Himalayas take on the A-Z challenge

Our A-Z challenge is a fun way to get to know the many bands and artists out there. Here it’s the turn of Himalayas to tell us all about themselves!

A song that made you want to make music?

Jesus of Suburbia by Green Day. The minute we heard it I wanted to be in a band.

Kasmir by Led Zeppelin

While My Guitar Gently Weeps by The Beatles

Best rider you have had?

Mad Cool Festival – free bar & swimming pool.

Craziest moment in the band?

Reading Festival 2019, Festival Republic Stage, a proper teenage dream fulfilled!

Deepest lyric one of your songs features?

“Sent to the depths, and from the dark you hear them call your name” This is from the title track of our debut album, out next year. All will be revealed as we get closer…

Easiest song you wrote?

Sigh on a Hurricane – we had the title for a year but it came in about ten minutes

Favourite song in your set?

‘Leave this Place’ – at the moment

Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?

Iggy Pop

Hardest thing about being in a band?

Meetings & small talk!

Interesting fact about one of your members?

Louis our bass play speaks four languages

Jokes you have in the band?

They’re so horrendous we are embarrassed to say!

Key to writing a song?

Treading the line between ripping someone off or not!

Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?

Texas!! But worth it!

Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?

Seeing Foo Fighters and being blown away by Dave Grohl!

New band you’d recommend?

GLUE – new solo project by Mikey Schuman of Queens Of The Stone Age

Opening for this band would be ideal?

Foo Fighters, Queens, AC/DC, Jack White, Arctic Monkeys

Place you’d most like to tour?


Quote that you’d like to pass on to our readers?

With great power comes a great electrical bill

Reason for the title of your forthcoming release?

Alone’ – The idea of being in a nightmare but one that you don’t seem to want to wake up from”

See us live at?

Check out our social media & mailing list for future gig posts.

The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?

There are a lot more opportunities for getting music out these days. Exposure to new is much more accessible. We do miss the Walkman though!

Unusual merchandise?

Door handle openers during covid which we didn’t sell because we were locked down!!

Variations you’d like to do on one of your songs?

We would love to work with an orchestra down the line

What do your fans mean to you?


X-rays or any treatments needed for band injuries?

No broken bones but we’ve broken a few nails

You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?

We are all guilty but put a lot of the blame on the M4! Having said this we’ve never actually been late for a gig.

Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?



Elizabeth Birt

August 17, 2022

Band management assistant. Goth princess and lover of all things music and sport.


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