LIVE VIDEO: The Joy Formidable playing “A Heavy Abacus”

The single has been one of this summer’s hits across the globe, and The Joy Formidable is definitely one of the most talked-about bands right now, having just released a new album earlier this year which garnered tons of buzz and rave reviews from NPR to Pitchfork to Rolling Stone and everywhere in-between. The guitarist and singer for the band, Ritzy Bryan, is an incredibly talented musician who also serves as an inspiring figure for other women interested in music… there aren’t many bands today with such a powerful frontwoman who not only sings but also writes and plays the lead guitar.

The video is part of the Fred Perry Subculture series, which is committed to bringing the next generation of Britain’s musical trailblazers to audiences everywhere. Other videos have featured Morning Parade, Guillermots, and Hurts to name a few.




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