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The Script (Band)

Updated on April 21, 2013

The Script

The Script is an Irish trio alternative rock band but currently based in London.

The members are consists of Danny O'Donoghue in vocals, Mark Sheehan in guitars and Glen Power in drums.

Their debut album with the same name is released under RCA Label Group imprint Phonogenic in August 2008.

The Script are a three-man Irish rock band from Dublin, Ireland. They are currently based in London after signing to RCA Label Group imprint Phonogenic, and their debut album "The Script" was released in August 2008.

Mark and Danny are former producers who worked with Rodney Jerkins, the Neptunes, Teddy Reilly and Dallas Austin. They were based in the US, but moved back to Dublin where they recruited Glen for their new band. The band signed to Phonogenic in spring 2007, and released an EP on Last.FM.

Their debut single "We Cry" received 'Single of the Week' on RTÃ 2FM, Today FM and by Jo Whiley on BBC Radio 1, and was Kevin Hughes' tune of the week on GCap Media's The One Network show Music Control. Their second single, The Man Who Can't Be Moved, was also Kevin Hughes Tune Of The Week on Music Control Radio, as well as Jo Wiley's pet sound. Their debut album The Script reached number 1 in the UK and Ireland the week it came out. more from Wikipedia Article

The Script - released August 2008 (RCA Label Group)

If you have not heard of The Script, shame on you! This soul trio hailing from Dublin has been making waves lately with their hit singles "We Cry" and "The Man Who Can't Be Moved." Comprising of former boybanders (anybody remember MyTown?) Mark Sheehan and Danny O'Donoghue, and session musician, Glen Power, this threesome is backed by a solid era of substantial production work and writing, for R&B production moguls like Pharrell Williams (The Neptunes) and Teddy Riley (Blackstreet), before coming together as The Script.

Let's start with the merits. O'Donoghue's vocals are a pleasurably unique aural experience. It is rough without being raspy, and smooth without being silky. When that meets Sheehan's tangy guitar commentaries and Power's funky percussion, the end result is a compelling soul/R&B/pop-rock effort. Simple melodies are married to relatable lyrics, and this guarantees that track after track is a surefire, radio-friendly hit. Demonstrating the influence of their R&B production days, you'll also find some semi-rapped vocals, surprisingly articulate and suited to the rap style, and groovy drumworks. This all contributes to a rhythmic pop melodiousness, with some anthemic rock appeal.

Alas, The Script also goes for 'safe' in their debut effort, and doesn't vary their formula much. An interesting exception would be "Rusty Halo," an uptempo (a first in the entire work), rock number that'll leave you bouncing to the beat. Other than that, the album plays across a flat plane, with no big leaps, but no huge letdowns either. Some might even go so far as to call it bland. The lyrics are somewhat trite, with a moody, melancholic strain throughout, undeniably heartfelt, which perhaps helps it along in the soul factor. Many of the songs bear a tired, repeated theme: love lost ("If You See Kay," "Break Even") or love enduring ("The Man Who Can't Be Moved," "Talk You Down," "Before The Worst").

Debut single "We Cry" is a commendable effort at a social commentary, with a deep, piteous yearning. But that said, it's not covering new ground lyrics-wise. "Fall For Anything" sounds like it came right out of a Maroon 5 album, vocals and all. The album closes with "I'm Yours," a sappy-but-not-sacharrine ballad, which proves a fitting finale with its sweet and dreamily haunting guitar strains. Kudos for that!

All in all, this is still a Script worth listening to. For a while, at least.

....excerpt from The Script MTV Asia Music Review


Track Listing

1. "We Cry"

2. "Before The Worst"

3. "Talk You Down"

4. "The Man Who Can't Be Moved"

5. "Breakeven"

6. "Rusty Halo"

7. "The End Where I Begin"

8. "Fall For Anything"

9. "If You See Kay"

10. "I'm Yours"

11. "Anybody There" (Bonus Track)


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      anonymous 5 years ago

      boys you are the best ever i love you all.your music your style and danny's AMAZING VOICE .KISS YOU ,GOOD LUCK,MORE FANS AND REMEMBER THE SCRIPT IS THE BEST !!!!!!!!!!


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      anonymous 5 years ago

      wow..really nice.. i really love song of the script thanks a lot..for more info about my band ilike..

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Love their songs! especially NOTHING and THE MAN WHO CANT BE MOVE.

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      ambrking 6 years ago

      i love the script!

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      John Dyhouse 6 years ago from UK

      HAve never heard of this band but they could be going places, the sounds from the mp3 and video are really something. remind me of the soundds i used to like as a young man in the 70's, great lens

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Love the band. I'm waiting for them to come to Texas to perform.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I saw you on the Sundance Channel and I was blown away. I ordered your disc and cant wait for it to arrive. I'm a now a fan for life... PEACE...Scootertrash (Susan)