The Hives have returned to their home town of Fagersta in Sweden to write songs for their new album.

The garage band broke through with last year's compilation album 'Your New Favourite Band'.

They have decided to change their approach according to lead singer Pelle Almqvist who told Rolling Stone "It's a bit stiffer than the last album. Kind of like Devo crossed with Motown."

They hope to enter the studio later this month.