The new album out now

Vinyl / Deluxe gatefold vinyl / Slimline vinyl /
CD / cassette



“absolutely phenomenal”
The Quietus

"scintillating.. a defiant desolate and darkly beautiful album"
The Line of Best Fit

 “Muscular electronics from the factory floor… possessing an undeniable sense of grandeur that can take your breath away”
Electronic Sound

“like figures in a misted landscape… blurring sources into ambiguous spaces between organ and woodwind”
The Wire

"planetary in scale.. a cold world where broken, snarling things have no choice but to huddle together for survival"

Live shows


12 March – Austria, Salzburg - Rockhouse
13 March – Brno, Czech Republic - Fleda Club
5 March – Bratislava, Slovakia - A4 
16 March – Budapest, Hungary - A38 
19 March – Poznań, Poland - TAMA 
20 March – Warsaw, Poland - Niebo 
30 March – Ostend, Belgium - Push The Button Festival 
19 April – Tilburg, Netherlands - Roadburn Festival  
20 April – Genk, Belgium - Little Waves Festival 


Thursday 2nd November - Manchester, UK - White Hotel - SOLD OUT
Friday 3rd November - Newcastle, UK - Cluny 2 - SOLD OUT
Saturday 4th November - Glasgow, UK - Mackintosh Church for Great Western Festival
Friday 10th November - London, UK - Institute of Contemporary Arts - SOLD OUT
Friday 17th November - Katowice, PL - Hipnoza Jazz Club - SOLD OUT
Saturday 18th November - Paris, FR - Badaboum - SOLD OUT
Monday 20th November - Brussels, BE - AB Club - SOLD OUT
Tuesday 21st November - Amsterdam, NL - Bitterzoet
Wednesday 22nd November - Arnhem, NL - Willemeen
Thursday 23rd November - Leipzig, DE - UT Connewitz - SOLD OUT
Tuesday 28th November - Athens, GR - Athens Conservatoire
Tuesday 5th December - Copenhagen, DK - Hotel Cecil
Wednesday 6th December - Stockholm, SE - Slaktkyrkan
Saturday 16th December - Istanbul, TR - Salon IKSV


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Previous projects

0. 'Stephen', a new installation and film by Melanie Manchot is currently showing at Liverpool Biennial art festival with full score by Matthew Barnes/Forest Swords.

1. 'Islands', the ballet piece choreographed by Emma Portner, heads to Paris for a week at Theatres Des Champs-Elysees as part of the Dialogues dance festival. The female duet, originally premiered and commissioned by Oslo Opera House, includes specially written score by Matthew Barnes/Forest Swords.

2. 'Ghost Light', the new exhibition by multimedia artist and photographer Thomas Dozol, is showing at NAK in Aachen, Germany this summer with sound installation design by Forest Swords.

3. 'Planet City' is now showing at Melbourne Triennial, moving to Lisbon Maat Museum and Shanghai Bienniale. The video installation by architect/director Liam Young features a 15 minute quadrophonic soundtrack by Forest Swords. The piece imagines a megacity that houses the entire population of the world, leaving the rest of the planet to recover from human impact.




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