The Hives They rocked the Glastonbury show on Friday with a stunning set.
The band is touring this summer, supporting Arctic Monkeys’ stadium run. Indeed, their first new album in a decade, The Death Of Randy Fitzsimmons, is out in August, but Swedish garage punk clearly has something to prove.
Dressed in lightning-striped tailoring, The Hives stormed The Other Stage and gave us rock’n’roll thrills at their best. In addition to the archived “best of” sets, the band also found success with a string of new songs.
Not surprisingly, these golden hits sounded the deepest. Ask the crowd, “If someone dies,” “What is this moment of silence?” – Howlin Pele dove into a longer take of “Hate To Say I Told You So.”
“I have no idea what song they’re going to play next, but I’m sure it’s pretty good,” the frontman joked to the crowd. Classics such as ‘Walk Idiot Walk’ and ‘Cmon’ were played alongside cuts from the upcoming album, and the performance was a blend of comedy, rock’n’roll and fine tailoring.
“I have no idea what song they’ll play next, but I’m sure it’s pretty good.” What an audience for The Hives on The Other Stage KG. pic.twitter.com/h6SzxzCYax
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At one point, Howlin Pele, who demanded the entire Other Stage crowd to kneel, got his wish. He departed to great cheers, which is the bare minimum for them.
The Hives will release their new album ‘The Death Of Randy Fitzsimmons’ on August 11th.