Forest Swords releases new single ‘The Highest Flood’
Listen to Forest Swords’ Spotify studio playlist
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
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
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.
Forest Swords announces new live shows
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.
Forest Swords’ original dance performance ‘Shrine’ streams on Boiler Room
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.
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
Forest Swords will perform his debut Australian shows in March 2015, including a performance at Adelaide’s Unsound Festival.
‘Assassin’s Creed: Rogue’ trailer soundtracked by Forest Swords
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
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
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
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
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
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
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’.