We are pleased to announce after two smashing London shows that Sweet Baboo will be playing Islington Assembly Hall
“A sweet-zesty suspension of yearning and blame“ Guardian Guide Single of the Week
“It’s like a beefier Belle & Sebastian rubbing shoulders with mid-‘90s Blur” Q 4*
“A record whose charms are irresistible” Clash
“This is a quintessentially British record – think The Kinks and Gorkys. It’s a record to raise a smile and to shed a tear to” DIY
“Charming and wryly humorous album” Time Out
“Enchanting” The Fly
Following on from the release of his acclaimed fourth album ‘Ships’ – and first record on Moshi Moshi – Sweet Baboo now announces his next single ‘C’Mon Let’s Mosh!’ will be released on 29th July.
‘C’Mon Let’s Mosh!’ was the last song Stephen Black (aka Sweet Baboo) wrote for ‘Ships’, the title a nod to post-punkers The Make Up. It’s an upbeat ode to love with a chorus refrain of “Let’s dance and then make love”.
Sweet Baboo has just finished a sold out UK tour which included a beautiful solo show at London’s St Pancras Old Church. Having previously sold out The Lexington earlier this year, his next London show will be his biggest headline to date at Islington Assembly Hall in November. Sweet Baboo also plays a string of festival dates including Latitude, Green Man, Festival Number 6 and Kendal Calling.
Black has recently performed live sessions for BBC 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne and Radio 4’s Loose Ends, and his last single ‘If I Died’ and ‘Le’ts Go Swimming Wild’ were both Playlisted at 6 Music as well.
A native of the North Wales countryside, Sweet Baboo 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.