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Midas Fall

Having recently signed with UK independent Monotreme Records (65daysofstatic, This Will Destroy You, Jeniferever), Manchester-based post rock quintet Midas Fall have been quietly building a loyal fanbase since their inception just two years ago.

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, Bat For Lashes and Explosions in the Sky. The album also received a positive review from Rocksound Magazine and the band even received a personal tweet fro ...read more

Having recently signed with UK independent Monotreme Records (65daysofstatic, This Will Destroy You, Jeniferever), Manchester-based post rock quintet Midas Fall have been quietly building a loyal fanbase since their inception just two years ago.

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, Bat For Lashes and Explosions in the Sky. The album also received a positive review from Rocksound Magazine and the band even received a personal tweet from Kerrang! new bands editor Katie Parsons citing how much she liked the record.

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, whilst 2010 saw them support Japanese post-rock legends Mono and secure a coveted synch for their track ‘MovieScreens’ on BBC3’s Lip Service soundtrack.

In 2011, Midas Fall are working on a new EP set for autumn release, will play main stage slots at GoGo Festival in June, Berlin’s Dark Spring Festival in April, Belgium’s Dunk! Festival in November as well as three sold-out support slots with Heather Peace and Jill Jackson in Glasgow, Manchester and London. The band have also just finalised endorsements from Dava Picks and Lion Cajon Drums. Their full European / Russian tour begins in October.

“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 magazin.

“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 Adequac.

“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 Podcas.

“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 Blo.

“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 Ghos.

“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.u.

“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.co.

“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 Ma.

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UK press / online: leah@saintedpr.com / cath@saintedpr.co.

UK radio: Kim Harrison-Lavoie: promotion@monotremerecords.co.

Germany press/radio: eike@starkult.de / dennis@starkult.d.

France PR: promo@differ-ant.f.

Netherlands PR: Aldo Perotti: aldo@konkurrent.n.

Belgium PR: Geert Mets: geert.mets@skynet.b.

Italy PR: Christian: ufficiostampa@tricicloconcerti.i.

US/Canada press: Peter Bottomley: peter@skyscrapermedia.ne.

US/Canada radio: Kim Harrison-Lavoie: promotion@monotremerecords.com « hide

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