My full column is coming tomorrow evening, but first I thought I’d do an extra blog this morning.
This track has, for me at least, been an awfully long time coming. Dot Allison, who has collaborated with Death in Vegas, Massive Attack, and fronted early 90s band One Dove, was on stage at one of my first ever concerts. Joining Babyshambles on tour in 2005, Peter Doherty and Dot Allison let the band leave, as they performed a series of duets. One was this original, penned, “I Wanna Break Your Heart”.
The melancholy, lo-fi, DIY affair combines Allison’s beautiful but unnerving vocal, and Doherty’s ramshackle acoustic guitar playing; a truly beautiful song that only last month was officially released.
Just thought I’d share, in lead up to my regular column tomorrow.