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The Hives return with new album ‘The Death of Randy Fitzsimmons’

They’ve also shared the album’s first teaser today, ‘Bogus Operandi’.

The Hives have announced their return with a new album, ‘The Death of Randy Fitzsimmons’. The album is set for release 11th August via Fuga.

The band have shared the first teaser, a track entitled ‘Bogus Operandi’. The incredibly gory video was directed by Aube Perrie (Harry Styles, Megan Thee Stallion) and you can check it out below.

It’s been over ten years since their last offering, ‘Lex Hives’ in 2012, and the band hint it’s because of their mysterious founder, Randy Fitzsimmons.

Frontman Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist says the following, of the new record: “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.”

Check out the album’s tracklisting below.

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

The band will have some solo headline shows and support Arctic Monkeys on their tour - catch The Hives on the following dates:

MAY

27 - Live At Leeds Festival, Leeds

29 - Ashton Gate Stadium w/ Arctic Monkeys

30 - Fleece - Rough Trade Records

31 - Coventry, Building Society Arena w/ Arctic Monkeys

JUNE

2 - Manchester, Emirates Old Trafford w/ Arctic Monkeys

3 - Manchester, Emirates Old Trafford w/ Arctic Monkeys

5 - Middlesbrough, Riverside Stadium w/ Arctic Monkeys

6 - Kingston, Pryzm - Banquet Records

7 - Norwich, Carrow Road Stadium w/ Arctic Monkeys

9 - Sheffield, Hillsborough Park w/ Arctic Monkeys

10 - Sheffield, Hillsborough Park w/ Arctic Monkeys

12 - Swansea, Swansea.com Stadium w/ Arctic Monkeys

13 - London, The Garage

14 - Southampton, The Ageas Bowl w/ Arctic Monkeys

16 - London, Emirates Stadium w/ Arctic Monkeys

17 - London, Emirates Stadium w/ Arctic Monkeys

18 - London, Emirates Stadium w/ Arctic Monkeys

20 - Dublin, Marlay Park w/ Arctic Monkeys

22 - Nottingham, Rescue Room - Rough Trade Records

25 - Glasgow, Bellahouston Park w/ Arctic Monkeys

The band will have some solo headline shows and support Arctic Monkeys on their tour - catch The Hives on the following dates:

MAY

27 - Live At Leeds Festival, Leeds

29 - Ashton Gate Stadium w/ Arctic Monkeys

30 - Fleece - Rough Trade Records

31 - Coventry, Building Society Arena w/ Arctic Monkeys

JUNE

2 - Manchester, Emirates Old Trafford w/ Arctic Monkeys

3 - Manchester, Emirates Old Trafford w/ Arctic Monkeys

5 - Middlesbrough, Riverside Stadium w/ Arctic Monkeys

6 - Kingston, Pryzm - Banquet Records

7 - Norwich, Carrow Road Stadium w/ Arctic Monkeys

9 - Sheffield, Hillsborough Park w/ Arctic Monkeys

10 - Sheffield, Hillsborough Park w/ Arctic Monkeys

12 - Swansea, Swansea.com Stadium w/ Arctic Monkeys

13 - London, The Garage

14 - Southampton, The Ageas Bowl w/ Arctic Monkeys

16 - London, Emirates Stadium w/ Arctic Monkeys

17 - London, Emirates Stadium w/ Arctic Monkeys

18 - London, Emirates Stadium w/ Arctic Monkeys

20 - Dublin, Marlay Park w/ Arctic Monkeys

22 - Nottingham, Rescue Room - Rough Trade Records

25 - Glasgow, Bellahouston Park w/ Arctic Monkeys

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