Let's Take Five: An interview with Himalayas.

Ahead of their debut EP release at the end of next month, we caught up with Himalayas. Having captured the attention of the South Wales music scene and beyond with their energetic live performances, the band are set to have a bright future ahead of themselves. Himalayas were also or track of the day on Friday with their latest track ‘Cheap Thrills’.

Firstly, so that our readers can get to know a bit more about you, please introduce your band.

We’re a four piece indie/garage/Rock band from Cardiff. Made up of Mike Griffiths (Lead Guitar & Vocals), James Goulbourn (Drums), Louis Heaps (Bass) and Joe Williams (Rhythm Guitar & Vocals).

Your debut EP is set for release next month. How would you describe your sound to someone who’s never listened to you before and what should we expect from this release?

Our sound is filthy with catchy melodies. You can expect hard hitting tracks, piercing lyrics and that something a little special.

What originally sparked your interest in creating music/starting a band? 

The idea that being in a band could mean something and that you can make a statement that can impact the world with one song.

Personally, South Wales is one of my favourite places in the country for live music at the moment. If you had to pick one venue in South Wales, which is your favourite and why? 

There are so many good venues in South Wales, we’re really blessed to have such amazing venues. However, Clwb ifor Bach would be our favourite venue. Clwb ifor Bach feels like our home as a band and it’s where we’ll be releasing our debut EP, being the venue for our EP launch.

Finally, have you got anything to share regarding upcoming tour dates and what have you got planned for the remainder of 2016?

We have a lot of dates planned for the coming months, with UK tour dates a plenty. Where in the UK is a secret for the time being, however, it won’t be long before you get to find out. We also have a number of great festivals that we’re playing including Sŵn festival and Hoyfest.

Himalayas are set to release their debut EP, ‘Ecstasy’ on 24th August. But in the meantime, you can follow them on Facebook, Twitter and watch the video for their first single ‘Cheap Thrills’, below.

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