Sweet Baboo: New video for “If I Died…” off Ships out 4/23 on Moshi Moshi

By on March 9, 2013


Having charmed the crowd at last week’s sold-out Shacklewell Arms show in London, talented Welshman Sweet Baboo has announced his new single “If I Died…” set for digital release April 16th. In conjunction he has also debuted a beguiling music video for the song. This spring he will tour the UK in support of his latest full-length record Ships, out April 23rd on storied indie label Moshi Moshi records.


Watch the music video for “If I Died…” 

The first single off the record, “Let’s Go Swimming Wild” was A-listed at BBC 6Music, and is receiving air time from Xfm and BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens. Watch the new video for “Let’s Go Swimming Wild” here on YouTube 


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 and played with the likes of Slow Club, 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.






Upcoming UK Tour Dates:


April 22nd – The Firebug, Leicester

April 23rd – The Lexington, London

April 24th – Academy 2, Oxford

April 25th – The Prince Albert, Stroud

April 26th – The Lamplighter, Northampton

April 27th – Chameleon, Nottingham

April 28th – The Yardbird, Birmingham

April 29th – The Basement, York

April 30th – Telfords Warehouse, Chester

May 1st – Fruit, Hull

May 3rd – The Doghouse, Halifax

May 4th – Live at Leeds, Leeds

May 7th – King Tuts, Glasgow

May 8th – Heartattack & Vine, Newcastle

May 9th – Chorlton Irish Centre, Manchester

May 10th – The Bowery, Sheffield

May 11th – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

May 17th – Royal Function Rooms, Rochester

May 18th – The Great Escape Festival, Brighton

July 20th – Deer Shed Festival, North Yorkshire

August 17th – Green Man Festival, Wales


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.