Sweet Baboo - I’m A Dancer / Songs About Sleepin’ (3 stars)

Sweet Baboo - I’m A Dancer / Songs About Sleepin’


Alt.country crooner Sweet Baboo is a deadpan Welshman with a penchant for farmland. His third long-player, I’m A Dancer, sees the troubadour – real name Stephen Black – on typically entertaining form while singing indie-pop paeans and anti-folk yarns about anatomical romance (‘Yr Lungs’), robotic ambitions (‘I Wish I Was Made Out Of Steel’), surplus digits (‘Three Thumbs’) and dancing moles (‘Two Moles’).

A sometime backing multi-instrumentalist for Euros Childs, Cate Le Bon and Daniel Johnston, the scrabbly, virtuosic Black is best experienced in a live capacity, but his wily guitar chops, gambolling melodies and wry narratives make I’m A Dancer worth taking home.

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