Train To Roots - Policegun (Official Video 2015)

There are stories that must be told, or sung. For Train To Roots some of these stories have the name of the Diaz school in Genova, of Stefano Cucchi, the surveyor who died in the hospital one week after his detention in Rome, and of Stefano Aldrovandi, whose death was the responsibility of four policemen that have been sentenced for unintentional excess legitimate use of weapons.
It’s exactly two weeks after the historical decision of the European Court of Human Rights, that sentences Italy for torture during the raid of the Police at the Diaz school the night of July 21st, 2001, during G8 in Genova (Italy), that Train To Roots release a new single, Policegun, with a video. “A song that doesn’t mean to attack the police, we want to make a call: don’t lose your humanity, even wearing an uniform”, says Antonio Leardi, producer and musician of the band.
During the shooting of the Policegun video, the artist Giuseppe Todde created a graffiti artwork of a face with characteristics both of Carlo Giuliani and Federico Aldrovandi. The work, that will remain visible, has been done in Serramanna (Sardinia, Italy), on the walls of the former Cantina Sociale (Community winery), in agreement between the band and the local authorities.
Policegun is available on the INRI label website, and is the first single released form the new album, which is due at the end of the year and marks a return of the band to social and spiritual themes, to the roots, both on the musical and contents sides. In preparation for release of the new album, the band from Sardinia will be on tour in many European cities.

Music: Leardi-Mulas-Pireddu
Production: Antonio PapaN'tò Leardi
Mastering: Filippo Mulas @ Cuba Rec Lab.
Editing: Metatron srl/Curci
Label: INRI
Video director: Fabio Ortu



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An artistic path, considerably dynamic and rewarding, which in more than ten years has really strengthen the Sardinian band Train To Roots, giving it the possibility to boast of enriching experiences and collaborations with international artists and to play in the most important European reggae festivals and clubs. They have published already 4 albums since the debut in 2004: the namesake album Train To Roots (2005), Terra e acqua (2008), Brathin’ faya (2011) and Growing, released in 2014. They are now working on the fifth album, which is due at the end of 2015.
A great creativity, some positive perseverance and a serious determination is the perfect blend which allows the Train To Roots to evolve and be able to keep up with the times. These qualities are highly recognized and acclaimed by their audience, which is more and more abundant and demanding. Behind their hot and entertaining live shows there’s a burning and endless passion for music such as an intense study. Rooted in British early reggae, the band later turned in genres more in line with contemporary music canons, ranging from different kinds of reggae and black music.

Train To Roots are: Simone Pireddu "Bujumannu" - voice Michele Mulas "Rootsman I" - voice Antonio Leardi "Papa'Ntò" - keyboards Simone Bardi "Doctor Bass" - bass Stefano Manai "Stiv Man I" - guitar Giampaolo Bolelli "Jambo" - guitar Carlo Pippia "Groover" - drums