Be Like Pablo
Be Like Pablo
Punk Rock for Nerds!
Be Like Pablo are a noisy powerpop band from quiet, rural Scotland who make catchy alternative pop songs with girl/boy harmonies, Moog synthesizers and noisy guitars.
Ewen Watson – Vocals/guitar/synthesizers
Ross Watson – Guitar/vocals
Karen Johnston – Syntheizers/vocals
Jamie Murphy – Bass/Vocals
Andrew Stepien – Drums/samples
Be Like Pablo was formed by brothers Ewen and Ross Watson with close friend Jamie Murphy in the small town of Forres, famed for its award-winning Scotch pies and floral displays. The Watson brothers were brought up on a healthy diet of Motown, surf rock and AC/DC and began playing in bands together as teenagers. Songwriter Ewen sought to recreate the innocence of classic pop music on his childhood ears while drawing inspiration from his favourite alternative bands such as Weezer, Ash, Silver Sun and Ben Kweller. Shortly after taking the name Be Like Pablo (inspired by their Chilean friend and his sense of adventure), Ross, Ewen and Jamie began work on their debut album at Glasgow’s Ca Va studio with producer Brian McNeill (of charting 80s synth pop act China Crisis) and powerhouse session drummer Alyn Cosker.
Fast-forward to 2013 and the band welcome childhood friends Andrew Stepien (drums/samples) and Karen Johnston (vocals/keys) to the group. With this line-up, Be Like Pablo plan to release a new single and their debut album, The New Adventures this summer.
"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)
Jocktoberfest (Black Isle Brewery)
£25.00 Weekend Camping
Be Like Pablo performing at 7pm
Mosset Tavern (Forres)
With Faterson and The OXIDES
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