Released: 11th August 2008.
Formed out of the ashes of failed boyband Dream Street, Dublin's the Script have beavered away on their eponymous debut album for the best part of three years with everyone from N*E*R*D (whom they supported recently) to Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins. It is most pleasing then, that they haven't simply adopted the bleepy funk led pop that those two producers are renowned for.
Equally, by the same token, it would certainly be lazy to suggest that they are just Maroon 5 with a fiddle and a bodhran. Whilst the two singles, "We Cry", and "The Man Who Can't Be Moved" are indeed the most commercial tracks on here, they actually come across far more like the successors to Keane or Snow Patrol's throne in the contemporary power rock stakes on tracks like "Talk You Down", "The End Where I Begin" and "Fall For Anything" which are a great showcase for the amazing talent of lead vocalist Danny O'Donoghue.
What "The Script" ends up being, to that effect, is a solid, if not confident debut from a band that have lots of potential to blossom over time.