The Hives - Howlin' Pelle Almqvist on being a seven-year overnight success, the secrets to their famous live shows, and why rock 'n' roll is in your genes

Episode 47,  Dec 23, 2020, 12:01 AM

We bring you a Boys in the Band Podcast Christmas Special with Howlin' Pelle Almqvist, the lead singer of The Hives!

We chat to Pelle about the band's incredible breakthrough in 2000, seven years into their journey, and how former Oasis manager Alan McGee helped them on their rise. Plus we get the story behind their iconic live shows: the look, the persona, the connection with the crowd... 

We talk about the hits, rhyming patterns in a second language, and the latest on new music news. 

Along with all that, Pelle also tells us about The Hives' World Wide Web World Tour - a special series of virtual live shows coming in 2021.  

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Written, presented and produced by Peter Smith and Richard Gallagher

Pod thumbnail design by Daniel Curtin

*Recorded on 22 December 2020*


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