No Sound Without Silence - The Script
This weekend, Irish pop-rock trio The Script return to Perth to kick off their Australian and New Zealand tour at Perth Arena. They’re back to promote their latest album No Sound Without Silence, which they released in September last year.
This album has been described by the band as a response to the state of the music industry. Lead vocalist Danny O’Donoghue revealed that the title of the album is a comment on the way artists and labels do not critically think about what they want to say, and so do not say meaningful things. With this vision of producing an album with meaning and purpose, No Sound Without Silence was born. Written and recorded primarily aboard the band’s tour bus, guitarist Mark Sheehan explained that the studio provides a medium through which they can expel the adrenaline they develop on stage instead of “smok[ing] and drink[ing] it away”.
No Sound Without Silence is reminiscent of U2’s melodic pop-rock, with anthemic choruses, and pop-formula piano and guitar riffs. The Script list U2 as one of their major influences, so this is not surprising. Following the band’s vision for the album, the lyrics promote the importance of self-reflection and having purpose in life, encouraging listeners to achieve what they’ve “been fighting for”.
Supported by Tinie Tempah, The Script will be playing in Perth on Friday 24 April. Tickets are still available via Ticketek.