Published Aug 08, 2007Drowned In Sound is reporting that the Hives are still hard at work on their follow-up to 2004's Tyrannosaurus Hives and have yet to set a release date.
The as-of-yet-titled fourth album proper has seen the band work with a trio of producers in various places including Pharrell Williams (Neptunes) in Miami, Jacknife Lee (Bloc Party) in London and Dennis Herring (Modest Mouse) in Oxford.
Front-man Howlin' Pelle Almvquist gave a statement about the delay, saying: "This new album has been recorded all over the world because we thought it was time to have other people involved besides ourselves and our closest friends.
"At times it has felt like we are prisoners to our own creativity and that it is taking a long time. At this time we have a lot of songs. In the past we only had what was on each album. We ask you to bear with us as we take the time to wrestle this onto an album."
As previously reported, the Hives are scheduled to open up for soft rock superstars Maroon 5 on their North American tour, which stops in Toronto at the Air Canada Centre on October 4 and Vancouver at the Pacific Coliseum on November 3.
Timbaland feat. the Hives "Throw It On Me"