Himalayas

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Himalayas Short Info

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.

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 last few months, with the EP released, Himalayas have embarked on a heavy touring schedule already including festivals such as The Big Cwtch, Hoy Fest and the nationally acclaimed Swn Fest established by Radio 1 stalwart Huw Stephens. They have also played shows in London, Brighton, Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds and Bristol.The last gig of 2016 will be a homecoming show at the internationally renowned Clwb Ifor Bach in Cardiff.

Aside from touring, the band have returned to the studio in November 2016 to start work on their next release, pencilled in for March 2017.

OUR EP ECSTASY, IS AVAILABLE HERE: (link: https://itun.es/gb/oWh9db) itun.es/gb/oWh9db

MANAGEMENT - contact@peepshowrecords.com // PEACE x

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...

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Himalayas on Tour

  • 13 | 12 | 2016 Cardiff Last Gig of The Year @ Clwb Ifor Bach
  • 07 | 01 | 2017 Newport Le Pub
  • 04 | 02 | 2017 Cardiff The Moon Club

Past Gigs Himalayas

  • 11 | 2016 Cardiff Hoy Fest
  • 11 | 2016 London Red Light Session @The Hawley Arms
  • 11 | 2016 Leeds Kazoopa Festival @The Verve
  • 11 | 2016 Leicester The Shed
  • 11 | 2016 Sheffield West Street Live
  • 10 | 2016 Cardiff SWN Festival
  • 10 | 2016 Cardiff This Feeling w/The Shimmer Band
  • 10 | 2016 Manchester The Northern
  • 09 | 2016 Cwmaman Cwmaman Music Festival
  • 09 | 2016 Carmarthen The Big Cwtch
  • 08 | 2016 Cardiff Hub Fest
  • 08 | 2016 Cardiff Ecstasy EP Launch @ Clwb Ifor Bach
  • 08 | 2016 Bristol The Fleece
  • 08 | 2016 Bridgend Hobo's
  • 08 | 2016 Cardiff Cardiff Speaker Hire
  • 04 | 2016 Amsterdam CC Musik Cafe
  • 03 | 2016 Cardiff Gwdi Hw w/The Tapestry
  • 03 | 2016 Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
  • 03 | 2016 Cardiff
  • 03 | 2016 Newport Le Pub
  • 02 | 2016 Southampton Joiners
  • 02 | 2016 Cardiff 10 Feet Tall
  • 02 | 2016 Cardiff Gwdi Hw
  • 01 | 2016 Cardiff Undertone w/Judas
  • 01 | 2016 Cardiff The Albion @ Undertone
  • 01 | 2016 Llanelli Masons Arms
  • 01 | 2016 Cardiff Moon Club
  • 01 | 2016 Bristol The Fleece
  • 12 | 2015 Brighton The Globe
  • 12 | 2015 Bristol Mothers Ruin
  • 12 | 2015 Manchester Mono
  • 12 | 2015 London Fiddler's Elbow
  • 12 | 2015 Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
  • 12 | 2015 Liverpool Heebie Jeebies

Discography Himalayas

  • 2016 Ecstasy EP | Peepshow Records

Media

  • Sound
  • Sound
  • Video Himalayas - Cheap Thrills

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Origin

  • Cardiff GB

Founded

  • 2015

Members

  • Mike Griffiths Lead Guitar / Vocal
  • Joe Williams Rhythm Guitar / Vocal
  • Baron Louis Heaps Bass
  • James Goulbourne Drums