Welsh titans, HIMALAYAS have returned with their anthemic single, V.O.V, which was co-written with none other than the legendary AC/DC frontman, Brian Johnson! The lyrics were gifted to the band via a mutual friend of them all, following Brian hearing the quartet’s music. Realising they were sitting on an opportunity of a lifetime, HIMALAYAS got to work on the song and finished writing it. Listen here.

Brian Johnson, frontman for AC/DC has said of the process, “When I was played their recordings, I immediately thought they were the perfect band for the song; the attack they bring to V.O.V is musical violence, brilliant!!”

Worthy of featuring in the soundtrack of a cinematic masterpiece, V.O.V was produced by the sought-after Dan Lancaster (Blink-182, Muse, Bring Me The Horizon), at Miloco studios. This was another huge tick for the HIMALAYAS bucket list.

The four-piece have said of the track, “V.O.V is a song of resistance and struggle against violence and suffering. We wanted to talk of contrasting worlds and how the cracks between them are so readily paved over. Brian was really complimentary of our music and what we had achieved so far, something we were really grateful for.”

HIMALAYAS will also reveal the official music video tonight, which sees the band performing the track in a dramatically lit room, occasionally plunging them into darkness. The visuals also see frontman Joe Williams immersing into a bath full of black water, perfectly complementing the track’s dark lyrics. Directed by Ted Clark of London Films, the video will premiere on YouTube tonight at 6pm, here.

HIMALAYAS announced earlier this week that they will support Emo darlings, Taking Back Sunday, at London’s o2 Kentish Town Forum on 27th March, and at Cardiff’s University Great Hall on 28th Hall. Buy tickets here. Next up, the Cardiff-based outfit support the mighty Foo Fighters on 25th June at the Principality Stadium, in their hometown. Shortly before this, HIMALAYAS will head out on a UK headline tour, details to follow. The quartet played live incessantly last year, including supporting alt/rock duo Loveless around Europe and the UK, two intimate packed out hometown shows in celebration of their album release, and festivals including Reeperbahn, Mad Cool and Reading & Leeds, to name a few.

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