Referred to as Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist, he’s a Swedish musician who was simply the lead vocalist from the garage rock-band The Hives. He co-founded The Hives in 1993. He was called among the 50 Greatest Frontmen EVER by Spin Publication. He was romantically associated with lead vocalist of Sahara Hotnights, Maria Anderson, until 2006. His sibling Niklas Almqvist became the guitarist for The Hives. He’s bandmates with drummer Chris Harmful.