A Formal Horse is an avant-garde rock quartet based in Southampton. Their dense instrumental passages build on the sonic worlds of Mahavishnu Orchestra and Queens Of The Stone Age, whilst taking cues and colours from Twentieth-century art music.

In June 2014, the band released their debut EP, which was recorded by Rob Aubrey (Dragonforce, Transatlantic). They’ve since performed at London’s Resonance Weekend alongside Bigelf, 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 soon to release a follow-up record, having returned to Aubitt Studios in late 2015.

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