Forest Swords shares gracefully choreographed video for “Panic”

Merseyside producer Matthew Barnes aka Forest Swords shares tense video for the song “Panic” taken from his album “Compassion” out last May via Ninja Tune.

The sensation of tension comes from the dancers who elegantly twirl until they are completely tied in ropes. Directed by Forest Swords himself alongside audio-visual collaborator Sam Wiehl, the video evolves around the stress of the song as he explains it himself:

Most of the tracks on “Compassion” were started in quite a heavy place but all managed to move towards the light the longer I worked on them. “Panic” is the point where tension and stress boils over into a sort of euphoria.

Forest Swords also announced a tour through Europe and North America and you can check the dates below. You can follow him over Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud and listen to the audio below.


21 Aarhus, DEN, Atlas
22 Copenhagen, DEN, Jazzhouse
23 Stockholm, SWE, Sodra Taatern
26 Berlin, GER, Berghain
27 Leipzig, GER, UT Connewitz
28 Prague, POL, Meatfactory
29 Vienna, AUT, Waves
30 Budapest, HUN, Durer Kert


02 Belgrade, SER, Drugstore
03 Zagreb, CRO, Mocvara
04 Ljubljana, SLO, Kino Siska
06 Bologne, ITA, Locomotiv
07 Prato, ITA, Fab
08 Naples, ITA, Lenificio 25
10 Bern, SWI, Dechstock
11 Zurich, SWI, Rote Febrik
12 Hamburg, GER, Ubel & Gefurlich
13 Amsterdam, NED, Bittezoert
14 Paris, FRA, Badaboum
16 Bristol, UK, The Lantern
18 London, UK, Village Underground
19 Brighton, UK, The Haunt
20 Leeds, UK, Headrow House
21 Manchester, UK, Gorilla
25 Warsaw, POL, Taetr Wasawy
27 Athens, GRE, Six D.O.G.S.
28 Istanbul, TUR, Salon IKSV


14 New York, USA, Good Room
15 Chicago, USA, Lincoln Hall
18 Los Angeles, USA, Echo
29 Braga, POR, Garation
30 Lisbon, POR, ZQB


01 Madrid, ESP, Sale Caracol

Matias Calderon

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