How does a Welsh rock band that trades in “filthy, nasty guitar tones” end up writing a song with Brian Johnson of AC/DC? Himalayas’ Mike Griffiths explains the story behind their “unexpected gift”

Mike Griffiths
(Image credit: Andrew Cooper)

When Cardiff-based rockers Himalayas received an “unexpected gift” in the form of lyrics penned especially for them by AC/DC singer Brian Johnson, they knew they’d have to bring their A-game to do it justice.

Guitarist Mike Griffiths talks us through new single V.O.V.

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Ellie Rogers

Since graduating university with a degree in English, Ellie has spent the last decade working in a variety of media, marketing and live events roles. As well as being a regular contributor to Total Guitar, MusicRadar and, she currently heads up the marketing team of a mid-scale venue in the south-west of England. She started dabbling with guitars around the age of seven and has been borderline obsessed ever since. She has a particular fascination with alternate tunings, is forever hunting for the perfect slide for the smaller-handed guitarist, and derives a sadistic pleasure from bothering her drummer mates with a preference for “f**king wonky” time signatures.