The Hives announce Splendour 2011 sideshows and new album on the way

The five debonair Swedish men that make up The Hives are heading back to Australian shores for festivals Splendour In The Grass in QLD and The Bright Side in Perth as well as a selection of sideshows in major cities.

The Hives are currently in the recording studio in their home town of Stockholm working a new album due out later this year. The first single Go Right Ahead has been described as “kind of glam” by frontman Pelle. He’s said of the rest of the album “I guess the idea is just to make it as Hives as possible, whereas the last record was The Hives shooting into the stratosphere and trying different things. Now … I hate it when people make ‘back to basics’ albums, that’s not what it is, it’s something else. But it’s more of us.”

We were well and truly excited with just the announcement of The Hives appearing at Splendour but with the promise of a new album on it’s way we’re well and truly psyched!

Sat Jul 23 The Bright Side Festival, WA

Mon Jul 25 The Barton, Adelaide, SA

Wed Jul 27 Festival Hall, Melbourne, VIC

Thu Jul 28 Hordern, Sydney, NSW

Click here for the full Splendour line up or for the full list of Splendour Sideshows 2011

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