“We’re entertainers, we’re not supposed to be boring, we’re supposed to look like a million bucks and play really well.”
Since they first burst on to the international scene in the early 2000s, the Hives have always come across like a gang of unconquerable garage rock superheros — indefatigable, dressed to kill and downright better at what they do than just about anyone else.
So it is initially startling to discover that hyperactive drummer, Chris Dangerous, is suffering with a nasty flu as he speaks from his Swedish home. But, while they may be mere mortals after all, it clearly takes a damn sight more than the flu to bring down a Hive.
ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE…
On the Bright Side returns to Perth on July 23 and this year’s event boasts a bunch of Splendour in the Grass acts we might otherwise miss out on.
The Kills (pictured), the Hives, Pulp (Yay!), Modest Mouse, War Paint and more join local lads Tame Impala and Tim & Jean for a damn fine winter day out.
Tickets are $99 and go on sale on June 3 from Heatseeker.
SPLENDOUR TICKET GRAB: EPIC FAIL
Every year, the panic to secure tickets to Splendour in the Grass is almost as incredible as the line-up itself. This year was no different but thousands of punters who tried to score tix with their Westpac (and Westpac affiliate) credit/debit cards were left high and dry thanks to a technical glitch at their bank. That’s gotta suck.
The promoters have decided to suspend all sales overnight to give those poor bastards a chance to get a ticket tomorrow. What a debacle. Guess we’d be pretty pissed off too if we missed out on seeing Coldplay Kanye, the Hives and more.