Train To Roots
ARTIST — reggae
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.