The band tell fans to expect the follow up to 'Your New Favourite Band' by the end of the year...

Hives are planning to return to the studio to start recording the follow-up to last year’s ‘YOUR NEW FAVOURITE BAND’

Singer Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist has said that the band have a “hundred songs” and that fans could expect a new album from Hives before the end of the year.

He said, “I’d like to describe the work we are doing on the new record as going well, weller and wellest.” He added, “It’s a highly potent mix of the kind of elusive and innocent yet brutal fingertip feel magic that only Hives are able to bring.”

Almqvist added, “As I speak a large proportion of the world’s population are awaiting miracles and magic by a divine power. Hives deliver when they want to.”

In an interview with X-Ray magazine, he also revealed that the recording of the songs would only take a few weeks to complete as the “actual recording was pretty simple, most of the songs are two to three minutes, and it takes two to three minutes to record them”.

The well-dressed Swedes have been seeking inspiration for the record in an industry laboratory and in a school for criminal youngsters.

Speaking to NME.COM in May, Almqvist said, “I’ve said that it was half Kraftwerk and half Sex Pistols. It might be a bit stiffer than the last record. The songs are just the best songs we could get our hands on and then it’s up to how we play them.”