Fresh from their storming set at Reading and Leeds, we’re proud to present the Welsh wonders Himalayas on November 9th!
After heavy touring with the likes of The Kaiser Chiefs and The Cure, the band return with a fierce new single. One listen to ‘The Masquerade’ and you know we’re in for quite a show. It displays a darkness, a foreboding brooding intensity reminiscent of Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson or QOTSA at their most vicious.
“This is gonna shake your shackles away. It’s proper rock and roll. It’s absolutely brilliant” – Edith Bowman
Himalayas are an indie / garage rock band from Cardiff made up of James Goulbourn (drums), Mike Griffiths (Guitar and Vocals), Louis Heaps (Bass) and Joe Williams (Guitar and Vocals). The band create a very cinematic sound and style that is guaranteed to leave audiences in awe. Their heavy guitar lines, dual vocals and huge anthemic hooks hold you captivated.
Going from strength to strength and gaining fans across the globe, Himalayas have definitely made their mark on the industry within the three years of being together. In the past year they have played both Reading and Leeds, Festival no. 6, SXSW, The Great Escape, Isle of Wight, Liverpool Calling, Festival Jalles House Rock, Somerset Rocks, Y Not, Truck, Tramlines and an array of headline shows as well as supports including Kaiser Chiefs, Gang of Youths and Marmozets.
Himalayas have racked up an impressive 10 Million plus streams on Spotify and been included in Spotify playlists such as ‘walk like a badass’. The band have received radio play and support from big hitters including Edith Bowman (Virgin Radio), Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1), Gordon Smart (Radio X), Greg James (BBC Radio 1), Clara Amfo and also over in the states, on KCRW.
“Bombastic and loud and angsty” – Greg James (Radio 1)
“Well that certainly blew away the cobwebs! The Welsh wonders Himalayas” – John Kennedy (Radio X)
“Fantastic band, the best in modern new rock in the UK at the moment” – Elise Cobain (Amazing Radio)