Ships, Sweet Baboo’s fourth record is a concept album about the sea and was recorded with long time collaborator The Voluntary Butler Scheme.
A native of the North Wales countryside, Sweet Baboo aka Stephen Black is a single minded, idiosyncratic singer possessing an ear for sparkling melody and a gift for a deft lyrical turn – from darkly funny to piercingly tender, twinkling boastful to deliciously self-deprecating. Having worked with the likes of Gruff Rhys, Cate Le Bon and Islet, he has already been shortlisted for the Welsh Music Prize in 2011 for his third album ‘I’m A Dancer/Songs About Sleeping’.
Influenced by the likes of The Beach Boys, Bill Callahan, Stereolab, Daniel Johnston and Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci, Black indulges his love of brass heavy pop on the new album.
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