For great songs, stick with The Script 

Sometimes you can overlook great songwriting, even when it’s right under your nose.

Such could be the case with Ireland’s deft little trio The Script, which has quietly come up with unsuspecting humalongs like “Breakeven” from its eponymous debut.

The song crept into the public consciousness until it had been downloaded over two million times. And raspy-throated bandleader Danny O’Donoghue is a likable enough lad on record and video, a winning Everyman who’s quite happy to coast beneath the stadium-rock radar.

This week, the band breaks the sophomore jinx with its second album, “Science & Faith,” which recently debuted at #1 on the Celtic charts.

Naturally, its kickoff single “For The First Time” is already climbing the U.S. charts, and the trio will be appearing this week on just about every TV outlet possible — from “The Today Show” to “The Late Show With David Letterman,” with visits to Jimmy Kimmel, Ellen DeGeneres, even Regis and Kelly. At 10 a.mM. on January 28, tickets for their spring tour become available. It begins — you guessed it — in San Francisco at The Warfield on May 26.

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