Backbone (Roam album)

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Backbone
Roam Backbone Album Artwork.jpg
Studio album by Roam
Released 22 January 2016
Studio Steel City Studio, Sheffield; Futureworks Studios, Manchester; Mill Bank Farm Studios, East Sussex
Genre
Length 35:11
Label Hopeless
Producer Drew Lawson
Roam chronology
Viewpoint
(2015)
Backbone
(2016)
Singles from Backbone
  1. "Deadweight[2]"
    Released: 11 October 2015
  2. "Hopeless Case[3]"
    Released: 15 December 2015
  3. "Bloodline[4]"
    Released: 15 January 2016

Backbone is the debut album by British pop punk band Roam.[5]

Production[edit]

Recording took place at Steel City Studio in Sheffield, Futureworks Studios in Manchester and Mill Bank Farm Studios in East Sussex.[6] Drew Lawson produced the album.[6] Phil Gornell engineered the proceedings with assistance from Grant Berry, Oliver Horner and Rian Dawson.[6] Matt Wilson of Set Your Goals/Chains provides guest vocals on "Deadweight".[6] Elliott Ingham performs additional drums.[6] Lawson mixed the album, while Berry mastered it.[6]

Promotion[edit]

On 11 October 2015, a music video for "Deadweight" was released.[2] On 13 December 2015, a music video for "Hopeless Case" was released.[3] On 9 March 2016, a music video for "Tracks" was released.[7]

Release[edit]

The album was released on 22 January 2016 through Hopeless.[8][9] The band is set to go on the 2016 Warped Tour.[10]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Alternative PressFavourable[11]
idobi Radio8/10 stars[12]
Kerrang!4/5[13]
Rock Sound7/10[14]
Upset Magazine3/5 stars[1]

Backbone charted at number 178 in the UK.[15]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics and music by Roam.[6]

Backbone[16]
No.TitleLength
1."The Desmond Show"0:27
2."Cabin Fever"3:10
3."Deadweight"3:04
4."All the Same"2:21
5."Hopeless Case"3:16
6."Bloodline"3:06
7."R.I.P in Peace"3:07
8."Tracks"3:22
9."Head Rush"3:19
10."Goodbyes"2:32
11."Tell Me"3:55
12."Leaving Notice"3:32
Total length:35:11

Personnel[edit]

Personnel per sleeve.[6]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[15] 178

References[edit]

Citations

  1. ^ a b Glasscock, Jack (22 January 2016). "ROAM - Backbone". Upset Magazine. The Bunker Publishing. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  2. ^ a b Bazley, John (11 October 2015). "Set Your Goals Frontman Returns to Pop-Punk with Guest Feature on New ROAM Single—Listen". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  3. ^ a b Munro, Scott (15 December 2015). "Roam Release Hopeless Case Music Video". Team Rock. Team Rock. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  4. ^ Hingle, James (15 January 2016). "Roam Stream New Song, Bloodline". Kerrang!. Bauer Media Group. Archived from the original on 15 January 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  5. ^ Gilbertson, Jon (21 January 2016). "New Albums Out This Week". Journal Sentinel. Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h Backbone (Booklet). Roam. Hopeless. 2016. HR2192-2.
  7. ^ Santos, AJT (9 March 2016). "ROAM Gives All Sorts of Feels in Music Video for "Tracks"". Inquirer Pop. Inquirer. Archived from the original on 9 March 2016. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
  8. ^ "ROAM Album is Released Today". Eastbourne Herald. Eastbourne Herald. 22 January 2016. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  9. ^ Shutler, Ali. "ROAM: Big in 2016". Upset Magazine. The Bunker Publishing. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  10. ^ Sharp, Tyler (March 22, 2016). "10 more bands announced for Warped Tour 2016". Alternative Press. Retrieved March 22, 2016.
  11. ^ Stokes, Alyson (22 January 2016). "ROAM delivers revitalized U.K. pop punk with new album 'Backbone' - Reviews". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Retrieved 29 February 2016.
  12. ^ Hines, Hannah (22 January 2016). "Album Review: ROAM – Backbone". idobi Radio. idobi Radio. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  13. ^ Shepherd 2016, p. 50
  14. ^ Lloyd 2016, p. 82
  15. ^ a b "CHART: CLUK Update 30.01.2016 (wk4)". zobbel.de. Retrieved 29 February 2016.
  16. ^ "'Backbone' on iTunes". iTunes. Apple. Retrieved 23 January 2016.

Sources

  • Lloyd, Gav (January 2016). Bird, Ryan, ed. "Reviews". Rock Sound. London: Freeway Press Inc. (208). ISSN 1465-0185.
  • Shepherd, Tom (2 January 2016). McMahon, James, ed. "Reviews". Kerrang!. London: Bauer Media Group (1600). ISSN 0262-6624.