Celtic Connections // Midas Falls + Whyte
PCL AND CELTIC CONNECTIONS PRESENTS:
Tuesday, 28th January 2020
AGE 18 +
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Combining elements of electronica and alt-rock with progressive and gothic undertones, Scottish band 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 “powerful yet fragile, devastatingly beautiful and beautifully devastating” (The Founder Magazine).
Midas Fall will release their fourth studio album in 2018 on Monotreme Records. In September 2015 Midas Fall released their third album on Monotreme Records, followed by a European tour with Canadian musician Raised by Swans. The record, mastered by legendary engineer Ed Brooks (Pearl Jam, Death Cab for Cutie) featured nine new tracks and was released in digital, CD and limited edition vinyl formats.
The Menagerie Inside’ has been exceptionally well-received with glowing reviews from critics across the world.
“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 2014 Saw Midas Fall complete a Balkans mini-tour and begin work on their third album.
In 2013 Midas Fall followed up their second album, with the release of 3-track EP. ‘Fluorescent Lights’ with a UK and
The EP showcases all of the elements that fans of Midas Fall have come to know and love: the combination of thundering melodic rock guitar with electronic flourishes and Elizabeth Heaton’s soaring melancholic vocals in ’Low’, the delicate confessional intimacy of ‘Tracks’ and the epically ascending pop of title track ‘Fluorescent Lights’ 2012 saw the band perform in Switzerland, share the stage with labal mates 65 days of static and Reigns in London at the Monotreme Records 10th Birthday party, perform headline slots in London and Budapest.
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 and play Germany’s Dark Spring Festival.
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.
The track “MovieScreens” featured 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.