Roam formed in September 2012 in Eastbourne, England. The group began performing in November 2012. The band began producing original music in early 2012, and independently released two EPs, No Common Ground, which was released in 2012, and Head Down, which was released in 2013. The group was signed to Hopeless Records in 2014 and soon afterwards released the Viewpoint EP in 2015.
The band released its debut album, Backbone, on 22 January 2016, through Hopeless. Following the release of the band's debut album Backbone, the band supported Sum 41 during Kerrang! Tour 2016.