Ray and Dave Davies are recording new Kinks music together
The Kinks Reunion and new album Confirmed by Ray Davies after 20 year split. The iconic rock band introduced the world to hit songs like You Really Got Me, Lola, All Day and All of the Night and Sunny Afternoon in the early 1960s, but after three decades together finally split up in 1996.
In 2018, after years of ruling out a reunion, Ray Davies and Dave Davies announced they are working to reform the Kinks. Now Ray Davies has confirmed that he and his brother Dave Davies are currently in the studio working on new Kinks music. Two days ago in an interview with Rolling Stone Dave Davies has officially confirmed that they are indeed recording again.
"This has really been going on for a couple of years,” Dave Davies shares. “We keep going backwards and listening to a lot of old stuff. Some of that is very good, and some of it needs a bit of work.” .Dave remarks “some we recorded but never used, others don’t have finished vocals or they need other embellishments.”
When asked about a possible tour, which seems to have been partly inspired by The Rolling Stones highly praised European tour, Davies said, “It won't be well-organised like the Rolling Stones. You must praise the Rolling Stones for being great at publicity and a great band great at organising their careers and Mick [Jagger] has done an incredible PR job and it’s kind of inspiring to see them doing it. But The Kinks will probably be playing the local bar."