It's out now on Third Man Records...

Some strummed guitar notes, a stuttering drum pattern, and a death-defying scream: yep, The Hives are back.

The Swedish garage punk kingpins have signed to Jack White's Third Man imprint, with a new album - their first in seven years - incoming.

New single 'I'm Alive' is online now, an ultra-heavy return that channels everything from Iggy and the Stooges to AC/DC's 'Back In Black'.

Produced and mixed by Grammy-nominated producer David Sardy, it finds Pelle howling: "Did you miss me boys and girls?"

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