn to. Overall I think this record is really great; it’s cohesive without being repetitive, super fun, really well written and much to my pleasure, didn’t include any of those god-forsaken token acoustic slow songs.
ROAM – Great Heights & Nosedives tracklisting
2. Left For Dead
3. The Rich Life Of A Poor Man
4. Playing Fiction
5. Guilty Melody
6. Open Water
7. Curtain Call
10. While The World Keeps Spinning
Rating: I’m giving it a 7.5/10, and concluding that it is in fact, a banger.
Great Heights & Nosedives is Our Now via Hopeless Records. Get a copy here
Review by Georgia Moloney
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