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Jesca Hoop's musical magic

Sophie Heawood, The Times, 29 November 2008

JESCA HOOP is gleefully pulling a wad of vintage lace out of her shopping bag. Layer after layer appears — is a grandmother somewhere being deprived of her curtains? "No, it's a dress!" cries a delighted Hoop, the pixieish Californian singer-song-writer who has just been touring the UK with Elbow. Getting up on stage allows her to glam up appropriately — this is not the sort of creation she could have worn in any of her previous lives.

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