The Hives will get you buzzing


Listen to Jian's interview with The Hives by clicking here or on the listen button, and/or watch them perform Come On, Go Right Ahead or My Time Is Coming in the windows below.
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Swedish garage rockers The Hives stop by Studio Q to perform three songs from their album Lex Hives.

The band also sits down to speak with Jian about what keeps them dedicated to music after more than 20 years together, a recent change in their sound, and the importance of visuals in the music world.

The Hives warm up in Studio Q - a sound check our colleagues heard through the walls! (Mitch Pollock/CBC)

The true meanings of pants

In one of the most delightful moments of the interview, lead vocalist Howlin' Pelle Almqvist offers his theory about the link between fashion and musical style.

"Most musical movements are connected to pants," he tells Jian. "If you see a group picture and you look at the pants, you can kind of tell what they sound like."

(After that observation, we really couldn't resist showing you the band's tight black selection. See also: leather jackets, white shirts, Swedish charm.)

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