Kinks fans have been waiting for years to see whether long-feuding co-founders Dave and Ray Davies can get back in the studio. Those hopes have yet to pan out, but according to Dave, there’s still reason to believe it might happen.
The current status of the Davies brothers’ relationship was touched on during a recent interview with Musoscribe, which — although largely devoted to Dave’s solo efforts and 2017 tour — made room for an update on what the future might hold.
Reminded of the December 2015 concert that found the brothers briefly sharing the stage for the first time in nearly 20 years, Dave allowed that the show sparked some new songwriting between the two — although they quickly drifted off to other projects, leaving the new material incomplete.
“After that we got together and we put some ideas together in song. We had three or four ideas that we were going to record, but we didn’t quite get ’round to it,” said Dave. “I went into the studio, and he was working on his Americana album. So all that kept us from pursuing it, really.”
Rumblings of a Kinks reunion have made the rounds periodically in recent years, and for a time, it looked like they might make time for a 50th anniversary tour. Those reports ultimately proved unfounded, and with both brothers focused on solo efforts, it doesn’t seem to be a top priority.
Still, Dave didn’t rule out the possibility of new recording. “The songs are still there,” he added. “I’ll touch base with him at some point.”
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