The Hives formed in the first half of the 90s, in a small town in Northern Sweden, revealing their love for 60s garage rock from the beginning with the release of the smashing “Barely Legal” in 1997. But they had to release their masterpiece, the sophomore LP, “Veni Vidi Vicious” (2000), for their talent to be recognized around the world. With hits like “Hate To Say I Told You So” and “Main Offender”, the album went gold in Sweden and catapulted the Hives to the forefront of rock music while Rolling Stone included it in their top 100 albums of the 00s.
Their fame grew with the release of “Tyrannosaurus Hives” (2004) and earned them a spot to the biggest music festivals, where they proved to be one of the best live bands of the scene, while in 2012 Spin Magazine named their leader, Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist, as one of the top frontmen of all time.
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