A Formal Horse is a visceral rock quartet working out of Southampton. The band released their debut EP in June 2014, recorded by Rob Aubrey (John Wetton, Big Big Train). They’ve since performed at A New Day Festival alongside The Stranglers and Focus, released a second EP to critical acclaim (Classic Rock, 8/10) and have been nominated for a Progressive Music Award. They continue to play shows in the UK and Europe, and are currently working on two follow-up records.
“The Southampton quartet’s second EP, combines nervy, twitching rhythms – think XTC playing Voivod’s back catalogue – with pure-as-the-driven female vocals. The result is oddly intoxicating.”
- Classic Rock Magazine (8/10)
“The ability to turn on a dime with such élan says a lot about their musicianship. Yet in addition to their dexterity, A Formal Horse possess warmth and charm.”
- Prog Magazine