New UK Shows  

Following on from a fantastic weekend at LodeStar Festival (at which showcased two new tracks from our forthcoming EP 'Fluorescent Lights)', we are excited to announce two very special upcoming UK shows ahead of our November European shows. 

On October 11th we will be headlining the Norwich Sound and Vision Label Showcase at Olives Cafe and Bar, Norwich. For this event we will be joined our Monotreme Records labelmates M+A and Niagara, who provide hooky dance electronic pop and psychadelic-tinged electro-guitar pop, respectively. 

Just a few days shy of our European stint we will be providing main support to our Australian post-rock labelmates Sleepmakeswaves at top London venue Birthdays on November 3rd. Tickets to this show are available from We Got Tickets

Full details of our upcoming EU dates and EP release will be announced in the coming weeks. In the meantime you can keep up with us on Facebook and Twitter


EP Complete / EU Tour / Lodestar Festival 

After several months of writing, deleting and re-writing we have finally finished our second EP - hurrah! To celebrate we gave away two weekend camping tickets to LodeStar Festival, at which we will be performing two of the tracks featured on the new EP.

Our LodeStar performance will take place on Saturday 31st August at 4pm on the Aura Stage. Other acts from the lineup include Deaf Havana, Dragonette and Ryan Keep. 

Following the completion of the EP we plan to embark on a European tour, starting on November 9th in Rotterdam, Netherlands. More dates and details of the EP release will be announced in the coming weeks. If you are interested in booking us for a show in November please contact Pieter at Frontal Noize or email us directly at

If you'd like to get the updates first you can join the mailing list or keep up with us on Facebook and Twitter

Midas Fall Confirmed for Lodestar Festival 

Folks of Cambridge and beyond - we are delighted to let you know we'll be performing at this year's LodeStar Festival!

The festival runs from Friday 30th August until Sunday September 1st and headliners the wonderful Joy Formidable, Dragonette and Ryan Keen.

LodeStar takes place approximately three weeks after we’ll have completed our autumn / winter EP release, so there might well be one or two brand-spanking-new tracks debuting at the festival. Our slot is currently scheduled for the Saturday afternoon, alongside acts including El Perro Del Mar, Rubylux and headliners the Joy Formidable.

LodeStar is our second festival of the year; we’ll be making our first 2013 festival appearance later this month at Leicester's Hand Made Festival. Headliners at Hand Made include the outstanding Dutch Uncles, Rolo Tomassi and Nine Black Alps as well as the awesome Her Name Is Calla, whose front-man, T E Morris, we’ll be touring with throughout May.

Current dates are as follows:

May 15 13th Note, Glasgow

May 16 Cafe Drummond, Aberdeen

May 17 Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh

May 23 Mad Ferret, Preston

May 25 Hand Made Festival, Leicester

May 26 The Castle, Manchester - Tickets

May 28 Power Lunches, London - Tickets

May 30 Mother's Ruin, Bristol

Aug 31 LodeStar Festival, Cambridge

New EP and Festival Shows 

'Wilderness', our second album was officially released through Monotreme Records on April 2nd and we are delighted to let you all know a second EP is also in the pipeline for release later this year.

Our as yet untitled EP will most likely feature three or four tracks, possibly including a cover, and is set for release in October or November 2013 to coincide with another tour.

Hand Made Festival in Leicester will be our first festival show of the year, with further festival appearances to be announced in the coming weeks. Hurrah!

There are still a limited number of bonus pack copies of 'Wilderness' available for purchase through the Monotreme Records webstore. Each CD copy special order comes with a digital download, sticker, badges and a Monotreme Records sampler CD and will be hand delivered to you by the magical Monotreme fairy*. You can order from here:

Our next show is the first date of our May tour with T E Morris (Her Name Is Calla) at Ivory Blacks in Glasgow, tickets are available on the door and our full May schedule is as follows:

May 15 Ivory Blacks, Glasgow

May 16 Cafe Drummond, Aberdeen

May 17 Dalkeith Arts Centre, Edinburgh - Tickets

May 20 Butterfly Lounge, Newcastle

May 23 Mad Ferret, Preston

May 25 Hand Made Festival, Leicester - Tickets

May 26 The Castle, Manchester - Tickets

May 28 Power Lunches, London - Tickets

May 29 The Farmhouse, Bath

* Not really, it'll be sent standard post.

