With his UK tour kicking off this week, Sweet Baboo (aka Stephen Black) has shared the new video for ‘Blowing Up My Mind’, taken from his forthcoming Dennis EP.
The 6-track Dennis EP will be released on Feb 26th 2016 through Moshi Moshi. It includes a Christmas song, 3 covers (Daniel Johnston, The Exciters, The Beach Boys) and 2 previously unreleased tracks from his The Boombox Ballads album sessions. So, back to ‘Blowing Up My Mind’. Originally by The Exciters and a northern soul classic, it was recorded it as a B-side for ‘Got To Hang On To You’ (which name-checks The Exciters and the song too). Retaining the upbeat, bright and soulful nature of the original, he leaves his own unique and compelling mark on this one. Somehow carving out a space between indie pop and soul, what we’re left with is an utterly sweet, charming and breathtaking rendition of truly fabulous song.
Sweet Baboo’s 6-track Dennis EP will be released on February 26th 2016 through Moshi Moshi. You can order it here and treat your ears to ‘Blowing Up My Mind’ below.
UK live dates:
29th Jan – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
2nd Feb – The Musician, Leicester
3rd Feb – Tom Thumb Theatre, Margate
4th Feb – Moth Club, London
5th Feb – Night and Day Café, Manchester
6th Feb – Picture House Special, Sheffield
7th Feb – The Fulford Arms, York
12th Feb – Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda
13th Feb – Moles Club, Bath