It’s a slice of heartwarming pop that marries a catchy chorus and jaunty melody with lyrical prowess spanning everything from growing out of suicidal tendencies to recreating Wigan Casino in your own home.
The record follows on from 2013’s Ships, a collection of alternative sea shanties that caused many to sit up and take notice of one of the most intriguing wordsmiths in UK music right now.
What’s more, those who fancy it can catch Black on the live stage this September when he embarks on a full tour of the UK. Ticket holders for Green Man Festival will also be able to see Sweet Baboo as part of a stellar lineup headed by Hot Chip, Super Furry Animals and St. Vincent.
Head here to read Far Out’s review of Sweet Baboo and The Pictish Trail at Gullivers in Manchester last year.