Live date announced for BUSH HALL ON JUNE 21ST

Jesca Hoop is set to release of Born To, the first single from her new album The House That Jack Built, on June 11th.

Reflecting the album’s central themes - life and death, sex and war, head and heart - Born To asks the question – “how is it that I was born into the circumstances I was born into. How is it some of us are born into famine and others into unimaginable wealth?”. The lead track from The House That Jack Built and very much a statement of intent, Born To is a tempestuous, moodily melodic opener.

With Born To playisted at 6music and having just returned from a US tour with the Punch Brothers Jesca has lined up a number of UK dates in support of her new album, including a headlining show at London’s Bush Hall. Tickets are on sale now:

16 - Big Session Festival, Derbyshire
20 - Bristol Colston Hall 2
21 - London Bush Hall
22 - Hebden Bridge Trades Club
28 - Liverpool Leaf
29 - Leeds Brudenell Social Club -
30 - Manchester Academy 3

1 - Glasgow King Tut's Wah Wah Hut
27 - Kendal Calling

The follow up to 2009’s Hunting My Dress, The House That Jack Built deftly showcases its author’s unflinching tendency to pull focus from widescreen to close-up. Part siren song, part grim warning, it achieves a perspective-warping balance between the haunting intimacy of Hoop’s delivery and an unconfined air of horizon-scanning grandeur from the outset.

Admitting that writing the record was an often an insular, isolating experience Hoop found herself exploring topics as diverse as Greek tragedies (Peacemaker), street artist Banksy (Ode To Banksy) and her often turbulent relationship with her father (DNR and the album’s title track).

Born To had it’s first play last night on uberfan Marc Riley’s 6music show and premiered via AOL Spinner in the US. The album has been chosen by long time fan Peter Gabriel for the Bowers & Wilkins ‘Society Of Sound’ catalogue

The House That Jack Built will be released on June 25th.