Dot is joined at the production helm by the legendary
producer, Kramer. Having loved Kramer's inspired production work
with Galaxie 500, Low and more recently Daniel Johnston, Dot decided
Kramer was the perfect producer for "Exaltation Of
Dot wanted to make a Long Player of 'lover's
headphone music'. Never being a fan of music that is 'over-processed
and de-humanised', Dot decided she needed to work with musicians
who were dedicated to retaining the beautiful imperfections of
the live performance while helping her to build a sonic palace.
With Kramer, Dot has created walls of production and harmony that
transport the listener to somewhere else completely (in the same
way the records that inspired Dot have always transported her
to another world internally).
A Biochemistry student, Dot left her degree to
found the 90's successful and acclaimed Dub-Electronic-Pop trio
One Dove. In One Dove, Dot first came to know
chart success in Europe and America. Dot spent years writing for
another One Dove LP but eventually due to both external pressures
for label politics and internal wrangling within the band as a
result of this, Dot opted to leave the band to go solo. She signed
to Heavenly Records in 1997.
After 1999's stellar pop-beauty of "Afterglow"
Dot's first solo album which remains a well-kept secret in the
UK although it went to no 1. in the college charts in U.S.A.
a song-writing collaboration with the legendary lyricist and long-time
collaborator of Burt Bacharach, Hal David along with performance
appearances by My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields and The Stone
Roses's Mani Mounfield on bass.
In 2002 Dot released a somewhat rebellious record,
"We are Science" on Beggars Banquet's
Mantra. On this LP Dot often abandoned the traditional use of
the voice in song-structure and instead used it purely as an instrument
often creating repetitive riffs, washes and pedals.
Her first solo outing "Afterglow" also
inspired Massive Attack's 3-D to invite Dot to join the Massive
Attack collective as both a songwriter and singer. Dot subsequently
joined them on two world tours both supporting with a solo acoustic
set as well as on lead vocals and she has been composing with
them ever since.
While on breaks from headlining with Massive
Attack Dot was asked to join Pete Doherty
to co-headline with him on his Bilo Albion acoustic tour in early
2004 which was the first Pete Doherty tour after "The Libertines"
After touring the UK writing and performing with
Peter, Dot then headed back to join the Massive Attack collective
for a month or two. She then on her return re-joined Peter to
guest with him on several co-penned songs as part of the Babyshambles
set on the 'Stone Me What A Life' tour in late 2004.
Since then Dot has completed recordings with Bobby
Gillespie and Paul Weller for future projects.
Dot Allison is one of the music
business's more interesting characters. She has successfully managed
to body-swerve major fame to continue to create her authentic
heart-felt pop and to work with some of music's finest talents.
She wants to continue creating sensitive music
that inspires art-lovers everywhere and to write songs that send
you the kind of shivers that beckon you to lose yourself in illustrious