New UK Dates Announced 

Through the month of May we will be embarking our first UK tour in almost three years, with dates spanning from Aberdeen to London - hurrah! We also have the pleasure of embarking on this little adventure with the remarkably talented Tom Morris, front-man of one of our favourite bands Her Name Is Calla.

On each of the dates we will be playing a mix of material from our forthcoming 'Wilderness' album and older material from 'As Our Blood Separates' and our debut 'Eleven. Return and Revert'. If there are any songs you'd like to hear on this tour, tweet us about it or tell us on Facebook and we'll see if we can't pop it in the setlist. We may also play a track that's so new it's not even on our new album, that's really rather new.

There are currently nine shows on our calendar, with another two or possibly three for the month of May to come - new dates will be announced here on our website and on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

The dates are as follows:

Mar 7 Wahl Bar, Manchester

Mar 8 Mad Ferret, Preston

May 15 Ivory Blacks, Glasgow

May 16 Cafe Drummond, Aberdeen

May 17 Dalkeith Arts Centre, Edinburgh Tickets

May 20 Butterfly Lounge, Newcastle

May 25 Mad Ferret, Preston

May 26 The Castle, Manchester

May 28 Power Lunches, London Tickets

There are still a few special 'Wilderness' pre-order packages left on the Monotreme Records webshop - with the pre-order you get an exclusive unreleased track, badge, sticker as well as a CD and download copy of the album. Pre-orders are available here:

Below we've posted track seven from 'Wilderness', 'Your Heart, Your Words, Your Nerves' and a track from Tom Morris' Soundcloud that we reckon is rather stunning.

'Wilderness' Released April 2nd 2013 

We are delighted to finally let you all know our second album, 'Wilderness', will be released worldwide on the wonderful Monotreme Records April 2nd 2013. Woop!

On the SoundCloud player below you can stream one of the new tracks 'Your Heart, Your Words, Your Nerves'. 

In the coming days we'll be posting the lyrics for the entire album and running a competition to get your hands on a CD copy before the official release date. You can keep up with us on Facebook and Twitter for more info on that as well as our upcoming tour dates.

Thanks for listening!

Midas Fall supporting Her Name Is Calla on December mini-tour  

We are very happy to announce that we will be supporting the beautiful Her Name Is Calla on their UK mini-tour in December. Cities we will be visiting are York, London and Leicester, with further support coming from Richard Parker and The Microdance. For tickets and further information please keep up with the event page on Facebook.

This Saturday we will be supporting We Were Promised Jetpacks at the Mad Ferret in Preston with further support coming from Manchester's Rook and the Ravens. 

These shows will be our last of 2012 as we take a little time off to prepare for our 2013 European tour and forthcoming second album release. 

In other Midas Fall news, we're very sad to say that Simon will no longer be playing with the band due to personal commitments. As such, we're currently hunting for a replacement to join us on our 2013 tour and beyond. Details of the full touring line-up will be announced early next year. 

Live dates:

October 13th - Mad Ferret, Preston w/ We Were Promised Jetpacks and Rook and the Ravens

December 11th - 93 Feet East, London
December 12th - Stereo, York
December 16th - White Noise Festival, Leicester

September Show in Budapest and Second Album Update 

Midas Fall live in Budapest
We are excited to announce we will be coming to Budapest on Tuesday September 25th for a one-off show opening the Soundkitchen Music Is My Blanket night at Akvárium Klub!

