What seemed like a million miles away, could now be a reality. Ray Davies has given hope to Kinks fans everywhere that a new album with his brother Dave and drummer Mick Avory could very well happen.
Speculation has been rampant over the last few years, fueled in part by Ray’s guest appearance at Dave Davies’ solo show in December 2015, where the two performed their classic track ‘You Really Got Me.’
As for a complete band reunion, that was taken out of the bands hands when original bassist Pete Quaife died in 2010. That being said, Ray has stated that he is working on repairing his brother and Avory’s strained relationship.
Davies expanded on the reunion: “We’re talking about it because I’ve got all these songs I wrote for them and then the band… not broke up, we parted company. I think it’s kind of an appropriate time to do it.”
When pressed as to whether the band is really getting back together, Davies said: “Officially we are… yes, in the pub later on. It won’t be well organised like the Rolling Stones. I must praise them for being great at publicity. A great band and Mick’s done an incredible PR job. It’s inspiring to see them doing it, but the Kinks will probably play in the local bar.”
Davies expanded: “The trouble is, the two remaining members, my brother Dave and Mick never really got along very well. But I made that work in the studio – it fired me up to make them play harder and with fire. Adding: “So if I can recapture those moments… I’ve got some great Kinks tunes in my head.”
Davies says he’s spoken to both band-mates separately, but as of yet, both parties have yet to meet or speak in the same room. But as Davies says: “We’re working on it.”