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. 

Forest Swords announces Australian dates

October 20, 2014

Forest Swords will perform his debut Australian shows in March 2015, including a performance at Adelaide’s Unsound Festival.

13 – ADELAIDE Unsound @ Adelaide Festival
14 – MELBOURNE Howler
15 – SYDNEY Oxford Art Factory

‘Assassin’s Creed: Rogue’ trailer soundtracked by Forest Swords

August 8, 2014


Forest Swords was commissioned to write an original score for Ubisoft’s new ‘Assassin’s Creed: Rogue’ game trailer.

Forest Swords BBC Radio 1 session for Benji B

April 17, 2014

Forest Swords recorded three tracks – including an exclusive – at the historic Maida Vale studios for broadcast on the Benji B show on BBC Radio One. You can stream the session online here.

Forest Swords wins GIT Award 2014

April 13, 2014

Forest Swords has won the coveted GIT Award for 2014. 

Unavailable to attend the concert due to a sold out show in Brighton, the Liverpool producer asked seminal dub artist Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry to provide a video for broadcast at the event. A screenshot of Lee’s blessing in the video is above.

Forest Swords is quoted as saying: “I was lucky enough for the legendary Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry to remix of a track of mine earlier in the year. I was uncomfortable with the idea of doing my own acceptance video for this award, so I asked the master himself to do it for me. I know he also feels a love for Liverpool. Thank you so much.”

Forest Swords to play ATP Jabberwocky festival

March 2, 2014

Forest Swords joins James Blake, Darkside, Caribou and many more on the Jabberwocky bill, ATP’s new London festival. (link)

Benjamin Millepied directs new Forest Swords video

February 26, 2014


Benjamin Millepied, who choreographed the ‘Black Swan’ film and is the new director at the Paris Opera Ballet, directed the new video for the Forest Swords ‘The Weight of Gold’ track.

Forest Swords North American dates announced

January 22, 2014

Forest Swords has announced a debut run of North American dates with How To Dress Well.

13-15/03/2014 – SXSW – Austin, US
17/03/2014 – The Independent – San Francisco, US*
18/03/2014 – The Roxy – LA, US*
21/03/2014 – Rough Trade – NYC, US*
22/03/2014 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, US*
24/03/2014 – First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, US*
26/03/2014 – Le Poisson Rouge – NYC, US*
27/03/2014 – TT The Bears – Boston, US*
28/03/2014 – SAT – Montreal, Canada*
29/03/2014 – Mod Club – Toronto, Canada*
30/03/2014 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, US*

* – with How To Dress Well

Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry remixes Forest Swords

November 29, 2013

Seminal dub producer Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry has cast his hand over Forest Sword’s ‘Thor’s Stone’, the lead track from this year’s debut album ‘Engravings’.