The Hives are a Swedish rock band from Fagersta, that first garnered attention in the early 2000s as a prominent group of the garage rock revival. Their mainstream success came with the release of the album Veni Vidi Vicious, featuring their most well-known anthem “Hate to Say I Told You So”.
The Hives are known for performing in ever-changing, matching black-and-white suits. The band puts emphasis on their energetic live shows, notably with lead vocalist Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist’s engaging onstage banter and his guitarist brother Nicholaus Arson’s crazy stage antics. They have been acclaimed by music critics as one of the best live rock bands in current music.
The Hives have released five studio albums: Barely Legal (1997), Veni Vidi Vicious (2000), Tyrannosaurus Hives (2004), The Black and White Album (2007) and Lex Hives (2012). They have one compilation album, Your New Favourite Band (2001) and they have issued a live DVD, Tussles in Brussels (2005).