We've recently updated the members section of our website to include a whole load of bonus tracks (including B-Sides, demos and rarties). We've also created a photographic history of the band which features some interesting pictures from the vault (dating back to 2005)! Its totally free to sign up - just use the buttons at the top left of the website. Check it out now!
Added: Sunday 9th February 2014 @ 17:18:54 PM
Happy New Year!
Well, its been a busy year for Be Like Pablo (certainly our most productive since we formed in 2009).
At the start of the year, we officially introduced our long-term friends Andrew Stepien and Karen Johnston into our ranks who helped us develop our live shows in new ways and discover a new-found enthusiasm towards our music.
We launched our new lineup with a new single: Without the Pain (feat. Kuda). We were delighted to release this single through London-based Stray Cat Records with the help of Canonball PR and Hart Media. We had an absolute blast shooting the video for this single and teamed up with another old friend, director Steve Cardno. This one-take video basically involved us filling Karen's living room with our friends and having a wild party.
Over the summer months, we had the opportunity to perform at the GoNorth Festival, Speyfest, the Wickerman Festival, Jocktoberfest, Forres Culture Day, the BBC Tent at the Edinburgh Fringe and on the main stage at the Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival. We had a great time performing at all of these events and we're glad that we were given the chance to showcase our music on such grand platforms.
As 2014 came to a close, we hit the studio again to work with our producer/mentor Brian McNeill in October and had a fantastic time performing at the Netsounds Unsigned Christmas Showcase at...erm...Christmas.
To kick off the new year, we'll be doing a couple of re-releases through Stray Cat Records but, more importantly, we'll be releasing NEW songs towards the end of the year. Exciting!
But before we travel into the future, we'd like to thank everyoe who helped 2013 to be our best year yet: everyone who took the time to to watch us perform live or listen to our music; the promoters who booked us to play at their shows; the people who helped us to release and distribute our music; Kuda (for travelling to play with us); Blair, Jon and anyone else who acted as our road crew; the DJs who played our music on their radio shows or podcasts and, of course, our family and friends for continuing to support us pursuing this crazy dream.
Happy New Year! Ewen, Ross, Jamie, Andrew and Karen.
Added: Tuesday 31st December 2013 @ 13:06:02 PM
Without the Pain - Single Out Now
Our new single, Without the Pain is now available to buy online!
The single will be available to buy on 27th August on Stray Cat Records and WE NEED YOU (!) to spread the word by sharing the video in any way you can. And remember to tell us what you think of the video using social networking sites.
This song's a little different for us and features some great vocals from our friend Kuda - the nicest MC in the world. Also, look out for a cameo from the awesome band Cleavers.
Thanks for checking out the video - I hope you enjoy it again and again and again forever.
Added: Saturday 22nd June 2013 @ 19:48:44 PM
Hello Internet Users!
Welcome to the all new belikepablo.com!
For those of you who visited our old website: thanks for coming back! We hope that you like the new layout. We'll be keeping this website up to date with all the latest news from Pablo World as it happens. We're talking serious gossip here.
For those who don't know us: hello! We are Be Like Pablo and we're a band from Scotland who like to make fun and loud powerpop music. You can find out all about us in the navigation bar above. We're really happy that you've discovered this site - be sure to listen to our tracks in the player to the right and our videos in the tab labelled...erm...'Videos'.
Anyhoo...thanks for dropping by. If you'd like to talk to us then we're pretty active on social networking sites these days. The hand drawn buttons at the bottom right of the site will take you there.
Added: Friday 21st June 2013 @ 00:01:46 AM
Be Like Pablo Powerpop / Indie / Geek Rock
Be Like Pablo are a noisy powerpop band from quiet, rural Scotland who make catchy pop songs with girl/boy harmonies, Moog synthesizers, noisy guitars and a healthy dose of nerdy enthusiasm!
Ewen Watson – Vocals/guitar/synthesizers Ross Watson – Guitar/vocals Karen Johnston – Syntheizers/vocals Jamie Murphy – Bass/Vocals Andrew Stepien – Drums/samples
Hailing from the small Scottish town of Forres (famed for its award-winning Scotch pies and floral displays), Be Like Pablo write bright, summer-sounding songs inspired by both classic pop music and alternative bands such as Weezer, Ash, Silver Sun and Ben Kweller. Since their formation, Be Like Pablo have performed live on both BBC Radio One and BBC Radio Scotland and have played at many festivals throughout Scotland including: T in the Park; Rockness; Wickerman and The Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival.
The band’s debut album, The New Adventures, was released in 2013 through London-based label Sray Cat Records and received airplay from Dermot O’Leary, Steve Lamacq, Vic Galloway, Ally McCrae and Jen long.
In 2014, Be Like Pablo are committed to releasing new music in 2014 and bringing their energetic live show to a wider audience outside Scotland.
"Quirky Scottish indie-rock in the style of a particularly giddy Weezer." – NME
"The New Adventures is packed full of hooks, sparkling instrumentation and glorious harmonies." – The Sun
"Follow the sound of latter-day powerpop and you'll find Be Like Pablo at the end of it." - Steve Lamacq (BBC6 Music)