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Roadburn 2024 lineup

HEALTH, Ragana, Body Void added to Roadburn 2024 lineup

Plus Ragana, Birds in Row and more clipping. performances


Best New Releases, October 20: Sampha, Reverend Kristin Michael Hayter, and more

Plus Titanic, Lost Girls, Forest Swords, Katie Von Schleicher, and more

Forest Swords Bolted review

Forest Swords : Bolted

Matthew Barnes’ latest feels like a continuous whole rather than a collection of individual songs

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The 20 Most Anticipated Albums of Fall 2023

A roundup of fall releases going straight to the top of our must-hear lists

Jamila Woods

Essential Tracks This Week: Jamila Woods, Baroness and more

Plus Forest Swords (with Neneh Cherry), Sprain and Activity

Forest Swords Butterfly Effect

Forest Swords shares two new songs, “Butterfly Effect” and “Tar”

Hear Matthew Barnes’ first new non-film or video game songs since 2019

The Top 50 Albums of 2017

The best albums of an exhausting year.

best albums of May Slowdive

The best albums of May 2017

A survey of the best albums of the month, including Slowdive, (Sandy) Alex G, Jlin and more.

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Album of the Week: Forest Swords – Compassion

Matthew Barnes finds hope and humanity amid dark landscapes.

Forest Swords new album Compassion

Forest Swords shares new track “Panic,” adds U.S. tour dates

Hear the third single from the UK producer’s latest album.

Forest Swords new album

Forest Swords announces new album, Compassion

Watch the video for “Arms Out.”

SXSW 2013

SXSW 2014: 15 Must-see bands

Who to see at SXSW this year, and when (if you want some friendly advice.)

Forest Swords Weight of Gold video

Forest Swords – “The Weight of Gold”

A conceptual, choreographed clip in front of the Dead Sea.

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Forest Swords to tour with How to Dress Well

Matthew Barnes also opening for Mogwai in Europe.

Record spinning one of the top 50 songs of 2013

Top 50 Songs of 2013

Treble counts down its Top 50 Songs of 2013, with a selection of tracks that made the year not just memorable, but musically amazing.

Top 10 Electronic Albums of 2013

Top 10 Electronic Albums of 2013

The electronic records that made us move in 2013, from eerie ambience to disco funk.

Forest Swords - Engravings

Forest Swords : Engravings

UK producer Matthew Barnes’ debut full-length stretches his extremes while staying true to eerie atmosphere.

Forest Swords - Engravings

Stream new Forest Swords album, Engravings

New full-length out next week.

Forest Swords - Engravings

Forest Swords – “The Weight of Gold”

Natural and spacious, but still quite ominous.