Dot Allison

Dot Allison

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Dot Allison (born Dorothy Elliot Allison, 17 August 1969, Edinburgh, Scotland) is a Scottish singer and songwriter, who has made significant inroads in electronic music circles, most notably as a result of her tenure fronting the band One Dove in the early 1990s.

Career

In addition to solo ventures, Allison's career has concentrated on collaborative efforts, and has seen her work beside Death in Vegas, Hal David, Arab Strap, Slam, Kevin Shields, Pete Doherty, Babyshambles, Gary Mounfield and Massive Attack.

Allison released her debut album, Afterglow, in 1999 to generally positive reviews. A song-oriented pop outing, it was followed by the electro and house music inspired We Are Science in 2002. In 2007, she released Exaltation of Larks. Allison's touring group includes members of The Fall, Two Lone Swordsmen, Tindersticks, Death in Vegas, Massive Attack, and Tokyo Windbag. Stylistically, her music has been described as "trip-pop," and owes a great deal to British electronic music of the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Allison released Room Seven And A Half, in September 2009. It featured a guest appearance by Pete Doherty on the songs "I Wanna Break Your Heart" and "Portrait Of The Sun", which he co-wrote. Paul Weller also appeared on "Love's Got Me Crazy".

She contributed vocals to the track "Without Discord" on the soundtrack to the Channel 4 series Henry 8th: The Mind of a Tyrant, written by......
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