Forest Swords DJ-Kicks announced

April 18, 2018


Forest Swords will release the next instalment of DJ-Kicks on May 18th, featuring new track ‘Crow’. Pre-order here.

Forest Swords releases new single in aid of relief work in Mexico and Puerto Rico

September 28, 2017

Forest Swords has released a two-track single to raise money for earthquake and hurricane relief work in Mexico and Puerto Rico.

Titled ‘Free’ and ‘Congregate’, the tracks were recorded during the sessions for his Barnes’s new album Compassion. The former was included as a bonus track on Japanese editions of the album, while the latter is entirely new and comes with a visual from origami artist Fynn Jackson.

Watch the clip below and order the single here.

Forest Swords’ ‘Compassion’ is BBC Radio 6 Music’s Album of the Day

May 25, 2017

‘Compassion’, the critically acclaimed second LP by Forest Swords ,was today’s Album of the Day on BBC 6 Music. 6 Music described the album as ‘elegantly electronic yet touchingly human’.

Click here to check out the album, out now via Ninja Tune.

Forest Swords releases “Raw Language” video

May 5, 2017

Forest Swords has released a video for “Raw Language”, a single taken from his second album Compassion.

Forest Swords releases ‘Compassion’

May 5, 2017

Compassion”, the follow-up to 2013’s critically lauded debut ‘Engravings’ is out today via Ninja Tune. The album will be followed by a set of multidisciplinary projects expanding the themes and concepts across wider disciplines, overseen by Forest Swords own Dense Truth, an experimental art studio and record label.

Stream/download the whole album here.

Forest Swords debuts new single ‘Panic’

April 26, 2017


Forest Swords has released a third track from forthcoming album ‘Compassion’, out 5th May. Click here to stream the track and preorder the LP.

Forest Swords announces second album ‘Compassion’

March 30, 2017


Forest Swords has announced his second album, Compassion, out 5th May. The announcement comes with the release of a new single, “Arms Out”, and accompanying video.

Forest Swords releases new single ‘The Highest Flood’

March 7, 2017


The first new music from Forest Swords in over 3 years –  new single ‘The Highest Flood’ – is out now. Click here to stream or download.


Listen to Forest Swords’ Spotify studio playlist

February 16, 2017

Forest Swords is adding to a Spotify playlist of tracks he’s listening to while working in the studio. Listen to the playlist here.

Forest Swords performance at London Film Festival

September 23, 2016

At this year’s BFI London Film Festival Forest Swords will live soundtrack the world premiere of the audio-visual film ‘In The Robot Skies’, the first film totally shot through pre-programmed drones.

Forest Swords ‘Shrine: Original Dance Score’ on limited 12″ vinyl

July 28, 2016

Forest Swords‘s ‘Shrine’: Original Dance Score’ 12″ vinyl is back from the pressing plant and available to buy. Ltd 350 copies, electric blue vinyl w/ double sided insert and digital download, via his label Dense Truth.

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Forest Swords announces new live shows

July 14, 2016

Forest Swords has announced two forthcoming festival appearances at Unsound in Krakow, Poland and Club to Club in Turin, Italy. These will be his only live shows before 2017 and he will be previewing new pieces from his next LP.

22/10 – UNSOUND Festival
03/11 – Club To Club Festival

Forest Swords’ original dance performance ‘Shrine’ streams on Boiler Room

May 11, 2016

The debut performance of ‘Shrine’ – which was devised, creative directed and soundtracked by Forest Swords – is broadcast via Boiler Room.  Watch the footage here, and listen to the original soundtrack via Spotify or Bandcamp.

Forest Swords collaborates with Massive Attack & Young Fathers on short film score.

December 4, 2015

Forest Swords has collaborated with Massive Attack’s 3D/Robert del Naja and Young Fathers on the score for ‘La Fête (est Finie)‘, a short film about climate change lobbying. 


November 11, 2014

You can buy the track on iTunes here.