The Hives have announced the release of new album ‘The Death Of Randy Fitzsimmons’ – the band’s first record in over a decade.
The follow-up to 2012’s ‘Lex Hives’, the album will be released on August 11 via Fuga.
Today, the band have shared new single ‘Bogus Operandi’ to provide a taste of what’s in store.
It arrives with brand-new music video, which you can check out below:
Today’s single release arrives with yet more good news for The Hives’ fanbase, as the Swedish rockers have also announced an upcoming tour of UK dates, which runs alongside their arena tour support for Arctic Monkeys.
See the full dates for The Hives UK shows below:
Sat 27 – Live At Leeds Festival, Leeds
Mon 29 – Bristol, Ashton Gate Stadium w/ Arctic Monkeys
Tue 30 – Bristol, Fleece – Rough Trade Records
Wed 31 – Coventry, Building Society Arena w/ Arctic Monkeys
Fri 2 – Manchester, Emirates Old Trafford w/ Arctic Monkeys
Sat 3 – Manchester, Emirates Old Trafford w/ Arctic Monkeys
Mon 5 – Middlesbrough, Riverside Stadium w/ Arctic Monkeys
Tue 6 – Kingston, Pryzm – Banquet Records
Wed 7 – Norwich, Carrow Road Stadium w/ Arctic Monkeys
Fri 9 – Sheffield, Hillsborough Park w/ Arctic Monkeys
Sat 10 Sheffield, Hillsborough Park w/ Arctic Monkeys
Mon 12 – Swansea, Swansea.com Stadium w/ Arctic Monkeys
Tue 13 – London, The Garage
Wed 14 Southampton, The Ageas Bowl w/ Arctic Monkeys
Fri 16 – London, Emirates Stadium w/ Arctic Monkeys
Sat 17 – London, Emirates Stadium w/ Arctic Monkeys
Sun 18 – London, Emirates Stadium w/ Arctic Monkeys
Tue 20 – Dublin, Marlay Park w/ Arctic Monkeys
Thu 22 – Nottingham, Rescue Room – Rough Trade Records
Sun 25 – Glasgow, Bellahouston Park w/ Arctic Monkeys
Speaking of the new album’s sound, frontman Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist has built up a certain amount of hype, as well as explained they’re approach to making it within the context of rock n’ roll, saying:
“There’s no maturity or anything like that bullshit, because who the fuck wants mature rock’n’roll? 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.”