The band have also recorded some tracks with Bloc Party producer Jacknife Lee.
In a statement singer Howlin Pelle wrote: “This new album has been recorded all over the world because we thought it was time to have other people involved besides ourselves and our closest friends.
“The lion’s share of this new album was recorded in Mississippi with producer Dennis Herring. We also met producer Pharrell Williams in Japan a while ago.
“He told us: ‘We should record together,’ and ‘something bass guitar based.’ We ended up spending some time in Miami making music with him. Some of his music will end up on The Hives‘ new record.”
The band will play London‘s 100 Club on July 24.
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Meanwhile, The Hives collaboration with Timbaland ‘Throw It On Me’, with a video inspired by ’Sin City’, is also set to be released, although a release date has not been announced.