Jesca Hoop is to release Ode To Banksy, the third single from her critically acclaimed album The House That Jack Built.

Ode To Banksy pays homage to the internationally renowned street artist and man of mystery as well as being a lament to the loss of Banksy's anonymity - 'I've been a fan of Banksy for ages' explains Jesca 'This song is a splatter of inspirations that i have gathered from his pieces round the world.

"There are 4 or 5 specific pieces that inform the lyrics. I named the song Ode To Banksy because, as a huge fan , I much prefer to keep the mystery of his identity alive...and while I was writing the song there were big press blasts to reveal his identity... which i ignored. I'll keep him masked thank you!

"This song is like pop art itself...for arts sake, I am also a big a fan of Bobbie Gentry and her song Ode to Billie Joe is a long time favourite of mine... the thought of the death of a great intrigue gave me a good excuse to write my own Ode.'

Jesca's 2012 album The House That Jack Built has been the recipient of outstanding reviews across the board - including Sunday Times CD Of The Week - and two playlisted singles at 6music.

Jesca has been confirmed as support to I Am Kloot on their forthcoming tour in February.

FEB
12th - GLASGOW, Oran Mor
13th - LEEDS, Irish Centre
14th - MANCHESTER, The Ritz
15th - MANCHESTER, The Ritz
18th - NOTTINGHAM, Albert Hall
19th - LONDON, Barbican
21st - BRIGHTON, St Bartholomew's Church
22nd - CAMBRIDGE, Junction
23rd - BRISTOL, Trinity
24th - COVENTRY, Warwick Arts Centre