27 July 2007
So the London shows went down really well. Played the 100 Club and Hoxton Bar and Grill. London has proven to be classic Hives turf so no real resistance was expected but... one never knows with the fickle islanders of the British Isles.
Thought that I would describe with my own words what happened but I think I will leave it up to someone else this time simply because I agree with these two reporters who wrote this and I am tired after the tuesday and wednesday meltdowns.
Here we go:
The Times – “The new songs sounded smarter and heavier than ever. A triumphant return indeed”
Daily Star – “They used to be our new favourite band, now they’re the best band in the world”.
Yeah, so I agree wholeheartedly with both Mr Times and Mrs Star (they gotta be great reporters and have an eye for proper rock'n roll don't you think?) and I would only in addition like to say "Thank you!" and "You're welcome London!".
22 July 2007
Just got back to the hotel after a blistering performance at the Benacassim festival. The Hives were well on form after having the day off yesterday and blasted out whetever they had in their system to make the night nothing short of magic.
It was good as well seeing all our Spanish fans again. Long time no see but you all made the night extra special and The Hives will no doubt come back. Thanks alot and you're welcome!
Your humble servant
Nick "The deadly pick" Arson
22 July 2007
Yesterdays show in Slovakia was a complete bomb. Great crowd and great Hives. Congrats to all of you who were there.
We played a new song again yesterday. It's called "Well all right!" and will probably make it on to the new album. That however was our biggest fuck up of yesterdays show. Seldom have The Hives messed up so brutally.
Nevermind though. Before perfection there is sometimes failure and we proved that as well yesterday. The Hives love proving a point and if that means messing up sometimes then so be it.
See ya'll tomorrow in Spain for Benacassim.
Little Arson Baby Jesus