Thursday, January 24, 2013

Midas Fall to release album

Combining elements of electronica, post-rock and alternative rock with subtle progressive undertones, U.K. band Midas Fall have spent three years carving a distinctive and captivating sound, creating taut, shimmering soundscapes led by the hauntingly melancholic vocals of Elizabeth Heaton. The band formed in early 2009 in Edinburgh, Scotland. A self-released EP of early demos, the band’s 2010 debut album, “Eleven. Return and Revert”, enjoyed critical acclaim internationally, with the opening track featured on the BB3 TV drama Lip Service.

A headline tour of Europe and support slots with 65daysofstatic, MONO, Frightened Rabbit, Jeniferever and Tides From Nebula bolstered their following, building anticipation for their 2012 EP release “As Our Blood Separates”. In November 2012, the band had a live radio session air on BBC Introducing in Lancashire. This Spring will see the worldwide release of their sophomore album, “Wilderness”, followed by a second tour of Europe and a string of U.K. shows.

“Wilderness” sees the band maturing their sound beautifully, delivering on the promise referenced in their previous reviews. Equally accomplished at tender balladry (Borders, Tiny Pieces Will Always Remain) or driving guitar crescendos (BPD, Carnival Song), Midas Fall demonstrate not only their powerful songcraft and musicianship, but also their outstanding production skills – the album was self-recorded, mixed and mastered from home on a minimal budget but sounds like the product of professional recording studio.


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