April 10, 2017 |

Be Like Pablo take on the A-Z Challenge!

Be Like Pablo take on the A-Z Challenge!

April 10, 2017 |



Mischievious Scottish rockers Be Like Pablo recently announced their incredible new single There She Is. We asked frontman Ewen Watson to take on our A-Z challenge!

A song that made you want to make music?

Undone (The Sweater Song) by Weezer. The first song that made me think I could be involved in music.

Best rider you've ever had?

The rest of the band got unlimited alcohol from a venue once but, since I’m teetotal and don’t drink, they gave me a several crates of J20. Totally amazing.

Craziest moment you've experienced in the band?

We once did a really strange gig at an RAF camp which had a bucking bronco and a trampoline with very low ceiling clearance. We also got pressured into playing Eye of the Tiger. It was great fun but also really strange.

Deepest lyric one of your songs features?

‘I’m so shallow; your feet touch my tiles’ from I Can’t Dance: a track from our first album. It’s a swimming pool metaphor and that’s about as deep as my songs get.

Easiest song you wrote?

Our new single: There She Is was very straight forward and came out pretty much fully formed.

Favourite song in your set?

Our oldest song: Without the Pain. It has always been a really fun song to play and we’ve been doing it for so long that it’s just really easy to play now.

Guest you'd most like to feature on your record?

Matt Sharp from The Rentals. He played in two of my favourite ever bands and produces records. If he’s reading this: Matt, please get in touch! If not, I’d settle for Pat Sharp.

Hardest thing about being in a band?

Having to wait for results. It sometimes feels like you’re putting in loads of work and getting nothing out of it but, in time, good things start to happen. Being in a band requires great patience.

Interesting fact about one of your members?

One of our band members was once the runner up in the Scottish Teacher of the Year awards.

Jokes you have in the band?

For some reason, we always refer to Andrew as a wee boy. I have no idea why but, if you meet him, I’d encourage you to do the same.

Key to writing a song?

A strong idea and a big chorus.

Longest distance you've travelled to play a show?

We live in the rural north of Scotland so we have to travel far to play anywhere! One particular occasion that springs to mind is when we played at a festival then drove through the night to play first thing at another one then Ross had to go straight to a friend’s wedding without any sleep.