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The Hives are back with two new singles, ‘Trapdoor Solution’ and ‘The Bomb

Their forthcoming album, ‘The Death Of Randy Fitzsimmons’, is out next week.

Photo: Phoebe Fox

Hot on the heels of their huge European tour supporting Arctic Monkeys, The Hives have shared a pair of two new tracks taken from their imminent sixth studio album, ‘The Death Of Randy Fitzsimmons’. The singles follow recent drops ‘Rigor Mortis Radio’, ‘Countdown To Shutdown’ and ‘Bogus Operandi’, and serve as the final album teaser before its release next week (11th August).

Clocking in at just over one minute long, ‘Trapdoor Solution’ is a rollicking affair, launching into thrashing punk riffs and 100mph energy from the off. ‘The Bomb’, meanwhile, is similarly succinct, centred around a driving beat and a raucous hook destined for festival singalongs.

‘The Death Of Randy Fitzsimmons’ will be The Hives’ first album in a decade, and the band will mark the occasion with a series of UK in-stores and signings this month, after which they’ll take their famously rowdy live show to bigger venues across the UK next year. You can catch The Hives on the following dates, and get tickets here:

AUGUST
10 Glasgow, Assai Records (signing)
12 Kingston, Banquet Records (matinee & late show - sold out)
13 Bristol, Rough Trade (signing)
14 Liverpool, Jacaranda (signing)
15 Nottingham, Rough Trade (signing)

MARCH 2024

27 Leeds, Leeds Academy
28 Newcastle, City Hall
29 Nottingham, Rock City
30 Wolverhampton, The Halls

APRIL 2024

01 Glasgow, Barrowland
02 Bristol, Academy
03 Brighton, Brighton Dome
05 Cardiff, Great Hall
06 Manchester, Academy
08 Dublin, Olympia
10 Norwich, UEA
13 London, Eventim Apollo

Listen to ‘Trapdoor Solution’ below.

Listen to ‘The Bomb’ below.

Get tickets to watch The Hives live now.

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