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LIVE REVIEW: Forest Swords – Headrow House, Leeds (20/10/17)

Upon arrival at tonight’s gig, those accustomed with Headrow House might have been taken aback, as the venue looks more like a foggy graveyard than an event space… The 200-capacity room is being continuously pumped with smoke, making seeing more than a few feet in front of you a challenge, yet conjures an intense and unique atmosphere that couldn’t feel more suiting and effective for tonight’s event; the residency of

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We caught up with British electronica producer Matthew Barnes, aka. Forest Swords, on his current UK tour.

REVIEW: Forest Swords – ‘Compassion’ (Ninja Tune)

Full of beautiful yet unsettling ambience, Matthew Barnes’ second Forest Swords album ‘Compassion’ is more than worth the four-year wait.