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Described by Subba Cultcha Magazine as "chiming vocal-led post-rock", Manchester-based quartet Midas Fall have spent the last three years carving a unique sound, combining elements of electronica, post-rock and alt-goth to create "...powerful yet fragile, devastatingly beautiful and beautifully devastating..." music (The Founder Magazine).
The band are set to release their second album on eclectic indie label Monotreme Records in 2013, followed shortly after by a second tour of mainland Europe.
'As Our Blood Separates'
"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 (Greece)
"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 (UK)
"...An elegant blend of progressive, shoegaze with the gothic and beguiling voice of Elizabeth Heaton providing the icing on the cake." - Schallgrenzen (Germany)
"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 (UK)
"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 (Germany)
"Carnival Song has the word epic written all over it. Is the world ready for a female-fronted U2? You bet we are...get out your wallets and purses, friends, “As Our Blood Separates” is a must buy." - Dante's Prog Blog (USA)
'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. Eleven Return And Revert feels so good on the ears. 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
"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?
"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
"Atmospheric without being meandering pointlessness, dark and cryptic without being pretentious, Midas Fall do a great job of referencing so many similar bands from years past while fully sounding like their own entity as well. So impressive." Go211.com
"There are moments of release, but the album as a whole is quite introspective. Its fragility is such that you could imagine these songs shattering if you held them in your hands. However, this only serves to add to the beauty contained within. ‘Eleven, Return and Revert’ is something special: diverse, disturbed and often devastating, but always awe-inspiring." Music Fan's Mic Blog
"From the first bars to the last beats, Midas Fall’s Eleven. Return and Revert is an album I can’t get enough of. The complexity of musical depth and the authenticity of emotion is stunning." Rock 'n Roll Ghost
"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." 17seconds.co.uk
"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 Roomthirteen.com
"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 Mag