I don't have a girlfriend...I'm too busy touring -- Royseven's Paul
ROYSEVEN frontman Paul Walsh has admitted he is still single because the pressures of being on tour can prove too hard on his relationships.
The Tipperary star says being on the road and constantly recording new material can weigh heavy on personal relationships.
Royseven may have had massive success this year with their album You Say We Say and touring with The Coronas, One Republic and The Kaiser Chiefs, but the band's lead singer and songwriter Paul says with great success comes great sacrifice.
"There are definitely sacrifices, especially when it comes to not being there for your friends and partners. You're just never home, you're always gigging or just away at something. But I'm hoping that long term this will all be worth it.
"I don't have a girlfriend, I'm single and that's why. Touring is just one of many problems, I think creative people can be a bit difficult at the best of times too, so that doesn't help," he laughed.
Paul made the comments while launching the new two-week event First Fortnight, an arts-based mental health awareness project which will see Dubliners enjoy movie nights, theatre and a therapy discussion which will be MC'd by RTE's Claire Byrne.
Royseven will headline a gig for the final day of the festival.
"This will be one of the few gigs we do in Ireland for 2012. We are doing gigs around Europe now in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. There is actually a big movie coming out in Germany with our song We Should Be Lovers on it, so that's really exciting," he added.