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Eat Your Own Ears presents




Wed 18 Oct '17

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Matthew Barnes seared our eyes, ears and mind with a truly atmospheric show

Forest Swords new album Compassion followed on from Engravings but was plenty proof that Barnes can go much darker.

A unique blend of jagged hip-hop and R&B beats, looping guitar lines and manipulated samples, Forest Swords’ evocative and emotional music was perfectly accompanied with some twisted super 8 visuals, killer lights and some super bass.

“Aided onstage by bassist James Freeman and VJ Sam Wiehl, Matthew Barnes builds entire worlds out of shapeless vocal samples, skittish beats and flickering guitar lines.” Clash Live Report