Under the cowboy hats, there's lined, road-weary faces that speak of many rock miles. There's the speculation over singer DC Root's
shadowy past. There's the reports of their riveting, rollicking performances, combining rock with poetry, biting social commentary and
post-modernist hip hop beats and samples. ROOT! are a "new" band, yet they have the air of lost innocence about them.
DC Root dismisses the rumours with an apocryphal story: "One morning I woke up and I was a country singer. You can't be a proper
country singer until your looks have gone. I checked in the mirror, and that confirmed it."