Backyard Babies are a hard rock/punk rock band, from Nässjö, Sweden. The band was formed in 1987, over the years they have released five studio albums and have won a Swedish Grammy. The band remains together, though they are now located in Stockholm, Sweden.

They are largely attributed with bringing sleaze rock to Scandinavia and Sweden, a scene which has spawned several bands that continues to grow today. They are a big influence on the current upsurge in sleaze rock in the UK unsigned scene, with Disarm calling them a big influence.