Oggi ce li ritroviamo in tour con i Refused. I deraglianti The Hives non hanno infatti mai frenato l’attività live mentre sul fronte discografico li avevamo lasciati quattro anni fa con il singolo ‘Blood Red Moon’. E ora tornano con questo notevole colpo di coda ‘I’m Alive‘ fuori sulla fagocitante Third Man Records. “I’m Alive’ is a song about crawling up from under a rock and obliterating all resistance that sounds like crawling up from under a rock and obliterating all resistance because it is a band crawling up from under a rock and obliterating all resistance. Use it in your own life to help you obliterate your own resistance!” (Pelle Almqvist).
Un mese dopo arriva anche ‘Good Samaritan’. “This a song about helping people help themselves by not helping them? Are they sarcastic or do they hate people now? Is this punk? You never know with these Hives and it’s been a while since I saw them so let’s all go see them again and see what they are on about? Musically faster than usual but a surprising dive into the chorus that feels like going into hyper-space. Now it’s not surprising anymore. Oh well”.