Room 7.5 is out now in USA:

My new LP Room 7.5 is out now in USA  to critical acclaim.

My first feature film:

Over the summer I am scoring my first feature film. I'll keep you posted.


Dot made a live appearance BBC London on Fri 30th October 2009

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Dot is shortlisted in the Greatest Scottish Female Vocalists.

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The Hepatitis C Trust′s GET TESTED! campaign is collaborating with Cover To Cover to raise awareness of Hepititis C. On Thursday 26th November a one off celebrity extravaganza will take West London′s The Paradise by storm and will see some of the biggest names in fashion and music performing live onstage.

Together they have pooled their resources and come up with a fantastic line up of artists who will bring you their favourite covers. Upstairs, the likes of Boy George, David Mcalmont, Dot Allison and Sadie Frost will perform covers of their favourite songs backed by a live band. Downstairs the Cover To Cover residents Sean Rowley and Christian Laing, Ed Simons (The Chemical Brothers), Justin Robertson, Alan McGee and Dan Williams (Jezebel Sound System) will be playing their favourite cover records.



BBC London - Dot made a live appearance on The Robert Elms Show on BBC London on Fri 30th October. Listen to the show by clicking the link below:



Thursday 29th October 2009 - Dot hosted her own live show on Diesel Radio with special guest Sam Carter.

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ROOM 7 1/2 JAPAN RELEASE @Tower Records in Shibuya Tokyo





Dot recording an acoustic version of 'Cry'. Watch video below:




MOJO Playlist -

Dot is second in the Mojo Playlist Top 10!

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Interview and live acoustic session (two songs) on Matt White Show on BBC Radio Manchester on Friday 25 September

Interview and live acoustic session (two songs) on Dave Monk's Show "the Pool" on BBC Liverpool on Sunday 27 September

Watch the video of Dot on Balcony TV below


...There is a fantastic review of my album in Observer Music Monthly. Click on either of the links below to view it.

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...My album has also been reviewed in the publications below.

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...My "I Wanna Break Your Heart" is in NME's "10 Tracks You Must hear This Week".


Image showing Dot's I wanna Break Your Heart has made the NME's 10 Tracks You Must Hear This Week


... My song 'Buzzing Round The Honey Pots' is top of the Guardian 
playlist in the Film and Music.


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... New NME story featuring Dot.


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... Dot and Peter Doherty's paean to Lee and Nancy (I wanna break your heart) makes it on to the NME Stereo.


Image showing Dot and Peter Doherty's song I wanna Break your heart is on the NME Stereo!


….You can also hear Dot’s voice on David Starkey’s new Channel 4 series  ‘Henry Mind Of A Tyrant ‘ music composed and produced by Philip Sheppard


….Listen out for Dot’s ghostly vocals on Chris Smith’s new horror movie Triangle , out later this year - music composed + produced by Christian Henson




Rob Ellis also co-produced the Mercury Award Winning, twice Grammy nominated 'Tales From The City, Stories From The Sea' for PJ Harvey.


ROOM 7 ½  features James  Johnston , Terry Edwards , Mick Harvey + Joe Henson


Mixed by Head


Tracks Include ‘Love’s Got Me Crazy’ a co-written duet with Paul Weller and Dot has continued her collaboration with Peter Doherty on two songs - duet on  'I Wanna Break Your Heart' + co-write on  ‘Portrait’.


Track listing:

1 - CRY (Dot Allison/Pascal Gabriel)
2 - PAVED WITH A LITTLE PAIN (Dot Allison/Paul McLinden)       
4 - I WANNA BREAK YOUR HEART (Dot Allison/Peter Doherty)         
5 - ROOM 7 ½ (Dot Allison)


----(Soundtrack 30th Century Man – the songs of Scott Walker)

7 - FALL TO ME (Dot Allison/Geoff Smith)
8 - LOVE'S GOT ME CRAZY (Dot Allison/Paul Weller)

9 - JOHNNY VILLAIN (Dot Allison/Neil McArthur)
10 - PORTRAIT OF THE SUN (Dot Allison/Peter Doherty)

11 - LULLABY (Dot Allison/Geoff Smith)


Mostly recorded at Red House Recordings, Senigallia, Italy, by David Lenci, assisted by Massimiliano Moccia except 'I Wanna Break Your Heart' recorded partly at Dot’s gaff. Piano on 'Fall to me' recorded at the Bush Hall by Geoff Smith.
'Love’s Got Me Crazy' recorded by Charles Rees at Black Barn Studio, Ripley
Mixed by HEAD at Black Barn studio, Ripley,  except 'Fall to me' mixed by Rob Ellis and Jon Clayton and 'Cry' mixed by Jon Clayton  at OneCat, Brixton.
Montague Terrace recorded and mixed by Sean Read at Famous Times studios.
Mastered at Loud Mastering , Taunton by John Dent and Jason Mitchell