Under the Radar: Be Like Pablo

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Few Scottish acts have mastered the art of creating a catchy tune like Forres’ finest, Be Like Pablo. The band mine an inexhaustible seam of poptastic harmonies, underpinned by new wave guitars and a melodious keyboard sound which provides the icing on the cake.

There She Is, their latest single, is no exception. Released on Friday, it is accompanied by an impressive video that looks like it belongs to a much bigger act signed to a major label. According to frontman Ewen Watson, it is the embodiment of what he visualised when he wrote the song. Staring actress Jerry-Jane Pears (Survivor and The Royals) as a woman who comes to life on billboards and in magazines, it was directed by Andrei Staruiala and is well worth a look and listen.

Be Like Pablo play Edinburgh’s Mash House on 22 April. Definitely a date for the diary.

* Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run music industry convention and showcase Wide Days, which takes place in Edinburgh on 21-22 April. See www.widedays.com for details.

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