Saturday 3 November 2012 at 7:30pm
The Deaf Institute
135 Grosvenor Street, Manchester, M1 7HE, United Kingdom
Tel: 0161 276 9350
Jesca Hoop returned with her third album The House That Jack Built on her own label this summer. 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. It arrives with more than a few splashes on its hands. Life and death; light and dark; sex and war; head and heart: The House That Jack Built offers up as much in celebration of the macabre as it does in mistrust of the familiar, with a twist of humour.
The follow up to 2009’s critically acclaimed Hunting My Dress, the new recording is a co-production between Jesca Hoop and three other producers and this visceral album will open a whole new world of listeners to Jesca’s music. Returning to Tony Berg’s Zeitgeist Studio in Los Angeles, where she recorded Hunting My Dress, Jesca enlisted old friends Shawn Everett, Blake Mills and Tony Berg himself as her co-producers.
Since self-releasing Hunting My Dress, Jesca Hoop has continued her knack for collecting fans in high places. Having been endorsed by Elbow’s Guy Garvey, she’s been invited to present his 6music show in March, she’s joined Eels on their US and European tour, and was invited by Peter Gabriel to sing backing vocals for his David Letterman and Jools Holland TV performances, and support and duet with him on his South American tour last year. With the release of The House That Jack Built, Jesca is set to pick up a host of new fans.
‘Hunting My Dress confirms her as one of alternative folk-pop’s most arresting recent arrivals, singing like an outcast angel and writing like a restless explorer’ – The Sunday Times
Support comes from Manchester’s soulful chanteuse Josephine.
Price: £8 adv
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