MeVIO’s Warped Tour coverage continues with Martina and Jackie’s interview with Joshua Moore of We Came As Romans on Emo Girl TV.
Hailing from Troy, Michigan, We Came As Romans began playing together in 2005, and have since recorded two EPs and two full-length albums, the latest of which (Understanding What We’ve Grown To Be) is expected to be released in September. The band is often noted for their joyous, positive vibe.
The girls asked Joshua how he’s enjoying the Warped Tour so far. “It’s awesome, but it’s really hot, all the time.” Moore says that his favorite date on the tour so far was in Pamona. “We had a really good set time and there was a ton of kids.”
So, how did the band get their name?
We were a super-local band, playing these terrible hall shows about twice a month. We were, like, sixteen and seventeen, playing to 20 kids. A couple of our members came up with the name and that was it. At that time I never imagined that I’d be sitting on a couch at the Warped Tour being asked how we came up with the name.
What other bands has Moore enjoyed seeing on the Warped Tour? “I grew up listening to Reliant K. So I saw them on stage the other day and they were awesome.” He also says that he’s friends with members in a lot of the other bands on the tour, and it’s great to see them getting recognition.
Moore also says that he’s excited about the impending release of the new album, and the opportunity to play the new songs live. “We already released the first track, Misunderstanding, and also the title track, and we’re playing both of them on tour. It’s awesome to be playing new music again after playing the same songs for the past two years.”