Since we last heard from Jesca Hoop, she's been touring like a woman possessed, signed to Vanguard Records and working hard on the follow-up to 2009′s Hunting My Dress. Before we get to hear any of that, though, Jesca has put together and will self-release a brand new four-song EP to coincide with a UK tour that's scheduled for the end of March. The title track is an older song inspired by her Mormon family, specifically how they all came together after the death of Jesca's mother. 'While You Were Away' is another song of home, while opening track 'City Bird' (urban slang for helicopter) transplants us to the underbelly of Los Angeles. A cappella closer 'Storms Make Grey The Sea' was written by the ocean. “I am impressed by the power of music and its ability to transform the vessel it enters,” says Jesca. “I am everyday affected by it. If I want to change my mood, I change my music. Brilliant! What a mysterious medium.”

Experience the mystery in person at the following venues:

21.03.11 Ballroom, Brighton

22.03.11 Cockpit 3, Leeds

23.03.11 Captains Rest, Glasgow

26.03.11 Deaf Institute, Manchester

27.03.11 Glee Club, Birmingham

28.03.11 Phoenix, Exeter

29.03.11 St Bonaventures, Bristol

31.03.11 Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, London

Listen to/download two in-progress, unreleased tracks from Jesca ('The House That Jack Built, 'Born To'), as well as more familiar material, over at the Recording LA blog who were in attendance at her Hotel Caf