The Hives feel that they are having a "Chinese Democracy" moment. Referring to the long awaited Gun's N Roses album. The band explains how they have been in and out of MANY studios and how this album will sound different from previous work. They have confirmed a title, but they will not say more than it is "semi- long." The band did play four new tracks at the Benicassim festival, which so far has been the only confirmed sign of a new album. Hopefully The Hives will complete the album in less than 9 years!