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Quirkily named singer-songwriter Sweet Baboo, the alias of Welsh troubadour Stephen Black, brings his distinct brand of psych-tinged country folk to Pop Recs Ltd. on Friday 17th February. Inspired by a smattering of diverse influences, from the Beach Boys to Weezer and Neutral Milk Hotel, Black’s DIY ethos and canny melodic crafting has helped him to garner quite the cult following since he decided to step away from pop rockers JT Mouse and go it alone.

Following on from debut album Mighty Baboo in 2008, Sweet Baboo has proven to be a prolific and celebratory project for Black, encompassing several eclectic releases and drumming up pervasive critical acclaim in the process. Most recently, a trio of typically elegant, dreamlike singles, Horticulture, Good Luck and Hopeless – Sweet Baboo’s first in four years – have served as an apt reminder of his distinct knack for carving out tracks that bewitch and charm.

Support comes from local favourite Lucas Renney, bewitching lyricist and one-time frontman of the Golden Virgins, and London-based chanteuse and composer Clémentine March, who plays with languages and sonic textures to create charismatic pop music with a notable post-punk edge.

Sweet Baboo, Lucas Renney and Clémentine March play Pop Recs Ltd., Sunderland on Friday 17th February.

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