Original Sardinian Roots Rockers

 Formed in Sardinia in 2004, Train To Roots is now one of the most famous bands on the Italian reggae scene and has captivated audiences at hundreds of concerts all across Europe. While constantly pushing ahead and delivering explosive live shows, they have maintained an unusual mix of styles and languages on all of their five albums, incorporating everything from the nuances of Jamaican music and black music with engaging and funny lyrics in Italian, Sardinian and English.

The band began their journey with their debut album of the same name Train To Roots (2005). This was by followed Terra e Acqua (2008) featuring Sargento Garcia and Ranking Joe, which was remixed in 2009 with two bonus tracks, including a collaboration with Errol Bellot. Subsequently releasing Breathin’ Faya (2011) and Growing (INRI, 2014), which marked a turning point for the band, ushering in a new approach to work and introducing new styles of black music.

The fifth album Home (INRI, 2016), distributed globally by VP Records, with the help of fellow Italians: Clementino, Madh, Levante and Lion D, as well as Spaniards Aspencat & Auxili. It showcases the first 10 years of the band, essentially a roots rock reggae sound but with occasional nods to underground electronic beats and contemporary sounds and enriched with the poignant presence of 70s revival style choruses.

While their British maternal roots were clearly apparent in their early production, Train To Roots stand out for their use of many contemporary elements which they incorporate into their music, continually growing while nurturing their roots, with a strong passion for music without limits.

NEW ALBUM

Anticipato dall’uscita di Move It, un singolo in pieno original 80’s dancehall style che ha raccolto in meno di due mesi centinaia di migliaia di visualizzazioni tra YouTube e social, Declaration N° 6 è invece un album molto incentrato sul roots rock reggae e tratta tematiche quali il crescente razzismo degli stati europei come reazione al fenomeno della migrazione di massa dal nord Africa fino a temi di accrescimento spirituale e di consapevolezza del proprio ruolo di contrapposizione ad una società molto più estetica che etica.

Undici tracce inedite arricchite dalla preziosa partecipazione di Bunna, leader e voce degli Africa Unite, storica reggae band italiana e di Eugenio Finardi, cantautore milanese pietra miliare della scena rock sperimentale e progressiva negli anni ‘70 che ha cantato, traducendoli in italiano, alcuni versi di una celebre canzone di protesta della tradizione sarda Procurare e moderare.

Declaration No 6 esce in Italia per INRI e verrà distribuito globalmente da VPAL, parte dell’etichetta reggae più importante del mondo, VP Records.

Il 20 ottobre esce “DECLARATION N˚6”

sesto ed attesissimo nuovo album

NEW ALBUM OUT

Tracklist

  1. Better Run
  2. Nessuno Mai feat. Bunna
  3. RoadBlock
  4. Bubbling
  5. Sveglia
  6. Teddy Was
  7. General
  8. Non Sei Sola
  9. Move It
  10. Parole e Musica feat. Eugenio Finardi
  11. Disco Sauna

etichetta INRI / VPAL
distribuzione A1 entertainment / VPAL
edizioni Metatron srl
Prodotto da: Antonio PapaN’tò Leardi per Train To Roots
Masterizzato da: Simone Squillario
Cover work: Declaration n.6 by Vincenzo Pattusi aka Ludo 1948
Graphic Design: Simone BaS Art Bardi

Tour 2017