The band states «Avant-rock awkward squad. Progressive Music Award nominees».
A Formal Horse is a spicy avant-rock prog quartet working out of Southampton. So far the band have recorded 2 EP, the first one released in 2014 with Rob Aubrey (IQ, Big Big Train). They played live at London’s Resonance weekend with Bigelf and Änglagård. Two years the debut album Here Comes A Man From The Council With A Flamethrower.
The music is diverse with some Canterbury, avant-garde and British progressive rock influences. You can hear slight King Crimson influences in some parts of the songs that show some heavy parts and numerous rhythm changes. Now the band are back the sophomore album Meat Mallet with a natural development of their music and a very good album.
1. This One’s Just a Warning
2. You’ve Got a Billion and I’ve Got a Half
3. Hong Kong
4. I’m a Lasagne
5. Bring a Bun
6. Someone’s After My Malted Milk
8. Heavy Hit
9. Rose Train
10. Let It Run
11. Mr C’s Two Thousand and Threes
12. Turkey 2000s
Hayley McDonnell – Vocals
Benjamin Short – Guitars and Vocals
Russell Mann – Bass Guitars
Mike Stringfellow – Drums