The Menagerie Inside is the impending new full-length from eclectic UK-based quartet, MIDAS FALL. Described as, “powerful yet fragile, devastatingly beautiful and beautifully devastating,” by The Founder Magazine, MIDAS FALL has, since their 2009 inception, crafted a distinctive, captivating and wholly immersive sound that merges elements of electronica, post-rock, shoegaze and alternative rock with progressive and gothic undertones into deep shimmering soundscapes led by the hauntingly melancholic vocal oscillations of Elizabeth Heaton.
Captured live at Red Wall Studios and mastered by legendary Seattle-based engineer Ed Brooks (Pearl Jam, Caspian, Fleet Foxes et al), MIDAS FALL‘s The Menagerie Inside serves as the band’s third studio offering and boasts ten expansive hymns of sonic alchemy. At once graceful, urgent and star-gazingly compelling, the record is a moving, introspective journey where 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. Organic, stirring and habitually awe-inspiring, fans of Cocteau Twins, Caspian, Daughter, Immanu El, A Perfect Circle, Jenniferever, Aereogramme and Evanescence, pay heed.
As a precursor to the official unveiling of The Menagerie Inside, Revolver Magazine is pleased to deliver the first official premiere from the offering in the form of third movement, “Circus Performer.” A heaving, emotionally gutting sound collage of dark and light, Heaton’s celestail voice is all-consuming, sending shivers down the spine only moments into the tune. “This is the first track we wrote for our new album,” notes Heaton. “It’s a prog/post-rock beast that’s syncopated and then fluid, ethereal and then forceful.”
Get entranced by the sounds of “Circus Performer,” now playing at Revolver at THIS LOCATION.
Founded in 2009, MIDAS FALL‘s independently-released EP of early demos caught the attention of renowned UK DJ, Tom Robinson, at BBC Radio 6Music, who featured the track “Century” on his BBC Introducing Program. By 2010, the band joined the Monotreme Records roster for the release of debut LP, Eleven. Return And Revert. Likened to Portishead and Explosions In The Sky, the record enjoyed critical acclaim internationally. The following year saw MIDAS FALL complete their first-ever European tour which included a slot at Belgium’s Dunk!Cinema!, Germany’s Dark Spring Festival and sold-out shows in Athens, Sofia, Glasgow, Manchester and London. Momentum continued through 2012 when MIDAS FALL performed at Switzerland’s prestigious Deadline Festival, shared the stage with labelmates 65daysofstatic and Reigns In London at the Monotreme Records 10th Birthday showcase, performed headline slots in London and Budapest and supported We Were Promised Jetpacks and Her Name Is Calla around the UK. Later that year, the ensemble unleashed the As Our Blood Separates EP. Called an, “intriguing listen,” and applauded for their meticulous fusions of, “haunting, electronic post-rock, catchy alt rock, and shoegaze,” in 4.5/5 review by Decoy Music, the EP served as a precursor to their critically-applauded second full-length, Wilderness, released in April of 2013. Sputnik Music hailed the record’s, “undeniable beauty,” while The Skinny issued, “Wilderness succeeds on the weight of its emotional punch,” further praising Heaton’s, “dramatic, impassioned vocal performances.” In November that year they followed up with the Fluorescent Lights EP, which With Guitars commended for their combination of, “thundering melodic rock guitar with electronic flourishes and Elizabeth Heaton’s soaring melancholic vocals,” accompanied by a full European tour.