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Midas Fall

Manchester, England, United Kingdom | INDIE

Manchester, England, United Kingdom | INDIE
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"As Our Blood Separates EP Review"

"If you want to take on a song already re-invented definitively by Johnny Cash, you better have the voice for it. Elizabeth Heaton has that voice." - Billings Gazette


"As Our Blood Separates EP Review"

Midas Fall seem to have the gift to turn all they touch into sonic gems. In short, they have proved that their 2010 debut album was no fluke." - Zillo Magazine


"Feature on Best of MySpace"

"Post-rock goodness with a haunting female vocal that puts me in mind of Liz Frazer (Massive Attack)...very beautiful and emotive..." - Gill Mills, NME Radio - Gill Mills Best of MySpace Podcast


"Eleven Return and Revert LP Review"

"Midas Fall also prove that they evidently know a thing or two about how to create a song that’s both radio friendly and progressive at the same time. Piano-led torch song ‘17’ builds and mutates, adding glitchy electronica and culminating in an explosively electrified ending. ‘Eleven. Return and Revert’ is a diverse and mesmerising debut, with music oscillating between mellow and epic." - Alt Sounds.com


"Eleven Return and Revert LP Review"

"Haunting and heartbreaking...with elements of Mogwai, Radiohead and Portishead being heard, Midas Fall are able to carve out their own originality... Unlike some bands who fall into the trap of ripping their influences off, this band put them to good use." 10/13 - Room Thirteen


"Eleven Return and Revert LP Review"

"Normally words like melodic and haunting in press releases are bywords for bland, but in this case, these adjectives are compliments. I sincerely hope that not only the Scottish blogging community but the Scottish music loving populace and further afield will take them to their hearts. They deserve it." - 17 Seconds


"Eleven Return and Revert LP Review"

"Listening to the album is an intentionally dark experience but there’s no sense of contrivance or insincerity and there’s a lot to admire in the complexity of song structure and harmony. ‘My Radio Star’ and ‘Nautical Song’ in particular, are stunningly accomplished and demonstrate hallmarks of the band’s sound.

Eleven…is an overwhelmingly enjoyable and notably competent debut and shows a band with an intricate understanding of their own style. The challenge will be to go even better than this in future." - 9/10 - Is This Music?


"Eleven Return and Revert LP Review"

"Fronted by inimitable Elizabeth Heaton, she surprises with a strong display of vocals, asserting her position throughout the album...the debut from this Edinburgh quintet remains an engrossing listen..." - Rock Sound Magazine


"Eleven Return and Revert LP Review"

"Nice smooth progressive pop featuring the slightly ghostly vocals of Elizabeth Heaton...the folks in Midas Fall write and record music that sounds something like Portishead, Bat For Lashes, and Radiohead (we would also throw in Bjork and Curved Air for good measure).

'Eleven. Return and Revert' features complex musical arrangements that remind us of many British progressive bands from the 1970s...but the sound is dramatically more slick and modern. Nice subdued heady stuff..." - Babysue Magazine


"Eleven Return and Revert LP Review"

"The melancholy building of the songs on the debut album from Scottish alternative art-rockers Midas Fall are like a combination of British catalysts Hope for the States and the female-fronted rockers Flyleaf...This is a stunningly melodic debut from, of all places, Edinburgh, Scotland." - Ink 19


"As Our Blood Separates EP Review"

"Back in 2010 I described them as haunting and heartbreaking -and I continue to stand by that. Elizabeth Heaton’s vocals still send a shiver down my spine…" - 17 Seconds


"As Our Blood Separates EP Review"

"...An elegant blend of progressive, shoegaze with the gothic and beguiling voice of Elizabeth Heaton providing the icing on the cake." - Schallgrenzen


"As Our Blood Separates EP Review"

"Powerful yet fragile, devastatingly beautiful and beautifully devastating, ‘As Our Blood Separates’ is one of the very best post-rock releases put together by one of the most underrated bands around." - The Founder


