British pop-punk band ROAM formed in Eastbourne, England in 2012. Taking cues from New Found Glory, blink-182, Sum 41, and Simple Plan, the group’s high-energy urgent vocals, kinetic riffs, and pogo drums resurrected the pre-screamo sounds of the early aughts’ pop-punk boom, much like Paramore or All Time Low. After formation, the band — Alex Costello (lead vocals), Alex Adam (vocals and guitar), Sam Veness (guitar), Matt Roskilly (bass), and Charlie Pearson (drums) — recorded a pair of independent EPs: No Common Ground (2012) and Head Down (2013). They were signed to Hopeless Records in 2014 and released a third EP (Viewpoint) a year later. In early 2016, ROAM released their debut full-length, Backbone, and toured globally in support of the album, as well as new drummer Miles Gill joining the band. October 2017 sAW the band release their second full-length, Great Heights & Nosedives.
Like Pacific is a Punk quintet hailing from Toronto, Canada. The band, which consists of Jordan Black (vocals), Chris Thaung (bass), Greg Hall (guitar), Luke Holmes (guitar) and Taylor Ewart (drums), has found itself making waves in the punk scene through their unique, energetic and upbeat but introspective form of pop punk. Their references to their beloved hometown streets with song titles like “Richmond”, “Chine Drive” and a scenic Toronto-based music video for “Distant’’ have made them one of Toronto’s staples in the scene.
After being featured on Alternative Press’ “100 Bands You Need to Know”, the band signed to Pure Noise Records in the winter of 2014. Like Pacific released their debut full-length Distant Like You Asked two years later. The album would result in many achievements for the band; leading to 5,000 copies sold worldwide, 1 million Spotify plays on the single “Distant”, and features in Spotify’s official playlists such as “Punk Rock Workout” and “Pop Punk’s Not Dead”.
The band began to see new opportunities on the road, being a part of the AP Tour with State Champs and Neck Deep, the full Vans Warped Tour, Riot Fest and SXSW. They would also end up on tour packages with bands like Good Charlotte, Senses Fail, Counterparts and Four Year Strong. Furthermore, the band has toured the U.K and Europe various times with the Slam Dunk Festival and Trophy Eyes.