Birth Place: Fagersta, Sweden
Years Active: 1993–present
Genres: Garage Rock Revival, Punk Rock
The Hives are a Swedish garage rock band that first garnered attention in the early 2000s as a prominent group of the garage rock revival. 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. The rest of the band is comprised of guitarist Vigilante Carlstroem, bassist Dr. Matt Destruction and drummer Chris Dangerous. The band recorded a demo titled “Sounds Like Sushi” in 1994. The following year they were signed to Burning Heart, a Swedish skate punk record label. ...
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