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Dot Allison releases a new single in September, followed by her debut solo album in October.

The single, ‘Close Your Eyes’, is released by Heavenly on September 20 backed with remixes from DJ Slam, plus additional track ‘Mr Voyeur’.

Allison‘s debut album, ‘Afterglow’ is released on October 4 and features all of her singles to date as well as her collaboration with lyricist and former Burt Bacharach partner Hal David, entitled ‘Did I Imagine You?’.


Dot will be supporting Arab Strap on their tour at

Belfast Empire (2) Dublin HQ (3) Cork Sir Henry’s (4) Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms (13) Oxford Zodiac (14) Leicester Princess Charlotte (15) Exeter Phoenix (21) Bristol Trinity (22) London Islington Union Chapel (23) Colchester Arts Centre (25) Leeds Cockpit (27) Edinburgh Liquid Rooms (28) Glasgow Mitchell Theatre (30)

Dot Allison also plays tomorrow and Sunday at V99 in Chelmsford and Staffordshire. She will also appear as guest vocalist with Death In Vegas.

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