Relentless Touring Pays Off For The Script

Sarah Champion spoke to The Script in their tourbus at Isle of Wight Festival 2011 earlier this month. The Irish alternative rock group had just woken up and spoke about their tourbus and their relentless schedule.

“We’ve always had a saying that the only place where success comes before touring is in the dictionary,” singer Danny O’Donoghue explained. “You really need to be in the marketplace, in America, all the time touring. So we found it very hard physically and mentally to be in both places at the same time, but right now with the song doing so well at radio, it’s really paying off for the first time. Looks like it looks to be the same kind of smash that ‘Breakeven’ was so I guess you have those little pick me ups now and again that the song’s doing so well. It makes all the travelling so worth it when you go out. We just finished a tour in America, finishing in Central Park. So we’re there with like 10,000 people in Central Park. You see all the work and all those late nights coming to its own really.”

Watch the interview via YouTube below.

The Script Lock Themselves Away To Write ‘Science & Faith’

The Script does a live set for Walmart Soundcheck

Irish rockers The Script performed songs from their sophomore disc ‘Science & Faith’ during a visit to Walmart Soundcheck. The live set included ‘For the First Time’, ‘Breakeven’, ‘The Man Who Can’t Be Moved’, ‘Nothing’ and ‘You Won’t Feel A Thing’.

During an interview, Danny O’Donoghue, Mark Sheehan and Glen Power talked about the labor of love that was writing and recording ‘Science & Faith’, the origin of the title track being about the push and pull of relationships, why they chose ‘For the First Time’ as the first single and how it relates to how Ireland was dealing with the recession, stumbling across their sound on the first record, the first time they heard themselves on the radio, how people who come to their concerts really let their hair down, the connection the music is making to audiences, and more.

“The second record was all the experience of two years touring that we gained, and we got a chance to lock ourselves away for only four months to write our second record,” Sheehan said. “It takes the average band I think a year or two to record a record. It was loads of fun. It was great. We just got to leave all the opinions outside. We closed the doors and made a record that we were proud of and happy with and we’re our own worst enemies when we do it ourselves. We figured that we set the bar so high on this record that if we do it everytime with every song, this album is gonna be a really great album.”

Check it out, plus an exclusive interview, at soundcheck.walmart.com, and check out additional pictures from the appearance after the cut. (more…)

The Script Behind The Scenes At V Festival

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The Script posted highlights from their recent appearance at V Festival. The band was filmed on their way to the show, as well as backstage and on stage during their performance. See what goes on behind the scenes and get a detailed look at The Script performing at one of the largest festivals in the UK below the cut. (more…)

The Script ‘Breakeven’ Video (U.S. Version) Behind The Scenes

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The Script are close to releasing the new version of their ‘Breakeven’ music video, and Teen.com got a behind-the-scenes look at the shoot. Watch Danny O’Donoghue and Mark Sheehan talk about the video concept, fan-submitted videos and what is was like performing with a green screen below the cut. When asked whose world they would like to look into, Mark answered U2 or David Bowie while Danny joked Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown would be his choice.

The video at YouTube has since been removed.

The Script Performs ‘Breakeven’ On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

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The Script performed their new U.S. single ‘Breakeven’ on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood on Tuesday (August 4). The track is off the Irish rock group’s self-titled debut album, out now on RCA.

Video at YouTube has since been removed.

The Script Perform At Billboard Offices

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The Script stopped by the offices of Billboard to perform a live set. The band also discuss their rising success, opening for Paul McCartney, and what the future holds. Watch the Irish rock group perform ‘We Cry’ and ‘Break Even’, and ‘The Man Who Can’t Be Moved’ blended with the interview, below.

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The Script Oxegen Festival Behind The Scenes

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Behind the scenes footage of The Script at this year’s Oxegen Festival in Ireland has been posted online. The clip captures intimate backstage footage of lead singer Danny O’Donoghue sharing the band’s experience over the past year and culminates with a crowd of over 80,000 people singing along to their new single ‘Break Even.’ Watch it below the cut. (more…)

On TV: Spinnerette, The Script, Twisted Sister

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Rock acts on television this week include:

Spinnerette perform on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ (CBS) on Monday.

The Script perform on ‘The View’ (ABC) on Tuesday.

Twisted Sister perform on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ (NBC) on Thursday.

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