Royden was founded in 2003 by Nick Pultz, Treebo and Kerry who had previously been together in the band My Cousin Ray. Based on demos cut at the end of that band's activity, they interested independent label Hopeless Records which released their EP, Best Friends Our Worst Enemiesin May 2004. Guitarist Tim Brummer was added in January of 2004. Frank Rosania joined the band as a second guitarist and left in March 2005 and was replaced by Justin Sherwood. Royden had its Warped Tour in 2006. It disbanded in October 2007.