Official press release:
Once described as “powerful yet fragile, devastatingly beautiful and beautifully devastating” by The Founder Magazine, UK-based quartet Midas Fall have carved a distinctive and captivating sound, fusing elements of electronica, post-rock, shoegaze and alternative rock with progressive and gothic undertones to create taut, shimmering soundscapes led by the hauntingly melancholic vocals of Elizabeth Heaton.
Forged in Edinburgh, Scotland and now based in the north of England, the eclectic collective – founding members Heaton and Rowan Burn (guitar, piano) with Steven Pellatt (drums/percussion/piano) and Chris Holland (bass) – has spent the past year composing the follow-up to their 2013-issued Wilderness full-length. Titled The Menagerie Inside, Midas Fall’s third long player was captured live at Red Wall Studios, mastered by Seattle legendary engineer Ed Brooks (Pearl Jam, Caspian, Fleet Foxes, et al) and offers up ten sprawling tracks of sonic enormity. From the sorrowing echo of wilting violins in “Counting Colours”, to the emotionally gutting close of “Circus Performer”, the forty-six-minute epic is as heavy sonically as it is cerebrally. An introspective journey through dark and light, The Menagerie Inside is atonce graceful, urgent and star-gazingly compelling. Cascading riffs ebb, flow and surge into rich, ethereal piano crescendos, the weight of Heaton’s delicate angelic resonance adding depth to her every echoing word. With The Menagerie Inside, Midas Fall manifests a sound and atmosphere that’s organic, emotionally stirring and habitually awe-inspiring, further verifying the strength of their songcraft and musicianship.
Comments the band of their latest creation:
“We wanted to capture the energy of our live shows, so we took a different approach this time by recording the album live.”
The Menagerie Inside is set for worldwide release this September. In the meantime, sample a live video for seventh track, “Tramadol Baby”. The clip was filmed at the Blue Room in Blackpool by Weird Wolf Media and available for your viewing pleasures below:
Midas Fall continues to transcend genre boundaries with The Menagerie Inside. The record will be released worldwide September 4th, 2015 on CD and digital download formats, as well as a limited edition 180-gram vinyl LP in translucent purple with black splatter, with a free album CD and poster inside. Preorder the album today at THIS LOCATION.
The Menagerie Inside track listing:
3. “Circus Performer”
4. “Counting Colours”
6. “The Morning Asked And I Said No”
7. “Tramadol Baby”
8. “Half A Mile Outside”
9. “A Song Built From Scraps Of Paper”