The Hives return with first new album in 11 years

The Hives are previewing their upcoming album The Death Of Randy Fitzsimmons with brand-new single Bogus Operandi – watch the video now.

The Hives return with first new album in 11 years
Emily Carter
Bisse Bengtsson

The Hives are back! The band have just announced their first new album in over a decade.

Entitled The Death Of Randy Fitzsimmons, their long-awaited new record – the follow-up to 2012’s Lex Hives – is due out on August 11 via Fuga, and is seemingly yet another super-fun release from the Swedish rock’n’rollers.

“There’s no maturity or anything like that bullshit, because who the fuck wants mature rock’n’roll?” reasons frontman Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist. “That’s always where people go wrong, I feel. ‘It’s like rock’n’roll but adult,’ nobody wants that! That’s literally taking the good shit out of it. Rock’n’roll can’t grow up, it is a perpetual teenager and this album feels exactly like that, which it’s all down to our excitement – and you can’t fake that shit.”

To mark the announcement The Hives have shared lead single and album opener Bogus Operandi – watch the video below:

See the tracklist for The Death Of Randy Fitzsimmons:

1. Bogus Operandi
2. Trapdoor Solution
3. Countdown To Shutdown
4. Rigor Mortis Radio
5. Stick Up
6. Smoke & Mirrors
7. Crash Into The Weekend
8. Two Kinds Of Trouble
9. The Way The Story Goes
10. The Bomb
11. What Did I Ever Do To You?
12. Step Out Of The Way

And the album artwork:

Catch The Hives live in the UK in May and June – both at their own headline dates, and some massive Arctic Monkeys support slots.

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