Himalayas are an Indie / Garage band from Cardiff comprising Joe Williams (rhythm guitar and vocals), Mike Griffiths (lead guitar and vocals), Louis Heaps (Bass) and James Goulbourn (drums).
The band started in mid 2015 and in December 2015, having cemented their reputation on the South Wales Music scene embarked on a six-date UK tour comprising Cardiff, Bristol, London, Brighton, Manchester and Liverpool.
Sonically the band offer seductive guitar lines and hip bass parts that will groove you to the core, all driven by an avalanche of drums. The songs are fresh with a dark undercurrent and the overall sound is slick and melodic with lyrics that defy the age of the songwritters.
Performance wise, Himalayas put on an energetic, jaw dropping show. Their rapport and banter with their audience will make you feel like you've known them for years and you are guaranteed to go away huming their tunes and wanting more.
Himalayas debut EP - Ecstasy was released by Peepshow Records in August 2016 and recieved a positive reaction from fans and critics. It can be downloaded here.
The first track Cheap Thrills was also released as a music video to positive reviews, including the following from 'Mix It All Up' music blog. '' 'Cheap Thrills' carries itself with attitude and is full of energy, displaying a rather dynamic sound with intelligent, self-assured lyrics and brash guitar riffs throughout. We guarantee you that the catchy hooks throughout 'Cheap Thrills' will linger in your head for days. Overall, it's already a stand out track of the year for us".
After the release of Ecstasy, Himalays embarked on a heavy live schedule for the rest of 2016 that included shows in London, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds and Brighton and festivals such as the nationally acclaimed Swn Fest established by Radio 1 stalwart Huw Stephens.
Himalayas released their latest single 'Thank God I'm Not You' in May 2017. The release was aired on BBC Radio 1, Virgin Radio, Amazing Radio and Radio X. To accompany the release, Himalayas undertook a heavy gig schedule which includes London, Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow, and the 2017 Isle Of Wight and Reading festivals.
2017 was a great year for Himalayas as 'Thank God I'm Not You' reached over 4 Million plays on Spotify and In December they were invited to play the prestigious South by South West Festival in Austin Texas in March 2018
Himalayas - If I Tell You
Himalayas - Sigh On A Hurricane
Himalayas - Thank God I'm Not You
Himalayas - Cheap Thrills
Himalayas - A Little Chat
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