HIMALAYAS Announce new single ‘WE LOVE TO HATE’
Himalayas are a four-piece garage rock band from Cardiff who have spent the last few years honing their sound and style. Heavy guitar lines, dual vocals and huge anthemic hooks hold and captivate audiences old and new. Having played at countless festivals, sold out local venues and received an impressive amount of radio and international interest they move forward in 2020 with a new single 'We Love To Hate' out July 3rd. The track is produced by Steffan Pringle (Estrons).
The band, who consist of Joe Williams (lead vocals/guitars), Mike Griffiths (guitars/vocals) and Louis Heaps (bass) met at school and bonded over their love of bands like The Strokes, Queens Of The Stone Age, Muse, Royal Blood and Manic Street Preachers. Drummer James Goldbourn moved to Cardiff from Dubai and found like-minded souls in the trio to complete the line up.
Releasing their first tracks in 2017, they were quickly picked up by the likes of Huw Stephens, Greg James and Clara Amfo at Radio 1 alongside Gordon Smart (Radio X), Edith Bowman (Virgin Radio) and over in the states on Jason Kramer (KCRW). Tracks including the single, ‘Thank God I’m Not You’ have amassed an incredible number of streams on Spotify, tipping 21 million and counting. They have also been featured on key playlists including the influential Walk Like A Badass.
On the live front, in the last year they have performed on the Festival Republic stage at the Reading & Leeds Festival, SXSW and The Great Escape, as well as an array of headline shows.
The band describe 'We Love To Hate' as a song about "projecting anger outwards towards undeserving targets rather than facing up to and addressing our own problems. It’s becoming easier and easier to pin it on the most popular scapegoats than to go to the root of the problem and try to fix it." A wild, unerring cyclone of sound, it's a furious anthem-in-waiting that's destined to be sung into bedroom mirrors the world over and howled back to the band at future live shows.