Advance tickets are 1,500HUF and 2,000HUF on the door. Full information, including details of the support acts and show times are available on the Sound Kitchen event page here:

It's been almost a year since we last played Budapest and we've been itching to come back.  Our last trip was over all too quickly as our tour schedule didn't allow us any time to really absorb the city, so we're really looking forward to having a couple of days over there.
In other news, our second album is now at the mixing stage, with only a couple of minor parts left to record. Woohoo! More info, including the title and track-listings will be posted here and on our social networking accounts over the coming weeks and months and we'll get an official release date out there asap. 
To promote the new album we are planning to tour Europe again next March / April time - look out for new live shows over the coming weeks and months. Some places we can say with certainty we will play again are Greece, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria with a few UK dates in there as well. 

In the meantime you can listen to and download tracks for free from our Soundcloud page at:

Midas Fall Second Album Update 

There'll be none of this on our next album
Once again we've been a little lax with our blog updates, but this is only because we've been so busy making our second, as yet untitled album. 

Before delving any deeper into the writing and recording progress, we'd like to extend a massive thank you to everyone who came to our show at the Hoxton Underbelly last month and to all the other bands. We had a wonderful time and are very much looking forward to playing in London again, but this is unlikely to be for some time, which brings us to....

...album progress! It feels like a very long time since we recorded 'Eleven. Return and Revert' and almost equally long since 'As Our Blood Separates', so we're very excited about the completion of our second album edging ever closer. The next album will most likely have nine tracks, of which we are now two thirds of the way through recording. In order to avoid entering Fleetwood Mac 'Rumours' territory (as we may have veered into shortly after finishing 'Eleven...') we've decided to record in batches of three songs at a time. To date this method has proved considerably less stressful; so far we're on schedule, 87% less tantrums have been thrown and so far not a single alarm clock has been annihilated!

The second album will not be released until early 2013, so until then we will try our level best to keep you entertained, perhaps in the form of the odd cover or remix - is there a song you'd like to hear our take on? If so, let us know - comment, tweet and email us (info [@] midasfall [.] com) your suggestions!

Once we have completed the second album we may do a couple of shows in the UK to showcase some (or maybe a lot) of the new songs, for news on this you can join our mailing list (and get a free tune!) or keep up with us on Facebook and Twitter.

In the meantime please enjoy some free downloads from our Soundcloud page here:

Symptomatic Presents: Midas Fall May 31st London 

gigs in london mayAfter a brilliant show with 65daysofstatic and Reigns at the Monotreme Records 10th Birthday bash, we're very much looking forward to playing in London again in May. 

The lovely folks at Symptomatic Presents will be putting on our next show at Hoxton Underbelly on May 31st, with support from local alternative outfit Joyride Neon. It's £5 in advance and £7 on the door - tickets and merch deals are available from here:

Prior to the show we'll be continuing work on our second album, which we're aiming to release in March 2013.  We'll be showcasing a handful of new songs at our show in London as well as tracks from our 2010 debut 'Eleven. Return and Revert' and 2012 EP 'As Our Blood Separates'. This is likely to be one of our last shows until September or October, when we might do a little mini-tour. 

In other news; label chums Nedry have remixed EP track 'As Our Blood Separates', which will be posted online in the coming days. You can keep up with new tracks and tour dates on our website, Facebook, Twitter and Soundcloud pages and there's even a Midas Fall app available free from the Android Market. 

Combining elements of electronica, post-rock and alternative rock with progressive and gothic undertones, Scottish duo Midas Fall have carved a distinctive and captivating sound, creating taut, shimmering soundscapes led by the hauntingly melancholic vocals of Elizabeth Heaton - a sound described as “ethereal, haunting and bewitching. They work on another plane, post rock melancholy with the icy beauty associated with the electronica of Olafur Arnalds.” (Prog Magazine)

Midas Fall's fourth album 'Evaporate' is out now on Monotreme Records.

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