Dot Allison is a UK-based singer songwriter who first caught my attention last summer through her haunting track One Love. Her latest is a team up with producer and former Simple Minds and Manic Street Preachers collaborator The Anchoress, who has remixed her track Murder by Heartbreak.
By Graeme Smith
The track opens in an ethereal, space-age way, with layers of synths interweaving with angelic vocal samples. They coalesce into a breathy verse that has an undercurrent of pain and anger. A percussive groove enters and by then you are completely absorbed.
Dot has been releasing music since 1999, and over the past twenty three years she’s never been afraid to experiment and push the boundaries of music. This remix of Murder By Heartbreak feels like a culmination. Taken from her forthcoming EP Entangled Remix, you can give the track a listen below.