Prog Round-up: August 2015
Geoff Barton on new releases from A Formal Horse, Nice Beaver, Rainburn, Magic Pie and Kes
A Formal Horse: Morning Jigsaw
A Formal Horse are a dapper, sharp-suited bunch; why, even their equine mascot sports a top hat and tails, standing haughtily on its hind legs like a character out of TV’s Hector’s House. Morning Jigsaw, the Southampton quartet’s second EP, combines nervy, twitching rhythms – think XTC playing Voivod’s back catalogue – with pure-as-the-driven female vocals.