The Hives Release Two New Singles For The Price Of One!

The Hives are now back in full force and have been teasing us with the release of two new singles, Trapdoor Solution and The Bomb that come off their highly anticipated album and their first in over a decade, The Death of Randy Fitzsimmons that arrives via word-leading music distributor FUGA on August 11th. Listen to both tracks HERE.

Coming in at just over a minute long, Trapdoor Solution is a frenetic, hair-raising guitar-thrashing track while The Bomb is a stomping, caustic head-banger reminiscent of their early 00s work. The double release follows Rigor Mortis Radio, Countdown To Shutdown and Bogus Operandi which earned wide critical acclaim. Both songs have been playing on repeat in the Rockshot Magazine HQ!

The band recently returned with a set of small venues shows during their stadium tour supporting Arctic Monkeys. We were in the front row for their show at The Fleece in Bristol (full review & gallery here) which sold out within minutes. They were also at Glastonbury Festival for a blow-out set.

The Hives @ The Fleece, Bristol 30.05.2023

The Hives @ The Fleece
The Hives @ The Fleece

In the twenty-five years since The Hives exploded around the world, they have sold out stadiums and shared stages with everyone from AC/DC to The Rolling Stones. SPIN calls The Hives “the best live band on the planet” and Howlin’ Pelle “the greatest frontman in rock,” and the BBC dubbed the band “a force of nature.” Rolling Stone named Veni Vidi Vicious one of the Top 100 Albums of the decade and Hate To Say I Told You So earned a spot on Pitchfork’s Top 500 Songs of the 2000’s. They have sold millions of albums world-wide with multiple RIAA Gold-certifications. In the time since Lex Hives, the band has released 2019’s double A-side I’m Alive/Good Samaritan as well as a live album via Third Man Records, and embarked on a series of global tours. The Death Of Randy Fitzsimmons marks a true renaissance.

The Hives @ Glastonbury Festival 2023

The Hives @ Glastonbury Festival 2023
The Hives @ Glastonbury Festival 2023

Kicking off at Leeds Academy on March 27th next year, The Hives take their famously frenzied show to 12 cities across the UK and Ireland, culminating with a date at London’s Hammersmith Apollo on April 13th. Tickets are already flying, with over three quarters of the tour already sold out.

The Death Of Randy Fitzsimmons will be available digitally, on CD, and on vinyl. A special limited edition glow in the dark gatefold vinyl with poster will be available exclusively via the band’s own webstore.

The band will perform a matinee and late show at Banquet Records in Kingston in August, as well as four signing across the country. Tickets for all shows available HERE.

August

Thu 10th    Glasgow, Assai Records        SIGNING

Sat 12th    Kingston, Banquet Records        MATINEE + LATE SHOW (SOLD OUT)

Sun 13th    Bristol, Rough Trade            SIGNING

Mon 14th    Liverpool, Jacaranda        SIGNING

Tue 15th    Nottingham, Rough Trade        SIGNING

March 2024

Wed 27th    Leeds, Leeds Academy

Thu 28th    Newcastle, City Hall

Fri 29th    Nottingham, Rock City

Sat 30th    Wolverhampton, The Halls

The Hives @ The Fleece, Bristol 30.05.2023

The Hives @ The Fleece
The Hives @ The Fleece

The Hives @ Glastonbury Festival 2023

The Hives @ Glastonbury Festival 2023
The Hives @ Glastonbury Festival 2023

Photo credit : The Fleece by Pauline Di Silvestro – Glastonbury Festival 2023 by Kalpesh Patel

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