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)
Their fourth full-length album, ‘Evaporate’, was released worldwide in April 2018 on Monotreme Records and was met with outstanding reviews. The band previewed some of their new music on a European tour in November 2017 followed by a UK tour in May 2018 and a highly coveted invitation to play at Robert Smiths Meltdown Festival. More recently the band won best Limelight Act at this years Progressive Music Awards.
In September 2015 Midas Fall released their third album 'the Menagerie Inside' (Monotreme Records), followed by a month-long European tour later in the year with Canadian musician Raised by Swans. The album, mastered by Ed Brooks (Pearl Jam, Death Cab for Cutie, Caspian), received excellent press around the world.
2014 Saw Midas Fall complete a Balkans mini-tour and begin work on their third album.
In April 2013 Midas Fall released their second album, 'Wilderness’ (Monotreme), which they followed up with the release of 3-track EP. ‘Fluorescent Lights’, and a full UK and European tour. The band shared the stage with Chvrches, Deaf Havana, Her Name is Calla and label mates Sleepmakeswaves, in addition to headlining a show at the Norwich Sound and Vision festival.
2012 saw the band perform at Switzerland's Deadline Festival, share the stage with label mates 65daysofstatic and Reigns in London at the Monotreme Records 10th Birthday party, perform headline slots in London and Budapest and support We Were Promised Jetpacks and Her Name is Calla.
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 in addition to supporting label-mates Jeniferever and Kerrang! favourites Hawk Eyes. 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 previously supported Japanese post-rockers Mono and had their track 'MovieScreens' synced 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.
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“Ethereal, haunting and bewitching. They work on another plane, post rock melancholy with the icy beauty associated with the electronica of Olafur Arnalds. Their music makes you feel like you are tethered to a thousand ballons and are being pulled happily into an endless blue sky above. One of the bands most notable features is her remarkable voice that’s combines the otherworldly oddness of Bat for Lashes with the purity of Anneke van Giersbergen. Forlorn and full of hope and encapsulates a yearning like no other record of recent times” - Prog Magazine
"With such a unique and genuine sound, Midas Fall have created an album of truly beautiful scope. Sorrowful, primal, taking on the best inflections of folk and post-alt sounds and yet the heart of ambient electronia, Evaporate is some of their best work to date. Masterfully crafted, each song is a special moment filled with emotion and connection that you’ll be hard pressed to forget.." - Distorted Sound Magazine
"If Alcest quietened down a bit and made a record with Kate Bush. If beautiful, Gothic, shimmering and haunting loveliness is your thing, you must buy it. Like I said, beautiful." - Prog Radar
"Bending genres in fragile assertion, Midas Fall sculpt a ravishingly angelic seascape of notable personality; twinkling post-rock mirages seamlessly caress elements of synth-wave, interwoven delicately with the gloaming of gothic melancholy." - The Playground
"Midas Fall are one of the most powerfully emotive and original bands to emerge in recent years, and whilst their work has always been rich with imagery and willing to grow and metamorphose, Evaporate marks a new high water mark for the band. Quite simply, it is their best work to date: it feels more mature, and yet at the same time more adventurous, more ambitious. Emotionally draining, sonically dramatic, Evaporate is the sound of a band who have truly come of age." - Echoes and Dust
“The album itself is a single amazing experience from beginning to end. It is ghostly, shadowy, and absolutely heart-aching. You will lose yourself in this record" - The Prog Mind
The Menagerie Inside
“The Menagerie Inside will not disappoint. Sit down, plug in, and be prepared for an onslaught on your emotions. Both musically and lyrically.” – Echoes and Dust
“Their best and most accomplished album yet…I hope this is the record that finally takes Midas Fall to the heights of commercial success they so richly deserve. 4.5/5.” – 17 Seconds
“A beautiful, lonely, haunting, abrasive, intelligent set of songs by a band who really do deserve the future to be theirs. 9/10.” – Reflections of Darkness
"The Menagerie Inside bridges prog and dreampop in a way that hasn't quite been done this way before…a splendid album.” – Pop Matters
“Taut, emotive instrumental drama pervading the album is balanced by Heaton’s rich, bright tone…a breathtaking album…” – Factory Worker Media
"Concrete compositions and gripping performances" - Rocking GR
“Midas Fall effectively carry the cinematic air of bands like Oceansize and Aereogramme, but their most striking feature lies in Elizabeth Heaton's dramatic, impassioned vocal performances. A welcome addition to an increasingly complex post-rock map.” – The Skinny
"Wilderness" flows by seamlessly, impressive and skin-tingling, ‘Wilderness’ delivers, track by track, play by play and catapults the band well over the looming fear of that-one-album-band and sends them soaring to new heights.” – Rocking GR
“Their sound is evolving in good way. Enjoy! 5/5” – Music Is Amazing
“What was ‘Takk’ for Sigur Ros is ‘Wilderness’ to Midas Fall. Deeply emotional. 9/10” – Avopolis
As Our Blood Separates
"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 Magazine
"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. The vocals are gorgeous and the propulsive rhythms and shimmering guitars make the band a genuinely wonderful way to start off the evening." - Subba Cultcha (Live review at the Garage, London, April 2012)
"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 magazine
"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
"An elegant blend of progressive, shoegaze with the gothic and beguiling voice of Elizabeth Heaton providing the icing on the cake." - Schallgrenzen
Eleven Return and Revert
"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
"Amidst the atmosphere and drones, there is a poetry, with a sad voice juxtaposed. The album closes the album with a bang, with a note that resonates even after the music has stopped." - The 405
"There are some bands with such an epic sound that it makes them unforgettable, and Edinburgh’s Midas Fall fit the bill perfectly. …The band has such a beautiful sound while being able to craft flame-broiled climaxes and currents of surging rumbles. They put inspiration back into songcrafting." - Ultimate Guitar
"It’s bold, it’s tense, it’s melodic, haunting, driven, and, best of all, intriguing. All this is coupled with the striking vocals of Elizabeth Heaton. It’s the kind of singing that echoes somewhere close to the heart, maybe the mind, but perhaps more appropriately, the spine." - Verbicide Magazine
"Midas Fall has crafted a great piece of art with Eleven. Return and Revert, and just like Edinburgh’s stunning architecture, the band’s music stands out like a beautiful landmark...captivating and eerie...a heartbreaking masterpiece..." Delusions of Adequacy
" ‘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?
"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 / Best Of MySpace Podcast
"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