The Highest Flood

Forest Swords – Panic

Forest Swords, aka acclaimed Merseyside-based producer Matthew Barnes, returns with Panic, the third track to be lifted from his forthcoming album Compassion, out May 5 via Ninja Tune. The track journeys between a rumbling cello loop, chiming bells and clattering beat, pulling in a reworked northern soul sample for the track’s ecstatic hook. It is… Read more »

Forest Swords – Arms Out

Forest Swords, aka acclaimed Merseyside-based producer Matthew Barnes, has announced his eagerly-anticipated new album Compassion will be released on May 5 via Ninja Tune. The forthcoming record features the previously shared single, The Highest Flood, and is the long awaited first studio album since 2013’s critically lauded debut album Engravings, and his 2015 dance score… Read more »

Forest Swords – The Highest Flood

Forest Swords, aka acclaimed Merseyside-based producer Matthew Barnes, returns with his eagerly anticipated new single The Highest Flood, out today via Ninja Tune. One of Barnes’ most urgent tracks to date, layering a thumping, staggered, skeletal beat with deconstructed piano fragments and a hook that sculpts choral samples into a rapturous battle cry. Veering between… Read more »