"Hi Malaya" is a Greek band based in Volos. It's a power trio, consisting of Antonis Papadopoulos on the guitar, Christos Metaxas on the bass, and Vasilis Zigras on the drums, formed in 2015, that plays... their kind of music. Inspired by rock, surf, stoner, and mediterranean music, they try to make people dance and reach the imaginary corners of their minds.
A spooky guitar riff, slowly drowned in tape echo, then clearing up again, going quiet....BOOM! The huge sound of Hi Malaya makes its presence known, following a brief and polite introduction. The three-piece band from Volos, Greece take their audience along for a ride, through a mix of surf-rock, mediterranean, and oriental melodies, unexpected rhythm pattern and at times, even running these influences through a heavy rock prism.