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The Neutrinos feature in Amanda Knox trial documentary
Karen, lead singer in The Neutrinos

A documentary charting the trial of Amanda Knox, the American convicted of murdering Meredith Kercher in Italy, featured music by The Neutrinos.

The Norwich band provided the soundtrack for the programme which was made by Eye Films based in Norwich.

"This is purely to underscore the serious message of 'What is the legal process in Italy'," said Jon, bass player in the band.

The documentary was shown on More4 on Tuesday, 5 January 2010 at 10pm.

"We got very interested in this particular court case," said Jon.

"This very unfortunate British student who was murdered on her course out in Perugia in Italy and the accused, who is now the convicted, has gone through an extraordinary legal process and this programme is all about that," he added.

Originally The Neutrinos were invited to supply one song to accompany a scene in the film, but the producers at Eye Films, who have offices at Epic Studios in Norwich, were so impressed that they asked the band to soundtrack the entire film.

'It was really interesting to see how the film-makers cut the film and music together and we have already discussed the possibility of working together again in the future," said Karen, singer in The Neutrinos.

Convicted of murder

US student Amanda Knox, 22, and Raffaele Sollecito, her former boyfriend, were found guilty of the murder by an Italian court in December.

Knox was sentenced to 26 years on 4 December 2009 with her former Italian boyfriend - who was given 25 years.

Miss Kercher, 21, a Leeds University student from Surrey, was found with her throat slit in Perugia in 2007.

Knox had denied killing her but prosecutors said Sollecito held her down while Knox stabbed her to death in what began as a drug-induced sex game.

The documentary examined the trial as well as the allegations that it was unfair.

Complement

The band hoped that their music will complement the programme, rather than be exploitative.

Amanda Knox (left) escorted by Italian penitentiary police officers (photo: AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

"I was so shocked when I saw the headlines that Amanda Knox had gone down for 26 years," said Karen, singer in The Neutrinos.

"I'm really looking forward to seeing the final edit - to have opinions and insight into this case which is not from the red-tops or journalism that has its own agenda," she added.

As well as featuring in the documentary, the band has plans to release new material in 2010.

"We're making a book at the moment and an album," said Jon.

"We're recording a new record which is all about our experiences in Berlin.

"We're doing a book of our experiences and we're working on an exhibition of it all as well. It's going to be a big art project to coincide with the release of the record."

The Trials of Amanda Knox was shown on More4 on Tuesday, 5 January 2010 at 10pm and repeated on Wednesday, 6 January at 12.30am.




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