In addition to solo ventures, Allison's career has concentrated on collaborative efforts, and has seen her work beside Scott Walker, Massive Attack, Paul Weller, Hal David, Arab Strap, Mick Harvey, Pascal Gabriel, Kevin Shields, Pete Doherty, Xenomania and Gary Mounfield.
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, Tindersticks, The Bad Seeds, 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 Philip Sheppard. Allison was the vocal soloist on the film Triangle, directed by Chris Smith. It opened Frightfest at The London Film Festival in 2009. Allison was also the vocal soloist in the film Black Death, starring Sean Bean, released in May 2010. Allison is the vocal soloist in the film The Devil's Double starring Dominic Cooper, which was due for release in 2011. Part of Allison's recording of "Message Personnel", a single taken from the Afterglow album, was used in the fourth episode of the sixth series of the sitcom Ideal. Most recently, Allison wrote the track "Ember", which featured in November 2012 in episode 7 of Channel 4's Fresh Meat alongside Graham Coxon's "Implodium Implodes".
- Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
- Triangle (2009)
- The Devil's Double (2011)
|Cast and Crew|
|Crew||Christopher Smith - Chris Brown - Christian Henson - Dot Allison|
|Cast||Bryan Probets - Emma Lung - Henry Nixon - Joshua McIvor - Liam Hemsworth - Melissa George - Michael Dorman - Rachael Carpani|