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The Hives announces first new album in 11 years, drops lead single “Bogus Operandi”

Author Hernan Osuna - 2.5.2023

Swedish rock’n’rollers The Hives are back and they have just announced their first new album in over a decade, “The Death Of Randy Fitzsimmons”. To mark the announcement, the Fagersta-born outfit has also shared lead single and album opener “Bogus Operandi” – watch the music video directed by Aube Perrie below:

“The Death Of Randy Fitzsimmons”, their long-awaited new record – the follow-up to 2012’s “Lex Hives”, will be out on August 11, 2023, via Fuga — you can pre-order the album here.

Commenting on the new LP, frontman Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist says: “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.”

The album announcement comes ahead of a spring UK/EU arena tour with Arctic Monkeys, along with UK festival dates and a string of intimate album in-store performances. See all dates here.

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“The Death Of Randy Fitzsimmons” tracklist:
01- Bogus Operandi
02-Trapdoor Solution
03-Countdown To Shutdown
04-Rigor Mortis Radio
05-Stick Up
06-Smoke & Mirrors
07-Crash Into The Weekend
08-Two Kinds Of Trouble
09-The Way The Story Goes
10-The Bomb
11-What Did I Ever Do To You?
12-Step Out Of The Way