UK Rock Band HIMALAYAS Return With Single “Alone”, Sign To Nettwerk
July 29, 2022 BY Ken Li
Cardiff, UK based quartet HIMALAYAS today release their burgeoning single, Alone via Nettwerk. The track led by an urgent riff, showcases the band’s muscular musicianship which is complemented by frontman Joe Williams’ signature snarling and commanding vocals. Alone, which can be heard here, was produced by their longtime collaborator Steffan Pringle and mixed by GRAMMY Award winning producer, Dave Sardy (Royal Blood, Josh Homme, Rage Against The Machine). The song arrives alongside the official music video, directed by Joel Barney (Royal Blood, Alfie Templeman, Gang Of Youths). The moody visuals see HIMALAYAS performing in front of a series of flashing lights, and a translucent screen showing several people fervently moving behind it. Watch here and below.
Joe has said of the track, “Alone is about the idea of being in a nightmare, but one that you don’t seem to want to wake up from. A continuous looping corridor of the unknown, where you’re crawling to find a way through.”
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Sharing a mutual love of Queens Of The Stone Age, Muse and Iggy Pop in their teenage years, Joe and guitarist Mike Griffiths started playing covers in their local pubs. Later joined by drummer James Goulbourn in 2015, they were completed by Louis Heaps on bass. HIMALAYAS started making their own unique blend of raucous fast-paced rock’n’roll music, which soon went on to earn them an extremely solid fanbase. The four-piece have been cutting their teeth on the live circuit ever since, playing highly-regarded festivals including SXSW and Reading & Leeds Festival, supported the likes of Stereophonics and Manic Street Preachers, and have played sold out headline shows in London and Cardiff.
HIMALAYAS have also racked up over 30 million streams on their 2017 track Thank God I’m Not You, on Spotify alone, where it was also added to several editorial playlists. The single received spins from Radio 1’s from Greg James and Clara Amfo, where it was also Track Of The Week, plus plays from Steve Lamacq on Radio 6.
2020 came and put HIMALAYAS’ incredible trajectory to an abrupt stop, but Joe, Mike, Louis and James are now ready and raring to pick back up where they left off. This year will see the rock outfit continue to release new music, and head out on the road again.
HIMALAYAS joins Nettwerk’s expanding rock roster that includes Together Pangea.
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