Sweet Baboo: The Day I Lost My Voice
Sweet Baboo is Stephen Black, a native of the North Wales countryside. Following the release of his third album, I’m a Dancer/Songs About Sleeping, Black has returned in 2011 with his latest EP – Girl Under A Tree. With myriad influences taking in The Beach Boys, Daniel Johnston and Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci, Girl Under A Tree is characterized by tales of girls, loss, adventure and drinking.
Over the last twelve months Sweet Baboo has played at Glastonbury, Latitude, Green Man, SXSW and The Camden Crawl, as well as touring Germany with Johnny Flynn and the UK with Islet. He has also been invited to record sessions for BBC 6 Music’s Marc Riley, Huw Stephens and Stuart Maconie. Notably, Black’s song How I’d Live My Life (AKA The Bumblebee Song) sound-tracked a series of TV spots for the Visit Wales tourist board campaign in 2010.
Girl Under A Tree will be released via Shape Records on 19th Sept 2011 on limited 10” white vinyl / Download. [Badge of Friendship]