Himalayas are set for Manchester’s Neighbourhood Festival this weekend, hitting the huge event off the back of latest single Out Of The Dark And Into The Light.
The new track follows the success of their previous single Alone.
The latest single opens with an anthemic riff, before Joe Williams launches in to the vocals.
Speaking about the track, Himalayas’ Joe Williams explained, “Out Of The Dark And Into The Light is a song about hoping for something better, as well as hoping to be better. It was written at home during the tail end of a lockdown, and snowballed once we got back into a practice room.”
Himalayas have just opened their UK tour which takes in gigs in Glasgow, Newcastle, Leeds, Brighton, London and a hometown show. In addition to their headline dates Himalayas will be performing a set at Manchester’s huge Neighbourhood Festival alongside the likes of Everything Everything, Sundara Karma, Alfie Templeman and more.
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 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 numerous 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.