2017 was a huge year for Florence Donovan, better known as Dos Floris, as October saw the release of her debut solo album, The Widowed Earth. The record was the result of a lifelong desire to be a full-time musician put on hold by the grinds of a nine-to-five job, alongside battles with teenage anorexia and panic attacks. The album was recorded, “Harry Potter style”, writing, producing and recording beneath the stairs at her home. The product of her unorthodox approach is a genre defying cinematic soundscape of an album that caught the attention of Tom Robinson’s Fresh on the Net, Huffington Post, community radio stations and other underground alternative music blogs.
In November 2017 Dos Floris embarked on the first leg of “The Widowed Earth” UK tour playing 150-200 capacity venues in London, Brighton, Bristol and Bath. The tour earned her new fans, a “one to watch for 2018” accolade and excellent live reviews where she is described as a “one- woman powerhouse” who uses her “excellent elastic voice”, loops, layers and textures to create “haunting sounds” that leave her audience “riveted” [Rock’n’Reel Magazine January 2018 & Cambridge Reviews]
The video to the single “Silence” was released in January 2018 with a premier on For the Rabbits.net and was subsequently picked up by music blogs worldwide (NeuFutur, We Love That Sound, H2o Television, Revue, Essentially Pop etc.) all calling the video “hypnotic, refreshing and different” and Dos Floris’ electronic and acoustic fusion as “nothing short of revolutionary”. Having earned comparisons to boundary pushing artists such as Bjork, Kate Bush, Zola Jesus, Sigur Ros and Radiohead and with more UK tour dates announced, 2018 looks as if it will be a good year to be Dos Floris.
APRIL TOUR DATES: Cambridge, 18th April, The Portland Arms // Birmingham, 19th April- The Sunflower Lounge // Nottingham 23rd April //Manchester 24th April, Gullivers