Based in London, The Script is an alternative pop/rock trio made up of Dublin natives. With somewhat of a rags to riches story, the band members all grew up in the slums of Dublin where poverty, crimes and gang warfare were a part of everyday life. After discovering MTV, which was a station only played after midnight in its hometown, the band members all decided that music was their way out of the slums. Initially forming a four-piece in 1996 called MyTown, a project that saw moderate success in Ireland, the band began to move towards a more soulful R&B-influenced type of rock and changed its name to The Script. With the release of its eponymous debut album in 2008, the band developed a following among critics and fans in the UK and eventually the US. The Script released its third album, fittingly titled #3, in 2012.