Himalayas are an Indie – Garage band from Cardiff comprising Mike Griffiths (lead guitar and vocals), Joe Williams (rhythm guitar and vocals), Louis Heaps (Bass) and James Goulbourn (drums).
The band started in early 2015 and by December had a cemented a reputation around the South Wales Music scene and embarked on a six-date UK tour comprising Cardiff, Bristol, London, Brighton, Manchester and Liverpool.
Sonically the band offers seductive guitar lines, hip bass parts that will groove you to the core all driven by an avalanche of drums. The songs are fresh yet have a dark undercurrent to them. The music is slick and melodic with well thought out lyrics and hook lines so catchy you can hang your hat on them.
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 wanting more and humming the tunes for days.
Over the past few months whilst continuing to play live, the band have been working extremely hard on their debut EP release Ecstasy. Which will be available in physical and digital format from August 24th through Peepshow Records. This will be accompanied by a launch event at the renowned Cardiff venue, Clwb Ifor Bach.
The first track Cheap Thrills has already been released as a 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. [Cheap Thrill Video](https://youtu.be/AFFJ-uE0Ouo)
Over the next few months, with the EP released, Himalayas will embark on a heavy live schedule already including festivals such as The Big Cwtch, Hoy Fest and the nationally acclaimed Swn Fest established by Radio 1 stalwart Huw Stephens.