So we’ve been underground since Forests toured Sweden earlier this year but Lawrence has been busy working on the new album. First demos are on

We’ll be finishing the album over Christmas so hopefully more news soon.

FORESTS on Facebook08.02.2012

Forests are now on Facebook. Go and like them here!

The new band from the creators of Shady Bard debuts live at Bush Hall next Thursday, followed by Birmingham on Saturday and on to Sweden in March! Ticket details below…

FORESTS: LIVE SHOWS 201216.01.2012


Forests, featuring members of shady bard, play their debut live dates in the UK and Sweden this spring in association with Forest Industries. The shows will feature brand new material as well as shady bard favourites. For tickets click on the links below.

16.02.12 London Bush Hall – UK (buy tickets)

18.02.12 Birmingham The Flapper – UK (buy tickets)

06.03.12 Eskilstuna Teater (Lilla Sena) – SWEDEN

07.03.12 Stockholm Landet – SWEDEN

RSVP on facebook

Happy New Year from Forest Industries04.01.2012

Happy New Year everyone! It’s been an exciting year for Forest Industries with the release of Trials/Retrials by shady bard and the long awaited book/CD/DVD from The Winter League, as well as the launch of our new website right here. Meanwhile, shady bard brought the Trials campaign to a close with a bunch of great shows, BBC sessions and a live film (see it here). Their Grey’s Anatomy appearances continued to be broadcast across the world and in the autumn they featured on hit US show The Vampire Diaries. Lawrence also found time to pen a beautiful winter single with 6 Day Riot songstress Tamara Schlesinger. You can hear it here.

So what’s new for 2012? Lawrence is starting work on a new project called Forests which will feature existing colleagues and other friends. New material is expected by February and will coincide with new live dates in the UK and Europe. More news  soon…

Lawrence and Tamara release new single11.12.2011

Lawrence from Shady Bard has been writing new material with Tamara Schlesinger of 6 Day Riot. They release their debut single, Remember Me, as a free download tomorrow (12th December). Head over to the Forest Industries bandcamp page to preview the track now!

Shady Bard on The Vampire Diaries14.10.2011

Shady Bard’s track Torch Song was featured in the closing scene of the Vampire Diaires (Season 3, Episode 5) in the US. The show will air in the UK next month on ITV2. You can download Torch Song from iTunes US and iTunes UK.

Shady Bard live film13.10.2011

Here is the latest FOREST INDUSTRIES production: a live film of Shady Bard’s performance of their album, Trials earlier this year.

Shady Bard – Trials/Retrials out now01.08.2011

Trials/Retrials by Shady Bard is out now on Forest Industries. This special reissue of the first Forest Industries release is available now with a bonus special edition disc featuring seven new tracks exploring themes from the original album. Visit the TIMBER page to preview and purchase.