Iconic Swedish band The Hives have announced their return with the release of their upcoming album ‘The Death of Randy Fitzsimmons’.
Set for release on 11th August via Fuga, the band have revealed the first single from the record, ‘Bogus Operandi’, along with its accompanying video, directed by Aube Perrie (Harry Styles, Megan Thee Stallion).
It’s been over a decade since the band’s last album ‘Lex Hives’, released in 2012. The mystery surrounding their founder, Randy Fitzsimmons, may explain the long absence. Frontman Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist further commented on 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.”