"As Our Blood Separates EP Review"

"As Our Blood Separates" proves that "Eleven. Return And Revert" was not an accidental success, but the conscious effort of some very talented musicians who deserve our support." - Rocking GR


"Midas Fall live review"

"Midas Fall are excellent providers of chiming vocal led post-rock and deserve extra credit for steering clear of many of the genre's most notorious clichés. Never do they stray into the overlong territory that even legends such as Explosions in the Sky have failed to avoid in recent years, which, for a band still touring their debut album is even more impressive. The vocals are gorgeous and th propulsive rhythms and shimmering guihtars make the band a genuinely wonderful way to start off the evening." - Subba Cultcha


"As Our Blood Separates EP Review"

"Haunting and tender, melodious and powerful, As Our Blood Separates is an aqueous compilation that showcases Midas Fall’s ability to completely infiltrate the listener...so artfully put together you can tell no note or sound was left unexamined...fluid and moving, it will stay with you long after the echo of its final piano chord has faded." - Substream Music Press


"Rocking.gr's Number Four Album of 2010"

"Emotional ups and downs, lengthy sighs, longing, isolation...beautiful, delayed melodies, mysterious lyricism and great drums exude an eerie momentum..."

http://www.rocking.gr/articles/I_antistrofi_metrisi_ksekinise_To_Rockinggr_epilegei_tis_30_kuklofories_tou_2010_Suntonisteite/8731/ - a rundown of rocking.gr's top thirty albums of 2010.
- rocking.gr


"Midas Fall @ Dublin Castle"

“Get ready for the sonic architecture that is Midas Fall, taking you on a post-rock odyssey enchanted by Elizabeth Heaton's soaring and Beth Gibbons-esque vocal” - Spoonfed London


"Live Review"

"There are some mesmerising moments in their alternative rock repertoire, which is shaped by Elizabeth Heaton’s elastic vocals (which in their mellower moments recall Beth Gibbons’ blood-curdling croon) and Rowan Burn’s fluid guitar-work, and the band show bags of potential." - Earz Magazine


Discography

'Wilderness' - LP, 2013
'As Our Blood Separates' - EP, 2012
'Eleven. return and Revert' - LP, 2010

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Led by the hauntingly melancholic vocals of Elizabeth Heaton, Midas Fall have sculpted a distinctive sound, combining elements of electronica and post-rock to create taut, shimmering soundscapes.

Midas Fall will release their second album 'Wilderness' on eclectic indie label Monotreme Records on April 2nd 2013 and will tour to support the album later in the year.

2012 saw the band perform at Switzerland's Deadline Festival, share the stage with labalmates 65daysofstatic and Reigns in London at the Monotreme Records 10th Birthday party, perform headline slots in London and Budapest, support We Were Promised Jetpacks and December saw the band support Her Name Is Calla in York, London and Leicester.

2011 saw Midas Fall complete their first European tour, including a slot at Belgium's Dunk! Festival, sold-out shows in Athens, Sofia, Glasgow, Manchester and London, play Germany's Dark Spring Festival, support label-mates Jeniferever and Kerrang! favourites Hawk Eyes and perform on the main stage at GoGo Festival. 2011 also saw the band secure endorsements from JHS Hornby (Fret King Guitars), Diago, DiPinto Guitars, Dava Picks and Lion Cajon Drums.

Their debut album 'Eleven. Return and Revert' had its worldwide release with Monotreme in April 2010. Garnering numerous glowing reviews comparing them to the likes of Portishead and Explosions in the Sky.

Midas Fall have previously supported Japanese post-rockers Mono and secured a coveted synch for their track 'MovieScreens' on BBC3's Lip Service soundtrack - a soundtrack which charted in the UK's top 20 and has since been released in Canada and Australia, increasing the bands overseas following.

2009 saw the group self release debut EP 'Century' and gain national airplay from (amongst others) BBC Introducing's Tom Robinson and the Best of Myspace podcast.